Social Contribution Activities

For coexistence and harmony with the society, as well as to foster mutual understanding and build bonds of trust with national governments and local communities, we are promoting social contribution activities rooted in local communities and related regions.

Expenditure on Social Contribution Programs
Donations
Monodukuri (Manufacturing) School
Support of the Drop-in Center Project in Bangladesh
Support for sports activities
Participation in Akaya Project Activities
Internship and Job Experience Programs
Environment Beautification Activities in the Vicinity of and Around Each Business Site
Blood Donation Activity
Supporting UNICEF by collecting foreign coins
Eco-cap Campaign
Collection of Used Stamps

Expenditure on Social Contribution Programs
In FY2017, the total expenditure on social contribution activities of the Tamura Group was approx. 31 million yen (in FY2016, approx. 30 million yen), which was approx. 0.6% of the ordinary profit. We will continue our efforts to promote these activities while working on new themes.



Donations

The Tamura Group made the following donations (in money and in kind):

・Funds for the Japanese Red Cross Society
・Support for earthquake-stricken areas through the Japanese Red Cross, Keidanren (1% Club), and other organizations
・Operating funds for organizations with which Tamura is affiliated in the areas where its factories are located
・Contributions to the organizers of local festivals
・Support for research at universities and other public institutions (excluding projects aimed at developing products and technology for Tamura)



Monodukuri (Manufacturing) School

Since 2008, the Monozukuri (manufacturing) School has been held every year to convey the joy of “monozukuri” to the next generation, who are the builders of the future. At the School, skills such as how to make an AM radio are taught. In FY2017, the School was also held for the first time in Kodama Factory, and it has so far been held at all work sites. Moreover, the School is also held at community events, etc., of local governments, thus expanding its activity.     



[Tokyo Factory and
Koha Co., Ltd]

[Kodama Factory]

[Exhibiting works at the Nerima
Industrial Exhibition]

  
     
    [Wakayanagi Tamura Corporation]
     
[Aizu Tamura Corporation]


Support of the Drop-in Center Project in Bangladesh

We have been supporting the Drop-in Center Project for street children in Dhaka, Bangladesh, through the nonprofit organization KnK International Children without Borders. The Center has been established to support children who are forced to survive on the street because of family problems such as poverty and abuse, and provides meals, educational activities, and awareness-raising activities. The Company has an affiliated company in Bangladesh and has been engaged in the production of LEDs for automatic vending machines and other products since 1997. We will continue to support such children as a local company. 


(C)KnK
Support for sports activities

Through support for sports activities, we are enhancing our social contribution to local communities.
Sponsorship of 2018 Nerima Kobushi Half Marathon
Tamura Corporation cosponsored the “2018 Nerima Kobushi Half-Marathon” as a local firm and many employees of the Company participated in the marathon event. At the event booth, in collaboration with the public interest incorporated foundation Nature Conservation Society of Japan, a workshop was held for making tote bags using the skin of deer that had been culled to protect the ecosystem.







Sponsorship of Chifure AS Elfen Saitama Football Team
Tamura Corporation has been supporting the “Chifure AS Elfen Saitama” team in the Japan Women’s Soccer League (Nadeshiko League) as its top partner since 2006. In March 2018, the “Sayama City Cup”, of which the Company is the title sponsor, was held in Sayama City, the birthplace of the team.




Participation in Akaya Project* Activities

Tamura Corporation, as a corporate member of the Nature Conservation Society of Japan (NACS-J), has been supporting the “Akaya Project,” which focuses on biodiversity restoration, by offering the use of the Company’s resort house and training facility located at the foot of the “Akaya Forest” where the project’s activities are carried out.
Employee volunteers from Tamura Corporation and group companies participated in the “survey of fecal pellets of wild rabbits” conducted in November 2017 to study the habitat of wild rabbits, which are prey for golden eagles.




*Akaya Project: Efforts to promote biodiversity restoration and a sustainable regional community through the joint cooperation of three core organizations, namely, “Akaya Project Regional Council” consisting of the region’s residents, the MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) Kanto Regional Forest Office, and the Nature Conservation Society of Japan. This project takes place in the Akaya Forest, a national forest that measures approx. 10 thousand hectares (10km x 10km), extending from the northern area of Minakami Town, Gunma Prefecture to the prefectural border with Niigata Prefecture.



Internship and Job Experience Programs

The Tamura Group believes that passing down the great value of “monodukuri(manufacturing)” to future generations is one of the “corporate social responsibilities (CSR).” On the basis of this belief, we have been promoting activities that enable participants to actually feel “what is to work” by offering opportunities of field experience of monodukuri and friendly interactions with employees. Under its internship and job experience programs, it receives junior and senior high school and university students as well as foreign students studying in Japan to its business sites, including overseas subsidiaries. In these programs, it also receives school teachers to provide opportunities of learning human resource development and customer service systems at businesses and using such experience for future school administration and class improvement.


Friendly chat with employees
[Iruma Factory]

Friendly chat with employees
[Sakado Factory]



Environment Beautification Activities in the Vicinity of and Around Each Business Site

At each domestic and overseas business site, we participate in environment beautification activities held by the community and carry out cleaning activities in the vicinity of and around the business site.

 

Participation in Irumagawa River Clean-Up
[Sayama Factory/Tamura Distribution Center Inc.]

Participation in the Izunuma-Uchinuma Clean-up Campaign
[Wakayanagi Tamura Corporation]

Industrial Complex Cleaning Activity
[Op-Seed Co., (BD) Ltd.]

Cleaning around Business Site
[Sayama Factory]



Blood Donation Activity

At each domestic and overseas business site, employees and other members of the Company participate in blood donation activities, thus helping to solve the problem of blood shortage.

 

[Op-Seed Co., (BD) Ltd. ]

[Anzen Dengu (Huizhou) Co., Ltd.]
Supporting UNICEF by collecting foreign coins

In 2013, the Tamura Group joined a campaign of the Japan Committee for UNICEF to collect foreign coins. Foreign coins collected from Tamura Group employees in Japan were used for the UNICEF's programs to save children in the world.  We will continue to participate in this campaign.

Eco-cap Campaign

In December 2009, the Tamura Group in Japan launched the eco-cap campaign in which it collects the caps of PET bottles, sell them to recyclers through cap collection organizations, buy vaccines with proceeds of cap sales, and deliver them to children in developing countries. Some 4,300 caps, weighing about 10 kg, are worth polio vaccines for five children. In addition, by recycling some 4,300 caps, which were previously disposed of, the Tamura Group helps reduce about 31.5 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2), thus contributing to environmental conservation.
In FY2017, a total of about 259 kg (278 kg in FY2010, 300 kg in FY2011 , 309 kg in FY2012, 252 kg in FY2013, 250 kg in FY2014, 183 kg in FY2015, and 230 kg in FY2016) of caps were collected by the entire Group. 
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Collection of Used Stamps 

In March 2010, the Tamura Group in Japan launched a campaign in which it collects used stamps, turns them into money by selling them to stamp collectors, and donates the proceeds of sales to local volunteer activities, overseas medical cooperative service groups, and other organizations. Used stamps are usually converted into money at a rate of about 1,000-1,200 yen per kilogram of used stamps.
In FY2017, about 9.7 kg (15.3 kg in FY2010 the first year of the activity, 4.8 kg in FY2011, 9.8 kg in FY2012, 5.7 kg in FY2013, 5.3 kg in FY2014, 4.0 kg in FY2015 and 7.7 kg in FY2016) of used stamps were collected by the entire Group. 


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