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Social Contribution

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With awareness of our existence as a public entity within society, our Group contributes to the development of the communities in which we conduct business and readily contributes to society through a variety of activities.

Concepts and systems for social contribution

Our concept of social contribution under our Management Philosophy
Taking the items “Engage in sound and fair corporate activities in line with social norms” and “Protect the environment and work to conserve limited resources” stated in our Management Philosophy as the foundation for our approach to social contribution, we make contributions to the areas around our workplaces and engage in environmental protection activities.

System for social contribution activities
Our measures for everyday community contribution are planned and handled by the Human Resources and General Affairs Department in the Headquarters district and the Factory Management Section in individual factories.
 Planning for aid, relief funds, and so on in the event of serious damage due to natural disaster is coordinated group-wide by a disaster task force set up during an emergency or by the Corporate Planning & Administration Office.

Examples of social contribution

Maintenance of local environments

・Japanese red pine conservation activities in a stateowned forest (town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture)
Near the Nasu Plant in the town of Nasu in Tochigi Prefecture is a state-owned forest of Japanese red pine. This vast forest, loved by Emperor Showa, was once a beautiful location with thickets of Japanese red pine. Damage by pine weevils, however, has sharply decreased the number of trees.
 Every year, employee volunteers from the Nasu Plant take part in Japanese red pine conservation activities. Responding to the Enna Forest Management Office’s campaign to protect Japanese red pine tree forest along the Nasu Kaido Road and preserve the landscape, volunteers carry out Japanese red pine sapling planting and leaf pickup every March. In March 2021, they performed thinning and pruning of the planted trees. In June, about 10 employees carried out undergrowth cutting under the commissioner of the Office.
 This cutting is not simply cutting grass with a brush cutter or a sickle, but must be performed with great care to avoid cutting the planted pine seedlings and the golden-rayed lilies that grow in clusters.
 This volunteer activity is now in its 6th year. We hope to continue working alongside people in local communities.

・Beautification activities around plants
Employees of the Nasu Plant take part in community beautification activities in the greenery-rich areas around the plant. Employees of the Sano Plant in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, participate in community cleanup activities conducted several times a year, cooperating with neighboring companies in the same industrial park.

・Maintaining street lights around the Yaita Plant
The seven street lights to the north of the Yaita Plant were installed in the past by a commerce and industry association neighboring the plant. The association is now dormant, however, and the street lights are no longer maintained. The street is used by students from nearby schools, and traffic- or crime-related risks could arise if the street lights go out of order. For that reason, the Company performs maintenance of the street lights, contributing to safety and security in the area.


Medical-related
・Cooperation in Japanese Red Cross Society blood drive

Our Head Office, plants in Tochigi, and the Hanno Plant cooperate in blood drives by the Japanese Red Cross Society. This past year in particular, the temporary closure of major commercial facilities, cancellation of various large-scale events, requests to refrain from leaving home, and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a shortage of blood donors. As continuation of this situation will lead to severe impediments in the supply of blood needed for transfusions, we have responded with measures including an increase in blood drives at our plants.

Community contribution, etc.
Our Sano Plant participates in street-level awareness activities two to three times a year during Traffic Safety Week. Together with the local police station and neighboring companies, we put up banners at major intersections in the Sano Industrial Park and at Roadside Station rest areas, and take part in flyer distribution and litter collection.
 Other examples of yearly community contribution by our plants include the acceptance of interns from local high schools, small contributions to local festivals, donations to elementary school student softball competitions, sponsorship of fireworks displays, dispatch of instructors for special classes at schools, and many other activities.
 The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the cancellation of events and acceptance of interns over the past year, and donations have been smaller than usual as well. However, we plan to continue these activities to aid the development of local communities where we do business.

Special annual leave program
As a program to encourage employee participation in volunteer activities, we have augmented our normal annual paid leave program with a special annual leave program that grants a number of leave days equal to unused, expired paid annual leave days. This leave can be used in special circumstances such as continued leave to aid neighboring residents or to take part in regional reconstruction after a disaster. In addition to annual leave and special annual leave, persons affected by disaster may take up to 7 days within a period of 14 calendar days following the disaster as general leave (paid leave).
 In addition, paid leave is granted for the exercise of civil rights in cases of performing civil duties such as lay judge duty and Committee for Inquest into the Prosecution duty.

Donations under the shareholder benefits program
The TOKYO KEIKI Premium Benefits Club, a shareholder benefits program introduced by the Company in fiscal 2020, grants special benefit points in accordance with the number of shares held by shareholders. Shareholders can exchange points for over 4,000 shareholder benefit products, such as food items and electrical appliances.
 Within these items, we prepared a category named “Social Contribution” that allows shareholder benefit points granted by the Company to be donated to public interest corporations including the Japanese Red Cross Society, NPOs, environmental NGOs, and international NGOs.
 This year, donations totaling 117,100 yen were directed to the Japanese Red Cross Society, the NPO Katariba, and the NGO Save the Children Japan under this shareholder benefit program.