Relationship with society

The NICHIAS Group willingly contributes to society through support and assistance.

We also value communication with local communities where our bases are operated.

Social contributions

As one of its CSR activities, Nichias gives various types of donations and assistance from such viewpoints as disaster relief support and academic research support. In fiscal 2018, it contributed a total of approximately 38 million yen in donations and assistance.

Disaster Relief Support

Nichias makes donations and engages in support activities through the Red Cross and other local charity organizations.

In 2018 it donated to the Western Japan floods, the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake, and others. It will continue such activities into the future.

Provision of Food Reserves for Food Bank

Nichias has begun cooperating with a food bank that delivers free of charge food that has been discarded despite being in an edible state (food loss) to people in real need of food, welfare facilities, etc.

Through the registered NPO corporation Second Harvest Japan, it provides emergency stockpiles approaching their expiration dates and scheduled for disposal during stock rotation. In 2018, the company donated 450 meals of pregelatinized rice.

Assistance for Academic Research

The Nichias Group contributes to Japanese R&D institutions to help them in their research and development. Those who receive such help span a wide range of fields, including such cutting-edge technologies as semiconductors, organic synthesis, ceramics, and analysis and evaluation technologies. Nichias also extends its support to overseas universities. In fiscal 2018, Nichias contributed a total of approximately 28 million yen to support numerous research projects. The group will continue to support various fields and institutions that have a bright future.

Assisting Comfortable, Energy-Saving Housing Research in Indonesia

Nichias has been supporting an ""Indonesian middle-class housing comfort and energy conservation project"" since fiscal 2016 with Hiroshima University’s Associate Professor Kubota, who has been in close relations with Nichias for the housing insulation research. This project is being conducted in cooperation with Puskim (Pusat Penelitian dan Pengembangan Permukiman), an Indonesian living environment research institution, the University of Indonesia, and Associate Professor Kubota, and aims to contribute to improving living conditions in Indonesia by researching the balance of both comfort and energy conservation in middle class housing conditions. It has planned a total of 72 million yen in the four years since fiscal 2016 that it has been supporting these activities, and is continuing its support according to plan in fiscal 2019.

[COLUMN] Social contributions by our overseas bases

The NICHIAS Group have many production and sales bases in many countries. We make various efforts in harmony with each local community and the employees who live there so that we can benefit from each other.

Indonesia

PT. NICHIAS SUNIJAYA

  • Made various donations and contributions (neighborhood mosque and orphanage)
  • Held family gatherings
  • Planted mangroves

PT. NICHIAS ROCKWOOL INDONESIA

  • Cleaned around the factory
  • Held family gatherings

PT. NICHIAS METALWORKS INDONESIA

  • Provided metal scrap to surrounding areas
  • Donated table tennis sets and tables to regional orphanages
  • Held family gatherings

Malaysia

NICHIAS FGS SDN. BHD.

  • Donated construction panels to schools, religious facilities, etc.
  • Conducted maintenance and tree planting at a nature reserve (FGS Forest)
  • Conducted blood donation activities

Vietnam

NICHIAS HAIPHONG CO., LTD.

  • Held a family day

NICHIAS VIETNAM CO., LTD.

  • Participated as volunteers in the 2018 Hanoi Japan Festival

Thailand

NICHIAS (THAILAND) CO., LTD.

  • Cleaned areas surrounding business units
  • Donated articles to local elementary schools, temples, and hospitals
  • Participated in cleaning activities in the interior of the industrial estate

THAI-NICHIAS ENGINEERING CO., LTD.


THAI-NICHIAS ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
  • Repaired school facilities

THAI NICHIAS INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.

  • Planted coral reefs
  • Implemented salt licks

China


SUZHOU NICHIAS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS CO., LTD.

SUZHOU NICHIAS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS CO., LTD.

  • Held a family day
  • Cleaned the Ling Yan Mountain path

SUZHOU NICHIAS SEAL MATERIAL CO., LTD.

  • Held a family day
  • Participated in local charity activities

India

NICHIAS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS PRIVATE LTD.

  • Cleaned around the periphery of the factory
  • Contributed to flood relief in Kerala
  • Donated to foster homes and state funds

Mexico

NAX MFG, S.A.DE C.V.

  • Participated in the Neon Run (charity marathon)
  • Held workplace tours and a Christmas party for employees’ families

Local volunteer activities

The Nichias Group has various types of offices throughout the country. Each business office is undertaking various efforts whose goals are activities rooted in each region.

Providing Buildings Scheduled for Demolition and Conducting Fire Drills Tsurumi Research Laboratory

At the Tsurumi Research Laboratory, an old building that was scheduled for demolition alongside office building restructuring was provided to the Tsurumi Fire Department for firefighter training. During the four days of July 28, and August 1, 3 and 4, firefighting drills were held by the fire department, and a fire drill and demolition drill were conducted.


Fire fighting drill

Factory Tour for Neighboring Junior High Schools Metakote Industry Corporation, Okayama Factory

At the Metakote Industry Corporation Okayama Factory, students from nearby junior high schools are invited to tour the factory in order to facilitate contact with local residents. In 2018, five students toured the Okayama Factory.

They were surprised at the enormous scale of the factory, forklifts, etc.


Factory tour

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