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 2019, it contributed a total of approximately 20 million yen in donations and assistance.

Provision of Food Reserves for Food Bank

NICHIAS cooperates 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. Since 2018, NICHIAS has donated food regularly, and in fiscal 2019, it donated 740 meals of pregelatinized rice, 660 liters of drinking water, as well as hardtack biscuits.

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 2019, Nichias contributed a total of approximately 15 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

Since 2016, NICHIAS has been supporting a project of 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 Perumahan dan 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 housing for the middle class. Since fiscal 2016, it contributed a total of approximately 80 million yen in assistance over a four-year period. The much anticipated proof-of-concept housing was completed in 2019 in Tegal, Indonesia, and we look forward to the research pushing on from here.

[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

  • Donated to local residents and orphans
  • Held family tours

PT. NICHIAS ROCKWOOL INDONESIA

  • Cleaned around the factory

PT. NICHIAS SUNIJAYA

  • Made various donations and contributions (neighborhood mosque and orphanage)
  • Held family tours

PT. NICHIAS METALWORKS INDONESIA

  • Provided metal scrap to surrounding areas
  • Donated bicycles to local orphanages
  • Held family tours

Malaysia

NICHIAS FGS SDN. BHD.

  • Donated construction panels to schools, religious facilities, etc.
  • Sprayed fertilizer and maintained farmland for local farmers
  • Cleaned the coast of Songsong Island
  • Conducted maintenance and tree planting at a nature reserve (FGS Forest)
  • Conducted blood donation activities

Vietnam

NICHIAS HAIPHONG CO., LTD.

  • Carried out fund-raising activities for local orphanages (holding of all kinds of donation events, a sports day, and a Christmas party)

Thailand

NICHIAS (THAILAND) CO., LTD.

  • Cleaning activities in areas surrounding business units
  • Donations to the Mirror Foundation (a support group for ethnic minorities that live in the mountainous)
  • Donated articles to local elementary schools, temples, and hospitals
  • Participation in cleaning activities in the interior of the industrial estate

THAI-NICHIAS ENGINEERING CO., LTD.

  • Repaired local school facilities
  • Afforestation

THAI NICHIAS INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.

  • Planted mangroves
  • Created a fish bed

Singapore

NICHIAS SINGAPORE PTE LTD.

  • Conducted support activities for nursing homes (sorting donations and helping make home-cooked meals)

China

SUZHOU NICHIAS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS CO., LTD.

  • Held family tours
  • Cleaned the mountainside path at Mt. Pingshan

SUZHOU NICHIAS SEAL MATERIAL CO., LTD.

  • Held family tours
  • Participated in local charity activities
  • Participated in donation activities as the Suzhou Xiangcheng Caohu Development Company

SUZHOU SHUANGYOU AUTOPARTS CO.,LTD.

  • Donated masks to the government of Taicang

NICHIAS (SHANGHAI) AUTOPARTS TRADING CO., LTD.

  • Donated books to kindergartens in Shanghai

India

NICHIAS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS PRIVATE LTD.

  • Cleaned around the periphery of the factory
  • Asked for possible slogans from employees and installed a “Clean India” board in front of the factory

Mexico

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

  • Cleaned up Guadalupe Park in the city together with industrial complexes
  • Participated in the Neon Run (charity marathon)
  • Held a workplace tour for the families of employees

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.

Participation in events related to Rugby World Cup 2019: Fukuroi Factory

On June 29, 2019, Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture, held the “Rugby ‘Try’ Challenge with 2019 People” to increase excitement in anticipation for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, with our employees also taking part in this event. At Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA, 2019 people in unison placed rugby ball-like balloons covered in wishes written by the participants themselves onto the turf to score tries before the balloons floated off into the air.


Fukuroi Factory employees who participated in the event

Implementing traffic safety measures for commuting students: Ohta Kasei Corporation

Ohta Kasei Corporation, which is located in Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama, undertook traffic safety measures for the benefit of commuting students. It knocked down a concrete wall at the corner of an intersection and changed it to a fence that offered good visibility. What’s more, it established a green zone on its premises to connect Yokohama City’s green belt for school commuters and a pedestrian crossing, thereby contributing to traffic safety efforts in the local area.


The green belt laid on the grounds of the factory

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