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Social Contributions

Basic Policy

Under Taikisha Management Vision, Taikisha positions the community and society as important stakeholders and proactively promote contributions to respect for and the development of culture and customs as well as participation in community and social contribution activities.
Taikisha is conducting various activities toward resolution of issues faced by communities and society and their development as a member of society (corporate citizen) that builds a favorable relationship with communities and society and coexists harmoniously with society.

Social Contributions

  • Hair Donation to Children Who Need Medical Wigs
    Taikisha cooperates in the Hair Donation drive as part of its social contribution activities. The Hair Donation drive is a campaign organized by the specified non-profit organization Japan Hair Donation & Charity (JHDAC). It gives custom-made wigs, made with donated hair, to children 18 years old or younger who need wigs in the treatment of diseases such as childhood cancer or who have hair loss due to congenital alopecia, etc. The background behind this campaign is the reality that there are not enough medical wigs for children available. The aim of this campaign is to help children lead their everyday life with a positive frame of mind to allow them to focus on treatment.

Additional activities include:

 ・ Donation to the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund
 ・ Donation to the Guide Dogs Training System of Japan Guide Dog Association
 ・ Cooperation in Shinrai Shihon Zaidan’s “Arigato-hon” (book donation) activities
 ・ Co-hosting the Namaste India (Indian Culture Event)
 ・ Collection of used stamps, unwanted mobile phones, Bell-Marks, foreign coins, used clothes, etc.
 ・ Collection of unused items (stamps, prepaid telephone cards, gift vouchers, prepaid book vouchers)
 ・ Blood donation, etc.

Community Contribution Activities

  • Participation in “Uchimizu (Water Sprinkling) Campaign 2016” in Shinjuku
    On August 4, 2016, Taikisha participated in the Uchimizu Campaign 2016 that involved sprinkling water on the sidewalk along roadside trees in Nishi-Shinjuku. This event is organized by the Shinjuku CSR Network, and Taikisha joins in as a member.
    It has been conducted annually since 2006. The aim of the Uchimizu Campaign is to lower the temperature in scorching Shinjuku via the cooling effect of sprinkling water to help curb global warming. In addition, the event is designed to strengthen the sense of unity between companies based in the Shinjuku area and expand the network with the local community by taking part in uchimizu with other participants.
    The basic rule is not to use tap water for uchimizu. So, we are supposed to use not drinking water but groundwater for emergency situations with no health hazards.
    The atmospheric temperature, which was at 28℃ before water sprinkling, cooled down to 26℃ after the activity.

  • Participation in the Cleaning Campaign for Hirosegawa River
    Taikisha participated in the “23rd Hirosegawa River 10,000 People Project” on April 22, 2017, and cleaned the Hirosegawa River basin.
    For the Hirosegawa River 10,000 People Project, citizens, companies, and local government cooperate in various activities to protect the natural environment of the Hirosegawa River, which is a symbol of Sendai, nicknamed “the City of Trees”. The main activity of this project is a general cleanup of the Hirosegawa River basin. This year, 1,349 persons, dispersed in six locations, took part in the activity and collected 175 bagfuls of garbage.

(Other activities of domestic business offices)

 ・ Tokyo Head Office: Participation in Shinjuku Year-End Cleaning Campaign
 ・ Osaka Branch Office: Regular cleaning activities around the Hirakata Factory
 ・ Nagoya Office: Support for reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Initiatives in Overseas Business Offices

  • Cultivation of Crops on the Premises of Taikisha Engineering India Ltd.
    As part of efforts for fulfilling social responsibility, Taikisha Engineering India Ltd. grows wheat on its premises located in the village of Kondhapuri in India once a year. It has sent all the wheat harvested to an orphanage called Anand Asylum since 2008. In 2017, about 300kg of wheat grains were donated.

  • Cleaning Activity in Japanese Cemetery Park
    On August 7, 2015, employees of Taikisha (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and their family members voluntarily cleaned the Japanese Cemetery Park. This marked the fifth year of their participation in this activity. After the cleaning was completed, they offered flowers to the cenotaph and prayed for Japanese people who lost their lives in Singapore.

  • Participation by Geico S.p.A. in Treedom’s Reforestation Project
    Geico S.p.A., an alliance partner of Taikisha, considers contribution to the development of the local communities and environmental protection as important responsibilities and is conducting activities to that end. Geico sees CO2 emissions as a“debt” to the environment and is carrying out tree-planting activities in Italy and Africa with the aim of “paying off” the debt. Geico has always carried out sustainable activities, such as the Pardis project started in 2005 with the aim of designing a self-sufficient plant and the Ecological Debt-Free Day in 2009, in which its employees participated in tree planting in order to compensate its use of paper. Since 2015, Geico has been promoting the tree-planting project in cooperation with Treedom: Geico calculates CO2 emissions produced by its employees’ travels, and plants trees in a number equivalent to the CO2 emission amount. Geico selected trees, such as fruit trees and trees in danger of extinction, in accordance with the needs of the local communities, and planted 800 trees in 2015, 720 in 2016 and 1,500 in 2017 in Italy and Kenya. Treedom’s reforestation project, which Geico participates in, conducts activities mainly in areas that have various problems associated with poverty, such as high rates of unemployment and children’s dropout rates. Tree-planting sites are mainly land plots confiscated from anti-social forces, such as the mafia. Proceeds from sales of agricultural produce harvested from the planted trees will be the income of local agricultural workers, and the economic benefits of the project will expand to processing of agricultural produce and the tourism industry, which will lead to job creation. Geico will continue to work to reduce CO2 emissions, while supporting the economic base of the local communities and contribute to the sound development of the local society.
    Treedom: An organization established in Florence, Italy, in 2010 to operate an online platform users can use to support reforestation projects. Treedom has planted more than 290,000 trees in Argentina, Cameroon, Haiti, Italy, and Kenya.

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