With the following basic policies, the Chiyoda Group has been conducting its social contribution activities.
Welding technology training school
Further, the Group comprises group companies and field offices in Japan and overseas. Each company’s head office and field offices endeavor to communicate with their stakeholders to continuously realize social contribution activities deep-rooted specifically in their surrounding communities.
The Chiyoda Group consistently promotes employment opportunities and technology transfer in Japan and overseas.
Promotion of Employment Opportunities.
We give priority to using the services of local firms and hiring local workers.
LNG Project in Papua New Guinea extensively employed approximately 2,500 people from four local villages. Furthermore, nine young local engineers were given training in the Chiyoda Global Headquarters, machine manufacturing companies and on construction sites.
Chiyoda Sarawak Sdn. Bhd. （CSSB)
CSSB promoted employment of local workers for TMP2 Project execution with job placement programs implemented at several regions in Malaysia from March 2012.
We provide health and safety training to raise the safety consciousness and technical skills of workers.
We give priority to local firms in setting up construction site camps.
We establish welding schools to raise welders’ skills.
We prepare safety education programs and conduct health and safety training courses for local workers.
We invite young foreign engineers to provide them with on-the-job training in Japan.
24 staff members from various countries attended the 1st Japanese language school opened at CSSB in cooperation with Sarawak Japan Friendship Club on August 17, 2013.
CSSB trained local workers to be gas pipe fitters. All of 20 gas pipe fitters passed the accreditation test.
In addition to the above contributions through its business activities, the Chiyoda Group has been conducting various activities with the aim of cooperating and coexisting with local communities.
Domestic Activities in Japan
Community Cleanup Campaigns
The Group cooperate with local governments and community groups in cleanup campaigns in Minatomirai and Koyasu districts of Yokohama, where Chiyoda Global Headquarters and Koyasu Office & Research Park are located, as well as in the neighborhoods around field offices of construction sites.
The group have been participating in monthly cleaning activity of the Minatomirai 21 Grand Mole Park Humane Society since 2014, and 95 employees in total participated in 2015.
Cleanup Campaign in the Koyasu District
In addition to participating in the cleanup campaign sponsored by Kanagawa Ward, the Chiyoda Group also carries out its own cleanup activities with its volunteer employees cleaning up the commuting route from the train station early in the morning. In the fiscal year ended March 2013, a total of 7 employees participated.
Purchase of CO2 Reduction Credit
According to the number of employees who participated in restoration support activities at natural disaster-stricken areas, cleanup campaigns or other social contribution activities, Chiyoda calculates and affords a certain monetary amount for such activities. Then, the amount is to be used as subsidies for purchasing environment-friendly green electricity. In FY 2015, we purchased a CO2 reduction credit equivalent to 19.00t-CO2 so that it can be utilized for the forest conservation in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture where our volunteer members have been visiting for the restoration support activities.
Volunteer Activities in the area of Great East Japan Earthquake
The Group has been supporting its members to promote their social contribution activities in regional societies under the motto of “CSR to be promoted by each as a participant” since 2012. As part of this, volunteer members of the Group employees have been dispatched to the disaster-affected areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake twice a year, besides the dispatch to Shichiga-hama, Miyagi and Shirakawa, Fukushima. In 2015, the volunteer activities were conducted in Otuchi, Kamaishi and Rikuzen Takata, Iwate Prefecture in May and November. Those activities include reforestation activities under the guidance of Kamaishi Forestry Association and Kirikiri-koku , supporting the community in developing energy circulation system, supporting the construction of a workplace named “ Nadeshiko Kobo (Studio)” to be used for making regional products and also used for an administration office of the area tourism. (The products are also sold in the Group in-house sale in Yokohama. This sale has been held thirty seven (37) times in total as of FY 2015.)
Furthermore, since 2012 the Group’s employees have also visited a junior high school in Sendai-city, Miyagi annually in reply to the school’s request and given a lecture to the students on its global activities to help them with their career development. The Group also accepted them on their school trip to Chiyoda Global Headquarters in Yokohama.
The Group constantly continues with its efforts to improve its activities by way of exchanging views with regional experts or local residents, and through discussions among the volunteer members including in house questionnaires.
Cooperation with Local Governments
The Group has disaster prevention agreements with the Kanagawa Ward Office, the local government of the Koyasu district and other private companies to cooperate in the event of a disaster to jointly support those suffered.
Chiyoda participates in environmental preservation efforts led by the local government where its global headquarters is located.
(Such as participation in the Yokohama Climate Change Policy Business Conference, registration on the Eco Porto website of the Yokohama Environmental Planning Bureau, registration on the Yokohama Energy Map, etc.)
In-house sale events of goods made by challenged people are periodically held. Proceeds from the sales help support the people who made the goods (Heart-made goods).
In addition, such Heart-made goods are offered to the participants as souvenirs for “Chiyoda Family Day”. The family day event is held at Chiyoda Global Headquarters once a year for the purpose of promoting closer family ties as well as encouraging and helping employees to make their family members gain a better understanding of the nature of Chiyoda’s business and work environment
Since 2010, in accordance with the request from the Kanagawa Prefecture’s Education Board, Chiyoda has been collaborating in promoting the education at home, including promotions to participate in local communities’ clean-up campaign by families, and “Chiyoda Family Day” event, etc. Chiyoda has also been awarded a certificate as a collaborating company for the promotion from the Education Board * and continued efforts to further proceed with the relevant activities as part of realizing “Work Life Balance”.
Group Companies in Japan
Chiyoda U-Tech Co. Ltd.(CUC)
CUC continues international contribution as part of their consulting business, mainly through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In addition, in the field of human resource development, they support as the secretariat in the educational training for the staffs of overseas customers hosted by CGH.U-Tech continues international contribution as part of their consulting business, mainly through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In addition, in the field of human resource development, they support as the secretariat in the educational training for the staffs of overseas customers hosted by CGH.
Arrowhead International Corporation (AIC)
AIC has been collaborating with the Environmental Fund of JATA (Japan Association of Travel Agents) in JATA’s Pamphlet Recycle System for Travel Agencies * to collect the used travel pamphlets. In 2015, AIC collected and donated 18 cartons of those.
*(The recycling system started in November 2009. It recycles tour pamphlets that are no longer needed by JATA member companies. JATA donates part of the sales profit of waste papers to JATA environmental foundation.)
Group Companies overseas
In August 2015, CSL together with Singapore Children Society brought a total of 40 children on an excursion to Gardens by the Bay. These children aged between 4 to 8 years old are mainly from poor families. They lack the sufficient love and parental supervision. CSL volunteer members spent the time well with them with lots of comfort and joy. This trip has brought a huge smile on all of their faces as much as it did to all the CSL staffs that volunteered for this program.
Chiyoda Almana Engineering LLC(Chiyoda Almana)
Chiyoda Almana Engineering Company, celebrated the Company’s Foundation Day for this year 2016 by conducting the Annual
Beach Cleaning Campaign in cooperation with Ministry of Municipality & Environment in Qatar (Baladiya). On March 6, the corporate campaign was conducted at Al Zubara beach area. The campaign extended to include 200 company employees and their family members who collected more than 400 bags of waste and garbage in an environmental activity to show everyone’s support and appreciation to the environment in Qatar. For the 6th consecutive year, Chiyoda Almana held the Beach Cleaning Campaign as part of the company’s CSR program. For this year the event was held with a new theme “Think Globally, Clean Locally”.
On the November 17th morning, all employees were welcomed at the entrance by
CE and other senior management with a chocolate at LTC, as a part of
Incorporation Day Celebration. All employees were in perfect formal clothing on this day. A special group photo session was conducted as a part of celebration.
As per the practice followed at LTC since long this year also the Blood Donation Camp was organized on the day of incorporation of the organization (LTC). More than 80 employees donated blood in this Camp. We heartily thank all the donors who came forward to donate blood in the Camp.
PT. Chiyoda International Indonesia(CII)/Pt. Suluh Ardhi Engineering(SAE)
For the purpose of friendship between Japan and Indonesia, Jakarta ”Kizuna(Bond)” Ekiden was held on May 15th, 2015. Chiyoda Joint Teams consisting of CII/SAE participated in this Jakarta “Kizuna” Ekiden. CII/SAE formed 6(six) joint teams (4 runners for each team) with Japanese and Indonesian staff members. This Ekidnen is one of the biggest events in Jakarta, and our members ran hard sweating a lot under the harsh sunlight by passing on “Tasuki(sash) to the next runner. Unfortunately, our teams were not able to get any prize, however we were able to strengthen our “Kizuna” between Japan and Indonesia beyond the border. Bearing this “Kizuna” in mind, we join hands to achieve a goal together by continue to try overcoming any difficulties in the years to come.