In addition to enhancing social contribution activities by providing knowledge and labor, Chiyoda Group companies are strengthening collaboration with outside institutions and nonprofit organizations while conducting fund-raising and donations.
Donations for the Great East Japan Earthquake
Directors, employees and others working for Chiyoda Corporation and Chiyoda Group companies were encouraged to make donations to victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Donations were sent to the Central Community Chest of Japan (CCCJ) in March, 2011. Chiyoda Group companies also sent separate donations through the CCCJ and other organizations in April, 2011.
Used plastic bottle caps (ECOCAP) are utilized for purchasing vaccines for children in developing countries. 860 caps earn 20 Japanese Yen, which enables to purchase the polio vaccination for one child. Some group of employee volunteers started the movement by installing Ecocaps collection box in December, 2013 and, with Chiyoda’s promotion and support, the movement has expanded to be company-wide since August, 2014. In 2015, ECOCAP equivalent to the purchase of vaccines for 267 children were collected.
Meantime, Chiyoda Kosho Co., Ltd. (CKS) has been promoting Ecocap Movement since June, 2010.
TABLE FOR TWO (TFT)/Support for Children in Developing Countries
The Chiyoda Group is implementing the TFT program in the cafeteria at its Koyasu Office & Research Park to provide support to children in developing countries. In FY2015, a total of 1,782 meals under the TFT program were ordered with twenty yen (20 yen) for each meal donated.
Donation of Emergency Storage Foods
Chiyoda System Technologies Corporation (CST) donated emergency storage foods (the foods of one or two months prior to the best-before period) through a non-profit organization Second Harvest Japan in April, June and October, 2015.
・420 pieces of Calorie Mate (food nutrition supplement) in May, 2013
・200 meals of beef curry and 24 cans of beef boiled in soy sauce, sugar and ginger in February, 2014.
* Second Harvest Japan (http://2hj.org/) is a non-profit organization with the goal of supplying the needy with food provided by food companies and other organizations.
Aluminum Cans, Newspapers, Plastic Bottles and Other Items for Recycling
At domestic construction sites, Chiyoda Group companies routinely collect aluminum cans, newspapers, plastic bottles and other items for recycling.
Support to the activities of academic and related organizations
Chiyoda supports the activities of academic and related organizations for human resource development and technological advancement.
Support to the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
The Group supports the activities of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to the normal support activities we have made so far, we have, since 2011, been inviting people from the Yokohama Blind Association to a concert of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra annually held in December at Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall. In 2015, we invited 50 people in 25 pairs from the Yokohama Blind Association to the concert in December. We received a certificate of appreciation for our activities from the Yokohama City Council of Social Welfare. The Managing Director of the association attended the presentation ceremony representing those invited. “The visibly impaired people treasure such information from their auditory sense and listening to music is one of the most relaxing moments for them. Therefore, every year so many of them apply for Chiyoda’s invitation tickets to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. They were much looking forward to the event this time as well. It was our great pleasure that the year was completed with such a wonderful concert.” said the Managing Director.”
Arrowhead International Corporation(AIC)
Implementation of UNICEF Foreign Coin Fund-raising Activity
AIC donated coins to the United Nations Coin’s Fund to participate in a foreign coin Fund raising activity. Coins are collected from all staff member’s office desks and home chests of Chiyoda Corporation and its group companies.
This Fund-raising activity helps to save the lives of children in poverty-stricken developing countries, creates opportunities for education, and allows young people with hopes and dreams to contribute to society.
Total weigh of coins reached 14kg and value of all coins and bills was estimated more than J. Yen30,000.)
Chiyoda Group companies overseas have conducted the following activities.
Chiyoda Thailand Limited(CTL)
There are various days to respect or celebrate religious events relating to Buddhism in Thailand. Those days are very important for Thai people. The Buddhist Lent Day is one of such days, and CTL donated candles to the Wat Kham-Paeng on the occasion of the Day, July 31, 2015.
Chiyoda & public Works Co. Ltd. (CPW)
During June and July, Myanmar faced with widespread floods over (43) townships in twelve out of the fourteen states and regions due to very heavy rain. In late July, a tropical storm system in the Bay of Bengal brought even more rain to Western and Central Myanmar.
Most people in these areas suffered causes of flooding and needed more humanitarian assistance at the beginning time of flooding. After that, rehabilitation program is essential for their daily life.
As the second CSR activity, CPW's CSR committee chose Wai Lu Kyaw Foundation to support their rehabilitation activities by contributing CPW donation because Wai Lu Kyaw Foundation is being done the emergency response and rehabilitation program in flooded areas since the countrywide flooding happened in Myanmar.
Company donated 1000 US$ under CPW company name as an initiation of contribution for rehabilitation in flooding area and all CPW staff cooperatively contributed 1,300,000 MM Kyat (Total amount is 2.5 Million Kyat) in donation.
On 19 November, 2015, CPW organized the second CSR activity for rehabilitation of countrywide flooding in Myanmar by handing over the donated money of CPW staff to Wai Lu Kyaw Foundation.
Chiyoda Singapore (Pte) Limited(CSL)
In Late July 2015, north-western part of Myanmar was hit by torrential rains resulting devastation floods, landslides, destroying houses, paddy fields, livestocks, business, roads, bridges and infrastructure. Tens of thousands of homes had washed away, more than 330,000 people had their livelihoods affected, more than 30,000 acres of farmland have been destroyed and more than 100 lives lost to this terrible flood.
CSL started a Myanmar Flood Relief and raised a total of SGD$5160. This amount was then handed over to Red Cross Singapore to help provide urgent care and life-saving aid (food, water, shelter materials, first aid kits, household supplies, and hygiene kits) and post-disaster recovery support for the families affected by the Myanmar floods.
Chiyoda Philippines Corpration(CPh)
Typhoon Lando (‘Koppu”, international name), a tropical typhoon began battering the country last October 10, 2015 and came ashore with its super typhoon strength, have pounded and made a landfall at the province of Aurora with public storm signal number 4.
CPh employees gave assistance and our warmest thanks to all of you for sharing your blessings to our countrymen by donating cash and in-kind intended to all victims of Typhoon Lando last 18th October 2015.
Our proceeds were donated to GMA Kapuso Foundation last 10 November 2015 with a total amount of Twelve Thousand Pesos (Php12,000.00).
In return, we received a very special Christmas greeting from GMA Foundation. They hand us their customized greeting card with a warm Christmas and New Year message.