Together with the Community
We engage in various social contribution activities in order to coexist harmoniously with society, our global community and nature ("Living Together").
CSR Briefing Sessions
The CSR briefing sessions we hold every two years for government officials and representatives of local community associations is just one of the ways we reach out to stakeholders. During a typical briefing session, participants are updated on our initiatives aimed at environmental conservation, safety, fire and disaster management, and community engagement. Each briefing session is followed by a demonstration of our products featuring excellent environmental and economic performance in order to help participants gain a better understanding of our eco-friendly products.
Enhanced Security for Export Cargo
We have taken steps to ensure security control of our products and parts, including 360-degree surveillance cameras installed in the area on the first floor of Plant No. 5 where cargo processed under the authorized exporters' declaration system is stored as well as replacing the fence around the plant with a new one.
Adopt-a-Road & River Program
We have been participating in Adopt-a-Road & River, a cleanup program organized by Osaka Prefecture, since 2004. We clean the sidewalk leading from the nearest train station to the plant's main gate once a month under the Adopt-a-Road program and clean the walkway along the left bank of the Hotani River that runs beside the plant once every three months under the Adopt-a-River program.
Internships for Junior High School Students
We accept local junior high school students for internships every year. Designed to help students gain a deeper appreciation of working and the job we do, the internship program provides them with hands-on experience working at the plant, such as conducting quality tests for parts and products. One student who participated in the program said, "It was a great experience that I wouldn't otherwise have been able to have. I learned that thinking and conceiving new ideas is part of the job. I will apply what I learned to my schoolwork and try to do my best."
Osaka Prefecture's city of Hirakata, where our plant is located, is implementing career education programs at junior high schools in the city. Designed to give junior high school students an opportunity to think about working and the kind of work they'd like to do, the programs include career lectures for first-year students, internships for second-year students, and career guidance for third-year students. We gave a career lecture to first-year students at Nagao Junior High School in response to a request from Hirakata City to take part in these programs as a representative of the city's manufacturing industry. After the lecture students asked the lecturer questions, such as why he chose his particular profession and what makes him feel fulfilled at work, showing great interest in everything that was discussed.
Supporting a Sheltered Workshop with Cookie Sales
The sheltered workshop located near the plant provides employment for people with disabilities to help them become independent working adults. It sells cookies for a profit to provide its workers with a healthy and rewarding work environment. To help support the workshop, we set up a shop in our plant every month and sell its cookies. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, cookies are currently sold to employees on a pre-order basis and delivered to them in the plant at a later date in order to prevent the shop from getting crowded.
Supporting Local Sporting Event
Our employees volunteer at Fureai Sports Exchange, which is a sporting event for people with disabilities who live or work in Hirakata City that is organized by the Hirakata City Council of Social Welfare. Volunteers direct and control traffic in the parking lot, set up and take down athletic equipment, direct participants to the competition venue, etc. (The photos taken before Covid-19 pandemic)
Various Humanitarian Aid Activities
The Japanese Red Cross Society has praised us for helping ensure a steady supply of blood via our blood drive held twice a year. We also conduct a mutual aid fundraising activity every December. Donations coming from employees, the labor union, and the company go to the Hirakata City Council of Social Welfare with the heartfelt aim of caring for others and contributing to society.
Hosting Kyocera Festival
We host the annual Kyocera Festival for local residents, special guests, employees and their families. Every year, the main stage features a performance by the Hirakata Tsuda High School brass band, a wonderful dance performance by elementary and junior high school students from the Myster dance school, and amazing singing by Vox Chord, a Kansai Gaidai University a cappella group. The long lines waiting to get into the booths are proof positive that the festival is a big hit with everyone. (The photo taken before Covid-19 pandemic)