Each business site in Japan cooperates with local organizations to conduct social contribution activities. The Noda Plant participates in a donation program sponsored by the Chiba Environment Foundation for the Chiba Environmental Rehabilitation Fund. The donation is used as a subsidy for environmental activities to protect the natural environment in Chiba Prefecture. We are also participating in river cleaning activities in cooperation with local organizations. In addition, the Isehara Plant (Isehara City, Kanagawa Prefecture), the Fujinomiya Plant (Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture), the Ono Plant (Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture), the Migi Plant (Migi City, Hyogo Prefecture), and the Fukushima Plant (Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture) are carrying out local cleanup activities.
The AMADA Group is sponsoring the Nikkei "Shinichi Hoshi Award" of the Literature Award sponsored by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. The concept of Nikkei's "Shinichi Hoshi Award" is to "draw up a story that stimulates the mind of the reader by making full use of your scientific imagination." As a manufacturing company, we have been continuously supporting this program since the first time in order to inform everyone, including those who have a scientific intellect, of AMADA's corporate activities.
The AMADA Group actively supports local sporting events. The Yokohama Marathon, which has been held since 2015, has been sponsored since the first time. Many employees also participate as management volunteers to support the tournament. In addition to sponsoring the "Ohyama Climbing Marathon" held every year in Isehara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, where AMADA headquarters is located, we are sponsoring a number of sporting events, including local relay races.
At the Ono Plant (Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture), the AMADA Group holds a regional communication meeting in April of each year entitled Flower-cation, which was the 10th in FY2018.
In addition, the AMADA Group sponsors the Isehara Tourist Dokan Festival (Isehara City, Kanagawa Prefecture), the Oiso Nagisa Festival (Oiso-cho, Naka-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture), the National Tree Planting Festival (Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture) and other events held every October.
The Fujinomiya Works (Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture) cooperated with the "Summer Vacation Parent and Child Environmental Expedition" sponsored by Fujinomiya City to organize a plant tour. The theme of this tour is "a tour of a plant that takes air pollution prevention into consideration". In addition to presenting the Fujinomiya Factory's environmental efforts to visitors, mainly in the lower grades of elementary schools, we also provided guidance on actual processes such as painting booths, machine processing in the factory, and laser-dedicated factories.