Social Contribution Activities
Social Contribution Activities
Kids’ Eco Club
Kids’ Eco Club
Japan Environment Association (JEA) offices across Japan provide programs and opportunities for the environmental activities conducted by the Kids' Eco Club with the support and cooperation of local communities, companies, and organizations. We support the Kids' Eco Club project as a project partner. The project is aimed at promoting children's environmental conservation activities and their environmental education, encouraging children to be friendly to the environment and helping children to develop the ability to think for themselves in acting to resolve environmental problems. It is also intended to expand the local network for environmental conservation activities.
Initiative for “The Children's Future Used Book Donation”
“The Children's Future Used Book Donation” is an initiative that links donations through the sale of used books that have been read with support for the eradication of poverty among children, who will be responsible for future society. Used books collected from companies and individuals are purchased by affiliated companies and the entire amount raised is donated to The Children’s Future Support Fund in full. The donations collected are used to support the activities by grassroots organizations that actually support children in the community through a public-private partnership projects. We have been participating in this initiative since June 2022. We will continue to regularly call on employees to donate to “Children’s Future Used Book Donation” and promote activities aimed at realizing a society where children can grow up with dreams and hopes.
Introduction of The Nippon Foundation Charity Vending Machines
We operate some Nippon Foundation vending machines at our head office, factories, and branches. For each can, we donate 10 yen to a social contribution project run by the Nippon Foundation, which makes social contribution activities accessible to employees.
Sponsorship of “Theatre of the Heart”
We sponsor the “Theatre of the Hear t”, a social contribution project organized by the BUTAIGEIJUTSU CENTER and the Shiki Theatre Company. Aiming to realize a spiritually rich society, we support the project to bring the excitement of theater to children throughout Japan who watch the performances as a sponsor of the event in Kanagawa and Shizuoka prefectures.
TABLE FOR TWO
We participate in the "Meal Sharing Program" of "TABLE FOR TWO" in our head office cafeteria. The purpose of this program is to improve the food imbalance between people in developed countries who suffer from lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity and people in developing countries who suffer from hunger. The donation is made to schools in East Africa and Southeast Asia.
TABLE FOR TWO
Orders to Facilities for People with Disabilities
As an initiative to support the independence of people with disabilities, we are ordering packing of timecards and labels for employees from a social welfare corporation in Sagamihara City.
Accepting Tours of Local Elementary and Junior high School Students (Hosoe Factory)
At our factory, we accept local elementary and junior high school students for off-campus study and social studies trips.
In FY2022, continuing from FY2021, 5th grade elementary school students from Hamamatsu city visited the Hosoe Factory to investigate environmental and SDGs initiatives under the theme “Thinking about creating cities that are environmentally friendly and easy to live in”. In addition, 2nd grade junior high school students from Hamamatsu City visited the factory as part of a fieldwork effort to discover the thoughts and aspirations of working people, such as the rewarding and hardships of work, and efforts and creative ideas to make their work sustainable, under the theme “Local Contribution to Support the Community”.
Job coach (workplace adaptation assistant*) Training
The Hosoe Factory serves as a training site for job coaches (workplace adaptation assistants) training. We act as a lecturer for those in charge of persons with disabilities from various companies, and shares information about guidance methods with a perspective of people with disabilities through lectures and work experiences.
*Job coach (workplace adaptation assistant)
A person who provides professional support based on the characteristics of people with disabilities in cases where people with disabilities have problems adapting to the workplace when working at companies
Fire Brigade Cooperation Workplace
(Hosoe Factory, Sagamihara Factory)
At the Hosoe Factory and the Sagamihara Factory, we cooperate in local disaster prevention as a “Fire Brigade Cooperation Workplace*”. Companies and workplaces certified as Fire Brigade Cooperation Workplaces help to improve the local disaster prevention system through cooperative activities with the fire brigade. For example, many employees join the fire brigade, and materials and equipment are provided to the fire brigade in the event of a disaster.
*Fire Brigade Cooperation Workplace
A workplace certified by the “Fire Brigade Cooperation Workplace Certification Mark System” established by the Fire Department in order to obtain a better understanding of and cooperate with fire brigade activities at workplaces that employ fire brigade members
Women’s Professional Golf: Sponsoring a professional golf player Ms. Yumiko YOSHIDA
We are supporting Ms.Yumiko Yoshida, a professional on the Japanese LPGA Tour golfer from Kanagawa Prefecture, the same one where Amano’s headquarters is located, as an athlete belonging to our company. We will continue to support Ms.Yoshida as we believe that her attitude is in line with our corporate stance as she continues to grow and develop on the tour with the skills she has built up and her natural cheerfulness and strong spirit In the highly competitive world of women’s professional golf.
Supporting the activities of "Nojima Sagamihara Rise"
Since the 2023 season, we have been supporting Nojima Sagamihara Rise, which belongs to the American football professional club team “X League”, as a supporting goods sponsor. Nojima Sagamihara Rise was founded in 2009 with the philosophy of “a professional club that stands with the community and fans regardless of social conditions”, and has participated in the “X League” since the 2009 season.
Local Football Club: Supporting the activities of "Mamedo FC (Football Club)"
We support Mamedo FC (football club), a football club based in Mamedo, Kohoku Ward, Yokohama City (the location of our head office), as an official club partner. ”Mamedo FC” is a strong team with approximately 400 elementary and junior high school students and has participated in the Club Youth Championship Kanto Tournament multiple times.In addition, they are also actively involved in activities that contribute to the community and support the growth of children.
Canoeing: Supporting the activities of the Sagamihara Canoe Association
Amano supports the Sagamihara Canoe Association, which is based at Doshi River in Sagamihara City, near our Sagamihara Factory, as a sponsor. The Doshi River has a “slalom” competition area where canoeists dive through 18 to 25 gates in a predetermined order on a 250 to 400 -meter rapid course, competing for their skills to pass through the gates and reaching the goal in the quickest possible time.
Beach Succer: Supporting the activities of the beach soccer Team "Harectio Okayama"
Amano supports “Harectio Okayama”, a beach soccer team managed by the Shibukawa Marine Activity Association that promotes tourism in Okayama Prefecture, as a sponsor.
Beach succer is a sport that always starts with a beach cleanup activity before the game, as it is played barefoot. Therefore, the more activities such as competitions and daily practice occur, the more beautiful the coast becomes. As a result, a beach succer is also called a “good sport for the global environment”.
Amano Sporting Club Activities: Rifle Shooting Club
In hopes that a local athlete will compete in the global arena, since April 2019, we have formally established the Amano Rifle Shooting Club. We are determined to contribute to the development of rifle shooting competitions by strengthening and developing affiliated shooters.