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Policy on Local Employment and Procurement

Policy
Policy on Local Employment and Procurement

The Meiden Group gains awareness of issues and forms positive relationships with communities through lively two-way communication in countries and regions in which we conduct business.
Furthermore, the Meiden Group is aware of the importance of local hiring and local procurement to contribute to sustainable development in these countries and regions.
The Meiden Group is working to contribute to the economic development of countries and regions in which we conduct business through a range of initiatives.

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Social Contribution Policies

Social Contribution Policies

Meiden Group Social Contribution Policies

1. We shall contribute to the sustainable development of society through our main business of manufacturer and supplier of electromechanical products.
2. We appreciate the local communities that support our business activities and we shall execute social contribution that helps the progress of community development.
3. The Group’s executive officers and employees shall voluntarily support our social contribution initiatives.

We are working to conduct positive communication with people in the local community and our stakeholders that support us on a day-to-day basis, through contributions to society according to the Meiden Group Social Contribution Policies.
In 1918, Take Shigemune, the second President of the Company and wife of our founder, Hosui Shigemune, used her own funds to establish Hosui Elementary School in Osaki (Shinagawa City, Tokyo), an area where the Company had a factory. Following in her footsteps, the Meiden Group will make a wide variety of social contributions through our active involvement with local communities and with society.

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Policies to Support Local Communities

Policies to Support Local Communities

Conducting Social Contribution Activities that Contribute to the Development of Local Communities

The Meiden Group conducts business activities in various countries and regions and is supported by hiring workers from surrounding areas and building positive relationships. Based on Meiden Group Social Contribution Policy 2. “we appreciate the local communities that support our business activities and we shall execute social contribution that helps the progress of community development,” we conduct internships (job experience), support for education, volunteer activities, and environmental activities, etc. In Japan, each year, we actively conduct internships (job experience) for university, vocational college, and high school students, and provide career-path support and opportunities to deepen understanding of work and society. The Meiden Group will continue to engage in a range of social contribution activities and contribute to the development of local communities.


Results Data
CSR expenditure
  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
CSR Expenditure (yen) 32,200,000 28,000,000 38,000,000 60,000,000

*CSR expenditure includes donations and sponsorship costs.

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Contributions to Local Economies

Initiatives
Contributions to Local Economies

Commencement of Comprehensive Water Supply Operation in Eastern Gunma Prefecture

In order to tackle a range of issues arising from aging plumbing personnel employed by local governments such as labor shortages, passing on of skills, and risk management, the Meiden Group not only designs and manufactures electrical equipment, but offers a one-stop service that includes maintenance services, and management of the operation of facilities. In April, 2017, a private sector group, for which Meidensha is the representative company, established East Gunma Water Supply Service Co., Ltd. along with the East Gunma Water Supply Industry Association through joint financing, and commenced water supply operations and comprehensive projects including extension works in three cities and five towns in the East Gunma region. Through this venture, we were able to achieve efficient business administration and transmission of skills to personnel, achieve public benefit, create new employment opportunities, and reduce maintenance costs, by leveraging the skills and knowhow of private enterprise.

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Community Investment

Community Investment

In Support of Local Community and Government Initiatives: Donation of Facilities to Schools in Thailand

In the Kingdom of Thailand, we donated facilities for two schools in the mountainous regions of the north of Thailand, which are populated by ethnic minorities, in fiscal 2017, to celebrate Meidensha’s 120th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of THAI MEIDENSHA CO., LTD. We donated a library and a water tank to Kalayaniwattana Secondary School, which was one of those schools. As these regions are surrounded by mountains, it takes a long time to travel to school and many students choose to live in dormitories. With this water tank to store the water that is necessary for life and this library to help students learn, Meidensha was able to support children’s rights and business principles, improve the learning environment for children in accordance with these principles, and contribute to the provision of opportunities for children to receive reliable and high-quality education. Employees of THAI MEIDENSHA CO., LTD. visit the two schools to which facilities were donated on an ongoing basis, and maintain connections with learning activities, teachers, and the local community through activities with students.

In Support of Local Community and Government Initiatives: Donation of Facilities to Schools in Thailand

 

In Support of Local Community and Government Initiatives: Donation of Facilities to Schools in Thailand

 

In Support of Local Community and Government Initiatives: Donation of Facilities to Schools in Thailand

 

In Support of Local Community and Government Initiatives: Donation of Facilities to Schools in Thailand

 

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Social Contribution Activities (FY2018 initiatives)

Social Contribution Activities (FY2019 initiatives)

Meidensha Manufacturing Classes: Teaching children about the Joy of Manufacturing

Meidensha Manufacturing Classes: Teaching children about the Joy of Manufacturing

 

Since fiscal 2007, which was our 110th anniversary, we have held Meidensha Manufacturing Classes at elementary schools located nearby each of our sites, including Hosui Elementary School. Through these Manufacturing Classes, we will enable children to experience the joy of manufacturing by having them assemble and operate toys that incorporate motors by themselves. More than 10,000 children have participated the activity so far. Since fiscal 2018, we have held Manufacturing Classes at Iwakuni Elementary School, which was attended by our founder, Shigemune Hosui.

Supporting the Cultural Exchange Project Conducted by Japanese and Thai Elementary Schools

We support cultural exchange between children at Hosui Elementary School in Shinagawa-ku, which was established at the behest of the founder, Hosui Shigemune and recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, and Mae Cam's Baan Thung Yao Primary School in Northern Thailand, to which we donated school buildings in 2017 as one of Meidensha’s 120th Anniversary Projects.
We held visiting lectures to learn about other cultures and we helped children, who carry the hopes of the future, feel the importance of coming into contact with other cultures by donating tools using the bell mark, and exchanging video letters and pictures between the schools.

Workplace Visits and Visiting Science Lectures for Junior High Schools Nearby Our Sites

At each of our sites, we actively encourage workplace visits by local junior high school students and conduct explanations of corporate initiatives, observations of facilities, and question and answer sessions with employees, etc., as part of children’s career education.
Furthermore, since fiscal 2017 we have held visiting lectures entitled “how does electricity reach us?” for second-year junior high school students in the areas around our sites, through which children can learn about the importance of electricity through experience.

Endowed Courses at Thai and Indian Universities

The Meiden Group conducts endowed courses at overseas universities in Thailand and India, which began as one of our 120th Anniversary Projects. We have rolled out a unique curriculum at the Ladkrabang Campus of Thailand’s King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology and India’s NBKR Institute of Science & Technology in order to develop future engineers. One student from the first 2017 Thai endowed course was employed by THAI MEIDENSHA CO., LTD., and 10 students were employed by other local Japanese companies. Five students from the 2018 India endowed course were employed by PRIME MEIDEN LIMITED.

Environmental Beautification Activities at Sites around Japan

The Meiden Group engages in environmental beautification activities such as cleaning up litter and weeding at sites around Japan on a day-to-day basis, in order to coexist with local communities. Local residents value the contributions we have made over many years, and these beautification activities also contribute to a sense of social contribution and foster a sense of community amongst employees.

Sponsored the NHKSO Concert at Hosui Elementary School

Sponsored the NHKSO Concert at Hosui Elementary School

 

In 2019, we supported a concert by NHK Symphony Orchestra at Hosui Elementary School to mark the 100th anniversary of the school’s founding and the completion in February of the new school gymnasium. The entire student body, totaling around 500 students, as well as their parents and teachers enjoyed a performance by five members of the brass section of NHKSO.

Nature Appreciation Event: Look for Cicadas in Osaki Forest

We have been holding nature appreciation events at Hosui elementary school since 2018. Jointly hosted by Meidensha and the Nature Conservation Society of Japan, and with the support of the Nature Conservation Society of Tokyo (NACOT), the event was held to observe cicadas, which are symbolic insect of summer, in the forest of ThinkPark Tower Osaki and the precincts of Irugi Shrine.

Donated Facilities Extension to an Archery Club in an Elementary School in Kuala Lumpur

MEIDEN MALAYSIA SDN. BHD., a local subsidiary of Meidensha, donated RM105,000 (approximately three million yen) to extend an archery club facilitiy of an elementary schools in Kuala Lumpur. Since its foundation in 2015 at the elementary school, the archery club has not been able to secure a budget for club operation and facilities. MEIDEN MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. donation was used to extend the roofed competition area and purchase archery equipment, and the facility extension was completed on June 15, 2019. Pupils between the ages of seven and twelve are now enjoying archery.

Nature Appreciation Event: Look for Cicadas in Osaki Forest

 

Nature Appreciation Event: Look for Cicadas in Osaki Forest

 

Nature Appreciation Event: Look for Cicadas in Osaki Forest

 

Supporting Volunteers to Typhoon and Tornados Suffered Area

There were a great deal of damage from a series of disasters in Chiba Prefecture, including Typhoon No.15 (Faxai) in October and tornadoes in September both in 2019. From September to November 2019, accumulated total of 67 volunteers from Plant Construction & Engineering Business Group of Meidensha applied to support suffered areas reconstruction, such as the removal, transportation, and cleaning of rubble and sediment, in Katori City, Ichihara City, Nagara Town, Tateyama City, Marumori Town in Miyagi Prefecture, and Akanuma district in Nagano Prefecture. The social welfare councils from Katori City and Ichihara City offered letters of appreciation to us for those activities.

Supporting Volunteers to Typhoon and Tornados Suffered Area

 

Supporting Volunteers to Typhoon and Tornados Suffered Area

 

Supporting Volunteers to Typhoon and Tornados Suffered Area

 

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