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    –The Starting Point for Social Contribution Activities Aimed at Creating an Inclusive Society–

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Supporting Fujikura Gakuen: An Idea of the Founder Still Upheld Today
–The Starting Point for Social Contribution Activities Aimed at Creating an Inclusive Society–

What is Fujikura Gakuen?

Fujikura Gakuen, a social welfare corporation, was founded on June 7, 1919, nearly 100 years ago in the town of Motomachi on Izu Oshima. Harukichi Nakauchi, the blood brother of the founder Zenpachi Fujikura (and originally the auditor), donated a sizable amount of his personal assets (currently worth approximately 2 billion yen) and 40,000 tsubo of land (approx. 132,000 m2) on Izu Oshima for the land and building to establish the school and residence for mentally handicapped children and adults. Today, Fujikura Gakuen has facilities on Izu Oshima and in Tama (Hachioji City). These facilities have around 100 workers who provide 24-hour care and education to approximately 130 individuals.

Since our founding, the succession of presidents and officers served as governors in supporting management of Fujikura Gakuen, and both the company and individual employees have continued to donate to this day. We intend to carefully preserve this tradition of activities that support Fujikura Gakuen in the future, as the “starting point” of Fujikura’s corporate social contribution activities.

Harukichi Nakauchi, founder of Fujikura Gakuen

Harukichi Nakauchi, founder of Fujikura Gakuen

Fuji Café, operated by Fujikura Gakuen

Fuji Café, operated by Fujikura Gakuen

Fujikura Gakuen in Izu Oshima

Fujikura Gakuen in Izu Oshima

Profile of Fujikura Gakuen social welfare corporation

  • Date founded: June 7, 1919
  • President: Kazuhiko Ohashi
  • Business description: Oshima Fujikura Gakuen, Tama Fujikura Gakuen, Facilities for children and adults with mental disabilities
  • No. of clients: Approx. 130

Position of Fujikura Gakuen in the Community

Position of Fujikura Gakuen in the Community

Main Supporting Activities

Fujikura Gakuen Circle of Support

Fujikura Gakuen Circle of Support

Soliciting Donations at the Works

Presenting the collected donations
Presenting the collected donations

Fujikura Sakura Works conducts a donation campaign to support Fujikura Gakuen at the end of every year. The donations collected in fiscal 2017 were donated to Oshima Fujikura Gakuen. Sakura Works will continue its support campaign in the future.

Distributing Fuji Café Products at the General Meeting of Shareholders

Distribution to General Meeting of Shareholders attendees
Distribution to General Meeting of Shareholders attendees

Cookies made and sold at Fuji Café operated by Oshima Fujikura Gakuen were handed out to shareholders who attended the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2017 to educate a broad range of stakeholders on the CSR activities of the Fujikura Group. We will continue to do this in the future to help shareholders understand the starting point of social contribution activities in the Fujikura Group.

“Volunteer for a Day” Activities for New Employees

New employees creating a garden patch
New employees creating a garden patch

Each year, new employees participate in volunteer activities at Tama Fujikura Gakuen as part of their training. They created an indoor garden patch and painted the interior of the facility in fiscal 2017. The volunteer activities deepened the bonds between employees, and enabled them to experience the high ideals of their predecessors and confirm the importance of supporting Fujikura Gakuen as the recipients of Fujikura’s DNA.

On-site Sale of Fuji Café Products

On-site sale of Fuji Café products held at the head office twice a year
On-site sale of Fuji Café products held at the head office twice a year

Fuji Café in Izu Oshima was created to assist residents of Fujikura Gakuen in activities of daily living by providing job training to help them become independent. The Fujikura Gakuen Product Sale is held at Fujikura’s head office to sell pound cakes, cookies, and other products made at Fuji Café to employees, as a means of ongoing support.

Installation of Vending Machines to Support Fujikura Gakuen

We have installed vending machines at Fujikura’s head office and each of its works to support Fujikura Gakuen. When Fujikura Group employees buy beverages from these vending machines, part of the proceeds is donated to Fujikura Gakuen. The installation of these vending machines was achieved through co-creation with POKKA SAPPORO Food & Beverage Ltd., a company in the Sapporo Breweries group.

Part of the proceeds from the vending machines is donated to Fujikura Gakuen Image1

Part of the proceeds from the vending machines is donated to Fujikura Gakuen

Part of the proceeds from the vending machines is donated to Fujikura Gakuen Image2

Part of the proceeds from the vending machines is donated to Fujikura Gakuen Image3

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