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Fujikura Group CSR Report 2011
CSR Activities of Fujikura Plants and Group Companies

CSR Activities at Fujikura's Plants in Japan

Sakura Plant(Chiba Prefecture)

Blood donations

The Sakura Plant holds a blood donation campaign three times a year (the maximum frequency allowed under the blood donation standards) using the slogan, "Blood donation is a simple way to volunteer your services." In the campaign, two blood donation buses are parked in front of the cafeteria from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and employees are encouraged by in-house announcements to apply to donate blood after a medical interview in the cafeteria. In the campaign, which targeted all employees, more than 110 employees donated their blood in each of the four rounds held since March 2010. For this we have received words of appreciation from the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Number of Sakura Plant employees who donated blood

Harmony with local communities

The Sakura Plant conducts cleanups around the site every weekend throughout the year. We collect trash along three set trails of five kilometers each, including around JR Sakura Station, to promote harmony with the local community, and this activity is much appreciated by local residents. This fiscal year, cleanups were also held as part of the initial training provided to new employees to encourage them to participate in more volunteer activities. Local residents encouraged employees with kind comments.

Harmony with local communities

Suzuka Plant(Mie Prefecture)

Support for mental health

At the Suzuka Plant an industrial doctor teaches employees how to maintain and improve their mental health. For example, employees were taught basic knowledge about mental health, possible sources of stress in the workplace, and the impact of stress on their physical and mental health. In particular, managers and supervisors are encouraged to learn about mental health and to talk to and monitor employees in their charge on a daily basis to spot anyone with mental health problems as early as possible and recommend suitable treatment. Employees also have access to the in-house clinic consulting services.

We teach employees to be responsible for their own health. This encourages them to monitor their own mental health and develop the ability to maintain both their physical and mental health so that they can remain highly motivated and make full use of their abilities. To this end, the plant will continue to provide the necessary education and information.

Support for mental health

Traffic safety

Because many Suzuka Plant employees commute to the workplace by car, the plant holds classes in traffic safety for employees in the early morning several times a month as part of its safety and health activities.

During the morning rush hour, instructors give reminders to employees commuting to the plant by car on obeying stop signs, fastening seatbelts, not using cell phones while driving, etc. at the entrances to the plant and parking lot. Every month, employees selected from the plant's workforce act as instructors, and every employee has to serve as an instructor at least once a year. Through this employee-driven scheme, the plant is increasing awareness of traffic safety among its employees and improving overall safety at the plant.

The traffic safety tips given to employees at site entrances also help increase traffic safety awareness for other drivers and contribute to reducing traffic accidents in the area. We will continue to contribute to the safety of the local community by further increasing traffic safety awareness among employees driving to work.

Support for mental health

Numazu Plant(Shizuoka Prefecture)

Promoting health

The Numazu Plant makes employee safety and health one of its priorities and is committed to supporting the physical and mental health of its employees through regular health checkups and other health promotion programs. In particular, the plant actively helps employees maintain their health and keep motivated by encouraging communication in the workplace through sports, including ground golf, "struck out," and "toss volleyball."

Promoting health

FPS(education and training)

At the Numazu Plant, all employees participate in continuous improvement activities to achieve their departmental goals with the slogan, "Have wisdom, creativity, and passion to make the workplace more vigorous." All departments, including non-manufacturing ones, are making determined efforts to improve quality and productivity, eliminate waste, and conserve energy. The results of the activities are presented at a meeting held with neighboring affiliates twice a year. We are thus fostering improvement activities and exchanging opinions across the board.

FPS(education and training)

Energy conservation

The Numazu Plant is committed to reducing the amount of electricity used for air conditioning and lighting to conserve energy. This fiscal year we reduced the electricity used per lamp by about 60% by replacing conventional high-pressure sodium vapor lamps with more energy-efficient fluorescent lamps. We also replaced some outdoor all-night lights with more energy-efficient fluorescent lamp-type LED lights on a trial basis. In the future, we will look at how to expand use of these LED lights.

Ishioka Plant(Ibaraki Prefecture)

Participating in a traditional festival

Ishioka City where the Ishioka Plant is located is host to one of the three major festivals held in Kanto. Officially called "Hitachinokuni Soshagu Taisai," the festival has been held to celebrate the peace of the nation, the welfare of its people, and good harvests since the middle of the Edo period. This year, the festival was held for three days from September 18 in lingering summer heat, and more than 400,000 people came. Some 40 floats, including traditional portable shrines called "mikoshi" and gorgeous floats, paraded through the center of the city led by the Horojishi lion float, which is believed to exorcise the demon of ill health. I joined in the three-day festival with my family, after sweating to get everything ready every weekend for more than a month with my colleagues. I made my contribution to the local community by joining the float pulling team to make the festival more exciting.

Participating in a traditional festival

Participating in a traditional festival

Participating in a traditional festival