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? Our support of Fujikura Gakuen forms part of the Fujikura Group's social contribution activities. The goal is to support its users, namely children with mental disabilities, in developing physically and mentally in a wholesome manner and gaining essential skills for living independently in the local community while preserving their dignity. 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 its inception, the Fujikura Group has made donations as a company and its individual employees have donated their own money, too, in supporting the organization to continue its operations. The support provided to Fujikura Gakuen is considered the focal point of the Fujikura Group's social contribution activities, and this support will be sustained going forward.Since its inception, the Fujikura Group has made donations as a company and its individual employees have donated their own money, too, in supporting the organization to continue its operations. The support provided to Fujikura Gakuen is considered the focal point of the Fujikura Group's social contribution activities, and this support will be sustained going forward. Harukichi Nakauchi, founder of Fujikura Gakuen Fuji Café, operated by Fujikura Gakuen Fujikura Gakuen in Izu Oshima Profile of Fujikura Gakuen social welfare corporation Date founded: June 7, 1919 President: Yuichiro Shimoda 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 Purpose of Support As part of the Fujikura Group's social contribution activities, Fujikura Gakuen's support is intended to preserve the dignity of its users, who are intellectually disabled persons, and to help them develop healthy minds and bodies so that they can lead independent daily lives in the community according to their individual abilities. Main Supporting Activities Fujikura Gakuen Circle of Support Support is provided through fundraising donations, volunteer activities and product sales, which also contribute to fostering the right mindset (thinking, action, and belief) among each individual employee. Soliciting Donations at the Works Fujikura Sakura Plant has been raising funds to support Fujikura Gakuen. Due to the Corona disaster, we were unable to deliver the collected donations directly to the school in FY2021, but we will continue our support activities at our business sites. Distributing Fuji Café Products at the General Meeting of Shareholders Distribution to General Meeting of Shareholders attendees We distribute cookies made at Fuji Café, which is operated by Fujikura Gakuen in Izu Oshima, to those who come to the General Meeting of Shareholders to help our shareholders understand our efforts in support activities. Although we were unable to do so in FY2021 due to the Corona disaster, we will continue our activities to help shareholders understand the origins of the Fujikura Group's social contribution activities. “Volunteer for a Day” Activities for New Employees Painting (FY2019) Each year, newly hired employees participate in volunteer activities at Tama Fujikura Gakuen as part of their new hire training. These activities enable new employees to foster bonds with their colleagues, appreciate the mission of the Group’s founders, and recognize the importance of supporting Fujikura Gakuen. Although we were unable to work on site in FY2021 due to the Corona disaster, our new employees deepened their understanding through online training, including a talk from the head of the Oshima Fujikura Gakuen. On-site Sale of Fuji Café Products Located in Izu Oshima, Fuji Cafe is a living assistance center where students of Fujikura Gakuen undergo vocational training to gain independence. The Fuji Cafe exhibition and sale, which features products made by Fuji Cafe (pound cakes, cookies, etc.), has been hosted at the Fujikura head office with ongoing support. In addition, group company Nishi-Nippon Electric Wire also held a sales event for Fuji Cafe products in FY2021, as it did in the previous fiscal year, continuing the expansion of the circle of support. Fujikura Gakuen Product Fair held at the Head Office Fujikura Gakuen product fair held at Sakura Plant Fujikura Gakuen product fair held at Nishinippon Densen 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 Group company donations Many Fujikura Group companies, including Fujikura Ltd., make donations. The entire Fujikura Group considers the support provided to Fujikura Gakuen to be the focal point of our social contribution activities, and this support will be sustained going forward.