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The Fujikura Group's Concept of Social Contribution Activities

The Fujikura Group's concept of social contribution activities is based on the Fujikura Group Corporate Philosophy MVCV (Mission, Vision, Core Values), which is to help customers create value and contribute to society through its "Tsunagu" technologies, as well as based on a statement in our CSR Basic Principles, which says, "each and every employees will become aware of his or her own role as a member of society, and act according to good social sense." We are carrying out social contribution activities in accordance with our CSR Basic Principles, setting forth the concept that "we make social contribution actively, respecting the cultures and customs of the various countries and regions we operate in."

Our social contribution activities began in 1919 when Harukichi Nakauchi, a former auditor of the Company, established an institution for the mentally disabled, Fujikura Gakuen, with his own funds. Since then, we, both as a company and as individuals, have supported the institution. In the same regard, as times change, we as a company have considered how we should become involved with society and have taken actions accordingly up until the present day. We have contributed to society for over 90 years since Fujikura Gakuen's founding. Recognizing that our support for Fujikura Gakuen is the starting point of our Group's social contribution activities, we are committed to continuing our support of the institution.

Formulation of the Fujikura Group's Basic Policy on Social Contribution

The Fujikura CSR Committee established the "Fujikura Group Basic Social Responsibility Principles" to enable easier, active promotion of social contributions by employees in conjunction with local communities.

Fujikura Group Basic Principles on Social Contribution

In line with its corporate philosophy and in response to the needs and expectations of society, the Fujikura Group will proactively conduct social contribution activities for the creation of a better society where people can lead more fulfilling lives.

History of Fujikura's Social Contribution

It was in 1919 that our predecessors made the sound of a factory construction hammer on the ground of Kiba in Tokyo. Since then, we have carved a history of about 100 years with everyone in the Kiba area.

From the foundation in 1885 to today, we have nurtured and protected the corporate culture that "we value our customers and live with society," and to the heart of each and every employee to this day. The activities of social contribution that people have done as individuals and corporations are still unchanged, and we are breathing as a corporate culture.

Year Contribution
1916 Kenzo Okada (former managing director) began providing financial support to education as an individual benefactor.
1919 Harukichi Nakauchi (younger brother of the founder and former auditor) established Fujikura Gakuen in Oshima.
1929 Tomekichi Matsumoto (the first president) donated a building for the new clinic opened by St. Barbana Mission at Kusatsu for people suffering Hansen's disease.
1935 Tomekichi Matsumoto (the first president) donated all 530 volumes of Gunsho Ruijyu written by Hokiichi Hanawa for the launch of Ninomiya Bunko (present Tochigi Prefectural Library).
1936 Tomekichi Matsumoto (the first president) made a monetary donation to RIKEN to support its research activities.
1938 Tomekichi Matsumoto (the first president) donated a meteorological station to Izu Oshima.
1939 Tomekichi Matsumoto and Fujikura Group companies established the research foundation named "Fujikura Kenkyusho" (present Fujikura Foundation) to conduct and support R&D.
1965 Restarted the education support activity launched before the Second World War via Fujikura Ikueikai.
2010 Established the Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods for local communities and biodiversity conservation

Key Activities

Relationship with "Fujikura Gakuen"

Fujikura Gakuen was founded on June 7, 1919 by Harukichi Nakauchi, younger brother of the founder of Fujikura and former auditor of the Company. He donated 230,000 yen (equivalent to about two billion yen today) from his own funds to construct this school for the mentally disabled on land extending over about 132,000 m2 in Izu Oshima. He also donated this land and the facilities necessary for the foundation of the school.

Currently, there are facilities in Izu Oshima and Tama (Hachioji city), about 100 staff members are doing education and welfare on a 24-hour system for about 130 students. Since its founding, the presidents and executive officers have supported the management as directors, and donations from employees have been continued to date as well as company donations. We hope to continue to support "Fujikura Gakuen" as the origin of social contribution activities in the future.

Harukichi Nakauchi, Founder of Fujikura Gakuen

Harukichi Nakauchi, Founder of Fujikura Gakuen

Oshima Fujikura Gakuen

Oshima Fujikura Gakuen

Founding Bio Garden "Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods"

In the redevelopment of the headquarters site, the Fujikura Group received a request from the local schools and local residents for planting and attention to biodiversity, and in November 2010, the Fujikura Group announced the pre-space bio Garden "Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods" founded in the headquarters premises.

"Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods" contains the wish that together with local residents in Koto area Koto ward "rich nature will continue until the future of one thousand years ahead."

There are 2,200 m² in size, two ponds and streams connecting it, a floating island, a promenade, etc. In order to reproduce the rich forests and forests of Musashino earth hundreds of years ago as living creatures have priority, We stuck to the native species specially.

Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods

Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods

Fukushima Reconstruction Support Activities

In the Fujikura Group, we will continue to support the people of Fukushima suffering from the fight against the rebuilding of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the damage caused by the rumors of nuclear accidents, and even during the course of time the experiences of the Great East Japan Great Earthquake deeply carved into our hearts We will continue "campaign" to go to Fukushima! "From the mind that it prepares for a huge earthquake that comes with the determination of "not forgetting "absolutely not weathering."

Following last year, the Fujikura Group volunteered for reconstruction assistance in Minami Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, from 26th to 27th October 2018. Twenty employees participated in mowing the grass.

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In the Fujikura group, we visit events such as stores dealing with products in Fukushima prefecture in Tokyo and Tohoku reconstruction goods exhibitions, purchasing local specialties from Fukushima, eating and supporting them.

Eat a product in Fukushima Prefecture and support image

Support to the Fujikura Foundation

The Fujikura Group supports the activities of the Fujikura Foundation, which gives financial assistance to researchers in the field of science and technology. This public interest incorporated association was initially launched as a research foundation (Fujikura Kenkyusho) by the second president Arata Matsumoto, being funded by the first president Tomekichi Matsumoto (100,000 yen) and by Fujikura Insulated Wire &Cable Ltd. (present Fujikura Ltd.) and Fujikura Kogyo (present Fujikura Rubber Ltd. and Fujikura Kasei Co., Ltd.) (1.1 million yen in total). The research foundation was opened in Yono City, Saitama Prefecture and then relocated to Sendagaya and then to Samezu. At the facility, research was conducted focusing on polymers.

Subsequently the name of the foundation was changed to "Shinsei Shigen Kyokai" in 1946 and the main activity of the foundation was changed to give financial assistance to researchers and engineers. Since then Fujikura has been contributing to society by supporting the activities of this foundation. The foundation became a public interest incorporated association on April 1, 2011 and changed its name from Shinsei Shigen Kyokai to the Fujikura Foundation on November 1, 2012.

Pro Bono Activities

The Fujikura group holds volunteer "Pro Bono" activities using the expert knowledge and techniques employees gain in their work. Below is a list of those efforts.

Activity Details Lecturer Hours
Dispatch of instructor to university 15 person 102 hours
Visiting class 74 person 92 hours

Collaboration with NPO / NGO etc.

Our company group supports participation in local communities and the development of local communities and participates in various activities. As one of these activities, we are also collaborating with NPO/NGOs and others. The main NPOs / NGOs are as follows.

  • Office Neighborhood Association
  • Japan Environment Club
  • Nature Leader Koto
  • Koto City Cultural and Community Foundation
  • Biodiversity Koto
  • Ecocap Promotion Association
  • Green Purchasing Network (GPN)
  • TABLE FOR TWO
  • Fairtrade Japan
  • Habitat for humanity
  • Koto Volunteer Center
  • Koto Ward Social Contribution Network (Korabora) and Others

Fujikura's Social Contribution Activities

Participation in TABLE FOR TWO

Fujikura has started selling TFT healthy lunch at the head office cafeteria since January 2014. TFT is a social contribution activity tackled by NPO Table for International, which tries to simultaneously resolve social problems of developing countries suffering from starvation and malnutrition and developed countries suffering from obesity and lifestyle diseases at the same time. When employees purchase TFT healthy lunch, 20 yen per serving will be donated from our company and will be used for school lunch fees for children in developing countries. 20 yen is equivalent to the amount of one serving school meal in developing countries.

Introduction Panel of TFT

Introduction Panel of TFT

Our Healthy Lunch

Our Healthy Lunch

Children in Developing Countries (from NPO corporation)

Children in Developing Countries (from NPO corporation)

Fujikura Scholarship System award ceremony in Myanmar

To better support the development of Myanmar, Fujikura Group visited universities with engineering programs and relevant government organizations in Myanmar from 2015 onward and surveyed their needs. We then established the Fujikura Scholarship Fund and increased our donations of the Fujikura Technical Review.
In the future, the Fujikura Group will continue to help in every way possible to contribute to the development of Myanmar and achieve growth in the Power & Telecommunication Systems Company in Myanmar.

Fujikura Scholarship System award ceremony in Myanmar

Fujikura Scholarship System award ceremony in Myanmar

Cooperation in Local Cinema Festival

Fujikura sponsored the "Koto Cinema Festival" held in Koto wards Kobuishiwa Cultural Center near the headquarters in 2018 as well. This cinema festival is intended to nurture new culture, and is planned and executed with the combined efforts of citizen groups and local government on the theme "Let's make Fukagawa a movie town." The town lives up to the example of locally born movie director, Yasujiro Ozu.

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Participation in the Local Community's Furuishiba Children's Festival

Fujikura participated in the local Furuishiba Children's Festival, held on July 8 of 2018, and hosted an event to go see the kingfishers in the "Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods" bio-garden. 27 elementary students and their parents saw the Millennium Woods' kingfishers.

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Experience Potato Digging in Bio-Garden "Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods

Our company invited about 30 kindergarten children and their guardians to the Biotope "Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods" for a potato digging event. The children were able to learn about the wonder of “living things” as well as the role of the “Millennium Woods” Biotope.

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Potato Digging2

Potato Digging3

Annual Blood Donation Activities

As in the previous fiscal year, we cooperated in the blood donation activity conducted by the Japan Red Cross Society with the participation of 86 employees in the Fukagawa district, where the head office is located.

Blood Donation

Various Events Held in Fukagawa Gatharia

Fujikura is a "Fukagawa Gatharia" that was born as a result of the redevelopment of the former Fukagawa Factory, and held various events and events in Fukagawa Gatharia for many office workers and local communities who work in the vicinity, actively I participated in local community activities.

  • May: GW event "Spring Gazza Fes (Music and Outdoor Event)"
  • July: Supporting sponsorship by offering a venue for the Bon Odori meeting of local neighborhood association
  • October: Halloween
  • November: Christmas illumination start
  • December: Christmas event (fire and light dance, Santa Claus photo session etc.)
  • January: Shishimai, Mochi-making ceremony

Fukagawa Gatharia Event

Fukagawa Gatharia Event

Fukagawa Gatharia Event

Factory tour at Sakura Millennium Woods and exploration event at "Fujikura Sakura Millennium Woods"

At the Fujikura Sakura Works we invited employees and their families on September 24, 2018, and held Factory tour at Sakura Millennium Woods and exploration event at "Fujikura Sakura Millennium Woods"."Fujikura Sakura Millennium Forest" is a green space in the workplace for the purpose of protecting the natural environment, building employee health, community with neighboring residents, etc. The children were very pleased by touching nature at the workplace where their father and mother are working.

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Senbonhama Coast Cleaning

The Fujikura Numazu Works also cleaned the Numazu city Senbon Beach coast of Fujikura, Meidensha, Ricoh this year and collected plastic products scattered on the coast, wood scraps, bottles and cans. This activity drains the water discharged from each company to the adjacent Shinkanchawa, and from the fact that it flows to the final Senbonohama coast, we conduct clean-up activities jointly by three companies during the environmental month.

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Acceptance of Internship

The Fujikura Suzuka and Numazu Works participates in corporate briefing sessions of neighboring high schools every year. We also accepted internship from local high school.

Support Work of the Disabled by Purchasing Bread

The Ishioka works provides a place for intellectually challenged students to sell breads made by them at a bread making facility operated by “Heartful Village” which is a local disabled support facility. The bread is sold twice a week during lunch time at the employee cafeteria.

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Social Contribution Activities at Fujikura Group

Group Companies in Japan

Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable

Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable implemented a summer vacation trip to the plant titled "Bring Your Child to Work Day," once again. The event was for children of employees. 18 elementary-school-aged children participated on the day.

"Bring Your Child to Work Day" image

"Bring Your Child to Work Day" image

"Bring Your Child to Work Day" image

Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable registered for the "Keep it Clean Oita Promotion Project" promoted by Oita city, and participate in cleaning around our plant. The plant formed The Nishiden Volunteer Group for the cleaning, and they work to clean during lunch breaks.

Fujikura Automotive Asia Ltd.

Every year, the employees of Fujikura Automotive Asia use the money from sales of empty cans and plastic bottles to recycling companies to give presents to the residents of the "Sakuranbo House" facility for the learning disabled. This year, 6 employees visited to deliver the presents once again.

 "Sakuranbo House"

Fujikura Automotive Asia Ltd. holds the "Fujikura Automotive Cup Little League Baseball Tournament" every year at the baseball field on the Hachimanbara plant grounds with the goal of supporting sports for local boys.
Once again, 20 employees participated as umpires and administrative support this year.

"Fujikura Automotive Cup Little League Baseball Tournament"

Fujikura Cube

Field trips are held for job seekers and their families from special needs education senior high schools and from the local job-seeking and lifestyle support center, and for staff of the job-seeking support center. Workplace training for job-seekers is also accepted.

International Group Companies

AFL Telecommunications LLC.(AFL)


AFL in the USA participated in a summer program held by Clemson University, where students experience cutting-edge labs, as part of the company’s student education support program.

Every year, employees of AFL in the USA volunteer to plant trees in local parks and other areas in the north of South Carolina State for TreesUpstate on ReLEAF Day. Last time, more than 30 associates, including AFL volunteers, their friends and families, planted 60 trees in Victor Park.
AFL has planted more than 20,000 trees for the last 20 years to support the environmental conservation program.

TreesUpstate Tree Planting

Fujikura America Inc.(FAI)

FAI in the USA packs different goods including stickers, coloring books, puzzles, drawing paper and boxes of crayons and brings them to children’s hospitals with the hope that the children who fight against disease every day can have even a little more fun.

The Community Center located near FAI in the USA receives a lot of contributions including household goods and food from companies and residents and thus requires packing to distribute them to low-income people and the homeless. Some of FAI employees volunteer to go to the city’s community center and help with the packing.

Fujikura Automotive America LLC.(FAA)

FAA in the USA joined Toys for Tots program and contributed toys in two large cardboard boxes and bicycles for disadvantaged children.

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Fujikura Automotive Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.(FAMX)

FAMX in Mexico donated PCs needed to equip classrooms to a local elementary school using money earned by collecting and recycling pet bottles and received a thank you note from the school.

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Some employees of FAMX in Mexico visited an elementary school to jointly hold an event with the children. During the event, the FAMX members played a video of their own making with the intention of raising children’s awareness to ozone-layer depletion, forest preservation, protection of endangered animals and recycling.

Fujikura Automotive Paraguay S.A (FAP)

FAP in Paraguay has implemented Shelter a Heart campaign. This campaign aims to donate coats, blankets, cookies and other goods to the facilities where children and the elderly live. FAP employees delivered donations from the company and the labor association to 202 children and 43 elderly people.             

Shelter a heart

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Fujikura Europe Ltd.(FEL)

FEL in the UK took part in Christmas Jumper Day event, in which participants wear a sweater with a pattern connected with Christmas, and dispensed charity for local children.

Fujikura (China) Co., Ltd.(FCH)

FCH in China and FHEV (Fujikura Hengtong New Energy Vehicle Research & Development Co., Ltd.), which is also located in China, jointly visited Fujikura Kibou Elementary School and mingled with the children, teachers, and local school district directors.
Triggered by Shanghai Japanese Commerce & Industry Club’s participating in the Kibou Elementary School support program, FCH also joined the activity as a member of the club and established Fujikura Kibou Elementary School in Zhangmuqiaozhen, Shucheng Prefecture, Luan City, Anhui Province in 2007. Since then, the Fujikura Group has supported the program in different ways, regarding it as contribution that Fujikura Group can do to Chinese society.

Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) Ltd.(FETL)

FETL in Thailand has repaired old playground equipment so that local children can play with peace of mind.

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FETL in Thailand participated in events of children's day for employees and organized events for children to enjoy. Also, I donated sports equipment and stationery etc.

Children's Day

DDK (THAILAND) Ltd.(DDK-T)

DDK-T in Thailand visited a local elementary school to repair an old school building. The school building was painted to improve the educational environment.

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Local youth education3

Fujikura Federal Cables Sdn. Bhd.(FFC)

FFC in Malaysia admits local students to the plant tours as part of the student education program. The company also accepts interns from universities and offers training.

Fujikura Electronics Vietnam Ltd.(FEVL)

Some employees of FEVL in Vietnam visited an orphanage that raises more than 130 children aged 0 to 16 years. The company payed out some portion of funds for social contribution to donate to the facility daily necessities including food and diapers. The employees played with children there all day long, volunteering for different services.

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