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Social Contribution Activities

The Fujikura Group's Concept of Social Contribution Activities

The Fujikura Group's social contribution activities are based on the our Group Management Philosophy;MVCV(Mission,Vision,Core Value) "The Fujikura Group contributes to customer value creation and society through "Tsunagu"(connecting) technology." As well as based on "Each employee is aware of their role as a member of society and acts with social decency" in the Group's basic CSR pricipales. In addition, the Group's CSR activity guidelines stipulate that "we will respect the culture and customs of each country and region and actively engage in social contribution activities." These ideas are the basis of our social contribution activities.

Our social contribution activities began in 1919 when Harukichi Nakauchi, a former corporate auditor of the Company, invested his own money to establish "Fujikura Gakuen," an educational facility for people with intellectual disabilities. Since then, we have supported "Fujikura Gakuen" from the viewpoint of both the company and the individual, and as one of the DNA of the Fujikura Group, we have been looking at and practicing the relationship between companies and "society" as the times have changed. Since the establishment of "Fujikura Gakuen", we have been engaged in social contribution activities for about 100 years. We will continue to carefully protect this support for "Fujikura Gakuen" as the starting point for the Fujikura Group's social contribution activities.

Fujikura Group's Basic Policy on Social Contribution

The Fujikura Group CSR Committee has established the "Fujikura Group Basic Social Responsibility Prinsiples" to facilitate activities for employees to actively promote social contribution activities in collaboration 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

Our predecessors built a factory in Kiba, Tokyo in 1919. Since then, we have spent about 100 years with everyone in the Kiba area.

From the founding in 1885 to the present, we have nurtured and protected our corporate culture that "we value our customers and live with society." and have inherited it in the hearts of each and every employee until today. The social contribution activities that our predecessors have carried out as individuals and as a company are still alive 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

The Fujikura Group supports the ongoing reconstruction activities of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the people of Fukushima who are suffering from the rumors of the nuclear accident. And even during the course of time the experiences of the Great East Japan Earthquake deeply carved into our hearts. With the determination of "never forget" and "never let it weather", we will continue the "go to Fukushima!" campaign with the intention of preparing for the coming huge earthquake.

Fujikura Group participates in reconstruction support volunteer activities in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture every year until 2019, and employees are mowing abandoned agricultural land.
(From 2020, it will be canceled due to the influence of COVID-19.)

Volunteer Activities Supporting Disaster Stricken Areas in Minamisoma image1

The image shows the activity in 2019

Volunteer Activities Supporting Disaster Stricken Areas in Minamisoma image2

Volunteer Activities Supporting Disaster Stricken Areas in Minamisoma image3

The Fujikura Group visits events such as Fukushima Prefecture's product stores in Tokyo and the Tohoku Reconstruction Products Exhibition to purchase, eat, and support Fukushima's specialty products.
From FY2020, we will provide personal support.

Eat a product in Fukushima Prefecture and support image

The image shows the activity in 2019

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 COMPOSITES Inc. 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.
(Since FY2020, activities have been restricted due to the effects of the COVID-19.)

Activity Details Lecturer Hours
Dispatch of instructor to university 5 person 75 hours
Visiting class 4 person 13 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
  • Nature Leader Koto
  • Biodiversity Koto
  • Koto City Cultural and Community Foundation
  • Ecocap Promotion Association
  • Green Purchasing Network (GPN)
  • Fairtrade Japan
  • 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)

Cooperation in Local Cinema Festival

In FY2020, we co-sponsored the "Koto Cinema Festival" held at the Furuishiba Cultural Center in Koto Ward near the Fujikura Head office. 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.


Participation in the Local Community event "Furuishiba Children's Summer Festival"

Fujikura participates in the local festival "Furuishiba Children's Summer Festival".
Every time, about 20 parents and children of elementary school students are given an ESD "Education for Sustainable Development" for children while having fun with quizzes.
(In FY2020, it will be canceled due to the influence of COVID-19.)


The image shows the activity in 2019


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

Fujikura invites nearby children to the bio garden "Fujikura Kiba Millennium Forest" to experience potato digging.
At the same time, we also hold simple study sessions to learn about the role of biotopes and the importance of nature.

Potato Digging1

Potato Digging2

Potato Digging3

Blood Donation Activities

The Fujikura Group, about 2,500 people participate in blood donation activities annually.
(Since FY2020, activities have been restricted due to the effects of the COVID-19.)

At the Fujikura head office, we donated blood from the Japanese Red Cross Society.Many employees are cooperating in blood donation even in the cold weather on the day.

Fujikura Automotive Paraguay S.A (FAP) in Paraguay donates blood on-site on World Blood Donation Day.
A local hospital visits the factory with a blood donation car, and many employees cooperate.

Fujikura Automotive Europe, S.A.U.(FAE) of Spain has posted an in-house notice regarding blood donation and is calling on employees to cooperate in blood donation.

Fujikura Automotive Guangzhou Co., Ltd. (FAGL) in China, employees are also actively participating in blood donations.

Employees of FETL's Navanakorn Factory No. 3 in the Kingdom of Thailand donate blood to the Thai Red Cross Society once every three months.

Pink Ribbon Campaign

Fujikura carries out the Pink Ribbon Campaign every October at head office and other offices during Pink Ribbon Month.
In this campaign, we hold briefing sessions to deepen as many employees as possible about the importance of life and the importance and awareness of early breast cancer consultation, and raise funds for the Japan Cancer Society.

Pink Ribbon Campaign1

Pink Ribbon Campaign2

Cooperate with the Spring Break Environmental Study Session
(Sponsored by Koto Ward Climate Change Countermeasures Division)

The Fujikura is cooperating with an environmental study session during spring break sponsored by the Koto Ward Climate Change Countermeasures Division.
We explain to the participating elementary school students and their parents about biodiversity efforts such as animals and plants native to Japan through "Fujikura Kiba Millennium Forest".
When looking for creatures in the Fujikura Kiba Millennium Forest, I enjoy interacting with the locals by talking about the kingfisher that nests in the biotope every year.

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.
(From 2020, many activities have been suspended due to the influence of COVID-19.)

  • May: GW event "Spring Gatharia Festival (Music and Outdoor Event)"(Canceled in 2020)
  • July: Supporting sponsorship by offering a venue for the Bon Odori Festival of local neighborhood association(Canceled in 2020)
  • October: Halloween(Canceled in 2020)
  • November: Christmas illumination start
  • December: Christmas event (fire and light dance, Santa Claus photo session etc.)(Canceled in 2020)
  • January: Shishimai, Mochi(Rice Cake) making ceremony(Canceled in 2021)

Fukagawa Gatharia Event

The image shows the activity in 2019

Fukagawa Gatharia Event

Fukagawa Gatharia Event

The image shows the activity in 2019

Fujikura Sakura Works Summer Festival

The Fujikura Sakura Works holds a summer festival inviting employees, their families, and local residents every Summer. The weather was nice this year, and we had a great time with many neighbors and the families of our employees at events such as food stalls, talent shows, and fireworks.
(From FY2020, it will be canceled due to the influence of COVID-19.)

Fujikura Sakura Summer Festival1

Fujikura Sakura Summer Festival2

Fujikura Sakura Summer Festival3

Accepting Internships

The Fujikura Group accepts internships from nearby schools every year.



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.

Support Work of the Disabled by Purchasing Bread Image

Social Contribution Activities at Fujikura Group

Group Companies in Japan

Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable

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.

The image shows the activity in 2019

Tohoku Fujikura Ltd.

Tohoku Fujikura Ltd. donated masks to a nursery school and kindergarten in Akita City in April.  
We donated medical masks because there is a shortage of masks for staff in nursery schools and kindergartens.
The nursery school and kindergarten are very pleased, and we are also introducing them to our website.

Fujikura Precision Ltd.

Fujikura Precision Ltd. employees have received the Encouragement Award / Individual at the "50th Sports Awards" sponsored by Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun, a local newspaper company in Kumamoto Prefecture.
Fujikura Precision Ltd. also dispatches instructors as a regional sports support activity to bowling instruction sessions with Saga Prefecture-sponsored National Athletic Meet athletes for local adults, high school students, junior high school students, etc.

Fujikura Shoji Co.,Ltd.

Fujikura Shoji Co.,Ltd. donates rice to the Sapporo City Mother and Child Welfare Association.
Along with a thank-you note from the Sapporo City Mother and Child Welfare Association, we also received a thank-you note from single-parent families who received the rice milling.
As I read the thank-you letters one by one, I was able to confirm that they were more than expected, and I believe that they contributed to the improvement of the welfare of mothers and widows.

International Group Companies

AFL Telecommunications LLC.(AFL)

AFL in the USA has created masks and face shields to prevent COVID-19 infections and donated them to the Spartanberg Community Health System, local paramedics and police stations.

AFL has Canadian employees donating to a local food bank for Christmas.

TreesUpstate Tree Planting

Fujikura Automotive Romania S.R.L.(FAR)

FAR in Romania has worked with the engineering department to create face shields for medical centers, facilities and hospitals in Cluj County due to the difficulty in procuring protective equipment against COVID 19 infections. We have donated more than 700 pieces.

Fujikura Automotive Ukraine Lviv, LLC.(FAUV)

FAUV in Ukraine an orphanage once every three months to make gifts for children with disabilities and spend time playing with them.

FAUV is helping to feed the animal shelter "Mercy".

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

FAMX in Mexico supports health and safety education for Norte University students and teachers, and online virtual conference training in law.

Fujikura Automotive Paraguay S.A.(FAP)

FAP in Paraguay is engaged in a variety of community support activities, including Contribution for local fire departments, providing food to foster parents, and donating books to public schools.

Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) Ltd.(FETL)

FETL in the Kingdom of Thailand is conducting employee fund-raising activities to support medical and equipment costs for COVID-19 measures to Thammasat Hospital and donating medical equipment purchase support funds to Lamphun Hospital.
In addition, we donated to the Foundation for Child and Family Rehabilitation and Development. As a support for local culture, we are engaged in various activities such as food and goods support for monks.

Fujikura Fiber Optics Vietnam Ltd.(FOV)

FOV in Vietnam is engaged in various support activities such as collecting donations to support the victims of the central Vietnam floods in October.