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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.

Following last year, the Fujikura Group volunteered for reconstruction assistance in Minami Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, from 23 to 24 November 2019. Ten employees participated and mowed the abandoned agricultural land.

Volunteer Activities Supporting Disaster Stricken Areas in Minamisoma image1

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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.

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 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.

Activity Details Lecturer Hours
Dispatch of instructor to university 107 person 618 hours
Visiting class 36 person 123 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

In 2017, Fujikura established the "Fujikura Scholarship" to support the development of science and engineering human resources who will lead the next generation of the Federal Republic of Myanmar (Myanmar). Since then, we have awarded scholarships to four science and engineering universities in Myanmar. Scholarship awarding ceremonies were carried out inviting scholarship students and their families, university officials, the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar, JICA, and Myanmar government ministries and agencies in Yangon on January 29, 2020 and Mandalay on January 30.
In addition, for the purpose of providing the latest technical information, we held a special lecture on the electric power situation in Myanmar and donated the "Fujikura Technical Review" to each school.

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 Furuishiba Cultural Center near the headquarters in 2019 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 event "Furuishiba Children's Summer Festival"

Fujikura participated in the "Furuishiba Children's Summer Festival", a local festival held on July 7, 2019. On the day of the event, 20 parents and children from elementary school attended and talked about the creatures and plants of "Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods" and the changes in the natural environment that are occurring in the world.

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

Fujikura invited about 30 kindergarten children and their parents to "Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods" to enjoy potato digging. At the same time, we held a simple study session to learn about the role of the biotope and the importance of nature.

Potato Digging1

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

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

Children's Science Tour in Summer Vacation

Fujikura held a Children's Sience Tour of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan & Science Museum at the Fujikura headquarters on August 22.
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan Tokyo Chapter regularly holds events such as conferences, lectures, experimental work and tours for elementary and junior high school students as community-based activities to promote academics.
This children's tour was held as part of the event, and we held it in support of the desire to help children who will be responsible for the future to resolve their disengagement from science.
The tour explained why global warming and Fujikura are working to protect biodiversity and native species. In addition, the children enjoyed studying by observing the power cables on the utility poles that they usually see casually and taking quizzes.

Children's Science Tour in Summer Vacation1

Children's Science Tour in Summer Vacation2

Children's Science Tour in Summer Vacation3

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 Gatharia Festival (Music and Outdoor Event)"
  • July: Supporting sponsorship by offering a venue for the Bon Odori Festival 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(Rice Cake) making ceremony

Fukagawa Gatharia Event

Fukagawa Gatharia Event

Fukagawa Gatharia Event

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.

Fujikura Sakura Summer Festival1

Fujikura Sakura Summer Festival2

Fujikura Sakura Summer Festival3

Accepting Internships

The Fujikura Numazu and Suzuka works have accepted internships from neighboring high schools this year as well.

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Internship2

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 held a "Bring Your Child to Work Day" for the children of its employees during the summer vacation for the purpose of contributing to society, work-life balance, and revitalizing the company.
On the day of the event, seven elementary school children participated in a factory tour and a lunch meeting at the employee cafeteria to tour their parents' workplaces.

"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.

Yonezawa Electric Wire Co., Ltd.

Yonezawa Electric Wire dispatches employees as instructors to elementary school ski schools in the Yonezawa city every year as part of local youth sports support.

Fujikura Automotive Asia Ltd.

Every year, Fujikura Automotive Asia Ltd. brings empty cans and plastic bottles from their homes and sells them to recyclers to give Christmas presents to residents of the "Sakuranbo house" facility for people with intellectual disabilities.

"Fujikura Automotive Cup Little League Baseball Tournament"1

"Fujikura Automotive Cup Little League Baseball Tournament"2

Fujikura Automotive Asia holds the "Fujikura Automotive Asia Cup, Youth Baseball Tournament" every year at the baseball stadium in the Hachimanpara Plant for the purpose of supporting sports for local youth. Twenty employees participated this year as referees and tournament management support.

Tohoku Fujikura Ltd.

Certificated "Akita City Energetic Children's Town Development"1

Certificated "Akita City Energetic Children's Town Development"2

Tohoku Fujikura has been certified as a "Akita City Energetic Children's Town Development" company. This system raises the spirit of supporting child-rearing in society as a whole, and aims to create a society in which everyone can work in a way that suits their wishes while maintaining a work-life balance. It certifies companies that support work-child-rearing balance and engage in child-rearing-friendly activities.

Fujikura Precision Ltd.

Fujikura Precision has opened a public green space "Tsunagu" Park -Hikari- on the premises of the employee parking lot that can be used by local residents. We value communication with the local community and aim a company loved by the locals.

Fujikura Cube

In response to a request from Sakura City, Fujikura Cube planted begonia in the flowerbed of the bus stop in front of JR Sakura Station.

Employment support for people with intellectual disabilities

Fujikura Cube holds company tours for those who wish to work from the high school of special schools, local employment and living support centers, their families, and those in charge of the employment support center. We also accept workplace training for those who wish to work.

International Group Companies

AFL Telecommunications LLC.(AFL)

AFL in the United States has been awarded the Live Life Blue Award "Blue Shoe" by the Health Insurance Society Blue Cross to recognize employers in South Carolina who are playing an active role in promoting employee health.

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

FAMX in Mexico donated daily necessities such as clothing and tableware to local migrant shelters.

Donate to migrant shelters1

Donate to migrant shelters2

FAMX in Mexico participated in World Food Day on October 16th and donated the food items brought by employees to a regional foundation that supports the eating habits of disadvantaged people.

Fujikura Automotive Paraguay S.A.(FAP)

FAP in Paraguay held a "Let's volunteer and support" campaign to renovate local elementary schools. We contributed to local schools by repairing electrical appliances, painting interiors, and decorating.

FAP in Paraguay watched a video of thinking about the global environment with children at a local elementary school on World Earth Day. And, we gave a lecture to children about the importance and responsibility of protecting the global environment, such as recycling of recyclable waste, saving water, and planting trees. Finally, we stamped the children's handprints on recycled paper and displayed them in the classroom.

Fujikura Automotive Europe, S.A.U.(FAE)

FAE in Spain participated in a mini-marathon "Company Run" held by the local chamber of commerce for local businesses. The purpose of this event is to improve the health of employees and strengthen teamwork, and the 8km course in Zaragoza will be entered by a team of three people, and all will finish the race. Twenty-one people from FAE participated and all completed the race.           

Company Run

Fujikura Automotive Ukline Liviv,LLC(FAUV)

FAUV in Ukraine visits a local orphanage once every two months to give gifts and play with children with disabilities.

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 of Thailand repaired and painted toilets and hand-washing areas at elementary schools in the city.

Repair of elementary school toilets1

Repair of elementary school toilets2

Repair of elementary school toilets3

FETL in Thailand participated in Children's Day events and donated toys, sporting goods and stationery.

Children's Day

Fujikura Electronics Vietnam Ltd.(FEVL)

FEVL in Vietnam visited an orphanage, made a donation and played with the children.

Visited Orphanage

Visited Orphanage

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