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Contributing to Local Communities 2008

Community Day: Canosaville Children Home Christmas Party

On December 16 in 2008, as a part of our CSR activities, Nitto Denko Singapore Pte. Ltd. organized a Christmas celebration for children from Canosaville Children Home, a children’s nursing home.

Before the event day, we ran a donation drive and our colleagues generously contributed a collection of old story books and toys.

On the event day itself, we sang Christmas songs, gave quizzes, played games, passed out lots of presents, and ordered lunch for the children. One of our colleagues even dressed up as Santa Claus!

At the end of the day, Mrs. Anne Loh, the executive director of the home gave us a tour of the facility. All in all, the event was a great success and we were so happy that they enjoyed it.

Donation of Reflection Tapes for Traffic Safety to Local Board of Education

The Ibaraki Plant of Nitto Denko Corporation donated 22,500 sets of reflection tapes for traffic safety to the local board of education, who distributed them to elementary schools and junior high schools. It is our hope on this occasion that students will not only become fully aware of traffic safety but also that the reflection tapes be put to use for protecting students’ families and local citizens. The tapes are manufactured by Nitto Denko Corporation, Aichi Nitto Denko Corporation and Nitto Denko Himawari Co., Ltd.

Visiting Children's Nursing Home

As per their annual custom, Nitto Matex (Thailand) Co., Ltd. again visited a welfare institution this year. About 80 employees called on a local nursing home for children who are not able to live with their parents because of various reasons, where they distributed presents (small rucksacks and T-shirts), ran a talk-show, played games, performed live music and generally spent a happy time with the children. A Japanese employee, who is a representative of Nitto Matex (Thailand) Co., Ltd., greeted the children in Thai and asked if they understood his greeting, to which the children answered in chorus, "not at all." It was a heart-warming scene.

Participation as Local Business in Symposium Hosted by Ibaraki Citizen NPO

Nitto Denko Corporation participated as a panel member in "About CSR by Local Businesses", a symposium held under the auspices of the "Civic Activity Center of Ibaragi City", an Ibaraki citizen NPO. Regardless of the day being a holiday, approximately 80 citizens participated in the event with interest. This gathering, the first ever opportunity for us to communicate about Corporate Responsibility themes with local citizens, was a golden chance for us to let them know about our Group. We hope to maintain good relations with members of the local community for years to come.

Donation of Part of Nitto Premises for a Sidewalk

The west area and east area of the Ibaraki Plant of the Nitto Denko Corporation flank a local road. In the process of tearing down buildings which had been short of earthquake-resistance strength in the west area and replacing block walls with aluminum fences, Nitto Denko Corporation became aware that the road sharing borders with our south premises was too narrow to have a walkway. Out of concern for safe passage by local residents we donated a part of our land to the city government so that they could build a sidewalk.

Nitto Denko Himawari Launches New Business

Nitto Denko Himawari Co., Ltd., a member of the Nitto Group, launched a new cleaning business to add to their current tape processing business activities. Nitto Denko Himawari Co., Ltd. plans to meet orders from companies in the same industrial park as well as those from our own Nitto Group.

Exhibition of Paintings Drawn by Disabled Artist

When Nitto Denko Corporation moved headquarters operations to Osaka City, we had the notion that we wanted to buy paintings drawn by a disabled person to exhibit at the front desk and elsewhere. On referral from Nitto Denko Himawari Co., Ltd. we bought a painting titled "Haru no Omoide (Memories of Spring)" by the artist Yukio Sato. In 2008 Mr. Sato did another painting which we purchased entitled "Boku to Watashi no Natsuyasumi (My Summer Holiday)". It took Mr. Sato one and a half years to finish the picture, which he painted entirely with brushes in his mouth. Upon completion of the second painting, Mr. Sato visited Nitto Denko Himawari Co., Ltd. and watched our employees at work.

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"Boku to Watashi no Natsuyasumi"

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Mr. Sato creating

"Boku to Watashi no Natsuyasumi"

Assistance for Burns Victims

In February 2009, Australia was hit by a record heat wave. Bush fires starting in succession in the State of Victoria caused enormous damage including the loss of many lives. The area surrounding Nitto Denko Australia Pty. Ltd. located some100 kilometers from Australia's provincial capital, Melbourne, was also affected, and it is our sole consolation that there were no injuries amongst our employees.

Nitto Denko Australia Pty. Ltd. has donated a carton of Xtrata Perme-Roll to The Alfred Hospital Burns Unit, which is the only unit for burns in Victoria, to assist and support burns victims who were injured in the fire disaster.

Donation of Transdermal Patch for Local Anesthesia

In response to a request by the "Asia Child Care League", an NPO supporting pediatric cancer patients and their families, the Nitto Group has donated three years' worth of Transdermal Patches for local anesthesia. Children are scared of injections, and we wanted to do whatever we could to relieve their suffering and empower them in their battle against cancer. The patch, a type of transdermal pharmaceutic which produces local anesthetic effects, reduces pain by merely being put on the skin before injections. The pediatric cancer ward of Hue Central Hospital in Vietnam Transdermal Patch for Local Anesthesia.

Hydranautics Partnering with Water For People

In late fiscal year 2008, Hydranautics made a founding corporate donation of a "Village Sponsorship" to Water For People, a leading global non-profit dedicated to providing clean water to developing countries by developing locally sustainable drinking water facilities, sanitation facilities and education programs. To build on the foundational corporate sponsorship, Hydranautics employees around the world had the opportunity to participate in one-time and ongoing donation programs – payroll deductions, online giving as well as a recyclables drive/fundraiser.

Over 1.1 billion people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water – and 2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation facilities. As leaders in water filtration technologies and as an integral member of the clean water industry, we recognize that the reach and impact of our products not only improves life around the world, it also opens up opportunities for Hydranautics as a company to reach out to at-risk communities to make life better. We look forward to this beginning-of-legacy initiative as a sponsor and benefactor of Water For People and are excited about our future as a helpful global 'good neighbor.'

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