NITTO DENKO GROUP CSR & Annual Report 2012

CSR & Annual Report 201218Cultivation of Human ResourcesStart-up of new training system for cultivation of “Nitto Person”In preparation for the next stage of globalization, our training system has been drastically reviewed. In the van, the Global Business Academy (GBA), targeting mid-level managers, began in July 2011.GBA is a training program aimed at the cultivation and intercommunion of next generation-leader candidates from each area throughout the world. In fiscal 2011, 17 participants (7 from Japan, 2 from Europe, 2 from the U.S., 2 from South Asia and 3 from East Asia), who are the first generation of trainees, that is, inaugural class members, participated in the training program for one week in each of Japan and Singapore. The training was carried out entirely in English.A new training system, including GBA targeting senior-level managers and others, will be established within fiscal 2012.Corporate GovernanceGBA Training sceneScallop farmingLeveling of landNew Employees Participate in Reconstruction Assistance Activities after Great East Japan EarthquakeAs a part of new employee training in fiscal 2011, 42 new employees recruited by Nitto Denko participated in reconstruction assistance activities following the Great East Japan Earthquake.Forty-two employees were placed into two groups. The first group went to Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture from November 7 to 10, and the second group from November 14 to 17. Both groups participated in the following activities:•Scallop farming•Sorting and cleansing of cans soiled by the tsunami•Cleaning of an office of a damaged cannery•Leveling of land by separating sludge and rubble from gardens of private residencesThe two groups spent only a short period of time in Ishinomaki City, but some awakened to the importance of bonds (kizuna) while others were impressed by the positive attitude of disaster victims. They gained precious experiences.It was the first time that a social action program was introduced to new employee training. As an approach in which new employees learn the meaning of working as members of society and fostering their consciousness as corporate citizens, such a program will be continued in the future.