NITTO DENKO GROUP CSR & Annual Report 2012

CSR & Annual Report 201232Promoting Education and International InteractionProviding Materials Containing Polarizer Film to Junior High School Students with the Assistance of People in Japan, the Czech Republic and BelgiumIn order for children to gain an interest in science and thus produce future scientists and engineers, “Photonics Explorer”, in which materials for science are offered free of charge to junior high school students, is being evolved in Europe. This is an industry-government-academia action, in which five universities, guided by the University of Brussels in Belgium, conceptualize and develop materials which are then manufactured by private corporations with the funding of the EU.Nitto Denko Czech and Nitto Denko Onomichi Plant cooperate in support of the initiative. Polarizer film is donated by the Onomichi Plant and employees of Nitto Denko Czech work to make the materials by hand. Through the NPO, 10,000 kits will eventually be distributed to over 10,000 junior high schools in 8 countries, including Belgium and the United Kingdom.In schools where polarizer materials have already been distributed, students are studying the wonder and fun of light.Supporting Sports31st Osaka International Ladies MarathonOn January 29, 2012, in line with the theme of “We support the Challengers with Shared Enthusiasm!” we cosponsored the Osaka International Ladies Marathon this year for the eighth time. Approximately 1,700 employees and their families from the Nitto Denko Group visited the stadium and about 550 employees participated in the event as volunteers. Some helped clean the site whilst others offered a taping service to runners.The start (Photo credit – Sankei Shimbun)We continue to work towards a better society by participating in a variety of honest and ethical activities in various countries around the world.Social Action ProgramMaterials containing polarizer filmEmployees of Nitto Denko Czech making the materials by hand