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Contributing to Local Communities 2012

Potato Charity Walk 2013 in Hong Kong

On March 10, 2013, a total of 21 staff of Nitto Denko Hong Kong and their families finished the 8.5-km walk and received a souvenir potato. The "Potato Charity Walk" is organized by Volunteer Space, a registered charity organization in Hong Kong. The event allows participants to experience how children of poor families in China's remote areas go to school every day by walking along rugged mountain roads with only a potato to fill their stomachs.

Employees solicited sponsorship from their colleagues, friends and families to support their participation in the charity walk. All in all, HKD14,390 was donated. The funds raised will benefit a "help-the-poor" program in China's remote areas supported by Volunteer Space, including building schools, helping children to receive a secondary education and a "one-child-one-schoolbag" activity which offers schoolbags to children.


Donating Proceeds from Bazaar to Toyohashi Zeni Bank

Nitto Denko Himawari cultivates sunflowers, in keeping with its name "himawari". Every year, it invites people in neighborhood associations, welfare institutions and employees' family members to have them appreciate himawari. On July 14, 2012, at its flower appreciation meeting, it held a bazaar. All goods sold out, and proceeds from the bazaar were donated to Toyohashi Zeni Bank, supporting welfare in the community.


Third charity bazaar


Donating proceeds of the bazaar

Charity Activities in Vietnam

Every year, Nitto Denko Vietnam organizes fund-raising efforts by employees for taking measures against damage from typhoons. In November 2011, the company sent a donation of approximately VND 3,000 (150,000 yen) in addition to a matching gift from the company.

Furthermore, in continuation from the previous year, at a charity event held on May 5, 2012 by the industrial park where Nitto Denko Vietnam is located, the company donated USD150 (approximately 13,000 yen). The funds raised will be used for supporting education and assistance of the poor in Binh Duong Province by means of building schools, medical institutions and the like.

Donation to Charity Organization in Virginia

On December 21, 2012, Nitto Denko Automotive Virginia donated items such as gloves, blankets and mugs to Urban Discovery Ministries. UDM helps establish inner city churches. The items donated were given to such churches.

Donation to Charity Organization in Virginia

Brest Cancer Awareness Activities in the Philippines

All participants from Nitto Denko Philippines

Nitto Denko Philippines joined “THE PINK RUN: D'Feeting Breast Cancer” on October 21, 2012. The Philippines reportedly has the highest occurrence of breast cancer in Southeast Asia. Considering that as much as 42% of its workforce consists of female employees, the company strongly supports the advocacy breast cancer awareness.

All participants from Nitto Denko Philippines successfully finished the 5-kilometer run. Funds raised in the event are to be used for promoting breast cancer awareness activities and clinics offering free screening.

Receipt of Certificate of Appreciation from Osaka Prefecture for Contribution as a Partner Enterprise in 'Midorinokaze Sokushin Areas'

Aiming to realize "Midorinokazeo Kanjiru Daitoshi-Osaka (Osaka - the metropolis where citizens can still enjoy lush greenery)," with the intention of mitigating the heat-island phenomenon, Osaka Prefecture is promoting the planting of trees in order to make "Midorino futoijiku (wide green axes linking the sea and mountains)," in more than a dozen places in the prefecture.

Nitto Denko Corporation Head Office received a certificate of appreciation for its work as a partner enterprise in this activity from Osaka Prefecture at "Midorinokaze Kanshasai" on March 26, 2013.

Award ceremony

Fund-raising for Digging Wells

Completed wells in Nepal

This year saw our fourth fundraiser for digging wells. Last year we completed three wells in Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines, bringing the total number of wells that we have donated to developing countries in Asia to date to ten. This year we again raised more than one million yen. The funds raised were donated to the Japan Asian Association and the Asian Friendship Society and will be used for the construction of five wells in Myanmar, India and Nepal.

Supporting Disaster Victims of Hurricane Sandy

At the end of October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the northeast US causing enormous property damage and loss of life.

The U.S. companies of the Nitto Group moved in support of the victims. Not only did they support affected employees, but they also donated money to the American Red Cross, raising money from both employees and the company. The total amount of donations, including matching contributions from each company, reached USD 6,112 (approximately 550,000 yen).

Christmas Philanthropy in Singapore

Employees of Nitto Denko Asia Technical Centre and Zensorium were split up into two groups, with one visiting Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home and the other a National Kidney Foundation dialysis centre on December 21, 2012. The employees gave Christmas gifts to patients, played music and games, and assisted nurses.

At the end of the day, they shared stories with each other of their activites and raised funds for the two facilities

Employees sing songs and play instruments

Donation of Scrap Packaging Material to High School In Virginia

Goalposts wrapped in scrap packaging material

Nitto Denko Automotive Virginia donated scrap packaging material to Kempsville High School on October 27, 2012. The scrap is used in goal post padding on American football fields to help prevent player injuries.

This kind of use also helps the company's recycling programs to reduce industrial waste.

Producing a Culture of Volunteerism in the Philippines

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. In support of the mission of the Philippines Red Cross (PRC) to create a culture of volunteerism as a means of saving lives, Nitto Denko Philippines joined the Million Volunteer Run 2 on February 10, 2013. All proceeds of the event, such as participation fees, will go to volunteer programs of the PRC.

Currently, the company has three employees who have been qualified and certified by the PRC and can provide volunteer standard first aid and basic life support procedures during catastrophes.

Challenges Contest – Offering Assembly Hall as Venue for Toyohashi Region Qualifying Round –

The Nitto Toyohashi Plant supports Toyohashi-shi Boys & Girls Invention Club by giving lectures at the workshop every summer.

In addition, the plant also offered the club use of its assembly hall as a venue for a regional qualifying round of the third National Boys & Girls "Creative Challenges" Contest on September 1, 2012. In this year's event, participants were told to come up with a miniature hybrid car powered by motor and rubber. Each team competed for speed and design, by lining up their ideas.

A team selected in the Toyohashi Region Qualifying Round in was commendably awarded the second prize at the subsequent national convention.

Children operate miniature cars

Receipt of Letter of Appreciation for Monetary Donation to Thailand flood relief efforts from the Provincial Red Cross Chapter of Ayutthaya

On October 25, 2012, we received a letter of appreciation and a report on the application of our monetary donation to the Thailand floods relief efforts from the Provincial Red Cross Chapter of Ayutthaya. They reported that 25,000,000 yen (approximately 10,000,000 baht) from the Nitto Group was utilized for the construction of dwellings for people who had lost their homes, the mending of damaged houses, the reestablishment of libraries in elementary schools and the purchase of books.


Libraries and houses rebuilt with monetary donation from the Nitto Denko Group

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