Community Engagement: Results and Activities in Each Country and Region in FY2020
In each of the Asia-Pacific countries and regions where we operate, we identify issues faced by local communities and conduct a wide range of social contribution activities in response to their needs.The following are major examples of these activities.
FY 2020 Performance
Activities in Each Country and Region
Offering Learning Materials in Emerging Countries: Sharing the Joy of Learning with Children
By using its production printers, FUJIFILM Business Innovation has been distributing learning materials in emerging countries in the Asia-Pacific region for contributing to narrowing educational disparity among children in those countries. We launched this project in the Philippines in 2014 and then expanded it to Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia. With the participation of more than 600 employees in total, we have supported about 95,000 children.
In Vietnam, where the educational gap between urban and rural areas is regarded as a social issue, we are implementing the project together with Save the Children, an international NGO. In fiscal 2019 we donated 8,000 books, such as picture books suitable for preschool-aged children, to kindergartens and school libraries in remote areas for use by 3,500 children. In fiscal 2020, we could not carry out sufficient activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we will continue with this project, and will work together with employees who want to pass on the joy of learning to children for their future, aiming to support a total of 100,000 children through the project by 2023 by enhancing collaboration with supporting NGOs and companies.
FUJIFILM Business Innovation Kyoto: Transcending Eras by Cutting-Edge Technologies
Using our multifunction devices and advanced technology in combination, FUJIFILM Business Innovation Kyoto has been contributing to the cultural inheritance by making exact reproductions of historical and other traditional documents since 2018. We have donated more than 250 replicas to shrines, temples, educational facilities and old families.
In 2018 we created replicas of Maeda Gen-i Sadamegaki (document showing the rules set by Maeda Gen-i under the Toyotomi administration) and the Nariai-ji Temple pilgrimage mandala, which is said to have been created in the Muromachi period. We examined the originals repeatedly in order to create, with the help of our development staff, reproductions that looked like the originals down to every last detail, including the traditional Japanese gold, white and red colors used. Opportunities to see these historical documents are limited because most of them have been donated to museums to keep them safe from disasters, age deterioration, theft and other risks for damage and loss. In contrast, the replicas can be viewed and even touched by the general public. The replica of the Nariai-ji Temple pilgrimage mandala is indeed used widely for education, tourism and research, answering the wish of the temple’s chief priest, who said, “I want to use the mandala as a material to educate history to local children.”
We will further improve our reproduction capabilities and will continue to contribute to the effective use and inheritance of invaluable information as well as of diminishing cultural assets.
HASU Club: Multi-generational Commitment of Employees to Supporting Local Communities
The HASU Club is a volunteer organization established in 1991 and is managed by employees of FUJIFILM Business Innovation and its affiliates. Its funding comes from the deduction of fractional amounts of less than 100 yen from the monthly salaries and bonuses of the employees in addition to personal arbitrary contributions (within the range from 100 yen to 9,900 yen, in increments of 100). This money is used to make donations to organizations engaged in social welfare, international culture and education, the protection of the natural environment, and disaster-related tasks.The funds are also used for activities by members of the Club.
In 2018 and 2019, a total of 59 members engaged in various activities to support the recovery from the heavy rain that hit Western Japan in July 2018 and from the 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake. Their activities included moving various items to and from damaged houses, the removal of mud, visits to people affected by the disasters, and the provision of assistance for soup kitchen.They moved various items to and from damaged houses and removed mud. Members of the Club also discussed the goals and vision to be pursued by them amid changes in society, while advancing the activities toward the community and enhancing both internal and external PR activities to gain more understanding from the society. In recognition of the fact that the Club has been promoting its activities for 28 years and has influenced other companies as an advanced model of corporate engagement, it received a grand prize for contributions to creating a mutually supportive society from the Tokyo metropolitan government as well as a special jury award for nature conservation from the Nature Conservation Society of Japan. We will continue to enhance the localized activities of the Club.
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