System for Supporting Employee Participation in Society
FUJIFILM Business Innovation and its affiliates believe addressing local community issues is not only our responsibility toward society but also leads to personal growth and self-motivation of each employee, as well as revitalization of the entire organization. Based on this belief we have built systems for supporting employee participation in society since the 1990s to promote our social contribution activities.
The "HASU Club," is an organization organized and managed by Fuji Xerox employees and retired employees to carry out community engagement activities. In 1990, at a "Society Contribution Committee" organized by the company and participated in by employees, the "HASU Club," was established as a platform for social contribution activities.The funds are collected from these employees continuously, a total of 14 times per year, through the deduction of fractional amounts of less than 100 yen from their monthly paychecks and periodic bonuses, in addition to personal contribution (in increments of 100, where contributions are arbitrary and can be made anywhere between a range of 100 yen to 9,900 yen). Alternatively, the contribution also can be made as an annual membership fee of 2,000 yen or above per year. These funds are then used effectively in the five fields of "social welfare," "culture and education," "natural environment," "international aid," and "support for the disaster revival," which are deemed necessary by the members.
Introduction of Actual Activities
The HASU Club operates its programs through its three working groups and one task as described in the following examples.
|〈Social Welfare Group〉
Theme for the activity：“Create a society that respects people’s individuality”
|〈International Aids, Culture and Education Group〉
Theme for activity：“Create a society where people can enjoy fulfilling lives”
|〈Natural Environment Group〉
Theme for activity："Pass down a green Earth to future generations”
|〈Natural Disaster Task〉
Theme for activity："Continual support to disaster-afflicted areas”
Social Service Leave / Volunteer Day Off
FUJIFILM Business Innovation was the first company in Japan to adopt a system of Social Service Leave. It allows employees to apply for a leave of between 3 to 24 months to join social service activities, such as volunteer work at social welfare facilities or JICA's Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers program.
FUJIFILM Business Innovation also started its Volunteer Day Off program in 1993, where employees can use their "reserved leave," or an accumulation of up to 60 days worth of unused paid leave for which the validity dates have expired, for up to 5 days a month to take a short-term volunteer leave. The program is used in various styles and for various activities. Some participate in a weekday volunteer event, some spend a whole week to work for the Special Olympics or assist reconstruction efforts in disaster-hit areas, and others join volunteer camps abroad.
Donation Website for Employees
In 2013, we created a donation website for all employees of FUJIFILM Business Innovation and its domestic affiliates. This donation website enables our employees to offer financial contribution in a fast and easy manner in the wake of a major natural disaster or emergency event.
When the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred in 2011, donations for survivors were made by many employees via bank transfer or collection boxes installed in the company. With the creation of this donation site, the complex job of tallying cash donations collected from various channels is no longer needed. The website also makes it easy to manage how much donation is collected, how much is distributed to whom and for what purposes.
Since its launch in fiscal 2013, we have provided funds collected via the site to support victims of the Yaan earthquake (in Sichuan, China), the Philippines typhoon, the Zhaotong earthquake (in Yunnan, China), the Nepal earthquake, the Kumamoto earthquake, and the Heavy Rain of July 2018 in Japan. Moreover, in fiscal 2018 we expanded the target of the donation website to include employees of FUJIFILM Holdings and collected donations for victims of the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake.
Since its launch in fiscal 2013, we have raised funds through the website to support the victims of the Ya'an earthquake (in Sichuan province, China), the Philippines typhoon, the Zhaotong earthquake (in Yunnan province, China), the Nepal earthquake, the Kumamoto earthquakes, and the heavy rains of July 2018 in Japan. We later expanded the targets of the donation website to include the employees of Fujifilm Holdings and collected donations for those who were affected by the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake in 2018 and the victims of Typhoon Hagibis in 2019.
Examples of Social Contribution Activities
We continue an array of initiatives contributing to society in the countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific, where we operate, despite the restraints that COVID-19 has placed on social activities.
1.FUJIFILM Business Innovation (China): Support for the continuation of social activities
1. Donation of printers, etc.
The company donated more than one million yuan of printers and consumables to 11 hospitals and healthcare facilities in Wuhan, Huanggang, Xiaogan, Xiangyang, Suizhou, and Jingzhou, which have been seriously affected by COVID-19.
2. Donation of disinfectants, etc.
The company distributed disinfectants, protective equipment, and other items for free to dealers in areas facing the threat of infection, including Hubei, Zhejiang, Henan, Jiangxi, and Anhui, helping them reduce business stress during the pandemic.
3. Continuing to provide customer services remotely via WeChat
To ensure that services are continuously provided to governments and health organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the FUJIFILM Business Innovation (China) Limited Customer Service Center promptly created a task force and quickly began operating remote customer services using WeChat, China's largest social media messenger app, which was an industry first. The company's well-trained staff provide online technical support and online product operations training to customers. Through this initiative, the company has helped customers to resume work in their offices while maintaining social distancing.
2. FUJIFILM Business Innovation Singapore: Meals-on-Wheels volunteer activity program
FUJIFILM Business Innovation Singapore launched the Meals-on-Wheels initiative jointly with NPO TOUCH Community Services. Meals-on-Wheels is volunteer program delivering food to elderly people living alone, who have extreme difficulty cooking or grocery shopping due to their physical condition, particularly during the lockdown in Singapore when people were prohibited from going out to eat. Twenty-one employees have volunteered to aid 255 elderly people through this program. Fuji Xerox Singapore will continue to work together with TOUCH Community Services to contribute to local communities.
3. FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia: Initiative to support the continuation of remote education during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Australian Business Community Network (ABCN), an Australian NPO, supports people from low socio-economic backgrounds through educational and mentoring activities. FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia has been a corporate member of ABCN since 2006. Through dialogue with the principals of its partner schools, ABCN learned of the significant digital divide faced by socio-economically disadvantaged students because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While opportunities to learn from home continue to increase during the pandemic, the digital divide forces these students to miss educational opportunities and opportunities to participate in ABCN programs. In response, ABCN launched the Laptops4Learning initiative to encourage participating companies to donate laptop PCs. FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia participated in this initiative, donating 150 used laptops that it had planned to dispose, to three schools in New South Wales and one in South Australia after erasing all of the data following ISMSnote1 Thirteen FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia employees volunteered to assist this program. The company will continue its activities contributing to the improvement of students' digital literacy, even in the new normal that will be created after the pandemic is overcome.
- note1 ISMS: Information Security Management System
4. FUJIFILM Business Innovation New Zealand: Continuing to provide customer services to the district health boards (DHBs)
FUJIFILM Business Innovation New Zealand provides almost all of the country's district health boards (DHBs) with the Managed Print Services, for which it undertakes the integrated management of offices' printing environments. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the print room operators of FUJIFILM Business Innovation New Zealand continued their support uninterrupted, almost around the clock. They continued to support the DHBs' testing and treating of patients. In March, as COVID-19 spread rapidly, it was necessary for the DHBs to print an extremely large volume of documents, including documents for the signatures needed for prescriptions and testing, as they worked to handle the emergency situation. The 45 members of the Managed Print Services team from FUJIFILM Business Innovation New Zealand worked as one to respond quickly to the DHBs' requests and continued to provide supplies and other goods without interruption. These actions enabled the company to contribute to New Zealand's stellar response to the COVID-19 crisis, which has been an example for the world. FUJIFILM Business Innovation New Zealand will continue to support the activities of the DHBs through their Managed Print Services, and continue contributing through its business to the government's initiatives supporting the health of the people.