Social

Contributions to Local Communities

ISO:
6.8.3 Community involvement
6.8.4 Education and culture
6.8.5 Employment creation and skills
6.8.7 Wealth and income creation
GRI:SO1

Promotion of Social Contribution Activities

The Taisei group actively undertakes local and community activities in fields such as the local community,
environmental conservation, academic and cultural, etc., at our branches and construction sites within Japan and overseas, and at the Technology Center. The number of social contribution activities that we participated in for FY 2014 was 1,308 (total for previous financial year 1,076).

Number of Social Contribution Activities FY 2014

Examples of Social Contribution Activities

Headquarters, Technology Center

Since 1993 contributions of ¥15 million have been made annually (to a total of 478 organizations) through the "Taisei Nature, Historical, and Environmental Fund" charitable trust. (Head office)

  • Cooperation with the "training for educators in private companies" program organized by the Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs. (Head office)
  • Galerie Taisei

    Galerie Taisei
    Photo:Masaaki Aihara

    Spreading awareness of Le Corbusier at Taisei's Galerie Taisei (Yokohama City). (Head office)
  • Participation in the "Tokyo Green Ship Action" organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Government, cooperation in natural environment conservation of Mt. Nanakuni green preservation area in Machida City. (Head office)
  • Exhibition of the works of students of local specialist schools (arts related). (Headquarters, Ehime Hospital Partners)
  • Provision of lecturers to Yokohama National University, and holding special lectures. (Taisei Technology Center)
  • Cooperation in "Table for Two (TFT)" activities, with the objective of supporting meals for children in developing countries. (Taisei Technology Center)
  • Cooperation in "Training Handicap Persons for Independence" at the local activity home "Hikari" in Higashi Totsuka. (Taisei Technology Center)
  • Participation in creating nest boxes for dormice, tree-dwelling rodents, and cooperation with the Animal Pathway Research Society, and other wildlife organizations. (Head office)

Tokyo Branch (Tokyo)

  • Receiving internship trainees (Odakyu Shimokitazawa construction)
  • Cooperation in implementing disaster rescue dog training by NPOs on demolition sites. (Akasaka Twin Tower demolition site)

Kansai Branch (Osaka)

  • Participation in Osaka Marathon "Green Up" strategy.
  • Participation in "water sprinkling strategy" and implementation of water sprinkling. (Administration Dept.)
  • Annual participation in volunteer cleaning of graves before O-Bon. (New Meishin Expressway Hala construction)

Nagoya Branch (Aichi)

  • Participation in emergency snow removal operation. (Ueno Tunnel construction)
  • Participation in "Master Strategy for Rivers and the Sea" organized by Nishio City. (Yahagifuru River flow division facility construction)

Kyushu Branch (Fukuoka)

  • Participation in Wajuro tidal mudflats aosa (seaweed) cleaning activities. (Marketing & Sales Depts.)
  • Participation in "Eco-activities with Goya". (Nakayama Memorial Hospital refurbishment construction)

Sapporo Branch

  • Public site visits (in cooperation with clients) for local residents held 12 times. (Horonobe underground facilities construction)

Tohoku Branch (Sendai)

  • Ready mix concrete experience training for local first year junior high school students at the test mixing facility of a public ready mixed concrete plant. (Settai Road construction)
  • Implementation of anti-crime controls in Yamakoya district as a "blue control team" by fitting blue rotating lights to construction communication vehicles. (Kawamata Town decontamination project for the Ministry of the Environment)
  • Collection of about 80,000 used aluminum cans for drinking water, in association with the National Association of Foremen.
    These were exchanged for 4 wheelchairs, which were donated to the Fukushima Prefecture Iitate Village Social Welfare Council. (Iitate Village decontamination project for the Ministry of the Environment)

Chugoku Branch (Hiroshima)

  • Emergency supplies (bags for sandbags, temporary toilets) for the Hiroshima landslide disaster. (Administration Dept.)

Yokohama Branch (Kanagawa)

  • Site visits held for local residents. (Nishiya Tunnel construction)

Hoku-shin-etsu Branch (Niigata)

  • Grass cutting volunteer activities carried out near the construction site (800 m area). (Niigata Station Elevated construction)

Shikoku Branch (Kagawa)

  • Paving local roads with concrete, for effective utilization of concrete generated from trial mixing (Wajiki Dam construction)

Chiba Branch

  • Implementation of site visits for local residents. (Tajiri Highway external ring road construction site)
  • Participation in water sprinkling Master strategy. (Chiba CS Center)

Kanto Branch (Saitama)

  • Road cleaning and grass cutting on roads outside construction sites. (Ken-O Expressway Kitamoto box culvert construction site)
  • "Children's University" for elementary school children of Okegawa City (construction site visits). (Ken-O Expressway Kitamoto box culvert construction site)

International Branch

  • Cleaning drainage ditches of the roads around construction sites. (Taiwan, Highwealth Construction Songjiang Rd Mansions construction site)
  • Implementation of "Eco-driving", "Safe driving" training courses for drivers. (Sri Lanka, Colombo external ring road construction)

Companywide Initiatives

The Taisei group has installed automatic vending machines with a donation function, and a part of the revenue is donated to the NPO Borneo Conservation Trust Japan (cumulative about ¥15 million). Fifty automatic vending machines have been installed on construction sites, etc., for the "Giving back to Borneo Project" to preserve the Borneo elephant which is in danger of extinction due to the reduction in tropical rainforest in Borneo.

Expansion of Employee Volunteers

Every year environmental and social contribution activities are promoted as an activity item of the "Taisei Agenda".
And in fiscal 2012, we established volunteer days off for social contribution activities.
In FY 2014 social contribution activities have been carried out by construction sites, etc., in close contact with their communities, targets have been set and activities have become established, including visits to construction sites, etc.
Volunteer opportunities have been provided for environmental and social contribution activities to staff members and their families, and the number of participants was 189.

Number of Employees
Participating as Volunteers

189people

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