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With Local Communities Community Initiatives (Fostering Youth Development)

Kaneka Group engages in highly open and transparent corporate activities to build strong ties with communities and deepen stakeholder understanding of its operations as a good corporate citizen.

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Conducted regular plant and facility visits, on-site job experience programs, extracurricular classes, outreach lectures, seminars and other events for neighborhood students, local community associations and other groups. Also welcomed student interns and participated in Hyogo Prefecture’s work experience programs for junior high school students.

On-site job experience program for local junior high school students (Nagashima Shokuhin Co., Ltd.)
On-site job experience program for local junior high school students (Nagashima Shokuhin Co., Ltd.)

Plant visit by the local community association (Osaka Plant)
Plant visit by the local community association (Osaka Plant)

On-site job experience program for neighborhood junior high school students (Kaneka Foods Manufacturing Corporation)
On-site job experience program for neighborhood junior high school students (Kaneka Foods Manufacturing Corporation)

Plant tour inviting local university students (Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc., Kaneka North America LLC)
Plant tour inviting local university students (Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc., Kaneka North America LLC)

Takasago Plant, Kaneka Takasago Service Center Co., Ltd.

Conducted a plant visit and cake making for 60 third-graders in the neighborhood.

Takasago Plant, Kaneka Takasago Service Center Co., Ltd.

Shiga Plant

For the Walnut School (a local multi-stakeholder initiative), conducted three events for elementary school children in fiscal 2015 in the biotope neighboring the plant, such as nature observation trips and wild herb tempura food tasting.

Shiga Plant

Kashima Plant

Welcomed guidance counselors in neighboring high schools and conducted a company orientation, plant visit and discussion.

Kashima Plant

Hokkaido Kanelite Co., Ltd.

Held an environmental class for local fourth-graders on the topic of global warming for the seventh time in fiscal 2015.

Hokkaido Kanelite Co., Ltd.

Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc., Kaneka North America LLC

Provided scholarship grants to the local high school since 1994; committed to a $20,000 scholarship support over three years to students including the graduates of the Kaneka US Material Research Center established within Texas A&M University in 2013.

Graduates of the Kaneka US Material Research Center
Graduates of the Kaneka US Material Research Center

Kaneka Foam Plastics Co., Ltd., Kaneka Hokkaido Styrol Co., Ltd., Tamai Kasei Co., Ltd., Shinka Shokuhin Co., Ltd., Nagashima Shokuhin Co., Ltd.

Accepted students from neighborhood schools, including a special needs school, for vocational training. Showed students around the facilities, involved them in packing and lining boxes, and explained recycled products.

On-site job experience program for a neighboring special needs high school (Tamai Kasei Co., Ltd.)
On-site job experience program for a neighboring special needs high school (Tamai Kasei Co., Ltd.)

Takasago Plant, Kaneka Takasago Service Center Co., Ltd.
  • Held an eraser-making event at the Children’s Chemistry Show in Osaka by the Dream Chemistry 21 Committee. Around 330 children visited the Kaneka booth over two days.
  • Held a series of events, from planting sweet potatoes in May to a harvesting festival, for children from neighborhood kindergartens, elementary schools and special needs groups.
Taiyo Yushi Corporation
  • Held class lectures at neighborhood elementary schools on soap making as part of the third grade social studies curriculum. Also held soap making seminars for the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union and other organizations.
Kaneka (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Lectured at a local university on mental preparation as working members of society.
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