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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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Kaneka Foods Corporation, Nagashima Shokuhin Co., Ltd.

Distributed cold melon buns for free at the 2015 Hokkaido Marathon EXPO.

Kaneka Foods Corporation, Nagashima Shokuhin Co., Ltd.
Kaneka Foods Corporation, Nagashima Shokuhin Co., Ltd.

All parent plants, Kaneka Sun Spice Corporation, Osaka Synthetic Chemical Laboratories, Inc., Kaneka Tohoku Styrol Co., Ltd., Kaneka Hokkaido Styrol Co., Ltd., Taiyo Yushi Corporation, Tatsuta Chemical Co., Ltd., Kaneka Takasago Service Center Co., Ltd., Kaneka Hoken Center Co., Ltd., Kanto Styrene Co., Ltd., Shiga Denshi Co., Ltd., RIVER Co., Ltd., OLED Aomori Co., Ltd., Kaneka Medix Corporation

Held summer festivals and other events for neighborhood residents, employees and employees of partner companies. Also provided donations for various local events, exhibits to industrial fairs, polystyrene foam materials, soaps and other items.

Evening festival (Shiga Plant)
Evening festival (Shiga Plant)

Takasago Plant, Kaneka Foods Manufacturing Corporation, Kaneka Sun Spice Corporation, Hokkaido Kanelite Co., Ltd., Kaneka Takasago Service Center Co., Ltd., Tatsuta Chemical Co., Ltd., Kaneka Hokkaido Styrol Co., Ltd., Kaneka Solartech Corporation, Kaneka Medix Corporation, Kaneka Foods Corporation, Kaneka Foam Plastics Co., Ltd., Kaneka Belgium N.V., Eurogentec S.A., HiHua Fiber Co., Ltd.

Participated and cooperated in the Hokkaido Marathon as a special sponsor, and in sports events sponsored by neighborhood companies, industrial park associations and others (including marathon relay races, soft volleyball games, ground golf, bowling, jogging, futsal, soccer and table tennis), as well as in environmental festivals, etc. Also raised funds as part of various activities.

Exhibit at the environmental festival (Kaneka Solartech Corporation)
Exhibit at the environmental festival (Kaneka Solartech Corporation)

Supported G-soccer for children with disabilities (Kaneka Belgium N.V.)
Supported G-soccer for children with disabilities
(Kaneka Belgium N.V.)

OLED Aomori Co., Ltd.

Participated in the Aomori Nebuta Festival by producing a small-sized float (nebuta) using organic EL lighting panels.

OLED Aomori Co., Ltd.

Kaneka Takasago Service Center Co., Ltd.

While engaging with the community, held the first anniversary sale and autumn festival campaign of the Kaneka store. Also donated funds collected through local vegetables and fruits to a charity center.

Fund-raising with local crops
Fund-raising with local crops

Kaneka

Head of human resources was a panelist in a civic forum for promoting gender equality held in Otsu City with the theme "Get involved for an inclusive society: changing work styles changes companies and communities." Former governor of Shiga Prefecture, Yukiko Kada, was the facilitator (attended by about 250 people).

Get involved for an inclusive society: changing work styles changes companies and communities.

Tatsuta Chemical Co., Ltd.

Donated company products to a local municipality sponsored event. Also participated in a fund-raising activity for areas devastated by the Kanto and Tohoku torrential rains.

Tatsuta Chemical Co., Ltd.

Kaneka
  • Special sponsorship of the 2015 Hokkaido Marathon.
Osaka and Kashima Plants
  • Participated in the Fukushima Sunflower Foster-Parent Project to support Fukushima's recovery efforts (decontamination and providing employment opportunities).
Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc., Kaneka North America LLC
  • Participated monthly in Bay Cap, a social action group composed of Bay Area citizens, to engage in conversation with residents on environmental safety, security, economic problems and other issues.
  • Leads the regional community through various nonprofit organizations, communities, chambers of commerce and industry (including educational endowment, American Heart Association, American Chemistry Council and industrial institute).
Eurogentec S.A.
  • Participated in a campaign to eradicate Alzheimer's disease with a financial endowment from Kaneka Foundation.
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