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Social Contribution Activities
The Itochu Enex Group engages in a wide variety of social contribution activities in all regions of Japan. Chief among these are the Eco Support Manifesto for Kids, a program to teach the importance of a beautiful global environment; the Itadakimasu Support Manifesto for Kids, a program to teach children the importance of food culture; and the Honoo no Chikara Support Manifesto for Kids, a program to teach children the importance of fire.
The Group provides financial support to the non-profit organization Yumeken, which works to give disabled people swimming guidance and opportunities for information exchange, and employees of Itochu Enex support the activities at the “Swimming Meeting for the Disabled,” which is sponsored by Yumeken, as volunteers. In addition, the Group uses art produced by the “Artbility” project of Tokyo Colony, a social welfare organization that helps disabled people to earn incomes through works of art by publicizing and discovering art by disabled people, in an original Itochu Enex calendar.
Furthermore, since fiscal year 2013, the Group has been holding picture book reading and narration events for children and sessions for the enjoyment of the power of words with the aim of nurturing children‘s personalities.
Discussion of Environmental Problems with Children by Means of the Eco Support Manifesto for Kids
Out of desire to bequeath a beautiful world to future generations, since fiscal 2007 the Itochu Enex Group has conducted the Eco Support Manifesto for Kids, a project in which employees visit kindergartens, nursery schools, and childcare centers in communities all across Japan to conduct environmental study sessions in which children engage in fun activities such as drawing pictures that depict environmental issues. We donate books on the environment to participating institutions as a gift for the children.
Dietary Education for Children Through the The Itadakimasu Support Manifesto for Kids
In an activity begun in fiscal 2010, Itochu Enex Group employees visit kindergartens, nursery schools, and childcare centers in communities all across Japan to conduct the Itadakimasu Support Manifesto for Kids, a dietary education program to teach children the meaning of mealtime expressions of thanksgiving, convey the importance of food and diet, and foster a sense of gratitude for daily meals.
Fire Education Activity for Children Through the The Honoo no Chikara Support Manifesto for Kids
In addition to the Itochu Enex Group’s dietary education program, since fiscal 2013 the Group has conducted the Honoo no Chikara Support Manifesto for Kids, a fire education activity with the theme of teaching children about the danger and importance of fire.
Collection of Cancelled Postage Stamps
At Itochu Enex business sites nationwide, employees collect cancelled postage stamps to donate to organizations that apply them toward funds for medical activities to assist people in developing countries and disaster areas or toward research funds to deepen public understanding of disabled persons. We donated 6.3 kg in fiscal 2014.
Report concerning “Enjoy the Power of Word”
The Itochu Enex Group engages in support activities for reconstruction in the Tohoku region after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
On November 15, 2014, we conducted fundraising for the children‘s charity "the Great East Japan Earthquake Miyagi Children‘s Scholarship Fund" at the venue (Taihaku Ward Cultural Center, City of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture) of an event "Enjoy the Power of Words," which we organized to support reconstruction in the Tohoku region. The many people who participated in the event were understanding and cooperative, and willingly gave to the fundraising. We were able to raise a total of \117,076 in donations, and deposited the money with Miyagi Prefecture on December 18, 2014.
We warmly thank everyone who lent their support and are pleased to report on our activity.
- About "the Great East Japan Earthquake Miyagi Children‘s Scholarship Fund"
- In Miyagi Prefecture, the Group put together a contribution for disaster-afflicted children as the Great East Japan Earthquake Miyagi Children‘s Scholarship Fund. Through this fund, the Group operates a system to provide support money and scholarships on a long-term, continuous basis to enable children who lost parents in the disaster to have stable lives and take their desired pathways in life.
- About the event "Enjoy the Power of Words"
- Picture book reading and narration events for children are activities sponsored by the Group.
With the aim of raising the next generation, who have the power to shape the future, as well-rounded people, and to help them grow into the cornerstones of future communities, the Group provides words with that leave a lasting impression and words that have power. In this way, the Group is supporting the creation of regions with the energy of words.
In 2014, the event was held in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, in November, attracting a large number of visitors to the venue. The Group will continue to hold this event around Japan.