CSR(Corporate Social Responsibility):Continuous Development of Trust

Contribution to Local Communities and Society

Tanaka Kikinzoku Group aims to develop activities that can contribute to the local communities and countries with which we are linked through our business activities so that they can be more healthy and prosperous. We are developing support activities as corporate efforts, as well as volunteer activities of the employees, in various places with focus on continuity.

Tokyo 2020 Official Supporter

TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. has signed an agreement with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to become a Tokyo 2020 Official Supporter in the category of "Precious Metals and Jewelry" under the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme.

Certification as a Tokyo Sports Promotion Company and as a Sports Yell Company

TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. sponsors various sports events and also organizes health-promoting events and other programs that encourage employees to have interaction with each other and improve their health through sports activities.
In addition, we became an official partner of the Japanese Para-Sports Association (JPSA) in 2012 and started to co-sponsor the Japan Blind Football Association (JBFA) and the Japanese women's blind football team in 2017. In recognition of those activities, TANAKA Holdings was certified as a Tokyo Sports Promotion Company by the Tokyo Municipal Government for four consecutive years from fiscal 2015 and as a Sports Yell Company by the Japan Sports Agency for two consecutive years from fiscal 2017, respectively.

Support of and Participation in Sports for People with Disabilities

Tanaka Kikinzoku involves employees in Japan Para Championships organized by the Japanese Para-Sports Association, as well as domestic and international competitions of blind football, as cheering spectators and volunteers. Both the number of our employees who have participated in various activities related to such sports and the cumulative total of participants are steadily increasing. To further stimulate the activities, we launched a new program to recruit "para-supporters," who continuously engage in activities to raise awareness of para-sports, from each plant and facility in fiscal 2018. As the first initiative, the supporters watched a goalball game for cheering and joined an event to experience the sport while wearing the same jacket in February 2019. We will continue our efforts to further enhance the understanding of sports for people with disabilities and promote them through various opportunities including spectating and cheering and volunteer activities at the National Sports Festival for People with Disabilities scheduled in October 2019.

Co-sponsorship of Robot Contest for Technical College Students (Kosen-Robocon)

Competition of ideas - Robot Contest of National Colleges of Te chnology (Kosen-Robocon) is an event where technical college students th ink outside the box and create robots by themselves to experience the joy of manufacturing. Students from 62 campuses of 57 technical colleg es all over Japan compete in a preliminary round in eight regions, and the 25 teams that have won the round move into the national competition held in Tokyo.
Tanaka Kikinzoku Group has co-sponsored the Robocon for technical college students since 2012 to support manufacturing activities of young engineers.

National competition of Kosen-Robocon in November 2018

Various Activities

【Donation and Fund-raising Activities】
We made a donation to MIDS (a fund for mentally retarded persons) with proceeds from an internal flea market.
Tanaka Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd. No. of participants: 200
July 2018

Tiny pin with
pink sapphire
on K18 pink gold

We donated part of the proceeds from the sales of pink ribbon products to "Smile Fund" of the Japan Cancer Society
Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry K.K. April 2018 to March 2019
【Sports Promotion Activities】
We provided a total of 12 medals for Tokyo Marathon 2019, which were awarded to the respective top three finishers (gold, silver and bronze medals) in the men's and women's marathon races as well as to those in the men's and women's wheelchair marathon races, which have been international races since 2016.
TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. March 2019
Our employees worked as corporate volunteer staff at the first water station in the Penang Bridge International Marathon.
Tanaka Electronics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. No. of participants: 20
November 2018
【Cultivation of Human Resources and Development of Art and Culture】
We visited Tokai University Takanawadai Junior High School and gave a lesson to let the students know the properties of precious metals and the scenes of life where precious metals are used.
Headquarters of TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd., Shonan Plant of Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. November 2018
【Local Cleaning Activities】
The following plants and facilities implement activities to clean plants, their neighborhood and other areas in a regular manner.
Plants and facilities of Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.,
Saga Production Headquarters of Tanaka Denshi Kogyo K.K.,
Electroplating Engineers of Japan, Limited,
Main Store (Ginza) of Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry K.K.,
Tanaka Electronics (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.
【Blood Donation】
The following plants and facilities hold a blood drive in a regular manner.
Isehara Plant, Hiratsuka Plant and Shonan Plant of Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.,
Saga Production Headquarters of Tanaka Denshi Kogyo K.K.,
Tanaka Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd., Tanaka Electronics (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.,
Tanaka Electronics Taiwan Co., Ltd.
  • Donation and fund-raising activities

    Tanaka Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • Sports promotion activities

    Gold, silver and bronze medals for Tokyo Marathon 2019
  • Cultivation of human resources and development of art and culture

    Lesson given at the school
  • Local cleaning activities

    Tanaka Electronics (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.

Tanaka Kikinzoku Memorial Foundation

○Scholarship Program

We set up a scholarship program that aims to support academic, technological and socio-economic development in fiscal 2018. Students majoring in science and technology are applicable. To be the candidates, undergraduate students must be at the age of 23 or younger and postgraduate students must be at the age of 30 or younger. The scholarship period is one year. In the first fiscal year of the program, applications were invited only from Tohoku University and scholarships were provided to three students.

○Grants for Research on Precious Metals

This grant program has been carried out every year since fiscal 1999 to support research and development on new technologies to which precious metals can contribute. We received a total of 188 applications for this 20th invitation and provided grants of 16.2 million yen in total to 24 research projects.

Development of an iridium oxide microelectrode that can perform localized pH measurements in the body
Gold Award 2 million yen
Dr. Tatsuro Goda, Assistant Professor at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Creation of an analog nano-spin memory device using CoPt-based nanocomposite material and an application of brain-like information processing
Gold Award 2 million yen
Dr. Shunsuke Fukami, Associate Professor at Tohoku University

○Bond of Love - Cherry Blossom Trees Planting 135

This "Bond of Love - Cherry Blossom Trees Planting 135" program was launched in 2013 as a volunteer initiative to assist the recovery of the Tohoku Region from the Great East Japan Earthquake. In its sixth year, we changed the style of activities and gave "double support" (purchase of goods produced in the affected area) instead of collecting money from employees. The double support consists of the purchase of items produced in the affected area by employees as the first support and the donation of the money equivalent to the purchases by Tanaka Kikinzoku Memorial Foundation as the second support.
With this year's planting, we achieved the goal of planting 135 trees by 2020 when we celebrate our 135th year in business. We were also able to expand the support and added the "maintenance of the cherry blossoms" to the original aims of " creation a row of the trees in the furthest inland areas hit by the tsunami so that they can be landmarks for evacuation," "inheritance of memories" and "peace of mind of the people affected by the earthquake."

in November 2018 Planting of cherry blossom trees