Corporate Social Responsibility:
For Customers, for the Environment and for Society

Contribution to Local Communities and Society

Tanaka Kikinzoku Group is committed to the activities we can perform to 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.

Tanaka Kikinzoku Memorial Foundation

Grants for Research on Precious Metals

To support various efforts for "the new world developed by precious metals," this grant program invites research projects on precious metals in any discipline, such as research on new technologies to which precious metals can contribute. We received a total of 167 applications for this 19th invitation and provided grants of 15.2 million yen in total to 23 research projects.

Dr. IKEUCHI Yoshiho Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo

Development of a platinum electrode device for manipulating artificial nerve tissues produced from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)

Gold Award
2 million yen
Dr. IKEUCHI Yoshiho
Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo

Dr. TANAKA Katsunori Chief Scientist, RIKEN

In vivo precious metal catalysis in mammals for treatment of disease

Gold Award
2 million yen
Dr. TANAKA Katsunori
Chief Scientist, RIKEN

Bond of Love - Cherry Blossom Trees Planting 135

We have performed various volunteer activities to support the rehabilitation of the Tohoku Region since the Great East Japan Earthquake. In fiscal 2013, we launched support activities under the theme of "inheritance of memories" with the initial target of creating a row of cherry blossom trees in the furthest inland areas hit by the tsunami so that they can be landmarks for evacuation. We now develop the support activities funded by donations from employees with the aims of maintaining the planted cherry blossom trees and passing down the story of the great tsunami to next generations. The goal is to plant 135 trees by 2020 when we celebrate our 135th year in business, and we have planted 127 trees in total so far.

愛の絆 桜の植樹135

TANAKA NOW

The contact point for the "Bond of Love - Cherry Blossom Trees Planting 135" activities was transferred from CSR Promotion Department to Tanaka Kikinzoku Memorial Foundation in April 2017, and I participated in the planting of cherry blossom trees for the first time. While I had been involved as a volunteer for the fundraising activities before, I learned that the operation staff has to work much harder than participants. As the "Bond of Love - Cherry Blossom Trees Planting 135" initiative has been well established in the Tanaka Kikinzoku Group with the activities of the past six years, a large amount of money was donated from Group companies again this year. While placing great value on the activities that we have accumulated, we will work to improve our activities and continuously contribute to the rehabilitation of the affected areas in cooperation with you.

AKAI Takako
Secretariat, Tanaka Kikinzoku Memorial Foundation
(assistant to Manager of Finance and Accounting Department, TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd.)


Support of Sports for People with Disabilities

Tanaka Kikinzoku supports and cheers sports for people with disabilities through an agreement to become an official partner of the Japanese Para-Sports Association and other initiatives. Furthermore, we started to co-sponsor the Japan Blind Football Association (a non-profit organization) and the Japanese women's blind football team in April 2017.
In fiscal 2017, in addition to watching and cheering as well as participation in volunteer activities at Japan Para Championships organized by the Japanese Para-Sports Association and domestic and international competitions of blind football, we organized events to experience "boccia" as a measure to promote sports for people with disabilities within the company. More than 750 employees in total participated in the events, which were held at the worksites and as part of the corporate sports festival in October 2017.

Event to experience boccia in the corporate sports festival in October 2017
Event to experience boccia in the corporate sports festival in October 2017

Selected as a model company in the promotion of sports in Tokyo for fiscal 2017 for three consecutive years


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

Competition of ideas - Robot Contest of National Colleges of Technology (Kosen-Robocon) is an event where technical college students think outside the box and create robots by themselves to experience the joy of manufacturing. Students from 62 campuses of 57 technical colleges all over Japan compete in a preliminary round in eight regions, and up to 26 teams are selected to 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, and President Akira Tanae presents a special award in the national competition. Tanaka Kikinzoku Group will continue to support the Kosen-Robocon.

Main Activities
[Donation and Fund-raising Activities]

We held internal flea markets and donated two recumbent bicycles purchased from the proceeds to a community activity support center.
Worksite: Saga Production Headquarters, Tanaka Denshi Kogyo K.K.
No. of participants: 125
Date: August to December 2017

We donated proceeds from internal flea markets and the sales of used PCs and miscellaneous goods in the company to a childhood cancer treatment fund.
Worksite: Tanaka Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd.
No. of participants: 200
Date: July 2017

Donation and fund-raising activities (Tanaka Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd.)
Donation and fund-raising activities
(Tanaka Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd.)

[Sports Promotion Activities]

We supported children from Seikaen (an orphanage) in sports practice for prefectural tournaments (men's baseball and women's volleyball).
Worksite: Saga Production Headquarters, Tanaka Denshi Kogyo K.K.
No. of participants: 39
Date: May to August 2017

We provided a total of 12 medals for Tokyo Marathon 2018, 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.
Date: February 2018

Sports promotion activities Gold, silver and bronze medals for Tokyo Marathon 2018
Sports promotion activities Gold, silver and bronze medals for Tokyo Marathon 2018

[Cultivation of Human Resources and Development of Art and Culture]

We organized an office tour for the employees working at the plant and their families. The first tour was organized in 2012 and this year's tour was the sixth.
Worksite: Shonan Plant
No. of participants: 24 in total (15 children and 9 parents)
Date: August 2017

We organized "Summer Holiday Science Workplace Tour in TANAKA," a work-experience and office tour for the development of science and engineering-related human resources. The first tour was organized in 2015 and this year's tour was the third.
Worksite: Shonan Plant
No. of participants: 28 in total (20 students and 8 parents)
Date: August 2017

Cultivation of human resources and development of art and culture Office tour for families (Shonan Plant)
Cultivation of human resources and development of art and culture
Office tour for families (Shonan Plant)

[Local Cleaning Activities]

Each of our worksites implements activities to clean the plant, its neighborhood and other areas in a regular manner.
Worksite: Iwate Plant, Tomioka Plant, Ichikawa Plant, Isehara Plant, Hiratsuka Plant, Shonan Plant, Tsukuba Facility, Saga Production Headquarters of Tanaka Denshi Kogyo K.K., Hiratsuka Office of Electroplating Engineers of Japan, Limited, Main Store (Ginza) of Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry K.K., Tanaka Electronics (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.

地域清掃活動(伊勢原工場)
Local cleaning activities
(Isehara Plant)