Relationships with Communities and Society

Tokuyama pursues community dialogue and various other activities to help local communities to understand what it is doing to prevent accidents and protect the environment, seeking to be an essential member of each local community where it has a presence as well as the broader society.

On a tour of the liquid hydrogen plant, part of the Tokuyama Factory RC Community Dialogue program

On a tour of the liquid hydrogen plant, part of the Tokuyama Factory RC Community Dialogue program

Tokuyama Factory Responsible Care Community Dialogue Program

The Tokuyama Factory has been conducting the annual RC Community Dialogue since 2004 to help nearby residents better understand the Company’s efforts to prevent accidents and protect the environment. The dialogue held on September 19, 2014 focused on earthquakes and tsunamis, and 16 representatives of the Tokuyama Factory, including the factory general manager, met with 39 people from local community associations and four officials from the Shunan City goverment. The program included tours of Tokuyama’s liquid hydrogen facilities and information exchange meetings. Participants came away feeling that they “have a good understanding of Tokuyama’s earthquake and tsunami measures,” and that “Tokuyama feels more approachable.” With local understanding and support, the Tokuyama Factory will continue making a sincere effort to prevent accidents and protect the environment.

Employee Volunteer Activities

Participation in a local forest preservation event

On October 19, 2014, 155 people from Tokuyama joined a local event for creating a forest for water conservation held for the 18th time at Fureai Forest in Shunan City. The event is a volunteer activity intended to maintain a stable supply of good-quality water by creating a forest serving as a green dam. The employees planted broad-leaf trees and helped with trimming tree branches, thinning wooded areas, and clearing brush that can interfere with the growth of trees. After safely completing the work in the morning, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch of mushroom rice and a locally made soup. Then in the afternoon, children at the event learned how to make pizza and take-tonbo, a T-shaped bamboo flying toy, and enjoyed other various activities.

Participation in a local forest preservation event

Participation in a local cleanup event

Shunan System Sangyo Co., Ltd., a Tokuyama Group company, held its local volunteer cleanup event in Shunan City on May 10, 2015. About 220 employees and their family members helped clean up garbage on the roads extending from the vicinity of the company to the area surrounding Tokuyama Station. The company began volunteer cleanup activities as a way to contribute to the community, and has now continued these activities for the past six years.
During the cleanup activities, the employees were offered words of encouragement and appreciation from local residents, which motivated all of them to commit themselves to participating in the following year’s cleanup. Many family members joined in at this year’s event, including children who worked hard with their small hands. As a result, a total of about 180 kilograms of garbage was collected, including empty cans, cigarette butts, and plastic bottles. Shunan System Sangyo’s offices in the cities of Kashima and Tsukuba also hold similer cleanup events, and the company plans to continue doing so as a way to contribute to its local communities.

Participation in a local cleanup event Participation in a local cleanup event

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