CSR and Cooperation with the Local Community

KIOXIA’s Yokkaichi Plant emphasizes community engagement, considering that it is important to be loved by the local community.

Award of Excellence from the Japan THP Promotion Council

On October 1, 2016, Yokkaichi Plant received the Award of Excellence from the Japan THP* Promotion Council in recognition of its exemplary programs for the promotion of employees’ physical and mental health in line with the guidelines of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare.

* THP: Total Health Promotion Plan

Certificate

Cooperation with Blood Donation Campaigns

Since 1997, Yokkaichi Plant has been conducting blood donation campaigns seven times a year on its premises in cooperation with the Red Cross Mie Blood Center. To date, a total of more than 7,100 people have denoted blood.

At the 2013 Mie Blood Donor Awards Ceremony, Yokkaichi Plant received a certificate of appreciation from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare in recognition of its long-standing contribution.

Certificate of appreciation

Awards ceremony

Summer Festival

Yokkaichi Plant organizes a summer festival to provide an opportunity for personal exchanges among its employees, their families, and local people.

During the festival, visitors enjoy the snack stands set up by our employees, shishimai (Japanese lion dance) presented by Yamanoisshiki-cho’s residents’ association, a music show featuring professional entertainers, a lottery, etc.

In 2018, the summer festival was held at the Yamanoisshiki-cho Sports Park on August 31. The festival was very lively with 11,000 visitors, including local residents, our employees, and their families.

Summer Festival

Summer Festival

Yokkaichi Science Seminar for Children

On August 3, 2018, Yokkaichi Plant participated in the Yokkaichi Science Seminar for Children.

Since 2012, this science seminar has been sponsored by the Yokkaichi Board of Education to nurture children’s intellectual curiosity and interest in science, the environment, and the universe and to foster scientific minds and creativity.

Enterprises and other organizations based in Yokkaichi offered classes in monozukuri—the art, science and craft of making things—and science experiments. We let the children experience the nanoscale world using an electron microscope since nanofabrication is our specialty.

Yokkaichi Science Seminar for Children

Yokkaichi Science Seminar for Children

Biodiversity

On March 22, 2018, Yokkaichi Plant concluded a partnership agreement with Yokkaichi-Nishi High School, Mie Prefecture, and the municipalities concerned on the protection of owls.
The Nature Circle of Yokkaichi-Nishi High School has been focusing on the protection of owls since the spring of 2015.
Owls are designated as a near endangered species in Mie Prefecture. Since owls represent rich satoyama (woods located near a populated area), this project is very significant in that it leads to the conservation of the local natural environment.

Biodiversity

Factory Tours and Classes for Local Elementary and Junior High Schools

As part of measures to cope with the increasing indifference of children toward science studies, Yokkaichi Plant organizes field trips and special classes for elementary and junior high school students at the request of the Yokkaichi Board of Education.

In October 2018, we taught a class at a nearby junior high school, presenting Yokkaichi Plant as well as its products and environmental programs. We also let the students to observe the structure of a semiconductor device using hand lenses.

In addition, they watched a video about semiconductor manufacturing processes and tried on cleanroom suits.

Factory Tours and Classes for Local Elementary and Junior High Schools

Factory Tours and Classes for Local Elementary and Junior High Schools

Environmental Classes for Children

Yokkaichi Plant offers environmental classes for the children living in Yokkaichi and the surrounding areas to raise their awareness of the importance of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

In FY2012, we held environmental classes at Yasato-Nishi Elementary School (September-October), Asahi Elementary School (October-December), and Mie-Kita Elementary School (January-March, 2013).

Environment Classes for Children

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