Social Contribution Activitie
Basice ideas and policies
Resonac Group will contribute to society through social contribution activities that make use of the strengths of the Group, based on our purpose of “Changing society through the power of chemistry.
Members from the General Affairs Department, the Human Resources Department, Environment & Safety Office and the Sustainability Department,CRO,CHRO and other departments gather are holding meetings to discuss activities to be conducted and the system as the “Social contribution activities working group” for the activities to be implemented by the newly integrated company.
We collect information about social issues recognized by local stakeholders by communicating with them and implementing measures to solve these issues. Specifically, based on past activities conducted by our sites and affiliated companies, we implement the measures according to the situation of each local community:
Also, in 2021, to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, we canceled many of the activities that had been planned at our sites. In 2022, we are continuing to work to contribute to the solution of local issues by implementing the action plans while giving due consideration to the COVID-19 situation.
2021 Results of our local and social contribution activities
Local and social contribution activities—Example(1)
Conducting an aluminum can recycling activity
The Resonac Group has been continuously conducting an aluminum can recycling activity with the participation of its employees as well as employees from partner companies.
A part of the proceeds from this activity is donated to various facilities and organizations, including local social welfare councils, welfare facilities and circles of people with disabilities.
Local and social contribution activities—Example(2)
Sports promotion support in Oita Prefecture
The multi-purpose stadium in Oita Sports Park is one of the representative facilities of Oita Prefecture, where Resonac houses its Oita Complex as a central base for one of its core businesses. The stadium is used for a range of sports events, such as J. LEAGUE football matches. Resonac acquired the naming rights for the stadium from Oita Prefecture. From January 2023, the nickname of the dome will be changed from "Showa Denko Dome Oita" to "Resonac Dome Oita". We will continue to deepen and act as a supportive entity. The fees for the naming rights will partially be used for the prefecture’s “partnership project,” through which we can make local contributions, promote local sports, and revitalize local communities.
Moreover, we decided to become a uniform sponsor for Oita Trinita from 2020, believing that the football club is making great contributions to local revitalization and sports promotion as an Oita-based football team belonging to the Japan Professional Football League (J.LEAGUE). We believe that providing support to the team will in turn help us to improve our CSR activities.
Local and social contribution activities—Example (3)
Developing Human Resources to Lead the Next Generation
In order to address the social issue of declining interest in science among children, the Resonac Group provides kindergartens, nursery schools and elementary and junior high schools located around its sites with texts and materials for experiment classes and also provides instructors for such classes from among its own employees, with the aim of helping children discover the joys of learning about science and chemistry. Moreover, on our official website, we post videos offering easy-to-understand explanations about how to conduct experiments like those included in the experiment classes at home, as well as the teaching materials (in PDF format) on the wonders of chemistry that we created and published for the classes.
Local and social contribution activities—Example (4)
Environmental Rehabilitation Activity around Kasumigaura
The Resonac Group obtains water for industrial use from Kasumigaura. In order to deal with the social issue of deteriorating water quality in Kasumigaura, we are working with an NPO named “Asaza Fund” to improve both water quality and the local biodiversity. Specifically, since fiscal 2012, we have been carrying out activities to regenerate the Satoyama environment (undeveloped woodland near populated areas) by planting asaza (aquatic algae) in Kasumigaura while also growing rice and improving the environment on abandoned cultivated land in Sakuragawa City, Ibaraki Prefecture. (Since 2020, we have been refraining from conducting face-to-face activities to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.)
Local and social contribution activities—Example (5)
Green Curtain Project
We are conducting this activity to deal with the social issue of global warming. Specifically, we are working to create more “green curtains” on and around the premises of our sites in and outside Japan. In this activity, participants can enjoy creating green curtains that will help them stay comfortable without relying on air conditioners. (Cooperation by an NPO named “Midorinoka-ten Oendan”)