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.

Promotion system

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

Details of the activities Results(Former Showa Denko (consolidated in Japan)) Results(Former Showa Denko Materials (consolidated)) Results
Education(Developing Human Resources to Lead the Next Generation) Dispatched employees as instructors 12 cases; Dispatched 143 man-hours 0 12 cases; Dispatched 143 man-hours
Accepted interns 29 events implemented; Accepted 58 interns 3 events implemented; Accepted 14 interns 32 events implemented; Accepted 72 interns
Offering guided plant tours (For students) 424 persons 2 persons 426 persons
Improvement of the environment around the worksites Cleaning activities 109 cases; Conducted for 5,411 man-hours in total 131 cases; Conducted for 2,396 man-hours in total 240 cases; Conducted for 7,807 man-hours in total
Promotion of arts, culture and sports Cooperation for and granting subsidies to arts, culture and sports: spend Spent 1,805,000 yen Spent 3,105,000 yen Spent 4,910,000 yen
Exchange with local communities Events 210 residents participated 35 residents participated 245 residents participated
Facilities rented Rented for 988 hours in total Rented for 918 hours in total Rented for 1,016 hours in total
Offering guided plant tours (For Local communities and authorities, and the families of employees) 328 residents visited plants 0 328 residents visited plants
Community development and social welfare Harmonizing with local economy: spend Spent 1,217,000 yen 0 Spent 1,217,000 yen
Aluminum can recycling: proceeds
*Donated to a range of facilities and organizations, including local social welfare councils
1,123,368 yen 0 1,123,368 yen
Collaborating with NPOs and local organizations Spent 268,000 yen Spent 2,900,000 yen Spent 3,168,000 yen
Social Contribution Expenditures Social Contribution Expenditures including above 29,591,000 yen 57,312,000 yen 86,903,000 yen

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.

Donation to the local social welfare council
(Kitakata Plant)

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.

Resonac Dome Oita

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.

Amazing Discoveries! Science Experiments for Kids Open New Window

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.)

Participants in the activity

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”)