CSR

【Environment】Initiatives contributing to environmental protection
【Safety】Initiatives contributing to traffic safety
【Human resources】Initiatives aimed at fostering the next generation
【Community】Community-based initiatives
【Mazda Foundation】Initiatives via Mazda Foundation

Workplace Hands-On Learning Program for Junior High School Students (Mazda Ace Co., Ltd.)

【Environment】【Human resources】【Community】

Objective

To help young people cultivate a view of a future career and work by accepting them for a workplace hands-on learning program

Initiatives

Mazda Ace Co., Ltd. is engaged in a variety of business fields, including information technology services, construction and real estate, insurance and merchandise sales. Since 2008, the company has accepted junior high school students in Hiroshima Prefecture for the workplace hands-on learning program.

FY March 2015 Results

The workplace hands-on learning program was designed for junior high school students to experience working at a store at Mazda’s Head Office. The participating students were engaged in work such as transport of drinks and stocking displays with drinks, while receiving advice on attitudes toward working, greeting etiquette, and the importance of listening to others.
Mazda Ace was also engaged in granting scholarship to international students, street-fund-raising, participating in regional events, collecting plastic bottle caps and carrying out cleanups. In addition, the company donated relief aid for areas affected by the Hiroshima Torrential Rain Disaster.

Junior high school students stocking display

Junior high school students stocking display

Port Facility Tour for Elementary and Junior High School Students (Mazda Logistics Co., Ltd.)

【Environment】【Safety】【Human resources】【Community】

Objective

To help elementary and junior high school students deepen their interest and understanding about maritime affairs by organizing a tour to observe port logistics facilities

Initiatives

Since 2010, Mazda Logistics Co., Ltd., which ships automobiles and parts, has held a tour for elementary and junior high school students in Hiroshima Prefecture to observe port facilities, in order to deepen their understanding of port logistics.

FY March 2015 Results

A tour to port facilities was held for primary school children, with around 160 participants from two schools. They observed the container terminal, where they saw efficient cargo loading/ unloading with the use of large equipment, such as gantry cranes, and the automatic cargo handling operation of large-scale dedicated car carriers. While observing demonstrations of these port facilities in close proximity, participating students listened to the company staff’s explanations, which helped them learn more about the interesting technologies used in port operations and the role of port logistics.
In addition, Mazda Logistics executed volunteer activities for bamboo grove maintenance under Hiroshima City’s community woodlands program aimed at preserving local green spaces, activities to promote traffic safety awareness, support for international students, and volunteer cleanups.

Children listening to explanations while observing a gantry crane at work

Children listening to explanations while observing a gantry crane at work

Donating Computers (Mazda Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd. (Mazda E&T))

【Environment】【Community】

Objective

To support the independence of people with disabilities

Initiatives

Mazda E&T engages in the development and manufacture of specially equipped vehicles, including welfare vehicles. The company proactively supports the independence of people with disabilities, for the sake of social welfare. As part of such initiatives, Mazda E&T donates computers that are no longer used to welfare facilities, where these computers are used for training to help people with disabilities become more independent and for expanding opportunities for them to return to the workforce.

FY March 2015 Results

Mazda E&T donated four computers to four facilities, via the social welfare council of Hiroshima City, etc. (the donation has been carried out since 2011, with a cumulative total of 49 computers donated).
In addition, Mazda E&T executed an activity to donate used stamps collected from employees (a total of around 1,800 used stamps, for welfare facilities support), volunteer local cleanup activities, donations for regional development, and taking part in regional events (such as the Miyoshi Kinsai Festival) as well as a communication event at the Hokkaido Kenbuchi Proving Ground (since 2014). Moreover, employees participated in volunteer activities to help those affected by the Hiroshima Torrential Rain Disaster, in response to a request from the Hiroshima City Council of Social Welfare (e.g. as drivers of buses to transport volunteers).

Donation of computers

Donation of computers

Collection of Recyclables (Mazda Parts Sales Co., Ltd.)

【Environment】【Community】

Objective

To contribute to society through collection of recyclable materials

Initiatives

Mazda Parts Sales Co., Ltd., which engages in the proposal-based sale approach and supply service of automotive parts, has been collecting a wide variety of recyclable items, including used stamps, plastic bottle caps, and pulltabs. The collected recyclable items are delivered to incorporated foundations and non-profit organizations.

FY March 2015 Results

Company-wide efforts were made to collect recyclables (used stamps and plastic bottle caps), as an initiative in which all employees could be involved. The company also provided an environmental education program for elementary school students on the theme “Secrets of Vehicle Shape and the Air” (attracting around 70 participants)

Collection of used stamps

Collection of used stamps

Support for Disabled People (Kurashiki Kako Co., Ltd.)

【Environment】【Community】

Objective

To support initiatives to help disabled people to achieve social independence

Initiatives/FY March 2015 Results

Kurashiki Kako Co., Ltd., which manufactures and sells automotive parts, actively purchases parts for manufacturing from a company that was established under the principle of support for the social independence of disabled people and that employs many severely disabled people. The company also supported welfare facilities as well as around 90 employees participated in cleanups of areas around the company.

Support for disabled persons

Support for disabled persons

Support for the International Friendship Futsal League (Japan Climate Systems Corporation)

【Human resources】【Community】

Objective

To promote friendship between the local community and non-Japanese living there

Initiatives

Japan Climate Systems Corporation (JCS), which manufactures and sells automotive parts, has supported the Higashihiroshima City International Friendship Futsal League, which has aimed to promote international friendship, since its foundation. JCS has formed a team of non-Japanese employees that play in the league. The company has also provided financial and other assistance to run the league through Higashihiroshima Mazda-kai, an organization composed of Higashihiroshima companies in which JCS serves as chair and secretariat.

International Friendship Futsal League

International Friendship Futsal League

FY March 2015 Results

In addition to providing financial assistance to run the league, JCS organized the Higashihiroshima Mazda-kai Cup as an exchange event. Also, JCS accepted junior high school students for hands-on learning programs, and helped organize events to promote interaction with people in welfare facilities and other community events through the Higashihiroshima Mazda-kai. As a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Group of the Hiroshima Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the company took part in regional activities, including planning and organizing the Saijo Sake Festival.

Renewal of a Partnership Agreement for Community Revitalization (Yoshiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd.)

【Environment】【Community】

Objective

To contribute to the mutual growth and benefit of the company and the community through partnership

Initiatives

Yoshiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd., which manufactures and sells automotive parts, concluded in June 2007 an agreement called “Community and Business Partnership (One Village, One Company: Shimane*1)” with the town of Yoshika in Shimane Prefecture, where its plant is located. Through this partnership, the company supports community revitalization.

FY March 2015 Results

By continuously implementing the agreement, Yoshiwa Kogyo helped the town of Yoshika to boost its local industries in an economic ripple effect, expanding the market for local products, and increasing employment. Meanwhile, for Yoshiwa Kogyo, benefits included business development using community resources, a safe and secure food supply for employees, welfare benefits for the families of employees, and employment stability. The agreement truly provided mutual benefits for both parties.
In addition, Yoshiwa Kogyo supported the Yoshika-Yume-Hana Marathon event hosted by the Yoshika School Board, the opening of training facilities for community events, cleanups of the areas around the company, and participation in local environmental beautification campaigns like Campaign to Reduce Littering Empty Cans and Other Garbage organized by the Kaita Town Public Health Promotion Council.

Yoshika-Yume-Hana Marathon event (cosponsored by Yoshiwa Kogyo)

Yoshika-Yume-Hana Marathon event (co-sponsored by Yoshiwa Kogyo)

*1 The “Community and Business Partnership (One Village, One Company: Shimane),” promoted by Shimane Prefecture, is a project to encourage municipalities in the prefecture to deepen interactions with specific companies and organizations under an equal partnership, thereby fostering regional development, including positive economic effects.

Volunteer Activities by Employees (Toyo Advanced Technologies Co., Ltd.)

【Environment】【Community】

Objective

To contribute to the local community through participation in volunteer cleanups, etc.

Initiatives

Toyo Advanced Technologies Co., Ltd. develops and manufactures grinding machines, machine tools, and automotive components. The company has been actively participating in regional cleanups conducted by the Mazda Group as well as volunteers requested from outside the company.

FY March 2015 Results

Toyo Advanced Technologies participated in volunteer cleanups of areas around the company (four times). Also, a total of 11 employees participated in volunteer activities to support areas affected by the Hiroshima Torrential Rain Disaster

Sandbags piled up by volunteers helping areas affected by the Hiroshima Torrential Rain Disaster.

Sandbags piled up by volunteers helping areas affected by the Hiroshima Torrential Rain Disaster.

Installation of AEDs for Communities (Mazda Processing Chugoku Co., Ltd.)

【Environment】【Community】

Objective

To enhance the emergency preparedness of the local community by installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs)*2 for public use

Initiatives

Mazda Processing Chugoku Co., Ltd., which carries out accessory installation and pre-delivery inspection of vehicles, installed AEDs in 2008, and has registered these devices with the fire department so as to make them available for public use. Holding lectures on a regular basis on how to use AEDs, Mazda Processing Chugoku is ready to provide prompt support for local communities in the case of emergency.

FY March 2015 Results

Mazda Processing Chugoku continuously maintained the AEDs. During the in-house disaster drill held in October, all employees were shown how to use an AED, to ensure that they can properly use one in case of emergency.
In addition, the company conducted cleanups of areas around its premises, opened its parking lot for local residents as a venue for daily radio calisthenics during the summer vacation, collected pull-tabs to raise money for the donation of wheelchairs, and continued the donation of plastic bottle caps through the Hiroshima-Aki Commerce and Industry Association (with a total of around 90,000 caps collected and donated from October 2007 to 2014). The company also raised relief aid for areas affected by the Hiroshima Torrential Rain Disaster.

Ensuring the proper use of an AED during the in-house disaster drill.

Ensuring the proper use of an AED during the in-house disaster drill.

*2 An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a medical device that sends an electric shock to the heart that will restore normal heart rhythm to a victim whose heart has suddenly lost the function to pump blood.