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 2016 Results

The workplace hands-on learning program was offered for seven junior high school students to experience working at the insurance service department or a store at Mazda’s Head Office. The participating students were engaged in work such as filing, 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, concluding an agreement on Mine-shi “SOS” Network to Watch Out for Wandering Loitering Senior with Dementia (jointly with Mazda and Mazda E&T), blood donation, street-fundraising, participating and making donations in regional events, collecting plastic bottle caps and carrying out cleanups.

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 2016 Results

A tour to port facilities was held*1 for primary school children, with 133 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. A similar event was also held jointly with the Hiroshima Port Promotion Association, for parents and children invited from the general public, students of special needs schools, and international students (a total of 87 participants).
In addition, Mazda Logistics participated in and donated for local community events*2, supported the Hiroshima City Employment Support Center*3 and international students, promoted traffic safety awareness*4, and hosted activities for blood donation or bamboo grove maintenance*5, and volunteer cleanups.

Port facility tour for elementary school children

Port facility tour for elementary school children

*1 Chugoku Maritime Public Relations Center/Hiroshima Port & Harbor Promotion Bureau.
*2 Including dispatching of traffic organizing staff and opening of parking lots and other facilities.
*3 In cooperation with the Hiroshima City 、Employment Support Center.
*4 Jointly with the Yamaguchi Shunan Police, distributed flyers and pocket tissues to drivers to raise their safety awareness in the traffic safety camp that was set up in front of a station in Shunan city by the Mazda Logistics Transport Cooperation Team.
*5 Using the Hiroshima City’ community woodlands program aimed at preserving local green spaces.

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 2016 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 53 computers donated).
In addition, Mazda E&T concluded an agreement on Mine-shi “SOS” Network to Watch Loitering Senior People with Dementia (jointly with Mazda and Mazda Ace), supported the 13th Student Formula Japan (organized by JSAE) through donations and dispatching operation staff, participated in regional events (such as the Miyoshi Kinsai Festival and a communication event at Kenbuchi Proving Ground in Hokkaido), donated goods (used stamps, postcards, remaining calendars and notebooks) to welfare facilities, and conducted volunteer activities.

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. This initiative was launched in FY March 2014 for some branch offices and became a company-wide effort in FY March 2015. The collected recyclable items are delivered to incorporated foundations and non-profit organizations.

FY March 2016 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.

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 2016 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 and 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 and coexistence of multiple cultures, 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 2016 Results

In addition to providing financial assistance to run the league, JCS promoted international exchanges through hosting the monthly Futsal League games and organizing the Higashihiroshima Mazda-kai Cup as an exchange event twice a year.
Also, JCS accepted junior high school students for hands-on learning programs, organized a lecture meeting at a children’s self-reliance support facility, helped organize events to promote interaction with people in welfare facilities and other community events through the Higashihiroshima Mazda-kai, and donated funds to Japan Red Cross. As a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Group of the Higashihiroshima 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】【Human resources】【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*6)” with the town of Yoshika in Shimane Prefecture, where its plant is located. Through this partnership, the company supports community revitalization.

FY March 2016 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, invited elementary, junior high and high school students to plant tours and casting lessons, opened training facilities for community events, and cooperated for blood donations by its employees during working hours. The company also participated in local environmental beautification campaigns like the Campaign to Reduce Littering Empty Cans and Other Garbage organized by the Kaita Town Public Health Promotion Council, in Hiroshima prefecture and conducted cleanups of the areas around the company.

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

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

*6 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.

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)*7 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 2016 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 cooperated blood donation, opened its parking lot for daily radio calisthenics during the summer vacation, co-sponsored regional events, 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 130,000 caps collected and donated since October 2007), and conducted cleanups of areas around its premises.

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.

*7 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.