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Miyoshi Plant (Hiroshima Prefecture)

The Miyoshi Plant, located in Miyoshi City in northern Hiroshima Prefecture, comprises a comprehensive vehicle proving ground and an engine plant. Since the opening of the vehicle proving ground in 1965, the Miyoshi Plant has placed particular focus on community contribution to meet the community’s needs, working in close cooperation with Mazda Group companies in northern Hiroshima Prefecture.

Person in charge of promoting social contribution at Miyoshi Plant

Person in charge of promoting social contribution at Miyoshi Plant

Terutoshi Mikami
Office of General & Legal Affairs
Miyoshi Plant

【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

Hosting Tours of the Engine Plant

【Human resources】【Community】

Objective

To promote children’s education and community interaction

Initiatives

The Miyoshi Plant offers tours of its engine plant, helping to augment the social studies curriculums in elementary and junior high schools. Also, the Miyoshi Plant accepts
interns from local schools and administrative agencies to help develop human resources in the local community.

Accepting interns

FY March 2016 Results
  • ■ Around 119 people, primarily elementary and junior high school students, toured the Miyoshi Engine Plant.
  • ■ The Miyoshi Plant accepted seven interns, including local high school students.

Participation in Community Events and Cleanups

【Environment】【Community】

Objective

To contribute to community revitalization and beautification through active participation in representative community events and community cleanups

Initiatives

Jointly with Mazda Group companies in Miyoshi, the Miyoshi Plant participates in community events and cleanups, helping revitalize communities, while deepening exchange with local residents. Moreover, as a corporate member of the Miyoshi City Tourist Association and the Miyoshi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Miyoshi Plant provides support for organizing events.

FY March 2016 Results

The Miyoshi Plant participated in the following events together with Mazda Group companies in Miyoshi.

  • ■ April: Participated in the Miyoshi Cherry Blossom Festival held in Ozekiyama Park serving as steering committee members, and exhibited a booth.
  • ■ May: 58 people participated in the combined cleanup of the cormorant fishing pier (the cleanup was carried out jointly by companies and organizations in Miyoshi City, in advance of June 1, when the cormorant fishing season began).
  • ■ July: 132 members participated in the Miyoshi Kinsai Festival, serving as steering committee members or organizing a parade team with Mazda vehicles.
  • ■ August: Participated in the Miyoshi Citizens’ Summer Evening Fireworks Festival, serving as steering committee members or volunteer staff.
  • ■ August: 89 members organized a parade team with Mazda vehicles, and joined the Shobara Yoitoko Festival.
  • ■ September: Held the Mazda Miyoshi Proving Ground 50th Anniversary Event and opened the proving ground to the public. Around 500 Miyoshi citizens visited the event.
  • ■ October: Exhibited a booth at the Miyoshi Commerce and Industry Festival, with 43 members participating as steering committee members or volunteer staff.
  • ■ March: 49 people participated in a cleanup of Ozekiyama Park (the cleanup was carried out jointly by companies and organizations in Miyoshi City prior to the Miyoshi Cherry Blossom Festival).
  • ■ Every month (except when it rained): Cleaned up around the plant 11 times, with participation by a total of 194 members.

Parading with playing the drums (Miyoshi Kinsai Festival)

Parading with playing the drums (Miyoshi Kinsai Festival)

Cleanup of Ozekiyama Park to welcome tourists

Participating in the cleanup of Ozekiyama Park

Participating in Initial Fire-Fighting Skills Competition*1

【Community】

Objective

To contribute to enhancement of emergency preparation and awareness-raising in the local community through participation in the periodical disaster prevention events

Initiatives

Employees engaged in operations related to dangerous facilities inside the Plant form teams and participate in the fire-fighting competition after practices over a long time, thereby improving their skills in initial fire-fighting activities, such as notification, evacuation of dangerous materials, and operation of fire extinguishers and hydrants. When requested, the Miyoshi Plant members also assist and instruct participants from other companies, with a view to contributing to the local community.

FY March 2016 Results

Five teams (10 members) participated in the 30th competition. The Miyoshi Plant received a letter of appreciation as the enterprise that has most participated in the event in the men’s section. It also received an award from the Japan Association for Safety of Hazardous Materials for the efforts regarding safe management of hazardous materials and disaster prevention.