Installation of Community-Support Vending Machines
[Japan] Mazda Parts Co., Ltd., Mazda Ace Co., Ltd., Kobe Mazda Co., Ltd.
Donating a Portion of Sales Proceeds
Mazda Parts, Mazda Ace and Kobe Mazda have installed community-support vending machines within their companies, and donate a portion of the sales proceeds to social welfare organizations.
Mazda Parts has participated in this activity since 2016, and a portion of proceeds from its vending machines support children orphaned in traffic accidents and the preservation of the Atomic Bomb Dome through donations to Kotsuiji Ikueikai and Hiroshima City, respectively. In FY2018, the third year of the activity, Mazda Parts set up a further two vending machines to support orphans, bringing its total community-support vending machines to five.
The installation of vending machines that allow people to provide support simply by buying a drink is popular among employees, and helps to raise awareness about contributing to society. Mazda Parts plans to continue increasing the number of these vending machines in the future.
Mazda Ace has participated in this activity since 2011, with one vending machine at the Hiroshima Head Office to support the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra and one to support Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Since 2017, the Mazda Hofu Plant (Yamaguchi Prefecture) has four vending machines to support the Red Feather Community Chest and one to support the Children's Tomorrow Flower Project, which aids children living in poverty.
Kobe Mazda has participated in this activity since 2008 and has vending machines to support the Japan Guide Dog Association. It set up five new vending machines in FY2018, bringing the total to 13.
Mazda Ace 8 years
Kobe Mazda 11 years