Support for Employees' Participation in Social Activities
As its employees maintain a keen awareness toward social challenges, Mitsui Chemicals provides support for them to remain human resources that voluntarily take it upon themselves to contribute to society.
We set up the One-Coin Club in November 2007. Employees who join the club choose an amount to be deducted from their salaries or bonuses, which is used to fund donations to organizations involved in social activities. The One-Coin Club Management Committee, formed by volunteer members, specifies the priority areas for support, and reviews and selects which organizations donations should be made to.
Priority Areas of Support
- Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children
- Activities aimed at supporting people with disabilities/contributing to patients with intractable diseases
- Activities that contribute to medical/maintenance disaster response systems
- Activities that protect the global environment
As of October 2019, the Club had 733 members, who between them contributed approximately ¥3.7 million to the fund in fiscal 2019.
In fiscal 2019, we donated a total of ¥6.4 million — ¥3.2 million from the One-Coin Club and a matching gift* of the same amount from the Company — to a total of 16 organizations involved in a range of social activities. The Club also donated ¥850,000 from its fund to support those who suffered from the heavy rains by Typhoons Faxai and Hagibis.
*Matching gifts :
A program that supports employees’ social contribution activities whereby a company provides a matching donation of the same amount when an employee donates to a social or environmental organization.
Organizations That Benefited from Donations in Fiscal 2019
|Organization Name (In random order)||Priority Areas of Support||Past
|United Nations World Food Programme (Japan)||(1)||2008-2019|
|Japan Committee, Vaccines for the World’s Children||(1)||2008-2019|
|Nanbyo Network||(1) (2)||2009-2019|
|Guide Dog & Service Dog & Hearing Dog Association of Japan||(2)||2008-2019|
|Japan Marrow Donor Registry Promotion Conference||(2)||2008, 2010-2019|
|Helicopter Emergency Medical Network (HEM-Net)||(3)||2010-2019|
|Asia Prevention of Blindness Association||(2)||2013, 2016-2019|
|MEDECIN SANS FRONTIERES||(3)||2014-2019|
|Japan Environmental Action Network||(4)||2015-2019|
|Chance for Children||(1)||2017-2019|
|Kamonohashi Project||(1)||2015, 2018-2019|
|Peace Winds Japan (PWJ)||(1) (3)||2009, 2012-2017, 2019|
As part of our health and productivity management, the Company and the labor union have called on employees to participate in the WFP Walk the World since fiscal 2014. The WFP Walk the World is a charity walk event held by the United Nations World Food Programme, and offers employees an opportunity to raise their awareness of world hunger.
On our Family Day, we organized a presentation about assistance dogs from a member of the Guide Dog & Service Dog & Hearing Dog Association of Japan, one of the organizations that we help. The presentation was attended by our employees and their families, as well as employees of other companies in the same building, and gave us an opportunity to reflect on creating an inclusive society.
Community Service Leave Program
In August 2008, we introduced a community service leave program to provide support for employees participating in social activities, by enabling them to take up to two day’s paid leave a year. In fiscal 2019, employees made use of the program 88 times.
Since 2011, we have also been allowing employees to take up to eight days’ special leave each year, so that they can engage in social activities aimed at providing disaster relief.