Mandom Group's CSR KohDoh Practices
Community Involvement and Development
"Area-based Social Initiatives"
Head Office Initiatives
Concerts at Head Office
Starting in 2008, two concerts a year have been held in the first floor lobby of the head office building to which residents from the nearby area and others are invited. The music has ranged from classical to popular, with the audiences enjoying live performances by professional musicians.
Local residents and employees at a concert
Osaka Marathon Clean-up Campaign
Together with local residents, our team, known as the Mandom Juniken-chokai, has participated annually in the "Clean Osaka Day" campaign held since 2001. Since 2011 the joint clean-up event has been linked to preparations for the Osaka Marathon. We aim to continue participating in such local clean-ups to beautify the area and expand our interaction with local residents.
Chinju-no-Mori Festa Sponsorship
Chinju-no-Mori Festa is an annual one-day festival held in Kyoto, run by the Jinjacho (Shrine Agency) of Kyoto Prefecture. The aims of the festival are to promote local community activities, carry on traditional culture, provide healthy outdoor education for children, and raise environmental awareness by bringing people together in the grove of a local shrine.
Mandom has participated since 2003 by providing products and having employees join in the event. Participants also have the chance to enjoy a nature stroll through forest, view a picture book performance, and more.
Blood Drive at the Head Office
Most people requiring blood transfusions are elderly and with a declining birthrate in Japan, combined with an aging population, there is a danger of a blood shortage in the future.
Since 1993 at the Mandom head office we have been cooperating with Japanese Red Cross Society industry association blood drives, holding our drive in the heat of the summer when blood donations among companies are low. Every year many employees and area residents give blood.
Fukusaki Factory Initiatives
Job Experience for Junior High School Students
Hyogo Prefecture has been running a "trial week" program for 8th-grade students in the prefecture to learn more about their local area by choosing a workplace experience for one week. Mandom's Fukusaki Factory has accepted students since first year of the program in 1998. High school students also have the chance to experience working at the factory.
The students are given hands-on tasks in different processes that go into manufacturing a product or in environmental improvement efforts. Commenting on the experience, students have said things like, "Work on the production line was fun" and "I learned how difficult work can be." Those in charge of looking after the students have said things like, "They became more dependable little by little" and "They talked with such enthusiasm that I also became enthusiastic."
Junior high school students working at the Fukusaki Factory
Fukusaki Industrial Park Joint Clean-up
Every year we participate in the clean-up events run by the Fukusaki Industrial Park.
Traffic Guarding at Fukusaki Industrial Park
The Fukusaki Industrial Park Council has all tenants participate as traffic guards to promote traffic safety awareness.