Environmental / CSR

Social and Community Contribution Activities

Fundraising Activities by Employee Volunteers
Participating in and Sponsoring Oxfam Trailwalker Tohoku 2017

Thirty Company volunteers, led by President Shinji Nikko, took part in Oxfam Trailwalker* Tohoku 2017, held from June 3 to 5, 2017, on Mt. Adatara in Fukushima Prefecture. Participants completed the 50-kilometer course and conducted fundraising activities.

As a sponsor of this event, as in 2016 Teijin Frontier provided proprietary TRIPLEDRY® CARAT® fabric for the 1,500 t-shirts worn by event participants and volunteer staff. TRIPLEDRY® CARAT® is an all-season sportswear fabric that is highly regarded for substantially reducing discomfort due to sweat.

* Oxfam Trailwalker: In this event, four-person teams undertake to complete a 50km course in 24 hours or a 100km course in 48 hours. Participants ask colleagues and friends to sponsor their team, with proceeds helping to lift people out of poverty. The event has taken place in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and India, as well as in Japan in every year since 2007.

● Official Oxfam Trailwalker website ●

https://oxfam-mng.com/

Photo: Oxfam Trailwalker Tohoku 2017(1)

Photo: Oxfam Trailwalker Tohoku 2017(2)

Holding the Book Dream Project, a Volunteer Activity to Give Away Picture Books

We have set up "book stations" within Teijin Frontier offices, where employees can donate used books, CDs, DVDs and games that are lying unused in their workplaces and homes, which are then converted into cash at Bookoff Online Corporation.

Half the funds raised in this manner are used to purchase picture books. Employee volunteers translate the text into Indonesian, using stickers, and the books are donated to libraries in Indonesia.

The remaining half of the money is contributed to the Shanti Volunteer Association, which conducts library-related activities for children in Thailand.

These activities are one aspect of social contributions we conduct together with the Teijin Group.

Photo: Donating picture books from Japan to libraries in IndonesiaDonating picture books from Japan to libraries in Indonesia

Photo: Girl reading a picture book at a mobile library in ThailandGirl reading a picture book at a mobile library in Thailand