Mitsui Chemicals

Social Activities

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.

One-Coin Club

We set up the One-Coin Club in November 2007. Employees who join the club choose an amount to be deducted from their wages or bonuses, which is then donated to organizations involved in social activities. The review and selection process of an organization that will benefit from the donations is conducted by the One-Coin Club Management Committee, which is made up of club volunteers and gives due consideration to the organization’s connection to Mitsui Chemicals’ businesses. As of March 2018, the club had 755 members, who between them donated approximately ¥3.9 million to the fund in fiscal 2017.
In fiscal 2017, we donated a total of ¥6.4 million—¥3.2 million from One-Coin Club and the contribution of a matching gift* from the Company—to a total of 16 organizations involved in a range of social activities.

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Matching gifts:
A support that supports employees’ social contribution activities whereby the Company provides a matching donation of the same amount whenever an employee makes a donation to a social or environmental organization.

Organizations That Benefited from Donations in Fiscal 2017

Organization Name (In random order) Priority Area of Support Past Donation History (Years)
United Nations World Food Programme (Japan)Open Window Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children 08~17
Japan Committee, Vaccines for the World’s ChildrenOpen Window Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children 08~17
ASHINAGAOpen Window Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children 09~17
Education for Development Fund (EDF-Japan)Open Window Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children 09~17
Support Unit for Children Community with Effective Strategy and SolutionOpen Window Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children 11~17
Nanbyo NetworkOpen Window 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
09~17
Guide Dog & Service Dog & Hearing Dog Association of JapanOpen Window 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
08~17
Japan Marrow Donor Registry Promotion ConferenceOpen Window 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
08、10~17
Helicopter Emergency Medical Network (HEM-Net)Open Window Activities that contribute to medical/maintenance disaster response systems 10~17
team RESCUEOpen Window Activities that contribute to medical/maintenance disaster response systems 12~17
Peace Winds JapanOpen Window Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children
Activities that contribute to medical/maintenance disaster response systems
09、12~17
Asia Prevention of Blindness AssociationOpen Window Activities that contribute to medical/maintenance disaster response systems 13、16、17
MEDECIN SANS FRONTIERESOpen Window Activities that contribute to medical/maintenance disaster response systems 14~17
Japan Environmental Action NetworkOpen Window Activities that contribute to medical/maintenance disaster response systems
Activities that protect the global environment
15~17
Cooperative Network for Cultural StudiesOpen Window Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children 16、17
Chance for ChildrenOpen Window Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children New

An amount of ¥6.0 million, which included a matching gift from the Company was donated to the NPO Japan Committee, Vaccines for the World’s Children to coincide with the One-Coin Club’s 10th Anniversary Project. This donation was used to help provide vaccination support for children in Laos. The scope of the Project covers the necessary proceeds to inoculate approximately 200,000 people for BCG (tuberculosis) and TD (tetanus, diphtheria) for one year.


Vaccinating young children in Laos

Moreover, the Company and labor union have called on employees to participate in the “WFP Walk the World” charity walk event put on by the United Nations’ World Food Programme, which affords employees an opportunity to help raise awareness of world hunger, since fiscal 2014.

Social Activity Leave Program

In August 2008, we introduced a social activity 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 2017, employees made use of the program 118 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.