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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 725 members, who between them donated approximately ¥4.1 million to the fund in fiscal 2017.
In fiscal 2018, we donated a total of ¥5.6 million — ¥2.8 million from One-Coin Club and the contribution of a matching gift* from the Company — to a total of 14 organizations involved in a range of social activities. We also donated ¥800,000 from our fund to support those who suffered from the heavy rains in July 2018.

*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.

One-Coin Club

Organizations That Benefited from Donations in Fiscal 2018

Organization Name (In random order) Priority Area of Support Past
Donation
History
(Years)
United Nations World Food Programme (Japan) Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children 08-18
Japan Committee, Vaccines for the World’s Children Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children 08-18
SUCCESS Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children 11-18
Nanbyo Network 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
09-18
Guide Dog & Service Dog & Hearing Dog Association of Japan Activities aimed at supporting people with disabilities/contributing to patients with intractable diseases 08-18
Japan Marrow Donor Registry Promotion Conference Activities aimed at supporting people with disabilities/contributing to patients with intractable diseases 08, 10-18
Helicopter Emergency Medical Network (HEM-Net) Activities that contribute to medical/maintenance disaster response systems 10-18
team RESCUE Activities that contribute to medical/maintenance disaster response systems 12-18
Asia Prevention of Blindness Association Activities that contribute to medical/maintenance disaster response systems 13, 16-18
MEDECIN SANS FRONTIERES Activities that contribute to medical/maintenance disaster response systems 14-18
Japan Environmental Action Network Activities that protect the global environment 15-18
Chance for Children Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children 17-18
Kamonohashi Project Activities aimed at nurturing future generations/saving lives and protecting the livelihoods of children 15, 18
5years Activities aimed at supporting people with disabilities/contributing to patients with intractable diseases New

As a part of our health and productivity management, 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.

WFP Walk the World

Marché Supporting the Independence of Disabled People

With a joint effort between the company management and employees, we held the Para-Sports Welfare Produce Marché, hosted by the Association of Para-Sports Promotion in Japan (APSPJ) at the head office on September 12, 2018. This market is to support the independence and work opportunities for disabled people by selling agricultural produce and foods processed by work support organizations for disabled people across Japan. More than 100 employees visited the marché to support people with disabilities by enjoying the foods they produced, and, as a result, the foods were almost sold out.
We continue to support the independence and creation of work opportunities for disabled people and provision of accessible social contribution activities for our employees.

Marché Supporting the Independence of Disabled People

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 2018, employees made use of the program 123 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.

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