Disaster Relief Working in Harmony with Local Communities

Working in Harmony with Local Communities

At each of its business sites, the Mitsui Chemicals Group believes that relationships of trust, based on close-knit relations with everyone in the local area, are crucial to the normal and stable operation of its businesses. The Group thus provides opportunities for communication with everyone in the vicinity of its facilities.

Local Communication at Each Business Site

At each of our business sites, we invite local residents living in the vicinity to opinion exchange meetings and tours of our facilities. At the opinion exchange meetings, we provide an overview of the works and showcase our efforts to protect the environment, safety initiatives and activities designed to contribute to society. Lively discussions have ensued from residents living in the vicinity of our facilities speaking about their day-to-day feelings and any requests they had. We would like to reflect everyone’s opinions and requests in the management of our business sites.
We are working to further deepen mutual understanding by holding events and actively taking part in local events.

Examples of Opinion Exchange Meetings and Facility Tours

Ichihara Works
Date Those for Whom Meeting / Tour Organized Details
Nov. 8, 2018 Local women's association
  • Summarized explanation of plant
  • Plant tour
Dec. 7, 2018 All neighboring town representatives
  • Introduction to Safety and Environment Initiatives
  • Plant tour
  • A meeting to exchange opinions
Mobara Branch Factory
Date Those for Whom Meeting / Tour Organized Details
Sept. 5, 2018 Local neighborhood council officers Fureai Park 2018
  • Various stage shows
  • A meeting to exchange opinions
Oct. 31, 2018 Local neighborhood council officers
  • Summarized explanation of plant
  • Plant and Technology Training Center tour
  • A meeting to exchange opinions(About environmental protection and disaster prevention initiatives, etc.)
Feb. 18, 2019 Officers and employees of companies joined the Mobara Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Togane Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Summarized explanation of plant
  • Plant and Technology Training Center tour
  • A meeting to exchange opinions(About environmental protection and disaster prevention initiatives, etc.)
Feb. 23, 2019 Local elementary schools
  • Summarized explanation of plant
  • Technology Training Center tour
  • Conducted Laboratory Class on the Wonders of Chemistry
Mar. 11, 2019 Local neighborhood council officers
  • A meeting to exchange opinions about environmental protection and disaster prevention initiatives
  • Plant and Technology Training Center tour
Nagoya Works
Date Those for Whom Meeting / Tour Organized Details
2Aug. 6, 2018 Children's clubs from neighboring school districts
  • Plant tour
  • Conducted Laboratory Class on the Wonders of Chemistry
Oct. 27, 2018 Local residents
  • Autumn festival
Nov. 29, 2018 Officers from neighboring school districts
  • Plant tour
Feb. 28, 2019 Women's associations from neighboring school districts
  • Plant tour
Mar. 15, 2019 Heads (men and women) of neighboring school district associations, ward office staff
  • A meeting to exchange opinions(About environmental protection and process safety as well as disaster prevention initiatives, dialogue with local communities, etc.)
Osaka Works
Date Those for Whom Meeting / Tour Organized Details
June. 4, 2018 Local neighborhood council officers
  • Plant overview and explanation on such matters as safety and disaster prevention activities
  • Plant tour
  • A meeting to exchange opinions
Mar. 1, 2019
Dec. 2018-Feb. 2019
(Total of 6 times)
Local elementary schools
  • Summarized explanation of plant
  • Fire fighting facilities and plant tours
  • Conducted Laboratory Class on the Wonders of Chemistry
Iwakuni-Ohtake Works
Date Those for Whom Meeting / Tour Organized Details
July. 9, 2018 Heads of local neighborhood councils and those in charge of volunteer disaster response organizations
  • Plant overview and explanation on such matters as safety and disaster prevention activities
  • Plant tour
  • A meeting to exchange opinions
Sept. 12, 27, 2018 Local residents
Omuta Works
Date Those for Whom Meeting / Tour Organized Details
Oct. 5, 2018 Related parties of local neighborhood councils
  • Plant overview and explanation on such matters as safety and logistics safety
  • A meeting to exchange opinions
Aug.-Sept. 2018
(Total of four times)
Local residents
  • Plant tour
  • A meeting to exchange opinions
Cleanup activities around Ichihara Works
Cleanup activities around
Ichihara Works
Meeting to exchange opinions at Mobara Branch Factory
Meeting to exchange opinions
at Mobara Branch Factory
Holding of a chemistry laboratory class at Nagoya Works
Holding of a chemistry laboratory class
at Nagoya Works
Osaka Works supporting girls kick baseball tournaments
Osaka Works supporting
girls kick baseball tournaments
Meeting to exchange opinions at Iwakuni-Ohtake Works
Meeting to exchange opinions
at Iwakuni-Ohtake Works
Autumn Festa at Omuta Works
Autumn Festa at Omuta Works

Participation in "Fureai" Programs and Concerts

We have been providing support for the activities carried out by the "Fureai (Friendship) Trio," which brings classical music to people throughout Japan, since 2003.
The Fureai Trio undertakes support activities in the areas of education, culture and welfare. There are three mainstay activities: "Fureai Programs" aimed at elementary school children who rarely get the opportunity to experience live music; "Fureai Concerts" designed to get more people interested in classical music; and "Fureai Markets" held in conjunction with social welfare facilities. To date, the trio has put on more than 470 performances in towns and cities around Japan.
In fiscal 2018 as well, employees and their families volunteered to assist with performances for audiences primarily made up of people with disabilities in Osaka and Tokyo. The participants provided general assistance and helped members of the audience to share in the wonders of classical music, through activities such as trying to play the violin.

A Fureai Concert
A "Fureai" Concert
A Fureai Program
A "Fureai" Program
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