Relations with Community
Community outreach, communication, volunteering,
and other initiatives.
Contribution to Local Communities
As a good corporate citizen, the TOK Group is involved in a broad spectrum of volunteer, educational and other social service activities in the regions in which it operates, in order to reach out to and enhance communication with local communities.
Each of our manufacturing facilities in Japan conducts cleanups around their places of business, and strives to raise the environmental awareness of its employees. Our Aso Plant, in particular, undertakes a variety of social contribution activities closely tied to the local community, including its cleanup campaign around the crater rim of Mt. Aso to conserve clusters of Miyamakirishima Azalea which is designated as a protected species. Our Sagami Operation Center is actively committed to local beautification efforts, including participating in cleanups of the Sagami River (which flows nearby), and patrols for illegal dumping. Outside Japan, our US subsidiary TOKYO OHKA KOGYO AMERICA, INC. (Oregon Plant) conducts cleanups in the plant vicinity.
Factory Study Tours
The study tours provide students with practical information on products and equipment that supplements their textbook studies.
Dragonfly Pond Living Nature Observation Tour (Gotemba Plant)
At the Gotemba Plant, a biotope* is being created using a regulating pond called the “Komakado Tombo Pond” for the purpose of regenerating forests in the region and conducting research.
The Gotemba Plant will continue to contribute to environmental conservation and society through this biotope environmental initiative.
*Biotope: A German term derived from the words “bio,” which means life, and “top,” which means place. Biotope refers to a particular space that is created for wild plants and animals.
Blood Donation on Red Cross
Every year, the blood donation activity is executed once or twice at each business site.
Many employees participated in the blood donation in fiscal 2012.
Noryosai (Sagami Operation Center, Shonan Operation Center)
TOK held its 26th annual Noryosai (summer festival) at the dormitory and Company housing complex adjacent to the Shonan Operation Center in August 2012. Many local residents, employees of business partners and others attended the event.
TOK employees sold food and other items at booths and held a traditional obon dance. It was another opportunity to provide an enjoyable evening for people of all ages.