Contribution to Local Communities
Nikon is actively engaged in social contribution activities and this forms part of the company's commitment to being a "responsible corporate citizen". Nikon Group companies conduct their social contribution activities independently, drawing upon company culture and strengths.
The following demonstrates those community activities as conducted by domestic and overseas Nikon Group companies:
Japan: Nikon Corporation Plants and Group companies
In Japan, Nikon has six plants (Oi Plant, Kumagaya Plant, Yokohama Plant, Sagamihara Plant, Yokosuka Plant and Mito Plant) and many group companies. These plants conduct various activities to forge good relations with local communities. Among various activities, cleaning up areas around plants and neighboring areas is one that all Nikon plants are taking part in. The number of employees who participate in cleanup activities is increasing year by year. Moreover, some plants and group companies contribute to improving local education by conducting plant tours for local elementary and junior high school students, and providing practice work for them.
They also contribute to raising of environmental awareness by actively participating in various environmental events in regions. Thus, Nikon plants and group companies are actively interacting with their local communities through various activities.
U.S.A.: Nikon Precision Inc. and Nikon Research Corporation of America
Nikon Precision Inc. and the Nikon Research Corporation of America undertake a variety of charitable activities each year. In accordance with employee requests, they support non-profit organizations, local organizations and educational institutions, as well as provide corporate donations. By year-end in 2011, the two companies had donated money to the local food center, while employees had been engaged in a Food Drive for the center.
U.S.A.: Nikon Inc.
Nikon Inc. inaugurated PROJECT F.L.A.S.H. (Families Lending Advice, Support & Hope) as one of its social contribution activities.
Nikon Inc. will continue to support activities associated with this project in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.
U.K.: Nikon U.K. Ltd.
At Nikon U.K. Ltd., the year's social contribution activity schedule is determined by an employee vote. As a result of this policy, Nikon U.K. conducts a wide variety of activities.
South Korea: Nikon Precision Korea Ltd.
Nikon Precision Korea Ltd. is active in its social contribution engagement. In October 2011, employees and their families — comprising a total number of 130 people — participated in the clean-up operation of Jebudo Island beach. The cleaning-up of Jebudo Island beach was one activity that was associated with the South Korean environmental clean-up campaign and, in the context of social contribution, it enhanced the understanding of employees and their families in respect of this issue. In November 2011, Nikon Precision Korea Ltd. donated cameras to local welfare foundations.
Taiwan: Nikon Precision Taiwan Ltd.
At Nikon Precision Taiwan Ltd., employees raise funds by making use of opportunities such as paydays and company events to support local welfare facilities.
Singapore: Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd
From July to September 2011 and in co-operation with the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore, Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd held a photo competition entitled "Picture the Colour" in the name of protecting natural assets. Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd additionally participated in local nature conservation activities. Further to this, the company took part in the Elephant Parade 2012, held between November 2011 and January 2012, promoting awareness of the protection and preservation of elephants.