As a responsible member of society, Nikon is conducting various welfare activities including support for areas affected by natural disasters, etc., and developing countries. We also have activities in which every one of our employees can participate by their own will.
A Social Contribution Program Involving Cafeterias/Vending Machines
Nikon is participating in the TABLES FOR TWO (TFT) initiative. TFT is an organization that aims to address hunger in developing countries and unhealthy dietary habits in developed countries, thereby mitigating the food gap between countries and helping people lead healthier lives.
A TFT meal named "TFT Lunch" is provided in the cafeterias at all Nikon plants (including the Oi Plant, Yokohama Plant, Sagamihara Plant, Kumagaya Plant and Mito Plant). When an employee voluntarily buys a healthy TFT Lunch containing balanced nutrients, 20 yen of the price will be used to cover the cost of one school meal for a child in the African countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and Ethiopia through TFT.
As the Nikon Corporation head office has no cafeteria, a TFT-compatible vending machine was installed instead. When Nikon employees buy a drink from the machine, Nikon Business Service Co., Ltd. and Kirin Beverage Corporation donate 1% each (a total of 2%) from the sales. Nikon plants are also starting to install TFT-compatible vending machines.
We will expand the TFT program to other Nikon Group companies in Japan, providing employees with a good opportunity to help malnourished children and to look after their own health.
Participating in Opening Eyes Partnership for Special Olympics Competitions in Japan
Healthy Athlete programs are provided at the Special Olympics*1 as health check programs to promote athletes' fitness and ability to compete. Nikon-Essilor Co., Ltd. provides spectacle lenses free of charge to the athletes as a partnership activity with Opening Eyes*2, a Healthy Athlete program.
Since its first support activities for athletes in the Winter Special Olympics in Nagano in 2005, Nikon-Essilor Co., Ltd. has been supporting them through the Opening Eyes program implemented in the Special Olympics held in Japan.
- *1Special Olympics is an international sporting organization that provides persons with intellectual disabilities with opportunities to partake in sporting activities and holds tournaments where they can display their sporting skills.
- *2With the Opening Eyes program, vision specialists teach athletes how to better care for their eyes. A lot of athletes have been screened through the Opening Eyes partnership and provided with prescription eyewear.