Corporate Citizenship
Employees, Local Communities
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Contribution to Building Communities

As a company that coexists with the local community, Sumitomo Riko aims to work together with the community to "Create a Town that Everyone Wants to Live in", and is involved in activities that contribute to community revitalization and support for areas affected by disasters.

Support for Areas affected by the July 2020 Torrential Rain Disaster

As a support for the torrential rain disaster in July 2020, wishing the affected areas to recover as soon as possible, Sumitomo Riko donated 700,000 yen through Japan Platform, a specified non-profit organization and also donated 300,000 yen from the Sumitomo Riko Attaka Fund, for a total of 1 million yen.

Support for Areas Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake

~Attaka Ticket Project~

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Using the Sumitomo Riko Attaka Fund, which is based on donations by the employees (including employees of Group companies) and matching gifts by the company, the Attaka Ticket Project is providing ongoing support to Minamisanriku-cho in Miyagi Prefecture, which was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
To help recovery of Minamisanriku-cho and resurgence of the community, in cooperation with the Minamisanriku-cho Council of Social Welfare, the Attaka Ticket Project supports groups and NPOs working for community vitalization, and is a service provision system that can be utilized at each meeting or gathering. The services are offered by local people working to reconstruct the community. The project aims to enhance the quality of life of people who have been striving for recovery for a long time and helps vitalize the community. One of the people who used the services commented, "We get together and chat over the bento boxed lunches that we receive in exchange for the tickets. The relationships thus cultivated help us support one another in everyday life." Many people in Minamisanriku-cho have expressed their appreciation to us.

Sumitomo Riko Charity Concert

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Since fiscal 2000, we have taken part in a collaborative project with the certified NPO, Chubu Philharmonic Orchestra, to hold an annual "Sumitomo Riko Charity Concert" every autumn with the aim of assisting local communities to promote cultural and artistic development. We invite 1,300 residents of the Owari region, Aichi Prefecture (where Komaki Head Office and Komaki Plant are located), through selection in a drawing. The concert invites world-renowned maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama as a conductor to provide beautiful music. Donations made by the audience are used every year to support reconstruction efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake and other disaster assistance.
Information about the charity concert is available in newspapers and magazines.
※In fiscal 2020, the project was cancelled due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

Support for the Matsusaka Concert of the Chubu Philharmonic Orchestra

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In Matsusaka, where there are few opportunities to enjoy classical music, the Matsusaka Plant sponsors concerts by the Chubu Philharmonic Orchestra and invites local residents as a contribution to the local community.

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED.

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