Corporate Citizenship
Employees, Local Communities
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Support for Volunteer Activities of Employees

Encourage volunteer activities that local communities will appreciate and employees can obtain satisfaction With the aim of promoting activities through the participation of individual employees, Sumitomo Riko supports employees' volunteer activities that local communities will appreciate and the volunteers can obtain satisfaction.

Sumitomo Riko Attaka Club

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The "Sumitomo Riko Attaka Club" is a volunteer organization that consists of current and former employees of the Sumitomo Riko Group. Throughout the year, the club conducts independent projects and participates in projects organized by other organizations and volunteer activities for civil activities organizations. Over 1,400 members (as of the end of May 2021) of six local clubs, such as the Komaki Club, etc. are engaged in various activities.
Since it was first established, the Sumitomo Riko Attaka Club has been operating a points program as an incentive, with 20 points awarded for each volunteer activity its members participate in. Those who have collected 200 points become eligible to receive certification and make a donation to their preferred civil activities organization with one Attaka point equivalent to 10 yen, while various organizations receive that donation every year.
Within the CSR Planning Office, there is the “Sumitomo Riko Attaka Support Center”, which serves as a window role to support the activities of the Sumitomo Riko Attaka Club, a volunteer organization of employees.In addition, the "Sumitomo Riko Attaka Support Center Branch" has been set up within the general affairs section of each manufacturing plant to provide support for the volunteer activities of employees. Further, as an information system to support the volunteer activities of the "Sumitomo Riko Attaka Club," we have established the "Sumitomo Riko Attaka Net” website. This website provides information about volunteer activities planned by the company, the club as well as external information offering organizations, and does matching.

The Sumitomo Riko Attaka Fund (General Incorporated Foundation)

The "Sumitomo Riko Attaka Fund" supports monetary donations by employees. Registered employees donate anywhere between one to ten "donation units". One "unit" is equivalent to 100 yen and a maximum of ten units are deducted from their salaries. As a matching contribution, the Company donates the same amount to the Fund. The Fund is used to support the "Sumitomo Riko Attaka Club", organizations tackling social issues and disaster victims. Based on this Fund, Sumitomo Riko started the "Attaka Tickets Project" in 2013 to support victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and began participating in a project to establish the Aichi model for education using donations in 2018. About 500 employees were registered with this Fund as of the end of May 2021.
The Fund became a "general incorporated foundation" in November, 2014.

Sumitomo Riko "Pro Bono" Program

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To further promote employee participation in society, Sumitomo Riko has been implementing the Sumitomo Riko "Pro Bono Program” since 2013.
"Pro bono" means voluntarily work by professionals contributing to society by using their specific knowledge and skills acquired through their professions.
Under this program, participants receive six-time preliminary training sessions, jointly with those of other companies, for the purpose of providing consulting services to non-profit organizations (NPOs) in Central Japan Area. Afterwards, members are selected and they can provide consulting services to NPOs. The program gives employees great opportunities for making exchanges with other departments within Sumitomo Riko and expanding their horizons to areas beyond the company.
This program entered its eighth year in 2020, and a total of 57 people from Sumitomo Riko have participated so far. Members received various preliminary training from lecturers of several companies, the administrators, universities, and non-profit organizations (NPOs) who are active in the front-lines, and then provided consulting services for civil organizations such as NPOs. Sumitomo Riko will keep promoting this program as a social contribution activity which returns working experiences to societies, and actively supporting employees' participation in society.

Participation in the TABLE FOR TWO (TFT) Program

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Of the world's 7 billion people, about 1 billion suffer from hunger and malnutrition, while nearly 2 billion are obese due to overeating. In order to solve this serious food imbalance, TABLE FOR TWO was established in Japan in the fall of 2007.

When you eat a meal with fewer calories to prevent obesity and lifestyle-related diseases, 20 yen per meal will be donated to school lunches for children in developing countries through TFT. For every meal eaten in developed countries, one meal is given to a developing country under this system.

Sumitomo Riko endorsed this activity and started the program at Komaki Plant in 2015 as part of the social contribution activities of its employees. Since then, Matsusaka Plant and Fuji-Susono Plant have joined the program, and the cafeterias at all three sites have been implementing the program. Thanks to the cooperation of many people, we have been able to deliver a total of 765,220 yen and 38,261 meals (as of March 2021). This initiative also contributes greatly to the “SDGs”, the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations to be achieved by 2030.

FY 2015FY 2016FY 2017FY 2018FY 2019FY 2020total
Amount of money120,240170,240158,040148,140130,54038,020765,220yen
Number of meals6,0128,5127,9027,4076,5271,90138,261meals

Volunteer Leave and Leave-of-absence System

Sumitomo Riko established a volunteer leave and leave-of-absence system in 1999 and employees can take up to 3 days volunteer leave and up to 3 years as a leave of absence.
We think that contributing to the development of society and culture through participation in social activities will establish attractive corporate culture and develop better professionalism by fostering citizenship, social skills and cultural awareness of employees.

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED.

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