Engage in Society
SMK Group is committed to implementing the SMK Group Charter for Corporate Behavior, respects our bonds with communities and traditions as a good corporate citizen, and has carried out a variety of activities as a corporation that coexists with regional societies.
Some examples include tree planting activities, acceptance of interns, offering of manufacturing classes for elementary school students. We will continue to conduct these activities in the future.
Environmental Communication Community Engagement
Showa Ikeda Memorial Foundation
Effective Utilization of Resources
Donation of school chairs made from used wooden pallets
SMK Philippines has been donating school chairs produced within our company from used wooden pallets to local elementary schools.
We donated 100 school chairs to the local day nursery and elementary school. We also conducted a presentation about garage separation at the elementary school.
Conservation activities in wildlife protection districts
Volunteers cut weeds in the local wildlife protection district. During these activities, volunteers encountered wild turkeys, butterflies and birds, and it was a fun and worthwhile experience for all.
SMK Group is actively engaged in community cleanup activities.
Flower Planting Activity
As a member of the Shinagawa CSR Promotion Association, SMK participated in the Shinagawa Hanakaido flower planting project.
A project managed by an NPO, Shinagawa Hanakaido nurtures rape blossoms and Mexican asters which grow along a 2 kilometer stretch of the Katsushima Canal dyke, which makes the area rich in nature and contributes to the creation of a society which is in harmony with nature.
Tree planting activity
SMK Philippines undertakes tree planting activities as part of its environmental conservation drive for CO2 reduction.
We organized a factory tour for employees’ families in September 2019. The curriculum stressed the importance of environmental protection. It included a Q&A session and games, which were great fun for the children.
Dongguan Factory (China)
Introduction of Environmental Conservation Activities and Hands-on Manufacturing Experience
In August 2019, jointly with the Shinagawa Ward Environmental Information Activity Center, we held "Introduction of Environmental Conservation Activities and Hands-on Manufacturing Experience".
This program, which is held every summer, teaches children the importance of environmental conservation and the fun of hands-on manufacturing. This time, 19 local primary school children and their families participated.
SMK accepts interns who are mainly university students and supports the formation of their career paths and development of their skills through training and education.
Participation in local festival (headquarters district)
Many employees participated in a local festival as Mikoshi bearers and deepened the communication with neighborhood. Besides this, the headquarters office also provided its courtyard as a space for Mikoshi bearers to take a break.
Showa Ikeda Memorial Foundation
The Showa Ikeda Memorial Foundation, which is a public interest incorporated foundation established by the late Mr. Heishiro Ikeda, the founder of the company, and the late Mrs. Shizuko Ikeda, has chiefly engaged in three aspects of charitable activities: scholarship programs, social welfare projects, and support for traditional entertainment.
1. Breakdown of charitable activities expenses by category
(an average over three years from 2018 to 2020)
2. Charitable activities
39th Student Research Award Recipients & Founders
Donation of wheelchair-capable vehicle
3．Details of the Showa Ikeda Memorial Foundation
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