Quality, environment and social initiatives
Quality, environment and social initiatives

Social Initiatives

As a company that is deeply rooted in the local community, Mitsuboshi Belting is involved in a host of activities aimed at fostering harmony between residents and local companies. We also contribute to society through environmental education and donation activities.

Community Contribution Activities via the Mitsuboshi Belting Communication Conference

The Mitsuboshi Belting Communication Conference is an internal volunteer organization comprising employees of Mitsuboshi Belting and the Mitsuboshi Belting Group. In 2000, following the Great Hanshin Earthquake, Mitsuboshi Belting Communication Conference relocated from Kobe Harborland in Chuo-ku to its founding location in Nagata-ku, and the Mitsuboshi Belting Communication Conference was established at this time.

As a company with deep roots in the community, this conference aims to foster harmony between Mitsuboshi Belting and the community, undertaking a variety of regional activities to this end. Employees handle all the conference’s activities, as well as all donation activities.

Background for Establishing the Mitsuboshi Belting Communication Conference

In 1965, Mitsuboshi Belting began a drive to reduce pollution in the Mano district of Nagata-ku, Kobe, where its head office is located. In 1980, the “Mano District Urban Development Project” was launched with support from the local government, and Mitsuboshi Belting served as corporate representative of this movement. In 1992, the Company relocated its headquarters to functions to Kobe Harborland, in Chuo-ku, while its plant and R&D facility remained in the Mano district. During the Great Hanshin Earthquake of January 1995, some 60 employees of Mitsuboshi Belting put together a volunteer fire brigade that went quickly to the site of the disaster and assisted local residents in putting out fires. A Company gymnasium was also made available for some 400 evacuees, who housed there for a four-month period. Such activities deepened Mitsuboshi Belting’s relations with the local community.

The Company has a friendship association in place that prioritizes activities such as these. In March 1999, the Company responded to a call by the local community to return its headquarters to the Mano district and lend its support to efforts to reconstruct the local community. Accordingly, in November 2000, we returned the Kobe Head Office to the Mano district, with the Mitsuboshi Belting Communication Conference being established at the same time.

Regional Communication Events throughout the Year

We Are All Sparkling Children [April]

Kobe Head Office and Kobe Plant R&D Center (Nagata-ku, Kobe)

We Are All Sparkling Children

Tanabata Festival [July]

Kobe Head Office and Kobe Plant R&D Center (Nagata-ku, Kobe)

Tanabata Festival

Christmas Party [December]

Kobe Head Office and Kobe Plant R&D Center (Nagata-ku, Kobe)

Christmas Party

Music Salon [Irregularly, Twice Each Year]

Tokyo Head Office (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

Music Salon

Handmade Sanuki Udon Noodles and Seining Experience [May]

Shikoku Plant (Sanuki, Kagawa Prefecture)

Handmade Sanuki Udon Noodles and Seining Experience

Fish Trapping Excursion [September]

Ayabe Production System Development Center (Ayabe, Kyoto Prefecture)

Fish Trapping Excursion

Ongoing Donations to UNICEF

Nagata-ku, Kobe, where Mitsuboshi Belting’s head office is located, sustained catastrophic damage during the Great Hanshin Earthquake. As each New Year passes, recollections of that catastrophe fade. But at the same time, every year some 9.7 million children under the age of five lose their lives due to wars, natural disaster and deprivation.

In line with its corporate philosophy, “to give attentive consideration to both humanity and nature,” the Mitsuboshi Belting Group began an effort to help these children in 2005, marking the 10th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake. Themed on “extending a hand of love to children around the world,” Group employees join in making a donation to these children each year through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Ongoing Donations to UNICEF
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