Social / Local Area Activities
Social / Local Area Activities (Activities in FY2019)
Support for Rebuilding an Elementary School
The 2006 earthquake in Central Java, Indonesia, caused enormous damage. In 2008, PT.NOK Indonesia, our group company, in collaboration with PT.Eagle Industry Indonesia, helped rebuild an elementary school that had collapsed due to the earthquake. Later, we visited the elementary school in 2015 and 2020. Children welcomed us, waving small flags of Indonesia and Japan and giving welcoming music performance. This was a peaceful time from beginning to end. In addition to donating TV sets and computers, PT.NOK Indonesia made origami cranes and presented them to all the children in the hope that such present would help them know more about Japanese culture.
Sponsorship for the Local Festival “Hinokunimatsuri”
Since FY2018, NOK, which has a plant in Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture, has sponsored "Hinokunimatsuri," which is a summer, traditional festival in Kumamoto Prefecture, for the purpose of regional revitalization. In FY2019, more than 119 employees and their families participated in the main event of the festival,“ Otemoyan So-Odori,” and livened up the local event together with the locals.
Fund-Raising Activities for the Restoration of
In Thailand, a Buddhist country, temples are sacred places and very much valued by its people. As a company rooted in this area, Thai NOK Co., Ltd., our group company, conducted fund-raising activities in FY2019 with the aim of repairing the roofs of Nongakka Temple and Santidham Temple.
Support for People with Difficulty Living Independently due to the Novel Coronavirus
Due to restrictions on economic activities in combating the novel coronavirus, “rice ATMs” have been set up in various parts of Vietnam to provide rice for free of charge in supporting burgeoning unemployed people and people with difficulty living independently. Vietnam NOK Co., Ltd., our group company, supports this activity, having donated 1 ton of rice (for about 500 people).
Employees’ Volunteer Activities
NOK (Wuxi) Vibration Control China Co., Ltd., our group company, puts its energy into volunteer activities as part of its social contribution. In FY2019, its employees went on a picnic to Jiulihe Wetland Park with the children of Wuxi Children’s Welfare Institute*. The 25 employees who participated in the event enjoyed a recreational activity with children, singing and beating drums. The children were delighted, and one of the employees who participated in the event said,“ I was glad that the children were happy,” and“ They made me happy.”
*Homes for children with disabilities who do not have families or guardians.
Donations to charities
Employees of five companies* of the Group located in Singapore jointly collected foodstuffs and donated them to charitable organizations. This activity aims to raise the employee awareness of the issues of hunger and food loss in the community.
*NOK Asia Company Pte. Ltd., CORTECO Asia Company Pte. Ltd., NOK-Freudenberg Singapore Pte. Ltd., NOK Precision Component Singapore Pte. Ltd., Synztec Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Employees’ Volunteer Activities
PT. NOK Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, one of the Group companies located in Indonesia, made a donation to a Muslim orphanage and a Christian orphanage respectively with the hope of building a brighter future for the children. They also spend meaningful time with children through various events. These kinds of social contribution activities have become an annual tradition.