The forest of Tokyo Electron
TEL is engaging in local tree-planting and afforestation activities with its employees and their families. The activities aim to pass on beautiful nature to future generations, and to leave a better global environment. In Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, we have planted 3,000 trees and maintained the forest through weeding over the last seven years. Meanwhile, a TEL Group company in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture has been planting trees in nearby sites. In 2016, about 700 oak seedlings and five memorial cherry trees were planted. Two hundred and seventy employees and family members participated in the event, providing an opportunity for workers and their families to deepen their friendships with each other.
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Tokyo Electron is a special sponsor of the Science Intercollegiate (sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), an event where students studying the field of natural science announce the results of their research and compete with one another. It represents the advance of Japan’s science and technology and provides skills necessary for sustainable development, fostering the learning of next-generation engineers. Tokyo Electron endorses this event as a place necessary for students to enjoy friendly rivalry as well as for promoting incentives for future research activities, and we support the students' independent research activities.
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Supporting "TOBITATE! Young Ambassador Program"
"TOBITATE! Young Ambassador Program" is a project by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan, and the private sector to encourage studying abroad in order to nurture future talents who can work on the global stage. This national project, which started in 2013, plans to send about 10,000 high-school and university students to study abroad in the seven years until 2020. TEL views the long-term nurturing of people as the source of growth for enterprises and society, and has therefore been supporting this project since its commencement so that eager youths can grow into people fit for the global stage.
TEL will continue to contribute to the nurturing of talents who can work on the global stage by supporting worldwide experiences for students.
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Matching Gift [Table for Two]
Since 2012, when the salad bar in Akasaka cafeteria solaé was opened, we have made donations for NPO TABLE FOR TWO International. For each bowl of salad consumed at the salad bar, participants donate 10 yen to the NPO TABLE FOR TWO International. TEL matches each 10 yen donation, and this 20 yen provides one school meal for a child in a developing country. This program has the dual benefit of maintaining the health of our employees, who eat lots of healthy, fresh vegetables, and helping children in developing countries through sharing dining tables across space and time. Since 2014 salad bar was opened, it has been possible to provide a total of about 37,000 children‘s school meals.
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Disaster relief efforts
Kumamoto Earthquake relief efforts
TEL actively provided a wide range of support to those affected by the April 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake to help bring stability to their lives and restore their communities as soon as possible.
Relief supplies and livelihood support
Amid the tremendous damage to the transportation infrastructure, TEL made full use of its trucks and warehouses to swiftly deliver daily necessities, water, food and other goods from across the country. At the affected areas, we offered our recreational facilities as support bases and evacuation centers and provided assistance activities to employees and local communities.
A total of 100 million yen in donations was presented to Kumamoto Prefecture.
To support efforts aimed at matching funds for reconstruction, TEL matched donations collected from employees around the world. The donations were distributed to affected employees, and emergency supplies were donated to surrounding municipalities.
A charity concert was held with the hope of using music to raise the spirits of those affected by the disaster. Employees and volunteer staff worked to transform two gymnasiums of local junior high schools into concert halls. For two days, the concert was enjoyed by 1,600 students, local residents, and employees and their families.
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