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Responsibility to Global and Local Communities

Basic Stance

The DENSO Group Basic Policy for Corporate Citizenship Activities was established in 2006. Guided by this policy, DENSO is promoting a variety of corporate citizenship activities that capitalize on the unique capabilities of the Group in all areas where Group companies operate with the aim of maintaining the trust and understanding of local communities and contributing to the sustainable development of society. In addition, we are preparing systems to heighten the awareness of our employees toward local social issues and encourage them to take action. We also actively support employee participation in volunteer activities.

the DENSO Group’s Corporate Citizenship Activities

The DENSO Group aims to become an admired company in each community where it operates by undertaking corporate citizenship activities that contributes to the sustainable development of society

Initiative Stance

  • We promote activities that are tailored to the actual circumstances of each country and region in collaboration with regional community members.

  • We focus on the social issues facing each country and region and work to provide solutions to these issues together with our Group companies.

  • By effectively leveraging the resources we possess, we engage in activities that utilize the skills and know-how of our employees

Priority Areas of the DENSO Group’s Corporate Citizenship Activities

Based on the social demand in each region of operation, we are promoting corporate citizenship activities that center on the following three fields.

  1. Harmony with the environment

    We work to protect the natural environment in local communities and contribute to the conservation of the global environment.

  2. Ensuring safety and security in communities

    To provide resolutions to the problems facing each community, we carry out activities that contribute to the safety and security of local communities, starting with traffic safety education.

  3. Hitozukuri

    (1) Youth development
    To cultivate the human resources that will oversee the next generation, we support educational activities related to science, technologies, and technical skills. We also support educational activities that contribute to the sustainability of society.
    (2) Welfare of people with disabilities
    We support the self-reliance of people who wish to participate in society and provide them with opportunities to do so.

Notional Diagram of Corporate Citizenship Activities

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Examples of Initiatives

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Distinctive Social Contribution Activities in Priority Areas (Corporate Social Contribution Activities)

Harmony with the environment

DENSO engages in a variety of environmental preservation activities together with local communities. Acting in accordance with DENSO Eco Vision 2025, we are working to help build a society in which people exist in harmony with the environment with a focus on environmental preservation activities in the areas in which the Company develops its business activities.

Since fiscal 2015, the DENSO Group has been conducting Groupwide environmental preservation activities on World Environment Day (June 5) based on the shared theme of Green & Clean activities.

    • Mangrove planting activities

      Mangrove planting activities (Thailand)

    • Loggerhead turtle protection activities

      Loggerhead turtle protection activities
      (DENSO Corporation, Toyohashi Plant, Japan)

Development of Secure and Safe Communities

DENSO seeks to develop technologies and engage in manufacturing activities that protect the security and safety of people’s lives. We are also working to help build a society in which everyone can live with peace of mind through corporate citizenship activities by employees.

Efforts to Eliminate Traffic Accidents

As a company operating in the automotive industry, DENSO is fostering employees that can set a positive example in traffic safety activities while also advancing a myriad of activities for contributing to community traffic safety. We have a particular focus on ensuring that pedestrians and others who are more vulnerable can travel with peace of mind through traffic safety activities matched to local traffic conditions (Global Traffic Safety Project).

    • Lectures for High School Students (Europe)

      Lectures for High School Students (Europe)

    • Visiting classes at elementary schools (DIAT, Thailand)

      Visiting classes at elementary schools (DIAT, Thailand)

Human Resource Development

Development of youth

The DENSO Group has long been engaged in promoting youth development. In Japan, for example, we offer a variety of programs including those for cultivating young cooking fans and university soccer students.

    • FIRST Robotics Competition support program

      FIRST Robotics Competition support program
      (DENSO International America, Inc. (United States))

    • DENSO Science School

      DENSO Science School (Japan)

Welfare for persons with disabilities

People with disabilities still face numerous barriers to freely moving throughout society. Seeking to contribute to the realization of a barrier-free society, DENSO proactively supports the Wheelchairs & Friendship Center of Asia (WAFCA), a certified NPO established in 1999, and other local welfare organizations as part of its activities focused on helping people with disabilities achieve independence.

    • Wheelchair donation activities

      Wheelchair donation activities
      (WAFCA (Thailand))

    • Support for Oita International Wheelchair Marathon

      Support for Oita International Wheelchair Marathon(Japan)
      (DENSO CORPORATION;DENSO KYUSHU Co., Ltd.; DENSO Solution Japan Corporation)

WAFCA

Systems to Support the Independent Activities of Employees Creating an Environment That Encourages Employee Participation

  • 社員の自主活動・支援制度

Through efforts to support the volunteer activities of our employees, we strive to create an environment in which employees independently participate in corporate citizenship activities.

Systems for Supporting Independent Activities by Employees

DENSO provides various volunteer promotion systems and measures to help employees participate in volunteer activities during their free time.

Major Activity Support Activities (DENSO CORPORATION (Japan))

Details
DENSO Group HEARTFUL Fund
(2004 ~)
The DENSO Group HEARTFUL Fund is a system in which money is collected through the automatic deduction of ¥100 from the salaries of participating employees. This money is used in various ways, including donations to local organizations, funding the planned volunteer activities of employees, and providing relief to disaster-stricken areas.
DENSO Group HEARTFUL Club Friend
(1998 ~)
DENSO Group HEARTFUL Club Friend is an employee volunteer organization. Members of this organization engage in various self-driven volunteer activities based on themes associated with the social issues they seek to resolve.

DENSO Pro Bono Program

The DENSO Pro Bono Program is a social contribution activity program launched in fiscal 2017 through which employees utilize their professional skills to help strengthen the foundations of NPOs and other civil action organizations and work with these organizations to resolve community issues.

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      Employee volunteers together with members of supported organization

Connections with Local Communities

  • Connections with Local Communities

DENSO is strengthening its bonds of trust with stakeholders through proactive information disclosure and reciprocal communication.

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      DENSO Group HEARTFUL Festival(Japan)

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      DENSO Group Community Service Day

Ongoing Support for Post-Great East Japan Earthquake Restoration Activities

Immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, DENSO began collecting donations while advancing other Groupwide-basis restoration support activities, such as dispatching more than 700 employees to the affected regions and delivering relief items. We continue to offer ongoing support for the restoration efforts as employee volunteers collect special donation-attached product labels, donate these labels, and take part in the activities of the DENSO Group Hula Dancers.

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      comfort activities by DENSO Group Hula Dancers

Topics: Support for Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague our lives with fear of contracting the disease while restricting our freedoms. Amid this pandemic, DENSO Group bases around the world are engaging in self-driven action with the aim of contributing to society through manufacturing activities to help return us to a society in which everyone is able to live with peace of mind and feel happiness.

For example, we are providing healthcare institutions with masks and face shields produced by the Group free of charge to help alleviate the tight supply and demand balance for these items. We are also taking part in a project for supplying quantum computers free of charge to support drug discovery research while engaging in various other activities.

    • Masks manufactured using equipment produced

      Masks manufactured using equipment produced
      by the Machinery & Tools Division (DENSO CORPORATION)

Future Initiatives

Raising awareness of employees regarding the issues faced in their communities and encouraging them to act provides them with opportunities to pursue personal growth. Going forward, the DENSO Group will continue to proactively engage in social contribution activities aimed at resolving issues in local communities.