Public outreach

We work to honor and respect the local culture of each community where our operations are based, and to maintain effective dialog and communication with community members.

Plant tours

We offer plant tours to provide better understanding of our operations and the measures we implement for the environment and safety. (Tours are not available at all plants.)

Plant tour for community members in Fuji, Shizuoka
Plant tour for students in Kawasaki, Kanagawa

Dialog and interaction

Measures for community dialog and interaction include regularly held forums and meetings with representatives of local governments and members of local residents associations. We also open our gymnasiums, sports fields, parking lots, and other facilities for public use and enjoyment, and host a variety of events.

Community dialog meeting (Kawasaki, Kanagawa)
Local residents at a cherry blossom event (Suzuka, Mie)
Local residents enjoying the plant grounds (Izunokuni, Shizuoka)

Neighborhood clean-up and greenery planting

Employees at our main production sites periodically clear the plant vicinities and nearby areas of litter, rubbish, and weeds as part of our interaction with the surrounding communities. We also actively participate in a variety of projects for planting trees and greenery both within plant grounds and in the surrounding area. Volunteer employees working at the Tokyo head office located in Chiyoda ward join the ward-wide cleaning activities.

Clean-up around the factory (Kawasaki, Kanagawa)
Clean-up at Lake Biwa (Moriyama, Shiga)
Clean-up at the head office (Chiyoda, Tokyo)
Tree planting in the community (Suzuka, Mie)

Local emergency response initiatives

Construction of evacuation towers

Evacuation tower in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture

In fiscal 2013 we constructed two evacuation towers within our plant grounds in Nobeoka and Hyuga, Miyazaki Prefecture, to enable people to quickly reach a safe height in the event of a tsunami. The evacuation towers are available for use not only by our personnel, but also by nearby community members.

Installation of independent drinking water supply systems

Independent drinking water supply system in Moriyama, Shiga Prefecture

We have installed independent drinking water supply systems at Asahi Kasei Group plant sites in Moriyama, Suzuka, and Nobeoka. The systems utilize our microfiltration membranes to purify deep well water. While serving to supply drinking water to personnel working at these sites on a daily basis, these systems also provide a vital independent backup as a secure source of safe drinking water for local communities in the event of a disaster.

Disaster volunteer organization

Training to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture

In Nobeoka, we have a disaster volunteer organization consisting of our personnel and retirees to perform disaster drills and emergency response support for the local community.

Crime and Disaster Prevention Exhibition

An Asahi Kasei employee explains crime prevention tips to a visitor

Asahi Kasei Homes took part in the Crime and Disaster Prevention Exhibition in Osaka on June 11 and 12, 2015. Since 2012, a cooperative among the Osaka Prefectural Police, home builders, security companies, and banks has exhibited at the event, with Asahi Kasei personnel helping with the exhibit. The exhibit shows ways to prevent criminal intrusion into a home, and booklets describing disaster prevention tips were distributed to visitors. While most exhibits at this event are used as promotional tools for the sale of security goods, the exhibit we participate in has a pure focus on education and raising awareness for the public good.