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  Supporting Kyoto Sanga F.C. Professional Soccer Team

In 1994, in response to the high expectations of Kyoto residents calling for a local professional soccer team, Kyocera helped establish Kyoto Purple Sanga (now Kyoto Sanga F.C.), with the belief that it is the responsibility of local companies to help local communities thrive. Kyocera Group companies in Japan work together to support the team. Kyocera also supports the Sanga Cup Kyoto Youth Soccer Championships, as well as a project that helps develop soccer skills in players ages 18 and younger.

Photo: ©KYOTO SANGA F.C.

© KYOTO SANGA F.C.


  Operation of Kagoshima Nanatsujima Solar Science Museum
Kyocera, working through the Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corporation, built and operates the 70-megawatt Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant and the adjoining Kagoshima Nanatsujima Solar Science Museum where people can explore global environmental issues and learn how solar power generation works. More than 22,000 people have visited the facilities since they opened in November 2013. In addition to offering stunning views of the solar power plant and Mt. Sakurajima, the Museum seeks to contribute to local revitalization.
Photo: Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant where the Solar Science Museum is located Photo: Students touring the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Solar Science Museum
Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant where the Solar Science Museum is located Students touring the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Solar Science Museum


  Christmas Illuminations
In December, Kyocera festively illuminates its global headquarters building in Kyoto with LED lighting to enliven the local community. During the holiday season, the headquarters building becomes a huge, 86-meter-high shining fir tree through the clever arrangement of lighted windows. In 2015, many visitors enjoyed strolling in the headquarters courtyard, which was decorated by approximately 200,000 LED bulbs, providing a festive atmosphere on winter nights.
Photo: A giant Christmas tree is created through the clever arrangement of lighted windows Photo: LED illuminations in the public space in front of the headquarters building
A giant Christmas tree is created through
the clever arrangement of lighted windows
LED illuminations in the public space in front of the headquarters building


  Donation of “Kyocera Libraries”
To commemorate its 55th anniversary in 2014, Kyocera donated approximately 50 million yen worth of books — dubbed “Kyocera Libraries” — to 130 local elementary and middle schools in communities where 25 of Kyocera’s main manufacturing plants and business offices are located in Japan. In response to an overall decline in readership, Kyocera hopes that this donation will enhance the development of our next-generation leaders by providing them with more opportunities to enjoy books and discover the importance of reading. Photo: Presentation ceremony at an elementary school (Yasu, Shiga Prefecture)

Presentation ceremony at an elementary school (Yasu, Shiga Prefecture)


Outside Japan
 
  Outreach Activities for Local Children and Groups
Kyocera Precision Tools Korea Co., Ltd. (Korea) has conducted outreach to disabled children and elderly persons living alone at Christmastime every year since 1999.
Approximately 400 employees devide into small to deliver food and daily necessities donated by employees, and also engaged in other volunteer activities such as light housekeeping.
Photo: Scarves delivered to children in welfare facilities Photo: Scarves delivered to children in welfare facilities
Scarves delivered to children in welfare facilities


  Donation to the Autism Research and Treatment Organization
Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. (U.S.A.) began fundraising for World Autism Awareness Day in 2014. Kyocera employees who donated five dollars or more come to work in blue, the official color of World Autism Awareness Day. Money donated by employees is given to Autism Speaks, an organization specializing in the research and treatment of autism. Photo: Employees in blue who participated in the charity drive
Employees in blue who participated
in the charity drive


  Renovating Schools (Thailand)
Kyocera Crystal Device (Thailand) Co., Ltd., together with local communities, joined in renovations such as re-tiling bathroom floors, painting walls and washbasins, and installing drinking fountains at schools in Lamphun Province where the company is located. These efforts greatly improved the sanitary conditions at the schools and evoked messages of joy and gratitude from the children. Photo: Employees who took part in school renovations

Employees who took part in school renovations


  Raising Funds for Cancer Patients
Kyocera Document Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. (Australia) supports both “Daffodil Day” and “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” charity fundraisers, which benefit cancer patients and research. Teddy bears, pens and other goods were sold in the office and a staff-funded morning tea was held to raise donations. All funds raised were donated to the Cancer Council Australia. Photo: Employees participate in “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” charity event
Employees participate in “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” charity event
Photo: “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” charity event

“Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” charity event


  Toys for Tots Donation
Since 2006, Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. has supported the annual Toys for Tots campaign run by the U.S. Marine Corps, which collects toys to give as holiday gifts to underprivileged children. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible and productive citizens. Photo: U.S. Marines and Kyocera employee with donated toys
U.S. Marines and Kyocera employee
with donated toys


  Pink Ribbon Activities
The Kyocera Group supports the Pink Ribbon movement to promote early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, and donates part of the profits from its pink ceramic kitchen products to this effort. In the United States, Kyocera has donated part of the profits from its pink-handled ceramic knives to breast cancer research since 2004. Kyocera supports similar activities in Australia, Singapore, China, Japan and Korea. Photo: Ceramic knife series supports 
the Pink Ribbon movement

Ceramic knife series supports the Pink Ribbon movement


  Summer Festivals at Plants and Offices
Every year since 1972, Kyocera Group has held summer festivals at its offices and plants throughout Japan to deepen the relationship with local communities. The Kyocera Group also began holding summer festivals in China in 2009 and Vietnam in 2014. About 3,000 local residents visit our plant in Vietnam to enjoy food, games, karaoke and dance performances every year.
Photo: Employees wearing traditional national dress, ao dai , while performing the Non La dance (Vietnam)
Employees wearing traditional national dress,
ao dai , while performing the Non La dance (Vietnam)


  Local Beautification Activities
Kyocera aims to be an integral part of its local communities, participating in beautification efforts for parks, forests, rivers and areas around the company’s offices and plants worldwide on a regular basis. Kyocera Document Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. (Australia) has participated in the nation’s largest community-based environmental event, “Clean-up Australia Day” since 2011 and conducted cleanups at Lane Cove’s Blackman Park in 2015. Kyocera continually seeks to help beautify its communities.
Photo: Employees taking part in the clean-up event (Australia)
Employees taking part in the clean-up event (Australia)
   
 
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