Local Community Activities
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, the Ritsumeikan Trust, and Kyoto Sanga FC have partnered to support the Kyoto Youth Soccer Championship "Sanga Cup" and "Scalar Athletes Project," which fosters U-18 world-class soccer players who are active globally and excel in both academics and athletics.
Pink Ribbon Activities
The Kyocera Group supports the Pink Ribbon movement to promote early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, and has donated part of the profits from its pink ceramic kitchen products to this effort since 2008. Through these activities, we are encouraging many people to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Supporting Local Festivals - Summer Festivals at Plants and Offices
The Kyocera Group actively supports local festivals and events to help vitalize the local communities where our plants and offices are located. Every year about 200 Kyocera employees participate in the So Odori dance event of the Kirishima Kokubu Summer Festival to boost the festive mood of this local event. Every year since 1972, the Kyocera Group has held summer festivals at its offices and plants throughout Japan as a token of our willingness to treasure communication with local residents. Outside Japan, Kyocera also holds summer festivals in China and other countries. Since 2014, we have started holding a summer festival in Vietnam as well.
Due to the spread of COVID-19, the event has canceled in 2020 and 2021.
Local Beautification Activities
The Kyocera Group aims to be an integral part of its local communities, participating on a regular basis in beautification efforts for roads and streets, parks, forests, rivers, beaches, and areas around the company's offices and plants worldwide. We are actively involved in local beautification events, including regular trash pick-ups and participation in cleanup activities held by local governments.
Operation of Kagoshima Nanatsujima Solar Science Museum
Kyocera, working through the Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corporation, built and operates the 71.6-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 40,000 people have visited the facilities since they opened in 2013. In addition to offering stunning views of the solar power plant and Mt. Sakurajima, the museum seeks to contribute to local revitalization.
Starting from 1998, 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.
Outreach Activities for Local Children and Groups
Kyocera Precision Tools Korea Co., Ltd. (Korea) has been conducting service activities for children with disabilities and elderly living alone. Approximately 400 employees are divided into groups to deliver food and daily necessities donated by employees and volunteer for cleaning. We also volunteer to provide food to the elderly living alone, such as donating gifts prepared by employees at Christmas.
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.
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.
Donating christmas gifts to children
Since 2006, Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. (U.S.A.) 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.
Donating commercial flashlights to the local fire department
KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc. of the United States is donating commercial flashlights to the local fire department in Santa Barbara, where the company is headquartered. In the Southern California region, where there is a high risk of wildfires and fog, the commercial flashlights (1,100m beam distance, or the length of 10 football fields), which are bright and illuminate far in smoke and fog, are very useful for the local fire department. KSLD recently expanded their flashlight donation program to the Fremont, California Fire Department in Northern California and the City of Fremont Fire Captain expressed gratitude for the donations.
Cooperative Exhibition at Kyoto Manufacturing Hall
Kyocera conducts a fine ceramic crafts class at the Kyoto Manufacturing Hall of Fame, an exhibition hall for elementary and junior high school students that opened a hands-on learning facility in Kyoto in 2009. The class teaches the nature of fine ceramics and the mechanism of solar power generation. Also, Kyocera exhibits items related to manufacturing for the benefit of students who visit the facility as part of their extracurricular activity. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to help students deepen their understanding of society and work through first-hand observations of diligent labor, passion for products, technology, and the art of manufacturing.
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