Our Contributions to Society
As an exceptional corporate citizen, contributing to local communities is essential. At the EXEDY Group, each company carries out these activities in line with their specific circumstances.
Establishment of the Disaster Prevention Park at the Headquarters in Neyagawa
EXEDY donated a piece of land near the Headquarters to Neyagawa City and Osaka Prefecture, and completed the construction including the surrounding roads. The Disaster Prevention Park serves as an evacuation site and is equipped with solar-powered LED lighting and emergency toilets etc.
News: August 30, 2013 The Opening Ceremony for EXEDY's Disaster Prevention Park
Clean-up and Tree Planting Activities
Together with the EXEDY Workers' Community (workers’ union), employees and management united their efforts to carry out environmental activities. Every year, we carry out the Clean Campaign (clean-up and tree planting in the areas surrounding the company) and participate in the Clean River Neyagawa (cleaning activities of the Neyagawa River).
Clean River Neyagawa
Supporting Student Auto Racing Competitions (EXEDY)
We at EXEDY support student formula and solar car races in order to develop future engineers as well as improve automobile technologies. We have hopes that these students, through the process of building a vehicle, will work hard at improving fuel efficiency and lowering production costs, and from this grow into engineers that can create automobiles that are environmentally friendly.
Solar Car Race
Industrial-Academic Award Received from Neighboring Engineering College (EXEDY Friction Material, Thailand)
News: February 13, 2015 EXEDY Friction Material awarded by King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi
Here we introduce the volunteer activities carried out by EXEDY Group.
EXEDY DYNAX Shanghai Volunteer Team Initiatives
The volunteer team established in December 2008 at EXEDY DYNAX Shanghai carries out activities contributing to the local community. The volunteer team initially consisting of only two members at its foundation, currently exceeds 100 members. Activities include cleaning of the company premises and neighboring housing complexes, cleaning and supporting the childrens’ study at the welfare institution for children, and organizing the books at the library. In 2016, the volunteer team was awarded the prize of ‘Leading Organization’ from the development district where the company is located and from the Fengcheng District Library they received the ‘Excellent Volunteer Team Award’. The team even made an appearance in the media.
Cleaning-up Neighboring Housing Complexes
Volunteer Activities at the Welfare Institution for Children
Organizing the Books at the Library
EXEDY DYNAX Shanghai Volunteer Team Awards
2016 Shanghai Development District
‘Leading Organization Award’
2017 Fengcheng District Library
‘Excellent Volunteer Team Award’
Maintaining the National Park (EXEDY Thailand)
On June 24, 2017, as a part of their CSR activities, EXEDY Thailand visited Kao Chamau Kao Wang National Park, where they built a dam, planted banana trees and installed a mineral supply for wild elephants. Everyone enjoyed the fulfilling activities together.
Blood Donation Campaign (EXEDY Malaysia)
On August 12, 2016, EXEDY Malaysia hosted a blood drive at their training room. 80 people, including employees from neighboring companies, participated. This activity raised awareness among the employees about their part in Malaysian society, and it increased the sense of solidarity with the other companies.
Here we introduce EXEDY Group's donations.
Donation of Practice Manikins for Clearing Blocked Airway Caused by a Foreign Body (EXEDY)
On May 23, 2014, the Hirakata Neyagawa Fire Department presented our company with a letter of appreciation for our donation of the “Choking Charlie” practice torsos. We donated four choking manikins to the Fire Department. They were able to train CPR and AED methods in their life saving trainings, however, they were unable to practice choking rescue methods until now. The Fire Department expressed its gratitude, letting us know that they will not only use the manikins for regular life-saving training, but also for improving the skills of the firefighters.
Letter of Appreciation for Our AED Donation (EXEDY)
In June 2015, we received a letter of gratitude from the Hirakata-Neyagawa Firefighters’ Union for our donation of AEDs. We will continue to diligently make contributions to our local communities.
Volunteer Activities to Collect Supplies to Support Reconstruction after East Japan Great Earthquake Disaster (EXEDY)
EXEDY participated in the "East Japan Great Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction Support Volunteer Activities" organized by Nihokai (Kyohokai and Eihokai), held every year, and collected and donated unneeded mobile phones, postcards, unused stamps, telephone cards and bellmark points.
Money donation to the Kumamoto Earthquake-stricken Area (EXEDY)
Through the Kansai Association of Corporate Executives, we donated 1 million yen to the affected areas of the Kumamoto earthquake. On June 13, 2016, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Representative Director of the Kansai Association of Corporate Executives visited the Kumamoto Prefectural Office and handed over a logbook to the Vice-Governor of the Kumamoto Prefecture, Taisuke Ono. We hope for a quick recovery for everyone affected by the disaster.
Donation of a Water Purification System to an Elementary School (EXEDY Thailand)
120 employees, including Ryu Suzuki, (former) President of EXEDY Thailand, visited a neighboring elementary school on May 29, 2016 for the donation of the water purification system and volunteering activities. Together with the children our employees painted the walls and cleaned up the school building. They also played games and in the end all 97 students sang a song of gratitude. Our employees thoroughly enjoyed their involvement in the activities.
Contribution to Arts Support Kansai
Since March 2016, we cooperate with Arts Support Kansai, an organization supporting art and culture in the Kansai Region. For every drink sold at the vending machines installed at the EXEDY Headquarters, Ueno Division and EXEDY Nara, one yen is donated. On a yearly basis this accumulates to an amount of approximately 1 million yen.
Contributing to the Region
The EXEDY Group has strong connections with local societies.
Workplace Experience for Junior High School Students
Neyagawa City (EXEDY Headquarters)
Every year we invite junior high school students to the headquarters in Neyagawa for a workplace experience. The students go on a plant tour and study about the products, get practical inspection training, create drawings and make their own business cards; they learn what it means to "work".
Mimasaka City (EXEDY Precision)
We have been inviting 2nd grade students of Mimasaka Junior High School in Okayama Prefecture for a workplace experience since 2013. The children interact with many different people, and we hope they draw confidence from achieving the goals set for the day. We hope these children, after graduating high school and university, will develop into leaders of the region with “love for their hometown” and “healthy development” as their driving forces.
Fire Fighting Competition (EXEDY Fukushima)
New employees take part in the fire fighting competition sponsored by the Kitakata City Fire Department in Fukushima Prefecture, held in June every year. Here new employees put the skills they acquired during the new recruitment training into practice, and compete for the top places every year.
Handing Out Reusable Shopping Bags at the Local Bon Dance Event (DYNAX)
Our employees participate in the Bon Dances held in August every year in the cities of Tomakomai and Chitose and hand out reusable shopping bags. All employees wearing matching yukatas (Japanese summer kimono) dance together with the local residents with much enthusiasm.
Activities Involving Employment
Employment of Handicapped People
26 employees with disabilities (as of March 2020) work at our special subsidiary, EXEDY Sun Co., Ltd.
In addition, employees with hearing disabilities and those with impaired arms or legs work in the same way as non-handicapped people, while receiving the necessary support within the company.
Providing Internship Opportunities
We have an internship system that provides opportunities for students to have a work experience so they are better able to choose their vocation and determine what they are good at.
In FY 2019, we offered internships in die design, equipment development, 3D inspection, etc. at the Production Engineering Headquarters for two weeks in August. In September, we had week-long internships at the Development Headquarters, and participant experienced evaluating the reliability of a clutch. These are valuable experiences that students usually do not gain at school.
In addition to that, we hold one-day internships in summer and winter.