Along with Local Communities

Promoting Communication with Local Communities

As a member of the global society, Nissha Group aims not only to fulfill its responsibilities as a corporation but also to win the trust of local communities and be a company that is needed by society.

We promote communication in various ways such as by disclosing information about Nissha Group companies and business activities widely on our website, and by enhancing mutual understanding between production bases and local communities through briefing sessions on factory activities, factory tours, and social events.

Our efforts also extend to cleanup activities near production sites, environmental workshops by Nissha Group employees at local elementary schools and nursery schools, and next generation support in collaboration with NPOs, all with the aim of realizing the “Co-existence” cited in our corporate mission.

Basic Social Contribution Policy

We at Nissha Group set forth our approach to social contribution in the Basic Social Contribution Policy. We devote our management resources to four fields we recognize as important: environmental protection, next generation support, promotion and support of arts and culture, and human support activities.

Basic Social Contribution Policy

 Nissha and Nissha People contribute to society under the spirit of global citizenship by using their management resources effectively toward the achievement of our Mission.

Main fields of contribution: "environmental protection", "next generation support", "promotion and support of arts and culture", and "human support activities".


Initiatives for Next Generation Support

Presentation of Nissha Award at 11th Supreme Moving Toy Contest in Kyoto

In the field of next generation support given in our Basic Social Contribution Policy, Nissha Co., Ltd. is a sponsor of the Children’s Monodzukuri Project run by the Kyoto City Board of Education. We host a corporate booth at the Monodzukuri Hall of Fame in the Kyoto City Inquiry Learning Center for Career Education, and provide teaching materials and programs for elementary school pupils with the hope of nurturing children’s curiosity in “monozukuri,” or manufacturing.

As part of these activities, we supported the 11th Supreme Moving Toy Contest in Kyoto (sponsored by the Children’s Monodzukuri Project Promotion Council, the Kyoto City Board of Education, and others), held on January 22, 2017, at Kyoto Kogakuin Senior High School. Our role was to provide educational teaching materials and run a corporate booth.

The event featured a race of creative racing cars made by the children, a design and performance competition of decoration cars, and more, kindling excitement in the 1,600 visitors including some 700 elementary school pupils who filled the venue.

We provided a racing car assembly kit and original stickers for the beginners’ category targeting third and fourth graders, and presented certificates of merit, trophies, and medals to top-ranking contestants as the Nissha Award.

Presenting of Nissha Award

Presenting of Nissha Award

Nissha display booth

Nissha display booth

Environmental Workshops at Local Elementary Schools

Our employees at Nissha Group mainly at production sites in Japan visit local elementary schools and nursery schools and conduct environmental workshops.

In fiscal year 2017, workshops were held at two elementary schools in Kyoto, home to our Global Headquarters, and at two in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, home to one of our production bases. The children learn about preventing global warming, how to separate garbage, and other environmental activities closely associated with their daily lives. As a uniquely Nissha Group program, we introduce the secrets of printing and of touch panels with the aim of sparking interest in “monozukuri,” or manufacturing, and fostering a sense of professional values. Participants in this initiative, which started in fiscal year 2008, numbered about 4,300 children at 87 schools as of the end of March 2017.

In Kyoto City, we further participate in an environmental learning program for elementary school pupils jointly organized by the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Kyoto City Board of Education. In March 2017, we received a letter of appreciation from the Kyoto City Board of Education in recognition of our longtime contribution to the program—10 years since 2007—during which we endeavored to raise awareness of environmental issues and stimulate interest in the environmental technologies of Kyoto-based companies.

Initiative in Environmental Preservation and Community Development

Participation as Judge in Kyoto Tourist Souvenirs Eco Packaging Contest
In fiscal year 2017, we participated as a judge in the Kyoto Tourist Souvenirs Eco Packaging Contest (planned and operated by the Kyoto Tourist Souvenirs Eco Packaging Project), organized by the Kyoto City Waste Reduction Promotion Council.

The initiative was selected as a model program for reducing waste, based on a proposal by the Kyoto citizenry. Each year Kyoto attracts as many as 56 million tourists, who take home souvenirs along with their containers and wrappers, which wind up as garbage somewhere in the world. Packaging materials should be simple and resource saving, with minimal impact on the environment; tourist to Kyoto should not be leaving with garbage—this approach won sympathy and led to the organization of the contest.

Many entries came from Kyoto-based makers of traditional Japanese as well as Western confectionery. We at Nissha judged these entries from the viewpoint of a printing company, examining the recyclability of the materials and the environmental impact of the printing technologies, while also taking into account the elements of visual appeal and joy that lead to sales.

We joined the initiative with the hope of conveying our passion for eco-friendly packaging to tourists from around the world who visit the city of Kyoto, home to Nissha Global Headquarters.

Sponsorship of Museum Exhibitions and Art Events

As part of our efforts in “promotion and support of arts and culture” cited in our Basic Social Contribution Policy, we cosponsor museum exhibitions and art events held throughout Japan. In fiscal year 2017, we cosponsored the exhibitions and events given below.

Exhibition / event Schedule Venue
VENICE : Five Centuries of the World's Most Alluring City from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston April 9, 2016 - June 12, 2016 Hiroshima Museum of Art
The Art of ZEN From Mind to Form April 12, 2016 - May 22, 2016 Kyoto National Museum Heisei Chishinkan Wing
The 4th KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival April 23, 2016 - May 22, 2016 TORAYA Kyoto Gallery, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex,etc.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS EXHIBITION April 27, 2016 - June 26, 2016 Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
2016 NHK Historical Drama Special Exhibition “Sanadamaru” April 29, 2016 - June 19, 2016 Edo-Tokyo Museum
The 2nd Watercolor interchange exhibition of Fukushima and Kansai June 14, 2016 - June 19, 2016 The Museum of Kyoto
A Journey to the Land of Immortals: Treasures of Ancient Greece June 21, 2016 - September 19, 2016 Tokyo National Museum, Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries
Venetian Renaissance Paintings from the Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice July 13, 2016 - October 10, 2016 The National Art Center, Tokyo
The Hidden Buddha of Rakuyaji Temple, Shiga September 13, 2016 - December 11, 2016 Tokyo National Museum Honkan
Van Gogh and Gauguin: Reality and Imagination October 8, 2016 - December 18, 2016 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
The Exhibition of the Sengoku Period - A Century of Dreams - November 23, 2016 - January 29, 2016 Edo-Tokyo Museum
THE COSMOS IN A TEA BOWL : Transmitting a Secret Art Across Generations of The Raku Family December 17, 2017 - February 12, 2017 The Mational Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Alfons Mucha March 8, 2017 - June 5, 2017 The National Art Center, Tokyo
Sesson -A Singular Painter- March 28, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Main Gallery

Membership in Community Organizations

We participate in various community activities with the aim of being a company that is needed by society.

Organization / host Position / membership status Company registered
Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry Permanent member Nissha Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Employers’ Association Executive director Nissha Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives Chair Nissha Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Industrial Association Director Nissha Co., Ltd.
Printers Association of Japan Executive director Nissha Co., Ltd.
The Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation Director Nissha Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Institute of Technology Joint management council member Nissha Co., Ltd.
Ritsumeikan University Business School Advisory board member Nissha Co., Ltd.
Nissha Foundation for Printing Culture and Technology Representative director Nissha Co., Ltd.
Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology Councilor Nissha Co., Ltd.
Kaga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Permanent member Nitec Precision and Technologies, Inc. (NPT) Kaga Factory

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