Along with Local Communities

Promoting Communication with Local Communities

As a member of the global society, Nissha 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 active communication so as to deepen mutual understanding with local communities.

Framework for Promoting Communication with Local Communities

Basic Social Contribution Policy

We at Nissha 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 the Corporate Mission.

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

Waste Management Training for JICA Trainees

Along with Local Communities

In September 2015, Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. organized a training session at our global headquarters themed around corporate waste management for overseas government agencies invited by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to participate in a training program in environmental management.

The request came by way of the Kyoto Environmental Activities Association (KEAA) to accept 10 trainees from seven countries—Sudan, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Nepal, and Bhutan. Three KEAA staff members accompanied the group.

Following a tour of global headquarters workplaces centering on our waste separation and storage area, we introduced the participants to Nissha initiatives in waste management, specifically zero emissions and risk management. The JICA trainees left with a deep understanding particularly of our efforts in zero emissions, the mechanism by which we manage three types of waste-related risk (accidents and disasters, violation of laws that causes environmental pollution, and information leakage), and our all-important management of and partnership with waste treatment contractors.

We received words of praise from the accompanying KEAA staff members: “At Nissha, the concepts of reducing risk and reducing waste are in perfect sync. The company does not view environment-friendliness as a challenge detached from business operations. Its initiatives in environmental protection link seamlessly with its initiatives in waste reduction. This approach left a deep impression on us and proved to be a great source of inspiration for the trainees.”

Initiatives for Next Generation Support and Humanitarian Support

Environmental Workshops at Local Elementary Schools and Nursery Schools

Environmental Workshops at Local Elementary Schools and Nursery Schools

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

In fiscal year 2016, workshops were held at two elementary schools in Kyoto and two elementary schools in Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture. At the schools, children learned about preventing global warming, how to separate waste, and other environmental initiatives closely associated with their daily lives. In addition, we introduced the “secrets of printing” and the “secrets of touch panels” as part of a uniquely Nissha program aiming to spark interest in “monozukuri,” or manufacturing, and foster a sense of professional values. Participants in this initiative, which started in fiscal year 2008, numbered about 4,150 children at 82 schools as of the end of March 2016.

In Kyoto, 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. The program seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues and deepen interest in the technologies and initiatives of companies based in Kyoto. In November 2015, the program won an encouragement prize in the Sixth Career Education Awards presented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Workshops Held in Collaboration with an NPO

Machikusa Mikke workshop

With the aim of developing in children an interest in the environment and unleashing their creativity and imagination, we are holding “Machikusa Mikke!” workshops in collaboration with the NPO Kids Meet Artists (Director: Haruka Idegami).

In this program, the children observe the weeds (Machikusa) that generally go unnoticed in daily life, guided by the artist Shinpei Shigemoto, who coined the term Machikusa, give them original names of their choice, and make presentations about them. Following this, they create their own original Machikusa cards, or make Machikusa maps which record where they were discovered.

Since it started in 2010, the workshop was run a total of 15 times with participation from about 650 children. In fiscal year 2016, the workshop was held at an elementary school near Nissha’s Kyoto Global Headquarters, and at one temple and one shrine in the Rakuhoku area of Kyoto. Sessions at the temple and shrine invited children from community children’s halls. Following an enthusiastic search for Machikusa, the children came up with countless unique, imaginative names.

Support for Kyoto City Inquiry Learning Center for Career Education

Exhibiting in a corporate booth

NISSHA is sponsor of the Children's Monodzukuri Project in Kyoto run by the Kyoto City Board of Education. In addition to exhibiting in a corporate booth at the Kyoto City Inquiry Learning Center for Career Education, Kyoto Monodzukuri-no-Dendo (Monodzukuri Hall of Fame), we provide teaching materials and programs for the workshops held at the Monozukuri Workshop. In this program, the children themselves used staplers and tape to create simple touch panels, which were lit up using LED lights.

In fiscal year 2016, some 1,200 children from a total of 18 elementary schools participated in our program, titled “First ‘Touch’ to the Future.” We hope to develop the children’s curiosity in “monozukuri,” or manufacturing, through familiar everyday products.

In November 2015, the Kyoto program won the first prize for excellence in the Awards for Partnerships for Career Education Promotion jointly presented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Human Support Activities in Partnership with TABLE FOR TWO

Onigiri Social Action

Since April 2013, the corporate cafeteria at Nissha’s Kyoto Global Headquarters implements a program in partnership with TABLE FOR TWO International (Director: Masahisa Kogure), where with each purchase of a meal, 20 yen is donated to provide one school lunch for children in developing countries.The cafeteria designates every Friday as TABLE FOR TWO (TFT) day and serves a healthy TFT menu. While enjoying lunch as usual, employees have the opportunity to deliver a meal to children in Africa. The program has taken root thanks in part to its simplicity.

In October and November 2015, we took part in the World Food Day “Onigiri Social Action” campaign hosted by TFT, where five meals are donated with every photograph featuring an onigiri (rice ball) posted on a dedicated website. In addition to serving rice-ball lunches at the cafeteria, we offered to take pictures to encourage participation. As a result, more than 150 photographs were posted from Nissha.

Along with Local Communities

Along with Local Communities

Along with Local Communities

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 2016, we cosponsored the exhibitions and events given below.

Exhibition / event Schedule Venue
3rd KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival April 18, 2015 ‐ May 10, 2015 TORAYA Kyoto Gallery, Yuuhisai Koudoukan, etc.
Hori Fumiko Retrospective: Unending Journey April 18, 2015 ‐ June 7, 2015 Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
Kitaoji Rosanjin: A Revolutionary in the Art of Japanese Cuisine June 19 ‐ August 16, 2015 The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Leaps in Evolution – Tracing the Path of Vertebrate Evolution July 7 ‐ October 4, 2015 National Museum of Nature and Science
Tove Jansson Exhibition - Living with Moomins - Tove100 July 25 ‐ September 27, 2015 Abeno Harukas Art Museum
Niki de Saint Phalle September 18 ‐ December 14, 2015 The National Art Center, Tokyo
RINPA: The Aesthetics of the Capital October 10 ‐ November 23, 2015 Kyoto National Museum Heisei Chishinkan
Furuta Oribe: 400th Anniversary of the Death of a Feudal Lord and Tea Master October 10 ‐ November 23, 2015 Sagawa Art Museum 
The Secret of Picasso’s Genius January 3 ‐ March 21, 2016 Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Vermeer and Rembrandt: The Masters of The 17th Century Dutch Golden Age January 14 ‐ March 31, 2016 Mori Arts Center Gallery
LEONARDO DA VINCI –BEYOND THE VISIBLE January 16 ‐ April 10, 2016 Edo-Tokyo Museum
Miyagawa Kozan Retrospective February 24 ‐ April 17, 2016 SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART 

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 Printing Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Employers’ Association Executive director Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives Chair Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Industrial Association Director Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
Ritsumeikan University Business School Advisory board member Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Institute of Technology Joint management council member Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Council of Economic Organizations Director Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
Printers Association of Japan Executive director Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology Councilor Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
Kyoto Institute of Invention and Innovation Advisory committee member Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
Kaga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Permanent member Nitec Precision and Technologies, Inc. (NPT) Kaga Factory

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