Social Contribution Activities
Through our operations, we not only help protect the environment, but also work to solve problems close at hand, raising awareness of environmental conservation through activities involving our employees and their families.
Coastal Area Clean-up Activities
The NTT Communications Group engages in a wide range of clean-up activities as a part of efforts to enhance the awareness of employees toward environmental issues. Among a host of initiatives undertaken during fiscal 2017, roughly 120 Group employees and their families came together in the early morning hours of the off-season to remove rubbish that had accumulated along the sandy beaches of the coastline around Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Armed with tongs and with gloves in hand, participants collected rubbish including cigarette butts and PET bottles.
Looking ahead, the Group will continue to promote these kinds of employee participation activities.
Activities to conserve woodlands
At NTT Communications Group, we provide opportunities for our employees, the employees of our partners and their families to give back to local communities and preserve the environment through hands-on experience, becoming involved in issues close to them as a part of CSR. One such initiative centered on Group companies is the Shiroi Woodlands Conservation Initiative being undertaken in Shiroi City, Chiba Prefecture.
The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness of environmental problems and dietary education through participation, as well as to contribute to the preservation of the natural environment as a company by maintaining forests, planting rice and observing nature.
Launched in 2010, this initiative has been undertaken 18 times as of 2016, with activities occurring three times a year in the spring, summer and autumn. By having parents and their children participate in this initiative, communications is improved among family members and children cultivate sentiment. Co-sponsored by Group companies, the activities also improve communications across the Group. We will continue these activities as an initiative that involves employees.
The Procurement Department at NTT Communications promotes the effective use of resources by recycling unneeded items owned by its employees and the employees of its partners and selling them to people who want them. The funds raised are donated to global environmental funds.
This initiative began with the idea that it would be better to reusing items no longer needed instead of throwing them away.
The participating employees often find interesting items to sell, making the event quite fun. The money raised from the sale is donated to various environmental funds.
We intend to continue this activity as an initiative that any employee can join.