DNP's Main Initiatives
Here we introduce DNP's social contribution activities for continuing to be a good corporate citizen.
- Environmental conservation
- Community and international engagement
- Future generations development
- Promoting art and culture
- Humanitarian aid
With love for nature
Conservation of biodiversity
DNP receives numerous benefits from ecosystems that are supported by rich biodiversity and believes that maintaining harmonious coexistence with the environment is essential for sustainable growth as a company. In keeping with this belief, through its main business activities DNP is working to conserve biodiversity such as in procuring raw materials while creating green areas at business sites.
As one of its initiatives to conserve the natural environment, DNP is promoting local cleanup activities at each Group business site across the country. In the Kansai area, for more than 30 years DNP has been undertaking cleanup activities around Kyoto’s Arashiyama and Nakanoshima Park (Katsura River) twice a year, in spring and autumn. This initiative is led by the employee labor union, with over 100 people participating in each cleanup.
With a broad outlook
Scope｜Community and international engagement
Fairtrade activities aim to improve the living conditions and self-independence of vulnerable producers and workers in developing countries by continuously and stably trading raw materials and products at a fair price. The DNP Group has worked to spread the Fairtrade activities since the inception of these activities in Japan. They include promoting the in-house consumption of Fairtrade-certified coffee, which reached one million cups in March 2018. In recognition of these achievements, DNP was presented with the first-ever certificate of commendation in Japan from Fairtrade Label Japan, a specified NPO.
Support for women in developing countries(donation of postage stamps and postcards)
In collaboration with the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP), an NGO for international cooperation, every year the DNP Group contributes to women's support activities, mainly supporting secure and safe childbirth in disaster-stricken regions in Asia, Africa and Japan, by donating used stamps and unused postcards and stamps. Numerous employees participate each year as a project enabling the participation of Group employees throughout Japan.
Local community contribution activities
DNP Group's overseas subsidiaries undertake a variety of local community contribution activities.
Through Karawang International Industrial City Community Association we belong to and with the support of IPB University, DNP Indonesia has been participating in Telaga Desa Agro-Enviro Education Park, a local community contribution program involving technical guidance and technology transfer in the agriculture, fisheries, livestock and forestry industries, since the program's inception, as it continuously provides support over the long term. These efforts are aimed at improving the productivity of neighboring communities whose main industry is agriculture and helping build self-reliant societies.
For the next generation
Scope｜Nurturing scholarship, promotion of education, encouragement of the next generation, and the development of the information society
Visiting classes and workshops
Driven by its the desire to contribute to the sustainable development of society by providing children, who will lead the next generation, with workshops that stimulate their intellectual curiosity, increase interest in learning and raise interest in social issues, DNP visits local elementary schools to present its visiting classes and holds workshops for children throughout the country.
Educational support for developing countries(volunteer activity to prepare translated picture books)
Many children around the world have never even seen a picture book due to conflict, poverty or other factor.
Based on a desire to help boost the literacy rate of children in developing countries by providing them with the opportunity to access books, which are closely related to publishing and printing, DNP participates in the Campaign to Deliver Picture Books.
The campaign, run by the non-governmental organization Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA), sends Japanese picture books, affixed with seals bearing translations into the local language, to children in developing countries.
Company visits and plant tours
At nationwide business sites, DNP accepts local elementary and junior high school students for company visits and plant tours with the aim of helping them develop their careers by introducing DNP's businesses and the work of its employees and teaching children and students about engagement with society, job satisfaction and the importance of hard work for realizing their dreams.
Support for business education for high school students
In recent years, “enhancing career education” has become a key theme in school education. Students are provided with opportunities to learn about careers through work experience at companies and various organizations and via dialogue with actual employees and staff. DNP participates in the Tokyo Metropolitan government's Commercial Education Consortium Tokyo and provides business education to high schools.
To enhance social well-being
Scope｜Promoting art and culture
Art and culture are prerequisites for the advancement of social well-being capable of bringing happiness and inspiration into people’s lives. As a printing enterprise, the DNP Group supports advancement of the arts and culture in the field of graphic arts and through the use of printing technology to preserve and disseminate historic cultural properties and images.
Also taking a Humanitarian standpoint
Scope｜Humanitarian aid and disaster recovery support
DNP Group's 10 Years of Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Support Activities
With its epicenter off the coast of the Sanriku Oshika Peninsula in Miyagi Prefecture, the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck on March 11, 2011 claimed numerous precious lives, mainly in eastern Japan, and left devastating scars across the country. DNP has provided support for the affected areas based on the policy of “Continue doing what we can” spurred by its desire to help the stricken areas recover from this catastrophe as quickly as possible and to restore a sustainable society where people can resume their lives.
Disaster reconstruction support (donations)
DNP has formulated DNP Group Criteria for Conducting Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Support and provides emergency support in response to large-scale disasters that occur in Japan and overseas. Specifically, DNP contributes support money and implements employee fundraising and donates these funds as support for disaster areas. Additionally, DNP provides continuous support for reconstruction for disasters that cause enormous damage. For example, we offer a special “reconstruction support menu” at the company cafeterias nationwide and DNP donates an amount equivalent to a portion of the proceeds from this menu to support activities in disaster areas. Not only are numerous employees able to participate in donation activities, which enables continuous support, but purchasing main ingredients from disaster areas also serves as a form of support other than donations.
Disaster reconstruction support (local volunteers)
As a good corporate citizen that coexists with society, DNP believes it has a mission to provide support for large-scale disasters that occur in Japan and overseas. As a way of support, we believe it is important to have the attitude and feeling of “get close to the hearts of the people affected by the disaster and sincerely consider how we can support them.” Accordingly, DNP strived to collaborate closely with NPOs and other organizations deeply familiar with existing conditions in the disaster-stricken areas while continuing to undertake reconstruction support activities that match the needs and circumstances of the disaster-stricken areas.