Relationship with Local Communities and Society

Basic Way of Thinking

As a member of regional communities, the CTC Group is proactively involved in social contribution activities in a broad range of fields, including social welfare aimed at training the next generation, activities for environmental conservation, international assistance and cultural activities. At the same time, the CTC Group is aiming to realize an affluent society by putting its human resources, knowledge and information technologies to good use.
Going further, the CTC Group is focusing its initiatives on activities for providing assistance to people in areas affected by disaster.

Activities to Support the Recovery of Areas Affected by Disasters

The CTC Group is supporting recovery efforts in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake with the hope of aiding in a faster recovery for these areas. We are providing support for volunteer activities by individual employees in disaster-stricken areas, and continuing to hold Happiness Recovery support tours for CTC Group employees to participate in such activities.
On , the CTC Group registered with the Sen-nen Kibo-no Oka (Millennium Hope Hills) supporter system in Iwanuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, the first corporate group based in Tokyo to do so. As a registered supporter, the CTC Group is continuing to undertake on-site activities in Iwanuma City, including cleaning, weeding, tree planting and replanting.

CTC Group Happiness Recovery support tours

CTC Group Happiness Recovery
support tours

Recent Disaster Recovery Support Activities2
Recent Disaster Recovery Support Activities3

To enable employees to participate in support activities for other disaster-stricken areas*1 in Japan (other than those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake) we have also established the Disaster Relief Volunteer Special Holiday and Disaster Relief Volunteer Activity Expenses Grant*2 schemes, offering backup and support for the proactive efforts of our employees.
Since the establishment of these schemes in , the total numbers of employees using them have grown to 207 (Disaster Relief Volunteer Special Holiday scheme) and 303 (Disaster Relief Volunteer Activity Expenses Grant scheme) respectively by the end of fiscal 2014.

Report on activities in disaster-stricken areas from until now (Japanese Only)

  • *1 Disaster-stricken areas and severely disaster-stricken areas in which volunteering centers have been established
  • *2 Disaster Relief Volunteer Special Holiday scheme: a scheme whereby employees can take up to seven paid holidays a year to participate in volunteering activities (holidays can also be taken on a half-day basis).
    Disaster Relief Volunteer Activity Expenses Grant scheme: a scheme whereby the company pays grants of between 35,000 and 50,000 yen (per activity) to cover costs such as return travel and accommodation expenses to aid in employees' participation in disaster relief activities. The scheme can be used up to five times per person during any given fiscal year.

Environmental conservation activities

Our Environmental conservation activities include:

  • Local beautification and cleaning activities by CTC Group employees.
  • Supported the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund, a fund for assisting in the conservation of the natural environment operated by the Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation.

Fostering the Next Generation of Young People

Children's Technology Challenge IT workshop class

CTC has been sponsoring an IT workshop titled "Children's Technology Challenge IT workshop class" since fiscal 2015 to offer the next generation of leaders its main business a chance to encounter and learn about IT.
In the Children's Technology Challenge IT workshop class, includes a visiting lecture titled "Lets try! IT engineer" in which children learn to think like programmers by planning a delivery system in a town using sensor robots and maps as IT engineers.
This workshop is designed as a place to experience programming skills, and as such is informing children about how IT is used in society. At the same time, the workshop is offering them a chance to foster their imagination, ability to express themselves and ability to think logically.

Children's Technology Challenge IT workshop class

Delivery Class for elementary school 5-6 graders "Lets try! IT engineer"

  • We cooperate with general study classes at city-run junior high schools, hold classes on static electricity for children in Chiyoda City, and conduct special lectures at universities.
  • We also support school corporations that implement mixed education, in which ordinary children learn together with many autistic children, and life therapy to encourage self-reliance and independence in children with autism.

Promoting Diversity

Our Promoting Diversity activities include:

  • Supported the employees of HINARI Corporation, a special affiliate, who compete internationally at the Paralympics and other global athletic competitions.
Hinari employee active in table tennis and alpine skiing

Hinari employee active in table tennis and alpine skiing

Photography:Gregory Picout (photographer)

Photography:Gregory Picout (photographer)

Social Welfare

Our social welfare activities include:

  • Supported organizations raising and training helper dogs for physically disabled persons (including guide dogs, service dogs and hearing dogs).
  • Support for accommodation facilities where children being treated for intractable diseases can stay together with family members who care for them
  • Supported third-place facilities operated by the Nippon Foundation for preventing the isolation of children and families and fostering children’s ability to live in communities.
  • Supported events designed to save unemployed persons suffering from depression, social withdrawal, etc.
  • Presenting wheelchairs to welfare facilities
Dinner at the NIPPON FOUNDATION "third-place facilities"

Dinner at the NIPPON FOUNDATION "third-place facilities"

Employees participate in NIPPON IT Charity Ekiden

Employees participate in "NIPPON IT Charity Ekiden"

Cultural Activities

Our cultural welfare activities include:

  • Sponsorship of local music festivals

International Activities

Our international activities include:

  • Food aid for children suffering from famine
Walk the World charity walk hosted by the Japan Association for the World Food Programme (WPF)

"Walk the World" charity walk hosted by the Japan Association for the World Food Programme (WPF)

Internal Activities

The CTC Group offers various experience-based volunteer activities within communities and solutions for social issues to increase employees' familiarity with social contribution activities. Some of these activities are introduced below.

"SDGs card game class" held (FY2019)

Held "SDGs card game class" to experience achieving SDGs goals.

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Office de ASAKATSU "1st SDGs Seminar" (FY2018)

Hold seminars to learn the basics of the SDGs using pre-employment time.

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Universal Manneres Test Level 3(FY2017)

Universal lManneres Test
Universal lManneres Test

Sign Language Workshop (FY2016)

Sign Language Workshop (FY2016)
Sign Language Workshop (FY2016)
Sign Language Workshop (FY2016)

Volunteer Activities at the Office (FY2015)

Guide helper for the blind class

Guide helper for the blind class

Dementia supporter class

Dementia supporter class

MAMORITAIZO towel elephant making class

"MAMORITAIZO" towel elephant making class

Support system for volunteer activities

The CTC Group is offering information to CTC Group employees about volunteer activities using a mailing list called Smile Net, aiming to help Group employees engage in these activities in local communities.
Meanwhile, the CTC Group has set up a volunteer leave system*3 that CTC Group employees can use to take part in social contribution activities, aiming to build a support system for their volunteer activities.

Examples of Employees Using the Volunteer Holiday Scheme

Some examples of employees utilizing the Volunteer Holiday scheme include volunteering to help at local events, participating in visiting concert performances at welfare/care facilities, volunteering to help at disaster prevention or disaster readiness-related events and participation in lifesaving classes and guardian classes.

  • *3 Volunteer Holiday scheme: a scheme whereby employees can take up to three paid holidays a year to participate in volunteering activities (holidays can also be taken on a half-day basis).
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