Sustainability | SocietySocial Contribution Activities

Our Approach / Basic Concept of Contributing to Society

As a corporate citizen, TDK recognizes the importance of coexisting with the community and, thinking about what we can do for society as a company, promotes various original social contribution activities.

Principle

Based on TDK's corporate motto of "Contribute to culture and industry through creativity," the TDK Group aspires to foster the development of a healthy and prosperous society by implementing various activities in which all TDK employees can feel committed and connected to the community.

Policy

The TDK Group will utilize its various resources (employees, products, capital, information, etc.) to globally implement proactive community activities - both alone and working alongside NPOs and NGOs - that contribute to the betterment of society in the areas of (1) academic, research, and education, (2) sports, art, and culture, (3) environmental conservation, and (4) social welfare and local community service activities.

Structure

In accordance with the above policy, TDK creates and implements plans for social contribution activities in various regions.

Academic, Research and Education Activities

TDK is willing to return the profits of its activities to local communities by utilizing our accumulated product technologies and human resources. Specifically, TDK wishes to offer opportunities for young people who will lead the next generation to acquire a wide range of knowledge, experiences, and skills.
One specific example is the TDK Museum, which reopened in October 2016. The museum introduces the history of TDK’s products utilizing magnetic technology and its technologies and also, as a new aspect, its efforts toward the future, the aim being to support the science and technology studies of the young people who will be the leaders of society in the next generation. The museum also continuously conducts electronics workshops.

An electronics workshop
An electronics workshop
An electronics workshop
An electronics workshop

Sports, Art and Culture Activities

TDK strives to be an “exciting company,” capable of providing quality and excitement to stakeholders. TDK provides support in inspirational sports and art activities that uplift people's hearts.
Some specific examples are sponsorship since 2001 of the TDK Orchestra Concerts, performance in Japan of world-renowned orchestras from around the world, as well as Outreach Mini-Concerts and Open Rehearsals for the education and development of elementary and junior high school students and students of music.

Environmental Conservation Activities

TDK is engaged in R&D activities to provide products that make people's lives more convenient. But we also work earnestly on various environmental conservation activities to contribute to the symbiosis with the global environment.
One example from plants in the Akita region is The TDK Beech Forest tree-planting event, which has been held every year since 2004. Even after the tree planting the trees are given fertilizer as part of reforestation and beautification activities at various sites.

Fertilizing trees in the TDK Beech Forest in June

Fertilizing trees in the TDK Beech Forest in June

The TDK Beech Forest tree planting activity in October

The TDK Beech Forest tree planting activity in October

Social Welfare and Local Community Service Activities

TDK conducts its business activities on a global basis. We endeavor to apply our resources in a positive manner and provide help in solving various issues in local communities, in order to realize a better society.
An example in Europe is support making repairs at the Munich Immigration Center as a part of a pilot project for joint volunteer activities. Various activities are undertaken according to the specific needs in each region.

Volunteer activities at the hospital and participating staff

Volunteer activities at the hospital and participating staff

Volunteer activities at the hospital and participating staff

Disaster Area Assistance

Employees from the TDK Akita Kitakami Plant have participated in volunteer programs to support recovery operations in Iwate Prefecture each year following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

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