Sustainability | SocietySocial Contribution Activities
- Our Approach
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Academic, Research and Education Activities
- Sports, Art and Culture Activities
- Environmental Conservation Activities
- Social Welfare and Local Community Service Activities
- Disaster Area Assistance
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.
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.
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.
Roles and Responsibilities
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.
Sports, Art and Culture Activities
TDK strives to be a company capable of bringing delight and excitement to stakeholders. TDK provides support for inspirational sports and art activities that uplift people's hearts.
Some specific examples are sponsorship since 2001 of the TDK Orchestra Concerts-performances in Japan of world-renowned orchestras from around the world-as well as Outreach Mini-Concerts and Open Rehearsals for the musical education and development of elementary and junior high school students and students of music under the heading of the “TDK Rising Stars.”
In fiscal 2023, the principal players and other musicians of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) visited Ginza Junior High School in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, as part of an event which was being held for the first time in three years due to the impact of COVID-19. This event allowed all the students at the school to experience the world-class sound of the LSO as well as facilitating deepened exchanges with the orchestra members.
In addition, 230 students studying music were invited to an open rehearsal at Suntory Hall during the LSO’s performances in Japan. At the open rehearsal, the students intently observed the scene as the LSO’s conductor and music director Sir Simon Rattle communicated with the orchestra members to complete a piece of music. Furthermore, the expressions on the faces of the invited students as they listened to the performances during the actual performance were extremely memorable.
TDK will continue to support young people in their efforts to break new ground and usher in a new future by creating opportunities for them to expand their horizons through dialogues with world-class musicians.
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 a symbiosis with the global environment.
One example is the TDK Beech Forest tree-planting event, as well as fertilization and cleanup activities, that have been held every year since 2004 at factories in Akita Prefecture. To date, we have planted 9,600 trees.
In fiscal 2023, as in the previous year, to prevent the spread of Covid-19, only staff members carried out tree fertilizing, and limits were placed on the number of people who could participate in tree planting.
Social Welfare and Local Community Service Activities
TDK conducts its business activities on a global basis. We endeavor to apply our resources in beneficial ways and provide help to local communities to solve issues and bring about a better society.
Going forward, we will conduct activities according to the needs of people in individual locales.
Disaster Area Assistance
Employees from Kitakami Factory of TDK Electronics Factories Corporation have participated in volunteer programs to support recovery operations in Iwate Prefecture each year since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. While these efforts were suspended from fiscal 2021 to fiscal 2023 to prevent COVID-19 infections, it is planned to restart the programs from fiscal 2024.