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Tokyo Century Group contributes to the public good and donates money to nonprofit organizations and groups as part of its social contribution activities. The Group also actively strives to engage in communication with local communities, including conducting cleanup activities in the vicinity of Group offices and holding industry seminars at universities.

Main Non-Profits Donated To(FY2020)

  • Japanese Red Cross Society (Relief donation for heavy rain in July 2020)
  • The Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) International (Donated to the Children's Forest Program and the Great East Japan Earthquake Resconstruction Support ー Coastal Forest Restoration Project sponsorred by the organization)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Japan (Support for the operation of the needed accommodations for seriously ill children and their families)
  • QD laser (Donated visual aid products to schools for the blind)
  • Imabari City (Donated to FC Imabari Football Stadium Construction Project)
  • Japan Service Dog Association (Donated 2.5% of the value of shreholder incentives to the association)
  • Japan Rescue Association (Donated 2.5% of the value of shareholder incentives to the association)
  • ITOCHU Memorial Foundation
  • Shibusawa Eichi Memorial Foundation
  • Welfare facilities and other institutions (Donated many phalaenopsis orchids received from business partners upon assuming the position of President & CEO, Representative Director on April 1, 2020)
  • Elementary and junior high schools, and other institutions in Chiyoda Ward(Donated paper files that have been stored for many years to contribute to local communities and society)
  • 22 nursery schools, children's centers and other facilities in Chiyoda Ward(Donated recycled paper produced at PaperLab for the purpose of contributing to local communities and society)
  • The Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren) (Provided 4,000 N95 masks for its disaster prevention stockpile in response to a call from Keidanren, and the final recipients were the various medical facilities)

Tokyo Century Corporation donated a total of ¥20,730,700 in fiscal 2020 to organizations, including social welfare corporations and public interest incorporated foundations.

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Activities that have been conducted every year but cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19

  • Japan Association for the World Food Programme (WFP) (Participation in WFP Charity Walk: Walk the World)
  • Nippon Volunteer Network Active in Disaster, Sapporo UNESCO Association(Donation of calendars and notebooks to the Calendar Fair sponsored by the two organizations)

Social Contribution Activities through Our Shareholder Incentive System

Tokyo Century donates 5% of the value of shareholder incentives (Quo Cards: Prepaid Card) each year to the groups which are engaged in social contribution activities. In fiscal 2020, Tokyo Century has donated to the Japan Service Dog Association which is engaged in service dogs’ training and the Japan Rescue Association which is engaged in disaster search dog’s training and deployment.

service dogs

Service dogs are dogs which have undergone special training to assist people with hand or leg disabilities in their daily life.

rescue dogs

Search and rescue dogs are specially trained to search for missing people with their keen sense of smell in disaster areas which are affected by earthquake, typhoon, landslide and others. They are engaged in lifesaving activities in disaster areas affected by increasing occurrence of natural disasters.

Environmental Conservation Initiatives

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A cleanup activity

Believing the Earth’s biodiversity to be irreplaceable, Tokyo Century Group engages in activities to raise awareness on and conserve it. Tokyo Century conducted a cleanup activity on the Enoshima Katase Coast. In total, some 100 employee volunteers and their family members participated. Tokyo Century Group also intends to continue to engage in environmental activities which contribute to local communities.

Initiative on Educational Academic Support

Tokyo Century continuously engages in educational and academic support activities which serve as an initiative to contribute to the creation of talented individuals who will lead the financial industry in the future.
In fiscal 2020, Tokyo Century employees participated in industry research seminars and career development classes at universities as guest lecturer for 8 lessons to provide knowledge on finance and leasing as well as the way of working.

Financial literacy lecture
Financial literacy lecture

Furthermore, PT. Century Tokyo Leasing Indonesia (CTI), Tokyo Century’s local subsidiary in Indonesia, constantly delivers financial literacy lectures (*1) at elementary schools, high schools and universities. In 2020, CTI initiated “Month of Financial Literation and Inclusion (*2)” along with CSR Program, providing an online lecture at an elementary school in West Java, Indonesia.

*1 Number of lectures held at elementary schools, high schools and universities and the participants are as follows:

Number of lectures held: Once a year from 2014 through 2020
Number of participants: about 40 in 2020

*2 Financial inclusion: This aims to educate the participants and improve their knowledge on the types of products and business fields in the non-bank financial industry.

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