Social Action Programs
Social Action Programs
The Yamazen Group engages with the following issues as part of its social action programs.
Human resources development
Takeo Yamamoto Memorial Scholarship Fund
“I was not able to study enough, even though I wanted to, and I used this sense of frustration as a springboard to master management. I want as many people as possible to apply themselves to study.” It was to pass on this attitude of Takeo Yamamoto, the founder, that this scholarship fund was set up in 1992. More than 100 people, including students from Asia studying in Japan, have now received bursaries from this scholarship fund, and are active in many different fields.
Developing human resources for the next generation of manufacturing- Support for the WorldSkills Competition / Abilympics -
Since 2006, Yamazen has supported the WorldSkills Competition and the Abilympics in order to develop human resources for the next generation of manufacturing. From 2009 onwards, the company has published a “Pictorial Guide to Manufacturing” as an illustrated reference to competitions, and donates them to schools, etc. in the regions where competitions take place. Cumulative shipments of “Pictorial Guide to Manufacturing” have reached approximately 500,000 copies.
Educating and training employees on the need to respect human rights
The Yamazen Group conducts training in December of every year to coincide with Human Rights Week. All employees of the Group undergo training with the aim of further raising their awareness of human rights.
We support “San-en NeoPhoenix”.
Professional basketball team “San-en NeoPhoenix”, which plays in Japan's B.League, sets itself to challenge demanding targets, while actively engaging in activities that contribute to the local community by spreading and encouraging sport. San-en NeoPhoenix’s attitude resonates with Yamazen, and since 2008 it has supported the team as an official sponsor.
We support deaf basketball.
Deaf basketball is basketball for people with hearing disabilities. Partly because some of Yamazen’s employees are active as players, we work to raise the presence of deaf basketball through such initiatives as providing support for the “MIMI LEAGUE TOKYO 2019.”
Social action programs rooted in local communities
We participate in the cleaning up of Awaza Minami Park.
Yamazen cooperates in the cleaning up of Awaza Minami Park, which is located near the Osaka Corporate Headquarters building. By linking up with people from the local neighborhood association and local companies, we do what we can to help beautify the environment in the Itachibori/Awaza areas.
We cooperate with the activities of Kiyose City’s Social Welfare Council.
Yamazen donates calendars, notebooks and other items to the Social Welfare Council of Kiyose City (Tokyo). The donated items are used in year-end mutual aid fundraising activities and so on, and are thus put to use in welfare work rooted in the local community.