Together with Local Communities
Message from the General Manager of Administration Division
Communicating with host communities
General Manager of Administration Division
IHI believes that company offices and facilities have the responsibility as community members to communicate with local residents to solve local issues together. IHI is committed to nurturing close relationships with all of its host communities.
Meeting society’s expectations: IHI aims to meet society’s expectations not only through its business, but also through five categories of activities focused on society.
Total spending on social contributions in FY2016: 206 million yen
Nurturing future generations
Lecture for Elementary & Junior High Students
As a monozukuri (precision manufacturing) company, IHI will continue helping to nurture future engineers.
Promoting precision-manufacturing and scientific technologies
IHI Forum 2016
The IHI Forum 2016 presented IHI products and technologies through a seminar and various other events, and also introduced special foods from regions where the IHI Group companies have business. The participants comprised IHI customers, business partners and other diverse stakeholders, including nearby residents and elementary school students, numbering around 7,000 people in total.
Providing access to medical care, food, and waterParticipation in WFP's Walk the World
To fight child hunger and malnutrition, IHI co-sponsors the annual Walk the World event of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).
In FY2016, over 450 employees and their families took part in this charity walk along the Yokohama waterfront. Part of the participation fee and money raised by participants will be used by the United Nations WFP School Lunch Program to support the healthy growth of children in underdeveloped nations and meals at schools.
Resolving problems in local communities
Aioi Pe-ron Festival
The Pe-ron Festival’s history traces back to IHI’s roots as a shipbuilder, when it used to hold aquatic sports events. Although the festival is now organized by Aioi city, it is still conducted in front of an IHI waterfront factory. The event attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year and IHI sponsors some of the boats that participate in the race.
Soma Wild Horse Chase (Soma Nomaoi)
The Soma Nomaoi, an annual festival going back more than 1,000 years, is famous for its staged fight among warriors on horseback. In a parade associated with the festival, young IHI employees shoulder a portable shrine from Soma Nakamura Shrine and the head of the local IHI office rides a horse.
IHI held a wheelchair basketball event in Kure Gymnasium as part of its policy to support socially minded activities. This event attracted around 300 people, including IHI employees, the mayor of Kure city and local residents. The hugely successful undertaking included professional players participating in an exhibition match and forum, a group commemorative photo and more.
IHI Atrium Concert
IHI stages two orchestral concerts for local people of all ages at the company’s head office in Toyosu, Tokyo every year. The fourth and fifth concerts were held in FY2016, attracting some 800 people to the former and 1,000 to the latter