Report on Activities to Contribute to Regional Communities

Since 2007, Ryoden has continuously carried out activities to contribute to regional communities.
The Company will continue to identify themes rooted in each community and work vigorously to address them, both in Japan and overseas.

Ryoden advances social-contribution activities that support preservation of biodiversity.

Head Office and Tokyo Branch Office: Participation in Tokyo Greenship Action

Sponsor Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Months implemented June and March
Number of people participating 115
Overview of Activities The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is partnering with NPOs and companies to carry out environmental preservation activities in the Kiyose-Matsuyama Green Conservation Area. Activities include disposal of fallen trees, maintenance of wooden fences and removal of non-native species.
Comment from
the branch office
These activities provide an opportunity to learn about the environment around us. Learning about non-native plant species inhabiting our vicinity has been exceptionally valuable.

Kansai Branch Office: Adopt-a-River Program

Sponsor Osaka Prefecture
Months implemented June and November
Number of people participating 89
Overview of activities The Adopt-a-River Program is a series of river beautification activities. Ryoden cleans the 2.5km section of the Kanzaki River from Juhachijo Bridge to Mikuni Bridge.
Comment from
the branch office
Ryoden regularly takes part in the Adopt-a-River program of river-cleaning activities. On every occasion, dozens of people participate.
We believe that these activities have served to instill awareness of environmental issues.
Of course, garbage in the target area has not been reduced to zero, so our activities must continue.

Kyoto Sales Office: The World’s Kyoto: Citizens’ General Activities to Beautify the City

Sponsor City of Kyoto
Months implemented November
Number of people participating 24
Overview of activities Spreading Fun and Beauty: Great Campaign to Beautify the City of Kyoto
Comment from
the branch office
Ryoden took part in cleanup activities sponsored by the municipal government of Kyoto. This fiscal year, about 20 people took part.

Ryoden Techno Osaka Branch Office: Cleaning Parks Near the Office

Sponsor Ryoden Techno’s own program
Months implemented October and December
Number of people participating 26
Overview of activities Ryoden Techno carried out cleaning activities at parks near its office.
Comment from
the branch office
We continue to clean children’s parks in our vicinity, with about 10 people taking part each time.

Nagoya Branch Office: Participation in the Activities of the Nagoya Higashiyama Forest Conservation Group

Sponsor The Nagoya Higashiyama Forest Conservation Group, an NPO
Months implemented May and December
Number of people participating 143
Overview of activities Ryoden carried out periodic forest thinning and maintenance of terraced fields.
Comment from
the branch office
We learned a great deal about ecosystems. These activities provided an excellent opportunity to reaffirm the importance of plants and the joy of experiencing nature.

Tohoku Branch Office: Cleaning Activities on the Shores of Lake Inawashiro

Sponsor Nippon Television Network Corporation
Fukushima Central Television Co., Ltd.
Month implemented June
Number of people participating 13
Overview of activities Ryoden conducted cleaning activities on the shores of Lake Inawashiro.
Comment from
the branch office
Not only members of the branch office and their families but also people from outside Ryoden took part in this joint activity, preserving the greenness of the lakeshore. The scarcity of human-made trash, deadwood, etc. underscored for us how much the community values the lake, which made us happy.

Kitakanto Branch Office: Bamboo Grass Cutting Activities in the Kakumanbuchi Marsh at Mount Akagi

Sponsor Council to Promote Nature Conservation Activities
Month implemented November
Number of people participating 20
Overview of activities Participants cut bamboo grass to protect Nikko day lilies (Hemerocallis dumortierii) and Japanese azaleas (Rhododendron japonicum).
Comment from
the branch office
Our interaction with regional people, on a day enshrouded in fog, left us with a deep impression of the people’s love for their region. We will continue to take action to protect the Japanese azalea.

Shizuoka Branch Office: Participation in the City of Shizuoka River Environment Adopt-a-River Program

Sponsor City of Shizuoka
Month implemented May
Number of people participating 29
Overview of activities Ryoden participated in the City of Shizuoka River Environment Adopt-a-River Program.
The trash collected in the program was taken home by the participants, who disposed of it in their own household trash.
Comment from
the branch office
Our employees’ commitment to these activities is growing. Every year we are able to obtain a steady rate of participation.
In the past we made increasing the number of participants a goal. Today, when almost all employees participate, the number of participants is mainly affected by personnel transfers and the number of people in each employee’s family. We judged that these factors are meaningless in terms of motivation to participate, so now our goals are focused on the activities themselves.

Hamamatsu Sales Office: Participation in the Welkame Clean Campaign

Sponsor City of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture
Month implemented May
Number of people participating 20
Overview of activities We cleaned Enshu Beach, the expected site of egg-laying by sea turtles.
Comment from
the branch office
Every year, sponsored by the City of Hamamatsu, social contribution activities are held to maintain the beaches as welcoming places for sea turtles to lay their eggs. Ryoden takes part in these activities, joined by many other companies and organizations. On the day of the activity, fixed as the second Sunday in May, employees take part in the program as a well-established annual event. We intend to continue to participate in this campaign, which collects over 5t of trash overall every year.

Hiroshima Branch Office: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Jumoku Iki Iki Volunteers

Sponsor Hiroshima Environment and Health Association
Green Promotion Department, Bureau of Maintenance, City of Hiroshima
Month implemented December
Number of people participating 27
Overview of activities Reinvigoration of trees, etc. in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park that suffered from radiation
Comment from
the branch office
This program consists of volunteer activities sponsored by the Bureau of Maintenance of the City of Hiroshima. The main objective is to restore the vigor of trees in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park near the Atomic Bomb Dome, a World Heritage site. We took part in the activities aimed at enhancing citizens’ awareness of such things as flowers, green spaces and peace.

Takamatsu Branch Office: Cleaning Activities Around the Branch Office

Sponsor Ryoden’s own program
Month implemented March
Number of people participating 21
Overview of activities Employees conducted cleaning activities in the vicinity of the branch office.
Comment from
the branch office
It was a sunny day with an occasional cold wind when we did our activities. Fortunately, the day’s work ended uneventfully, with nobody getting hurt.
The weeds around the irrigation channel had once again become overgrown. They seem to get tougher with each passing year. Nonetheless we were able to restore an orderly appearance to the area, thanks to the sterling efforts of the participants.
Many people took part this year, including female employees and employees’ families (children), helping to make the cleanup effort a meaningful activity once more.

Kyushu Branch Office: Participation in Fukuhaku Hanashirube Volunteer Activities

Sponsor City of Fukuoka (One Person One Flower Campaign)
Month implemented November
Number of people participating 24
Overview of activities Ryoden participated in Fukuhaku Hanashirube, an event sponsored by the City of Fukuoka. Activities consist of planting tulip bulbs in the flower beds in Seiryu Park.
Comment from
the branch office
Employees take part in this event every year, accompanied by their families. We continue to do our best to contribute to the development of the Fukuoka community by making the city a greener place.

RTS International Coastal Cleanup, Singapore 2013 (ICCS 2013)

Sponsor Ocean Conservancy
Month implemented September
Number of people participating 3
Overview of activities Pasir Ris Town Park seashore cleanup activities
Comment from
the branch office

These were first environmental activities in which the branch office participated. Participating staff members said it was a precious experience and that they would participate again in the future. We feel that the activities were highly meaningful. In the future we hope to continue sharing in environmental preservation activities, with even more members participating.

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