CSR InitiativesContribution to Local Communities

Basic Approach

The Kurita Group strives not just to contribute to society through its business activities but also to actively return to society the insight and expertise that Group companies have gained through business in order to establish a favorable reputation within society.

Contributing to Development of Science and Technology Relating to Water and the Environment

Subsidy presentation ceremony in Vietnam
Subsidy presentation ceremony in Vietnam

Kurita Water Industries established the Kurita Water and Environment Foundation in 1997 (converted into a public interest incorporated foundation in 2009) with the aim of contributing to the promotion of science and technology relating to water and the environment. The Company and domestic Group companies make contributions to the Foundation each year to provide operating funds, and the Foundation uses these contributions as its operating expenses for research and studies relating to water and the environment as well as international exchange support.

The Foundation’s main activities include publicly soliciting research applications each year and then providing grants to researchers in Japan and other countries in Asia. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, grants were given to 123 projects,which were selected through examination. Furthermore, as a commemorative project for the Foundation’s 20th anniversary,the Foundation started a research project, “Sustainable Water Use in Development of Southeast Asian Countries,” and started a grant for master’s course students in water- or environmentrelated courses at the Asian Institute of Technology. The Foundation has provided grants for a total of 1,406 projects, amounting to roughly ¥729 million, since its establishment through to the end of March 2018.

Regional and Community Activities

Kurita Global Technology Center employees participate in volunteer clean-up activities
Kurita Global Technology Center employees participate in
volunteer clean-up activities

The Kurita Group strives to be accepted as a member of the community and to develop along with the local communities in regions where the Group has business sites. Regional and community activities consist of (i) activities relating to local cleanup and preservation of the natural environment, (ii) activities relating to the promotion of health and welfare within the community,and (iii) activities relating to disaster and crime prevention within the community.

In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, office workers took part as volunteers in clean-up activities in communities where the offices are located.

Main Regional Community Activities

Type Company Office Activity
Clean-up activities in areas around offices Kurita Water Industries Ltd Head Office Clean-up around the head office
Kurita Global Technology Center Nogi volunteer clean-up
Kuritaz Co., Ltd Tokai Branch Beach clean-up
(Kuritaz Hokuriku Ltd Head Office
Kurita Meiki Ltd. Head Office Clean-up campaign
Nippon Fine Co., Ltd.   “Symbiotic Forest” tree planting and weeding
Kurita Water Industries (Suzhou) Ltd.   Park clean-up
Hansu Technical Service Ltd.   Namhansanseong clean-up activities
Clean-up activities in areas around offices in collaboration with customers Kurita Water Industries Ltd Sakai Sub-branch Green Front Sakai
Kurita Water Industries Ltd Ishikawa Sub-branch 2017 Hokubu Industrial Park spring clean-up