Sumitomo Light Metal is making broad and positive contributions to society.
Our offices and works are communicating with local residents through various events.
Every April, Nagoya Factory holds Inari Sai, a harvest god festival, a traditional ritual at the local Inari shrine standing on the works property. Copper Works annually sponsors Natsu Matsuri, a summer festival, in August. Both events are very popular among their respective communities.
Our offices and works also cooperate or participate in Bon Odori, a Japanese folk dance festival, and Sports Day events taking place at local community schools.
We clean and beautify our neighborhood and actively participate in community clean-up events as local community members.
We are providing financial support mainly to research institutions including universities as well as to local cultural and artistic activities. As a member of the Sumitomo Group, we are also actively involving ourselves in: assisting the Sumitomo Foundation which supports domestic and overseas projects for cultural asset preservation and restoration; and supporting social contributions via the Sumitomo Group Public Affairs Committee such as the Speech Contest of The Schools for the Visually impaired.
Visit the website below for Sumitomo Group's environmental and social contribution efforts.
To support city of Nagoya's municipal campaign called "Bosai Anshin Machizukuri", a disaster prevention and fear-free community building effort, Nagoya Works has signed an agreement with the neighboring Bosai Anshin Machizukuri Committee of Nakagawa School District that the works shall provide the district with emergency supplies in the event of a major disaster. In this way Nagoya Works cooperates with the city to promote socio-industrial integration for disaster-tolerant communities.
On November 20, 2009 the unsealing ceremony of two time capsules was held at Aichi Kokusai Jidonen Kinenkan, a commemorative hall for the International Year of the Child, in Ai-Chikyuhaku Kinen Koen (Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park). The park located in Nagakute-cho, Aichi Pref. was called Aichi-ken Seishonen Koen, a prefectural park for young people, when the time capsules were buried there to commemorate the International Year of the Child 1979.
Of the two time capsules, Capsule #1was produced by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education, with Sumitomo Light Metal material supply and technological assistance. Made of anticorrosive rolled aluminum sheet, Capsule #1 measures 76cm x 60cm x 40cm, has a capacity of 0.5m3 and weighs 100kg.
The unsealing ceremony was attended by about 100 former students of elementary and junior high schools in Aichi, Gifu and Mie Prefectures. Essays they wrote 30 years ago were taken out of the capsules and exhibited together with "To Children Thirty Years from Now", a message which had been written by Japanese lyricist Aku Yu (deceased, 2007) and buried along with the students' essays.
Taking part in commissioned research for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Sumitomo Light Metal is working in a industrial-governmental-academic cooperation on a structural approach to human resource development of young engineers and university students. The company is also supporting domestic and overseas education and training programs, providing Super Science High School students with industrial training opportunities as well as assisting training activities led by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).