Since 2019, Hiroshima Works Kuwabata Plant has participated in a firefly project as part of activities to preserve biodiversity in cooperation with Gohara Junior High School in Kure City and local residents and organizations. DISCO is responsible for taking care of and raising the larvae that the students have hatched, and reports the growth progress through extracurricular classes at the school. In July 2020 and April 2021, DISCO helped students release larvae into the local Otani River.
In the future, in addition to continuing to research firefly larva food “Kawanina,” DISCO plans to be involved in environmental conservation through activities such as finding ways in which other organisms and people can coexist in harmony, while deepening relationships with the local residents.
In February 2021, 18 volunteers from Hiroshima Works conducted cleanup activities for the sidewalks and shared pavement around the Kuwabata Plant. Taking preventative measures against COVID-19, everyone wore masks and kept conversation to a minimum, and also wore gloves and used tongs to prevent direct contact with the garbage. The total amount of garbage collected in approximately 90 minutes was 35.5 kg, and applicable items were recycled. The activity was good opportunity to once again be aware of what we can and should do in our daily lives.
In October 2020, DISCO provided a class introducing the company’s business and working style at Chino City Hokubu Junior High School’s comprehensive study session with the theme, “What you can do for your hometown.”
Under normal circumstances, DISCO would have invited the students to the Nagano Works, but due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that began in 2020, the class was held online by connecting the classroom to the office.
By sending DISCO products such as blades and disassembled smartphones in advance, the students were able to learn how the local manufacturing industry contributes to society while handling the actual products.
Volunteer employees participate in a “clean walk” every year to collect garbage and maintain the cleanliness around the Nagano Works grounds.
In 2020, 20 employees participated in the event and approximately 30 kg of garbage was collected.
The barbecue, which is held every year after the clean walk, is also a place to improve the quality of relationships between employees.
(The barbecue was not held in 2020 in order to prevent COVID-19 infection, and lunch boxes were provided to the participants instead.)
In December 2020, DISCO HI-TEC (SINGAPORE), DISCO’s overseas affiliate in Singapore, donated food supplies to a welfare facility.
This activity was organized by voluntary employees, who wondered if there was anything they could contribute to the local community even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Preserved foods such as canned food and instant food were collected from 86 employees who participated in the activity. Then the employees themselves sorted and packed the food into sets that were nutritionally balanced, and donated a total of 186 sets of preserved food to a neighborhood welfare facility.
DISCO HI-TEC TAIWAN CO., LTD. (DHT), DISCO’s overseas affiliate office in Taiwan, started its beach cleaning project in 2018. This activity was initiated by employees who enjoy diving and thus wanted to clean up the beaches, which were littered with trash. In 2019, a total of 33 people, DHT employees and their family members, joined this activity. What surprised them was the amount of trash and that most of the trash in the ocean was plastic. Prompted by this experience, they also started using reusable shopping bags, stopped using plastic straws, and integrated other simple eco-friendly behaviors into their lives.
Last updated: 2021/07/27