Since March 2018, Hachioji General Plant has been running its Table For Two campaign. In the campaign, when employees purchase certain set meals or foods, a 20 yen donation is made, which, through an NPO organization, is then used to provide school meals to children in developing countries. At the Hachioji General Plant, we offer a Table For Two menu once a week, designating a fish dish rich in healthy EPA and DHA.
In 2020, in observance of World Food Day on October 16, in addition to offering Table for Two menu options, we put on slide shows about the problems of leftover food (food waste) and hunger. In the Table For Two menu offered on the day, posho - a school meal dish in Uganda—was served in a small bowl, making the employees think about the aid-receiving children eating the dish. Having modified its recipe by using beans simmered in tomato sauce as the topping for mashed potatoes, posho turned out to be highly popular among the employees.
In addition, a Table For Two vending machine has also been installed which allows the user to make a donation with every purchase of a beverage, providing plant employees with the opportunity to easily make social contributions. In fiscal 2020, a total of 110,340 yen was given as donations.
On January 29, 2019, the Fine Chemicals General Plant Tsukuba Plant donated 216 Nissui’s tinned products nearing their best-by dates out of its emergency stockpiles to the City of Tsukuba Children Welfare Office. These products were donated to the six Minna-no-Shokudo in the City of Tsukuba (Tsukuba’s children’s food kitchens) and were used to support the children living in the City of Tsukuba facing economic difficulties.
The Tsukuba Plant also agreed to cooperate with the “Tsukuba Kodomo-no-Aoihane-Kikin,” which was established by Tsukuba City as a new system to support the future of the children and set up donation boxes. In fiscal 2020, a total of 30,000 yen was donated, covering school meal expenses for approximately 100 children. Going forward the Tsukuba Plant will continue to support the local children by cooperating with the City of Tsukuba, and aim to resolve the problem of poverty in the City of Tsukuba.