The Mitsubishi Rayon Group strives to make a social contribution through its business activities based on the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group Corporate Citizenship Activities Policy. At the same time, it deepens understanding of the culture and customs of the countries and communities in which it engages in business, and contributes to the development of local communities by proactively promoting activities that live up to the demands and expectations of each community as a good local citizen.
●Exchanges with Local Communities
The Group conducts factory tours mainly for government officials and nearby residents as part of its efforts to interact with local communities both in Japan and abroad. These activities proactively provide opportunities to promote understanding of the Group's businesses as well as its environmental and safety measures.
Vocational experience program for junior high school students during Career Start Week
(Otake Production Center)
(Toyohashi Production Center)
●Volunteer Activities by Overseas Group Companies
Overseas Group companies are engaged in volunteer activities that incorporate the needs and requirements of local people.
Thai MMA Co.,Ltd. (TMMA) with an emphasis on employees' participation in the community is working on a project "New Table with TMMA"to repair school children's desks and chairs using the off-grade acrylic sheet under the concept to contribute to society by using own products.
●Exchanges with Local Communities through Sports
Each production center and Group company makes its grounds, gymnasiums and other facilities available to the local community, and they are used by many local residents. In addition, each production center and Group company organizes sports tournaments in an effort to foster exchanges with local residents and promote the development of young people.
To keep local communities clean, Mitsubishi Rayon carries out clean-up activities in neighboring areas on a regular basis. Through these efforts, we are undertaking environmental beautification activities that reflect local interests but efforts are not limited to internal activities as we join clean-up campaigns organized by local governments and non-profit organizations.
(Yokohama Production Center)
(Toyohashi Production Center: near the Asakura River)
(Toyama Production Center)
The simple questions "Why?" and "How?" that children ask are the origins of manufacturing. Wishing for many children to gain these capabilities and to convey the wonders and delights of science using its products and everyday items, the Mitsubishi Rayon Group conducts various science experience lessons.
●Science Experience Lessons
Volunteers participated as members of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation Group in the chemistry event held yearly by the Yume Kagaku 21 Committee. At the "Kids Summer Chemistry Experiment Show" held by the Science Museum (Tokyo) in August 2016, "Color Changing Slime under the ultraviolet light" was popular among children. Another experiment, mixing salt and vinegar into the slime was also well received by the children.
The Mitsubishi Rayon Group company, ACRYSUNDAY Co., Ltd. holds "ACRYCLUB" at the home center outlets and public facilities through the year. It is an event that participants experience handiness and enjoyment of processing acrylic sheets with hands-on workshops provided by an instructor so that the participants who experience processing of acrylic sheet for the first time can be comfortable with working on the acrylic sheets.
We are participating in manufacturing classes for junior high school students held by the Toyama Prefectural Machinery and Electronic Industries Association, which is comprised of manufacturers located within Toyama Prefecture.
We gave an experiment class using the optic fiber produced at the Toyama Production Center to let them know our role in the relationship between work and society.
"Ran-Ran College Summer School" organized by Otake City is a highly regarded workshop for local elementary school students each summer. In 2016, children created the only kaleidoscopes in the world using our colorful acrylic resin pellets with lots of imagination. Everybody appeared to be very satisfied with their kaleidoscopes.
●Supporting the 《Soalon》 Design Contest
Mitsubishi Rayon Textile Co., Ltd. supports a design contest for Bunka Gakuen students, who are expected to eventually play an active role in the fashion industry. Mitsubishi Rayon Textile supplied 《Soalon》, a rare triacetate fiber that is environmentally friendly, for the textiles used in the contest.
●Supplying Carbon Fiber to Schools Competing in Japan's Student Formula SAE Competition
Lightweight and strong, carbon fiber has gained attention as a material that enables massive weight reduction for increased mobility. In Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan, teams of students compete in a test of their overall manufacturing capabilities as they plan, design and produce car bodies. Mitsubishi Rayon supplies carbon fiber as a material for the car body and parts to Toyohashi University of Technology's Automotive Research club, one of the competitors.