Highlight 1 Holding CSR Study Sessions for Group-wide Activities
In conjunction with the triennial update of its medium-term business plan, the Lintec Group holds CSR study sessions, which cover the same content wherever they are held, so that all employees will think about and undertake CSR activities at their own initiative in an integrated manner. In fiscal 2017, we held the sessions at 58 locations in and outside Japan, including Mactac Americas, LLC, a new member of the Lintec Group, Lintec Europe (UK) Limited and VDI, LLC, in which about 4,100 employees participated.
CSR Study Sessions Grown with Support from Participants
The Lintec Group started to hold CSR study sessions about 10 years ago in 2009. Back then, the term "CSR" was not fully understood, either in society or within the company, so participants learned "what CSR is" from scratch. After initially holding sessions irregularly for participants limited to employees from specific divisions of Lintec, we have held sessions every three years on a regular basis at locations expanded from Lintec to group companies in and outside Japan.
The scale was expanded due to feedback from employees who participated in CSR sessions, such as: "Please continue to hold the sessions"; "It should be attended by those working at production sites"; and "It should be held outside Japan, too". Encouraged by such comments, we have gradually increased the number of sessions and expanded their locations to reach the scale we see today, which allows participation by about 70% of Lintec Group employees.
I really felt the strong will to contribute to society as a manufacturing company. I realized the importance of keeping in mind how what we make has an impact on people in society and on solving issues.
Naoko Paul, Nano-Science & Technology Center, Lintec of America, Inc.
I learned that CSR can be the basis of our personal life to improve our relationships with others. I will make efforts to grow with self-esteem.
Yuukari Miura, Business Support Office Human Resources Department
I used to think of CSR, corporate social responsibility, as an external activity, but now I understand that internal improvement efforts, such as improving relationships and workplace environments, are also part of CSR activities.
Keita Kawamoto, Accounting Section Finance & Accounting Department
I like the company motto and LINTEC WAY. They make sense and I am proud to know that I am working for a company that has these values.
Elizabeth Starc, Mactac Americas, LLC