Corporate Social Responsibility

Ebara is committed to contributing to society through cutting-edge products and services and responsible corporate citizenship.

Social Contribution

Social Contribution Policy

The EBARA Group is committed to social contribution activities with the focus being on technical and educational assistance in business fields related to water, air, and the environment.

The EBARA Group’s corporate philosophy indicates our mission as a business to contribute to society widely in the fields of water, air and the environment. EBARA has been accomplishing this by both providing solutions to social issues through our products and services, and by solving local issues and creating a better society through active communication with the local community and society.


In order to promote this philosophy further, the EBARA Group has identified ESG issues material to our sustainable development and action policies to tackle those issues, from the viewpoint of contributing to society and the environment through business. In addition to the social contribution provided through our day-to-day business activities, we have also established a social contribution policy, that aligns our activities with our strengths in business and technology.

Basic Philosophy for Activities

The EBARA Group undertakes social contribution activities based on the Social Contribution Policy and in line with the three themes indicated below. We aim to communicate regularly with local communities and the organizations we support and use the insight gained to more effectively meet their needs and implement continuous improvements to our activities.

1 . Utilize Business Expertise
One of our greatest strengths is the expertise cultivated through our 100 years of business. We will utilize this strength in our social contribution activities and focus on areas which would most benefit from our expertise.
2 . Foster Human Resources
Contribute to the development of future generations of human resources through a variety of programs in the sciences and technology, the environment, culture, and sports.
3 . Meet Social Needs
Understand the issues facing local communities and society and carry out social contribution programs tailored to their needs.


Additionally, the EBARA Group has identified eight ESG issues material to our sustainable development and determined six action policies for initiatives pertaining to these issues, and we are undertaking these in social contribution activities as well as business activities. In regards to Action Policy 1: “Provide products and services that minimize the use of energy and resources” and Action Policy 2: “Expand the service and support (S&S) business, maximize product life, and minimize any product downtime,” the EBARA Hatakeyama Memorial Fund is conducting seminars with themes such as the design of low-energy pumps or low-energy pump operation techniques in Southeast Asian countries.

Main activities

Leveraging Our Business Activities

1.EBARA Hatakeyama Memorial Fund Technology Seminar

In response to strong requests by developing regions, EHMF has organized small and large seminars, workshops, and training courses on flood control, drainage, water supply development, irrigation, and other topics related to pump technology and infrastructure development. Additionally, in recent years, there has been an increase in the demand for refrigeration technology seminars.

EBARA has started an initiative to donate business and engineering knowledge, as well as pump models, to universities in the developing world in response to the need for these regions to have access to the latest technology. These donations are seen as crucial to these areas as they do not have the necessary funding or experience to develop their own research and education programs.
EBARA Hatakeyama Memorial Fund

Sectioned Model of Donated Pump
Technical Seminar

2.Internships, Work Experience, Factory Tours

We offer workplace tours for local elementary school students, work experience for junior high school students, and internships for high-school and college students. Participants benefit from a classroom environment, where they get to know the importance of our manufactured products and their place in society.

Factory tour
Work Experience
Experience in 2018(2018.1.~12)
  Internship program Factories Offices
General public 1 15 0
Students 29 557 3
Total 30 572 3
Grand Total 605
*Our internship programs are of various durations, from short programs of a few days, to long programs of a few months. The programs offer first-hand experience of the work that takes place at our offices and factories.

*Visits to our offices and factories include explanations of our businesses and the mechanisms of our pump products.

Fostering Human Resources

1.Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation / youth cooperation and creativity development training business

 Ebara Youth Award Ceremony

We help foster the creativity of local youth through our support of science and technology education initiatives led by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation. In particular, we are a special sponsor of JIII’s All-Japan Boys and Girls Challenge contest, an event that EBARA helps share the joy of creating things, underlines the importance of teamwork, and espouses the benefits of a rich imagination to boys and girls across the country. We vigorously support these efforts in the belief they will solidify the future of our society, and by association the economy and well-being of Japan and the world.
Institute of Invention and Innovation (Japanese only)

2.Rikejo: Promoting Women in Science

RIKEJO CAFE♡

EBARA proudly supports Kodansha Rikejo’s initiative to bring down social barriers in the manufacturing sector by encouraging you women to take interest in engineering and manufacturing sciences. Through Mirairikejo “manufacturing cafe” events, we hope to improve the image that manufacturing is a man’s only field. This is a long term initiative that hope to mitigate decreases in manufacturing due to declining birth rates.
RIKEJO CAFE (Japanese only)

3.Sponsorship of the 16th Japan Science & Engineering Challenge (JSEC) 2018

As a free research contest of science and technology for high school students, JSEC's goal is "Supporting young people that are capable of thinking and solving problems and have international competitiveness". We continue to support this goal by presenting the "Ebara Award".
http://manabu.asahi.com/jsec (Japanese only)

In addition, several teams selected from among the top winners will be sent as the Japan national team to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in the spring of 2019.
http://isef.jp/ (Japanese only)

Commemorative photo of the winners

[Ebara Award]
Winners:
Koki Tsunekawa, Masae Hirose and Nanami Masai of Gifu Prefectural Gifu High School
Research title:
Establishment of Biodistribution Monitoring Using Environmental DNA Quantitative Analysis
– In Exploration of Seasonal Relationships between Ayu (Sweetfish) and Bacteria of Cold Water Disease in Nagara River and Ibi River

Final review/Poster session
 Award ceremony

Meeting the Needs of Everyone

1.Meeting Our Communities’ Needs

1)Summer Festivals
EBARA Group offices hold summer festivals every year for the local communities they are situated in. Everyone is invited to join and participate in these “matsuri.”

Futtsu office
Fujisawa office
sodegaura office

2)Haneda Vickies
EBARA sponsors the local women's basketball team.
With its home court located right next to EBARA’s head office in Tokyo, the "Vickies" represent the finest of Haneda’s local sports culture.
Haneda Vickies (Japanese only)

2.Meeting Social Needs

1)Donating school meals to children in Africa and Asia
Starting from May 2015, an activity of "contributing to society by means of company meals" has been carried out at the employee cafeterias of the headquarter, Futtsu Plant, Fujisawa Plant, and Sodegaura Plant. We participate in the NPO TABLE FOR TWO International / TABLE FOR TWO program*1 as a contribution to society that employees can participate easily, working on donation and matching donation*2 while eating a healthy lunch.
Supporting school meals helps to improve the enrollment rate of children and leads to the development of human resources for the future.

Donation status so far 2015 2016 2017 2018 Cumulative
Number of meals 38,649 37,412 29,657 34,676 140,394
Donation amount 772,980 748,240 593,140 693,520 -
*1 TABLE FOR TWO program: an activity aiming to simultaneously solve two problems of developed countries suffering from metabolism and developing countries suffering from food shortage. For every healthy lunch purchased, 20 yen will be donated for a meal for children of developing countries.
*2 For each donation dish (20 yen) set up in the employee cafeterias, the company will donate 10 yen and the employee will donate 10 yen.

2)Disater Relief Activities

“Marche” Reconstruction Assistance

EBARA supports industry in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, by helpling victims coordinate business activities in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures. Business efforts focus on the production and sale of local craft items. The earthquake reconstruction is a long term process that EBARA is committed to supporting as long as help is needed.

3.Meeting the Needs of Employees

EBARA Employees have stated that they strongly desire to contribute to society through social activities that include their families. In response EBARA has developed activities and initiatives that promote environmental friendliness and education, both at the local and global level. The result has been an improved sense of morale and community awareness. Some of these actvities include:

1)"Water and air and forests of the environment" environmental conservation activities
The EBARA Environment Fund has been participating in the "Kanagawa Suigen no Shinrin Zukuri Project" since 2007 as a way of supporting planting activities by NGOs and the public sector. We have been participating in and supporting efforts for making forests of water sources by making a fixed amount donation and taking part in forest growing activities that have continued for five years.

We have received from the Kanagawa prefectural government about 15 hectares of the Yadoriki Water Source Forest
(located in Matsuda-machi, Ashigara-gun, Kanagawa prefecture) as a partner forest and set it as a forest for water, air, and the environment.
EBARA Group employees and their families have been joining forest maintenance activities every year.

2) Illustrated Books For Kids
give picture books to children in conflict and poverty community activities

EBARA donates translated illustrated books to children in impoverished children in problem areas around the globe. The books, written in their own language, help promote literacy and educate children about the dangers of mines, drugs, and arms.

Green Activities
Translated Illustrated Books for Kids