In 1990, Group-wide initiatives were initiated in Japan. In response to local needs, each office now engages in philanthropic activities in four main areas: social welfare, global environmental conservation, science and technology, culture and arts, and sports).
The Mitsubishi Electric SOCIO-ROOTS Fund was established in 1992 as a gift program in which the Company matches the amount of any donation made by its employees, thus doubling the goodwill of the gift. Many employees participate in the Fund each year. As of March 2018, the Fund has provided more than 1.27 billion yen to some 2,000 various social welfare facilities and programs. Branches have been set up at each of our business sites across Japan so that employees can provide monetary gifts that benefit social welfare facilities in their community. Community chests in each prefecture have cooperated since the Fund's inception to provide referrals to donation recipients and information about community needs.
Conveying the good intentions of employees with a smile
Support for the healthy growth of children
Mitsubishi Electric has conducted the Satoyama Woodland Preservation Project since 2007. This project seeks to restore "familiar nature," such as parks, forests, and rivers located in the vicinity of our business sites. The aim of this project is to repay nature for its various bounties and for cultivating diverse life, and to contribute to the communities where our business sites are located. Under the key words "simple" and "sustained," these activities are taking place throughout Japan in phases. Employees put in physical effort to participate in building a safe and secure community, which also helps to broaden communication with the local community.
Woodland preservation project
Coastal sea preservation activity
Since 2009, through the Mitsubishi Electric Science Workshops, children can experience basic scientific principles related to electricity, heat, sound, light, wind, communications and programming. The workshops convey the joy of science through experiments and other activities, show the relationships between the basic scientific principles taught and real products, and help the children realize how the products are useful in society. It is also a good opportunity for employees, who serve as lecturers, to look back on their work. In fiscal 2018, 23 domestic business sites participated, and a total of about 70 workshops were held.
In January 2018, the Mitsubishi Electric Group received the Encouragement Award (Large enterprise category) at the 8th Career Education Awards held by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Received the Encouragement Award at the 8th Career Education Awards
Experiment of cutting ice with body temperature with heat pipe technology
Game to pick up bells by turning a hand-held electric generator with an electromagnet made by coiling wire