Latest CSR Topics
- 2016/4/22 Support for people in the earthquake damaged area in Kumamoto
- 2016/1/29 Nabtesco selected for the first time as a member in RobecoSAM AG's Sustainability Yearbook 2016
- 2015/10/9 Nabtesco Group Online Integrated Report 2015
- 2015/4/3 Nabtesco Successively Selected for Inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series, a Global Benchmark for Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)
Donation of Assist Wheel® Electric Wheelchairs
We developed the Assist Wheel® (AW) to help ease the physical burden of caretakers of wheelchair-bound people in moving their chargers from place to place. The AW is an electric wheelchair equipped with a sensor that automatically switches on the motor and brake and delivers superior performance, especially on both ascending and descending slopes, irregular ground and other places where moving ordinary wheelchairs is difficult.
Since 2008 we have been donating AW wheelchairs to local governments in areas in which the Nabtesco Group has bases or where many of its employees reside. In FY2011, we also began donating the AW wheelchairs to areas afflicted by the Great East Japan Earthquake, where the superior performance of the wheelchairs on irregular ground is particularly useful. We have so far donated 200 AW wheelchairs in total.
We hope to be able to contribute to improving the lives of more people through the provision of the AW wheelchairs.
Numbers of Donated Assist Wheel® Wheelchairs
Mangrove Planting Activity Conducted by an Overseas Group Company
Nabtesco Automotive Products (Thailand)Co., Ltd. (NAPT) has been conducting a mangrove planting activity on tideland located within the premises of the Bang Pu Nature Education Center in the province of Samut Prakan. In June 2013, 69 employees of NAPT participated in the activity in which they planted 250 mangrove seedlings. Additionally in January 2015, 500 seedlings were planted by 86 employees. Mangroves grow in intertidal zones where seawater mingles with fresh water, and there are hopes that mangroves will help prevent global warming, maintain and recover ecosystems, and mitigate the damage caused by natural disasters. NAPT will continue to regularly conduct social contribution activities into the future.