SocietyThe DOWA Group aims to be a company trusted by all stakeholders for sustainable development and is taking initiatives to enhance the relationship with the society through its CSR activities.
Following is the status of activities in the area of society in FY 2017, and the plan for FY 2018.
|Key social measures||Tasks||Indicator||Evaluation||Main Results|
|Promoting diversity||Expansion of global human resources||̶||A||Implement a global challenge program|
|Strengthening and training of employees hired overseas and locally||̶||A||Implemented training in Japan for employees hired locally overseas|
|Aggressive development of career and employment||20 people||A||20 people employed|
|Implementation of training for female employees and managers||Twice||A||Implemented female employee career training and training for management|
|Promoting work-life balance||Thorough knowledge within the company of the various systems||Updating and publicizing handbooks to
explain the system
|B||Handbooks to explain the system partially updated (progress rate 40%)|
|Encouragement of annual leave||Acquisition rate 60%||A||Acquisition rate 66%|
|Promotion of measures to reduce working hours||Formulating and executing all group company
working hour management
policies and standards
|A||- Formulated all group company working hour management policies and held briefings at all companies
- Formulated group management standards for working hours and started operation
|Human resource development, evaluation & treatment||Implement training of evaluators and those being evaluated||300 participants||B||290 participants|
|Conducting system surveys||Done by 1,100 people||B||Done by 800 people|
Education for new people (until 3 years after joining the company)
|140 students||A||142 students|
|Promoting social contribution||Development activities for children who will be responsible for next generation||3 times||A||5 times|
|Awareness activities aiming at community contribution||3 times||A||6 times|
|Promoting diversity||Employment for physically challenged||2.2%|
|Implement female employee training and management training||Attendance rate 90%|
|Expansion of a global human resources
Strengthen human resources and organizations at offices overseas
|Implement a global challenge program|
|Implement training to strengthen recruitment abilities at each company||Hold at all the major sites|
|Promoting work-life balance||Thorough knowledge within the company of the various systems||Updating and publicizing handbooks to explain the system|
|Encouragement of annual leave||Acquisition rate 60%|
|Promotion of measures to reduce working hours||Thorough and strict observance of group management standards for working hours|
|Human resource development, evaluation & treatment||Implement training of evaluators and those being evaluated||300 participants|
|Implement an institutional survey||Done by 1,100 people (100% answer rate)|
|Evaluation system education for new employees||Attendance rate 100%|
|Introduce career planning seminars||Attendance rate 30%|
|Promoting social contribution||Promote regional contribution activities that capture regional needs||5 times|
|Support by sharing and providing information on social contribution activities||Collect examples of initiatives and provide information|
In January 2018, the Eastern Seaboard Environmental Complex (hereinafter referred to as ESBEC) of the DOWA Group awarded scholarships at the Ban Khao Hin Elementary School in Thailand.
ESBEC, located in Si Racha, Chonburi Province, is a business that does recycling and landfill of waste oil, waste liquid treatment and waste.
The ceremony was held in a pleasant atmosphere, with many guests in attendance, including the mayor of Si Racha and the head of the district. Scholarships were awarded to 60 children attending six schools in the area, and the money was used for teaching and writing materials. For the children who received the scholarships, priority was placed on their economic situation with the purpose of giving them opportunities to learn, and they were chosen by the principals of each school.
In addition to the scholarships, ESBEC holds mangrove tree planting events and organizes excursions to natural parks. To promote recycling at the schools, they donate bins to separate garbage, and hold factory tours. They also support the teacher training fund, among other things. Every year, they continue to support the local schools in various ways.
The first thing is the poverty of the children’s families.
Since Si Racha is an industrial park, it is an area where there are many migrant workers.
Many of the children's parents are immigrants from the north and south of Thailand, and the burden of living expenses such as house rent is heavy, so there are only a few children who can go to university.
In addition, while the number of teachers is determined according to the number of children, in fact, it is a problem that the number of teachers is small at every school. In addition to the subjects of study, I have to take charge of classes for such special subjects as physical education and music, and I have hardly any time to prepare for the classes. I think it is also important to increase the number of teachers.
We are pursuing various initiatives aimed at becoming an eco-school. We are doing pesticide-free agriculture such as vegetables, bananas and lemons, and making compost with fallen leaves that we have gathered. We also have the children themselves grow mushrooms and cultivate prawns. We use the things that we produce in school meals. In addition, the children learned how to make traditional houses, and painted the walls of red clay. Such activities will help children improve their basic living skills. In environmental classes, we also plant trees. The children select their favorite trees and we teach them how to care for them. By teaching elementary school students on separating garbage, I think that recycling will become more of a reality in Thailand in the future. Eventually, we expect our school to become a regional model and develop initiatives for neighboring elementary schools.
Currently schools need to seek support and cooperation not only from the government, but also from local communities and companies, including economic support. Of the two, the support from companies is very helpful. There is a community representative at ESBEC, and they respond quickly. I think that they are doing an appropriate business in waste treatment in Thailand I would like you to keep developing together with the region in the future.
ESBEC actively participates in the community in various ways and strives to provide support themselves that is suitable for the characteristics and demands of the area. For that reason, from day to day the community representative visits nearby districts and schools, so that they have many opportunities for dialogue. Through such activities, it feels like the understanding towards ESBEC in the region is deepening. We will continue to develop with local communities in the future through good communication.
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