The Company has two plants: Shikoku Operations in Imabari, Ehime and Yamaguchi Operations in Ube, Yamaguchi, and is actively engaged in community-oriented activities aimed at working with people in the regions the plants are located to ensure the prosperity and development of the regions.
Specifically, this includes participation in local festivals, participation in local events (cherry blossom viewing, cultural festivals and sports days), environmental volunteer activities, regional traffic safety campaigns, and local crime prevention CSR activities.
The Kameoka Festival is held near Shikoku Operations every October, and many employees of all ages carry the mikoshi palanquins as they enjoy interacting with the people in the local community.
Every year, employees join the local villagers in a social gathering to enjoy viewing cherry blossoms. Since 2012, we have also participated in the local cherry blossom tree planting group.
The Company provides an exhibit mainly on its forest volunteer work at the local cultural festival held every year. This is used as an opportunity to directly introduce the Company's activities such as environmental activities to the local community.
The Company participates in the Kawaranu Ai Kikuma event held every year since 2005 based on the theme of "A Town of Energy, Tiles and Mandarin Oranges". A kick target game is held with the cooperation of Ehime Football Club, which the Company sponsors, in an effort to invigorate the town, communicate with local residents and convey the appeal of the Company.
Junior employees living in company housing and dormitories participate in the Kameoka Autumn Sports Day for local residents every year.
At Shikoku Operations, employees volunteer to clean the coast and roads near the plant.
At Yamaguchi Operations, weeds are removed and cleaning activities are conducted every June.
Operation Hitonowa (Circle of People) involves raising banners along Route 196 in front of Shikoku Operations for the National Traffic Safety Campaign in autumn, asking people in vehicles passing by to drive safely.
In response to local ordinances in Ehime, in order to assist the blue crime prevention patrol that conducts crime prevention CSR activities based on the awareness of "People keeping themselves safe and the community keeping itself safe" for creating a safe local community, we provided gasoline prepaid cards for fuel in patrol vehicles. Taiyo Oil will contribute to the creation of a safe community by continuing to conduct local crime prevention CSR activities in the future.
On March 21, 2013, Taiyo Oil Shikoku Operations and the Kikuma Base of Japan Underground Oil Storage Co., Ltd. concluded an agreement to support the creation of a disaster-resilient community with the Kikuma District community association in Imabari City in order to cooperate to contribute to the improvement of local disaster prevention capabilities and the creation of a disaster-resilient community. The agreement is part of the disaster prevention operations conducted by the Ehime Prefecture Bureau for the Touyo Region since 2009, and this was the third such agreement concluded in Ehime prefecture, and the first in Imabari City.
As part of our year-end assistance activities, we cooperate with the new calendar bazaar held by the Miyazaki Prefecture Community Chest.
This involves donating the Company's calendars and calendars from other companies that are not planned to be used, and a portion of the revenue is sent to welfare groups and orphanages.