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Basic Policy of Social Contribution Activities

Positioning: Community investment, human resource development, creating a business platform to improve brand values, obtaining trust from society Efforts: For "Establishing a Safe and Secure Society", "Address Climate Change and Environmental Preservation", "Include Everyone in the Digital Society" and "Nurturing Diverse Human Resources"  Goal: Contributing to solving social problems

Three Mid-term Themes of Social Contribution Activities

NEC Group established the corporate philosophy "NEC strives through "C&C" to help advance societies worldwide toward deepened mutual understanding and the fulfillment of human potential." in 1990.
To realize this corporate philosophy, we are conducting social contribution activities based on three mid-term themes.

Four Mid-Term Themes of Social Contribution Activities: Establish a safe and secure society, address climate change (global warming) and environmental preservation, include everyone in the digital society, nurturing diverse human resources

Basic Policy of Social Contribution Program Creation

We established the basic policies for our social contribution program creation in order to carry out sustainable programs which contribute to the society, and conduct them based on these basic policies.

1.Effective utilization of management resources

  • Management resources: Funds, products, human resources, facilities, information/knowledge, etc.
  • Relationships with businesses

2.Partnerships with NPOs and NGOs

  • Promoting the solving of social problems based on win-win relations.
  • Supporting the creation of social businesses.
  • Strengthening NPO foundation.

3.Connections between Group companies and employee participation

  • Energizing NEC Make-a-Difference Drive (MDD)
  • Promoting employee volunteer activities

4.Contributing to improving our corporate value

  • Visible activities of NEC's presence
  • Cutting-edge volunteer programs
  • Promoting information delivery

Guidelines for Coordination with NPOs

We assess the partnership using the following five (5) criteria when establishing a relationship with NPO/NGO.

1.Certified by the NPO Law (In principle)

2.Activity record

  • Must have advanced and unique activities, and prior history.
  • Must have specialized know-how, the ability to complete projects and the ability to output information.

3.Financial details

  • Making efforts to disclose the status of financial management, revenues and the source of funds.
  • Have diverse financial resources.

4.Organizational foundation

  • Clear mission, vision, goals and personnel makeup.
  • Clear division of labor between management, specialized staff, paid staff, volunteers, etc.

5.Leadership and management

  • Clear leadership, enthusiasm, and high qualities of responsible personnel.
  • Considers governability, transparency, and accountability.

Social Contribution Program Assessment System

We assess all social contribution programs each year based on the social contribution program assessment system.

Social Contribution Program Assessment System

* Both "Social value" and "Value for NEC" are quantified and assessed for each item.

Assessment criteria: Social value

Public Interest
  1. Tracking the needs in the community and society.
  2. View of social inclusion (consideration for the socially vulnerable) is included in the program.
  3. Not limited to a few beneficiaries and participants, but contributes to a wide range of people.
Effectiveness
  1. Specific goals are made for social issues and results are being achieved.
    • Output (Result)
    • Outcome (Effect)
    • Impact (Spread)
  2. Pioneering approaches are made to solve social problems and set precedents.
  3. The approaches are being developed effectively.
    • Contains ideas and mechanisms to spread its effect.
    • Developing and opening new fields.
    • Finding new partners and collaborating with them.

Assessment criteria: Value for NEC

Strategy
  1. Continuously improving programs based on PDCA management.
  2. Utilizing resources (human resources, products, funds, facilities, and information).
  3. Collaborating with NPOs.
    • A win-win relationships is established.
    • Supporting a stronger NPO foundation.
    • Promoting communications with NPOs.
Effectiveness
  1. Contributing to businesses (Business creation and sales contribution)
  2. Contributing to nurturing employee human resources.
  3. Contributing to improving corporate reputation and building trust from the community and society.
    • Program participants are greatly satisfied.
    • The amount of advertisement cost conversion for PR results exceeds investment costs.
    • Programs are introduced in seminars, forums, symposiums, popular SNS, etc. as case studies.
    • Awards are given by external organizations or programs are evaluated by SRI, etc.

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