Basic Policy of Corporate Citizenship Initiatives
Within its statement of Purpose, NEC has committed itself to creation of the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential.
Guided by this concept, each member of NEC, from directors to employees, acts as a good corporate citizen by carrying out “NEC Make-a-Difference Drive” corporate citizenship initiatives aimed at solving social issues over the medium to long term.
Through these activities, we work with local communities, NPOs and NGOs, local governments, universities, etc. to promote three universal themes: “Personnel Development,” “Environmental Preservation,” and “Regional Contribution Activities and Disaster Aid.” NEC recognizes sustainable local communities are what enables business activities to be carried out in those communities. As members of communities, we want to support them in achieving the solutions.
This thinking is also connected to “co-existence with regional societies” in the “NEC Group Code of Conduct.”
In addition, NEC has positioned the “NEC Make-a-Difference Drive” as key plank in its efforts to promote “Sustainably and socially literate human resources,” which is specified in our “materiality,” which are priority management themes from an ESG perspective. Through the “NEC Make-a-Difference Drive,” officers and employees engage in dialogue and co-creation with various stakeholders, such as local communities and the social sector. This provides them with situations and opportunities to experience of social problems that merit NEC’s attention as a Social Value Innovator .
We believe that through these situations and opportunities, employees acquire a mindset for volunteerism and co-creation, enabling them as highly socially literate personnel to sensitively grasp the true nature of issues facing customers and society, so they can create businesses inspired by social issues.
Basic Policy of Social Contribution Program Creation
To effectively carry out socially relevant and sustainable programs, NEC has established basic policies in the creation of social contribution programs and the guidelines in collaborating with NPOs.
In addition, we conduct yearly evaluation and refinement of the programs based on social circumstances, independence level of partners, and the directions of NEC’s business strategies.
1.Effective utilization of management resources
- Management resources: funds, products, human resources, facilities, information, and knowledge, etc.
- Relationship with businesses
2.Partnerships with NPOs and NGOs
- Promoting solutions of social issues based on win-win relationships.
- Supporting the creation of social businesses.
- Strengthening NPO foundation.
3.Participation of officers and employees, cooperation with domestic and overseas affiliate companies
- Promotion of volunteer activities by officers and employees
- Promotion of initiatives for cooperation with NEC domestic and overseas affiliate companies
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 criteria when establishing a relationship with NPO/NGO.
1.Certified by NPO Law (In principle)
- 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.
- Making efforts to disclose the status of financial management, revenue and source of funds.
- Have diverse financial resources.
- 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 quality 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.
Assessment criteria: Social value
Assessment criteria: Value for NEC