Basic Stance on Social Issues
It is essential for the next generation of children to be able to use ICT (information and communication technology) in general learning opportunities, as freely as if it were simple stationery. ICT will be the most basic tool needed to be an active member of future society. From an early stage, DAIWABO INFORMATION SYSTEM CO., LTD. (DIS) has been supporting the introduction of ICT in educational fields. In addition to selling equipment, it offers comprehensive solutions to schools and teachers, including installation support.
Daiwabo has developed “Mercury®C”, a reinforcing fiber that allows concrete to self-repair cracks. Cracks occur in concrete due to volumetric changes caused by temperature changes, drying, and other factors. This not only damages the external appearance of concrete, but also causes problems such as water leakage, reduction of area due to corrosion of internal reinforcement, and reduced durability of structures. In addition to reducing repair work through self-repair of cracks, this fiber is also expected to help prevent explosions in high-strength concrete caused by steam generated during fires.
OMK Ltd. has collaborated with Shimane University to develop a technology that can accurately estimate the chemical composition of molten metal resulting from a given amount of cast iron raw materials and additives, a previously difficult task made possible using artificial intelligence (deep learning). This technology is expected to significantly improve productivity by enabling the production of cast iron with the desired specifications in a single process, rather than requiring multiple processes of chemical component inspection, addition of additives, and melting.
KANBO PRAS CORPORATION is actively engaged in the sale of disaster prevention and mitigation products. The image on the left shows a panel-type waterstop sheet used to protect important buildings and sites from torrential rain as a flood control measure. This is a waterstop measure that can be quickly and simply installed by placing it at the entrance of a building.
Against the backdrop of manpower shortages and an aging population, improving productivity is a major issue in many developed countries. In Japan in particular, there has been a growing demand for reform of working styles in order to realize more efficient and diverse ways of working. Robotics process automation (RPA) is gaining attention as a tool to achieve this goal by automating some work processes using robot systems. DIS was among the first to introduce RPA, and uses it to improve the efficiency of its operations.
The Daiwabo Group is promoting donation activities as part of its social contribution.
- Daiwabo Information System (DIS) has donated 200 million yen to the Japan Committee for UNICEF’s COVID-19 emergency fund and the non-profit organization International Medical Volunteers Japan Heart to support medical care related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A donation system has also been implemented in which the considerable amount of money required for conventional gifts such as flowers and New Year’s cards will be part of donations for social contribution. In fiscal 2022, we donated 6.65 million yen to the Japan Committee for UNICEF.
- Daiwabo Holdings and the Daiwabo Group support the purpose of the "Yumeiku Work Support Business" and have concluded agreements on the use of illustration data created by persons with disabilities. "Yumeiku Work Support Business" is a program run by Shimane Prefecture/social welfare corporation Shimane Prefecture Social Welfare Council/San-in Godo Bank, Ltd., which promotes employment support for the disabled. These fees are used to promote employment support for persons with disabilities in Shimane Prefecture as part of subsidies for initiatives such as raising labor costs and improving the working environment for users of facilities that support the employment of persons with disabilities.
The Daiwabo Group prioritizes coexistence and cooperation with local communities, and is actively working to contribute to the sustainable development of the region through various social contribution activities. We clean the area around each plant and promote greenery in the company for environmental conservation.
We also support social welfare corporations by providing nonwoven fabric scraps as cleaning cloths.
- Cleaning and greening activities around the plant
- Supporting social welfare corporations
Providing nonwoven fabric scraps free of charge to social welfare corporations as cleaning cloths.
Daiwabo Rayon participates in the activities of an environmental NPO, and conducts cleanup activities for the Masuda River, the Takatsu River, and other areas, to preserve ecological activities in the vicinity of its plants.
It also participated in the traffic safety activities of Masuda City.
Kanbo Pras Corporation continues to carry out beautification activities around its business sites.
The Head Office and Fukui Factory participate in various cleanup activities and campaigns organized by Osaka City and Sabae City, respectively.
We will continue to contribute to the sustainable development of the region through our CSR activities.