Providing products and services that contribute
to a sustainable society
■■■ Efforts to computerize education
■■■ R&D to tackle social challenges
■■■ Joint development through industry-academia
■■■ Sales of disaster prevention/mitigation products
Quality and safety in manufacturing
■■■ Establishment of Quality Control Committee etc.
and implementation of quality audits
■■■ Establishment of the Monozukuri Promotion Office
|■ IT Infrastructure Distribution Business
■ Fiber Business
■ Industrial Machinery Business
Providing products and services that contribute to a sustainable society
Efforts to computerize education
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.
R&D to tackle social challenges
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.
Joint development through industry-academia collaboration
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.
Sales of disaster prevention/mitigation products
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.
Human resource development
■■■ Education and training and follow-ups to improve
■■■ Promotion of acquiring qualifications
Cultivating a comfortable working environment
■■■ Promotion of telework
■■■ Occupational health and safety at production sites
■■■ Continued implementation of harassment
■■■ Promotion of no-overtime days and paid holidays
■■■ Utilization of IT to reduce work man-hours
Utilization of IT to reduce work man-hours (RPA, etc.)
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.
Social contribution activities
■■■ Promotion of donation activities
■■■ Relationships with local communities
Promotion of donation activities
The Daiwabo Group is promoting donation activities as part of its social contribution.
- In May 2020, DIS donated 100 million yen to the Japan Committee for UNICEF and International Medical Volunteers Japan Heart respectively to support healthcare related to the global pandemic of COVID-19.
- 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.
Relationships with local communities
As good corporate citizens, the Daiwabo Group is committed to social contribution activities aimed at building good relationships with local communities, emphasizing on coexistence. For example, Daiwabo’s activities include the collection of PET bottle caps. The collected PET bottle caps are delivered to collection associations through local children's associations and other groups, helping to support the vaccination of children.
DAIWABO RAYON CO., LTD. takes part in the work of environmental NPOs and carries out activities to clean the Masudagawa River, the Takatsugawa River, the Mochiishi Coast, and other areas, in order to maintain environmental activities in the vicinity of the plant. In addition to environmental activities,it is also involved in various other activities, including safety activities, employment activities, community exchange meetings, and participation in community events.
Every year, KANBO PRAS CORPORATION continues to carry out no-car activities, eco-cap activities, and beautification campaigns in the areas surrounding its offices. It also participates in events sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment and local communities, as well as in volunteer activities. In fiscal 2018, KANBO PRAS CORPORATION participated in the 9th Nichiban Core Tube Eco Project sponsored by Nichiban Co., Ltd. In this eco-activity, the Nichiban Corporation recovers the core tubes of adhesive tape to reuse them as a resource.
KANBO PRAS CORPORATION sympathized with this work and took part in order to aid in the environmental education and awareness of employees.