Social Welfare and Local Communities
Support for Recovery Effort
Collaborative Project with in Fukushima (Koriyama-city, Fukushima)
“Mahou no okashi Poruboron or Magical Sweets Polvorón” means bakes made by thirteen welfare centers in Fukushima. Nisshin Seifun Group supports this activity through providing technical instruction and in-house sales for employees.In the hope that these sweets will make people smile more.
Organizing clay art classes in areas afflicted by the Great East Japan Earthquake
We have organized clay art classes using clay for handicraft of Nisshin Associates, Inc. in areas afflicted by the Great East Japan Earthquake. In fiscal 2016, we provided a "Clay art teachers training course" for leaders of local communities and NPO staff and 32 trainees from 21 groups in the three prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. The actual number of participants in the clay art classes organized by clay art teachers accounts 500 participants in total.
Clay for handicraft and clay art work of Nisshin Associates, Inc. donated to clay art teachers
Supply of Emergency Relief Goods
In February 2016, Fiji was directly hit by Cyclone Winston, the largest cyclone in recorded history in the Southern Hemisphere suffering devastating losses. Rogers Foods Ltd. (Canada) donated 2.5 tons of flour as emergency relief and food packages for two weeks to 500 families through relief organizations.
Support to know, learn and enjoy foods
Conveying the Enjoyment and Importance of Food
To help people develop a deep understanding for flour as a familiar food ingredient, we has conducted cooking classes.
We also send lecturers to schools and local events to give classes about food education and environmental issues related with wheat, flour and food matters.
Co-sponsorship of National High School Cook-Off
The Nisshin Seifun Group is a cosponsor of the Annual FHJ-Nisshin Seifun Group National High School Cook-Off, hosted by the Future Homemakers of Japan (FHJ). At this event, high school students across Japan are invited to submit recipes that make best use of a common and well-known ingredient and wheat flour. In 2016, 13 dishes were chosen as top winners from 6820, submissions. Many creative recipes were expressed inspired by local products of each student.
Community support and empowering people
Sponsorship of the Kobe Sweets Consortium(KSC)
Nisshin Seifun supports a project by Prop Station, a social welfare nonprofit organization, with its mission to offer the Challenged Program in order to educe their working potential of the Challenged person who hope to become professional pastry chefs.
In 2015, under the theme of supporting employment of the challenged people, we developed products for actual sales and offered practical support including lectures and sales of products.
Supporting dreams and challenges of people involved in sports
We support the dreams and challenges of people who are involved in sports by sponsoring sporting events throughout in Japan. We also offer useful recipes using flour for people playing sports.
Gift baskets to support various Activities
Rogers Foods Ltd. has been supplied gift baskets filled with a package of their company products to support non-profit activities. They donated more than 100 baskets. They were appreciated as prize for events, or otherwise sold at bazars and auctions for fundraising to support various people, including research into cancer treatments, independence support for refugees, the purchase of sporting goods at regional schools, scholarships for students who specialize in environmental studies, etc.
Educational support for local children
In Thailand, reading and writing has been taught at temples and shrines for hundreds of years, and even today many schools are located inside or near temples and shrines.
Nisshin-STC Flour Milling Co., Ltd. supports schools by repairing audiovisual rooms, installing air conditioners, supporting expansion work on school buildings of neighbor elementary schools. Thai Nisshin Seifun Co., Ltd. Thai Nisshin Technomic Co., Ltd. also made a donation to local schools. Nisshin Seifun Group supports local children by improving their educational environment.
Empowering local people
Employees are actively participating local activities to support those who suffer hardship.
For example, Miller Milling Company, LLC donate flour to food banks and employees participate in the distribution activities. Champion Flour Milling Limited supports the delivery foods such as bread through GF Care Trust in New Zealand. OYC Americas, Inc. (U.S.) participated in support activities to serve lunch and clean up facilities after events at “Ronald McDonald House (San Diego)”, a facility for families accompanying their hospitalized children away from home for medical treatment.