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Support for Reconstruction after the Kumamoto Earthquake and the East Japan Earthquake

 

The Sojitz Group promotes Group employees' participation in grassroots social contribution activities with the aim of deepening involvement in local communities.

 

Major Activities

Initiatives and Fundraising Activities to Support Reconstruction Efforts

In the event of a disaster in Japan or overseas, Sojitz Group supports relief efforts for disaster victims and the reconstruction of affected areas by providing financial contributions and support. Sojitz Group is also involved in fundraising activities and support for countermeasures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Main Disaster Relief Activities in Recent Years

Initiatives and Activities (Period of activity) Donations (*)
In-house employee fundraising for emergency COVID-19 relief conducted at workplace vaccination sites and matching contribution donated by Sojitz (2021) Sojitz Group employees donated ¥990,957 (with Sojitz matching the donation amount)
Relief Aid for Damage Caused by the July 2020 Kyushu Floods (July 2020) Donated ¥5 million
Relief Aid for Damage Caused by Typhoon Hagibis (October 2019) Donated ¥5 million
Relief Aid for Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami (October 2018) Donated IDR 500 million (about ¥3.75 million) together with Sojitz Indonesia
Relief Aid for Earthquake Damage in Eastern Iburi, Hokkaido (September 2018) Donated ¥3 million
Relief Aid for Heavy Rain Damage in Western Japan (July 2018) Donated ¥10 million
Relief Aid for Earthquake Damage in Kumamoto (April 2016) Total value of financial donations and supplies such as drinking water provided by Sojitz Group companies: JPY 10 million
Total value of donations from Group employees: JPY 1,615,770
Relief Aid for Areas Damaged by Tropical Storm Etau (September 2015) Donated ¥1 million
Assistance for Earthquake in Nepal (April 2015) Donated ¥1 million
Assistance for Earthquake Stricken Areas in Yunnan Province, China (August 2014) Donated ¥1 million
Relief Aid for Typhoon Damage (Typhoon Haiyan) in the Philippines (November 2013) Donated ¥10 million on behalf of the Sojitz Group
Relief Aid for New York City (for Victims of Hurricane Sandy that Hit the United States) (October 2012) Donated $50,000 (equivalent to ¥4.2 million) on behalf of the Group
Thailand Flood Damage (August 2011) Donated cash and relief supplies totaling ¥10 million together with Sojitz Asia and Sojitz
(Thailand)
Great East Japan Earthquake (March 2011) Donated ¥100 million
Christchurch earthquake (February 2011) Donated ¥1 million together with Sojitz New Zealand
Donations from Group employees: Approximately JPY 16 million (including donations in foreign currency)
Brazil Flood Damage (January 2011) Donated ¥3 million together with Sojitz do Brasil
Queensland, Australia Flood Damage (January 2011) Donated A$100 thousand (about ¥8.3 million) together with Sojitz Australia
China Landslides (August 2010) Donated ¥1 million together with Sojitz (China)
Pakistan Flood Damage (July-August 2010) Donated ¥1 million
Earthquake in Qinghai Province, China (April 2010) Donated ¥1 million, plus ¥200 thousand from employees of Sojitz (China)

* Cash donations are given to the Red Cross in each country and to NGOs working in the disaster areas.

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