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Disaster relief activities

OKI Group provides assistance to various disaster victims

Driven by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake that struck the Kobe area on January 17, 1995, OKI began improving its internal disaster prevention and disaster-relief system. OKI has prepared emergency items in the event of a disaster and provides training to employees. OKI has also established a system for providing emergency items stored at various business sites to disaster-stricken areas and for sending voluntary employees to such areas.

1. Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake

The OKI Group has decided to offer a reconstruction assistance of 10 million yen for people and areas afflicted by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. The assistance is comprised of a monetary donation and IT/network devices.
Furthermore, some management-labor office fund raisers have been organized in Japan while employees of overseas group companies have also been active in fund raising.

Support activities in fiscal 2013
  • Volunteer activities for reconstruction support by employees (Shichigahama and Watari Towns, Miyagi)
  • Organizing Tohoku product fairs at OKI Warabi Culture Festival (in Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures)
  • Participation in the "Send Picture Books to Fukushima Children" Project organized by the Japan Philanthropic Association
  • Donation of a refrigerated blood transport vehicle to Japan Red Cross Iwate Blood Center (donated with the funds raised from the employees' "OKI 100 Yen Fund of Love")

2. Disaster Relief Funds for Victims of The Sichuan Earthquake in China

The Sinchuan Earthquake in China occurred on May 12, 2008. The OKI Group carried out a fund raising campaign, as a labor-management joint initiative, soon after the earthquake. The amount of money collected from executives and employees of the group amounted to 4,345,358 yen that was then sent to the Japan Red Cross Society for victims of the earthquake. Ten Chinese subsidiaries of the group also raised a fund in local currency (equivalent to 12,520,000 yen) and sent it to the Red Cross Society of China.

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