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News & Topics 2016 Vol. 463

SEI Group CSR Foundation – Ceremony to Provide Monetary Contributions for University Courses and Financial Support for Academic and Research Activities

The SEI Group CSR Foundation* provides monetary contributions for university courses, offers financial support for academic and research activities, and grants scholarships, in order to contribute toward developing human resources and promoting academic activities in various fields both in Japan and overseas.

On March 3, we held a ceremony to provide such monetary contributions and financial support, with the attendance of 10 professors who would receive monetary contributions for their university courses, and 15 professors who would receive financial support for their academic and research activities.

At the event, a conferment ceremony was held for professors who would begin to receive monetary contributions or financial support in this fiscal year. In addition, professors who began to receive monetary contributions last year spoke about what they are doing in their university courses to develop young entrepreneurs. The event served as a good opportunity for participants to interact with each other, including parties concerned with the foundation and professors engaging in research in different fields.

*SEI Group CSR Foundation: Established in April 2009 for the purpose of contributing toward developing human resources and promoting academic activities in various fields both in Japan and overseas. Certified as a public interest incorporated foundation in February 2010.

Global Contribution Award and Three Other Awards Granted by Toyota Motor Corporation

トヨタ自動車(株)より「グローバル貢献賞」など4部門を受賞

At the Toyota Global Suppliers Convention, we had the honor of receiving four awards in recognition of our contribution to the company in FY2015: the Global Contribution Award, Technology & Development Award, “Superior” Value Improvement Award, and “Excellent” Value Analysis Award .

At the convention, held on February 26, the four awards were presented to President Masayoshi Matsumoto by Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada and President Akio Toyoda of Toyota Motor Corporation. The details of the four awards are as below.

Global Contribution Award
This is the highest honor that suppliers can receive. We received the award this year in recognition of our contribution to the Toyota Motor Group both domestically and globally. We are one of the only three companies selected in FY2015 from among approximately 400 suppliers. This is the fifth time that we have received this award after a nine-year interval.
Technology & Development Award
We received this award in recognition of our motor coil wire for hybrid cars. Adopted by the company, the coil wire has considerably contributed to further enhancing their product competitiveness.
The Technology & Development Award is one of the most prestigious technology-related prizes given by Toyota. We received the award for the first time in 10 years.
“Superior” Value Improvement Award
We received the “Superior” Value Improvement Award in recognition of our value improvement efforts made both domestically and internationally at our group’s global business operations in an extensive range of fields. This is the ninth time that we have received a value-improvement-related award in the last 15 years.
“Excellent” Value Analysis Award
We received this award for the first time, in recognition of our achievement of the annual target values set by the company, and also the excellence of our activities to accomplish the targets.
Encouraged by receiving these awards, we will continue to make every possible effort to further enhance our performance in terms of quality, development, value improvement, and other fields, thereby promptly accommodating a wide variety of customers’ needs.

Reliability Report Special Excellence Award Received at the 19th Environmental Communication Awards

Our CSR Report 2015 won the Reliability Report Special Excellence Award in the Environmental Reporting Category of the 19th Environmental Communication Awards, which was sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum.

The Environmental Communication Awards is a commendation system intended to promote efforts for environmental management and environmental communications by business proprietors and to enhance the quality of environmental information disclosed by business proprietors, by acknowledging excellent environmental reports and activity reports.

The Reliability Report Special Excellence Award is granted to a report that shows special efforts to enhance reliability and transparency in information transmission on environment-related commitments. This is the second time that we have received the award, after doing so at the 15th Environmental Communication Awards.

Encouraged by winning the award this year, we will continue our active efforts to promote CSR and disclose information.

Our History of Winning Environmental Communication Awards

19th (2016)
Reliability Report Special Excellence Award in the Environmental Reporting Category
18th (2015)
Excellence Award in the Environmental Reporting Category
16th (2013)
Excellence Award in the Environmental Reporting Category
15th (2012)
Reliability Report Special Excellence Award in the Environmental Reporting Category

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