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July 31, 2015 1:00 PM

Support Activities for Those Affected by the Nepal Earthquake

Hello, I am Shantibrata Chatterjee of SEI Trading India Pvt. Ltd. (SETI).

On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. This was followed by numerous intermittent aftershocks, causing many casualties. I would like to pray for the repose of the souls of those who died and express my heartfelt sympathy for everyone affected by the disaster.

In response to this news, SETI, which operates in Nepal as well, provided support for those impacted by the quake, in the hope of serving them even a little, in cooperation with Map Entrepreneurs Pvt. Ltd.(MAP) (a local agency in Nepal), as well as the Lightwave Network Products Division and the Global Business Department of Sumitomo Electric.

Truck carrying relief supplies

▲ Truck carrying relief supplies

Specifically, we visited areas where MAP staff members suffered in the disaster and orphanages where children lived without their families or homes, and distributed temporary tents, water, food and other relief supplies. These materials were secured through cooperative efforts between MAP and Sumitomo Electric. I believe that our activities were somewhat helpful for those affected by the earthquake.

Since the earthquake inflicted extremely large-scale damage, it is likely that it will take a long time before the country fully recovers. Still, we would like to continue providing those affected by the disaster with support in some way.

Distributing temporary tents to those affected by the disaster

▲ Distributing temporary tents to those affected by the disaster

Distributing blankets and sandals at an orphanage

▲ Distributing blankets and sandals at an orphanage


SEI Trading India Pvt. Ltd.

SEI Trading India Pvt. Ltd.

SEI Trading India Pvt. Ltd. (SETI) was established in 2011 as the successor of the Group's representative office founded in 1996 in New Delhi, in order to increase the presence of the Sumitomo Electric Group in the growing Indian market.



May 11, 2015 4:40 PM

Blood Donation at SEPM

Hello, everyone! I am Murgan of Sumitomo Electric Interconnect Products (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd (SEPM).

As in previous years, we opened a one-day blood donation room in our factory on March 18 this year. We are not sure the exact year of its establishment, but it has been active for more than 20 years.

The program had initiated itself when one of a government hospital staff members approached our First Aider Team members on the possibility of running a blood donation program. The team then had a meeting among the members and proceeded to organize a campaign. From there onward, the blood donation program was made a yearly affair and was included into the First Aider Yearly Activity Plan.

In 2010, the First Aider Team has come under the wings of the Safety Department, by which the activity was monitored and assisted. We always try our best to have this event annually, but due to unavoidable factors, at times the event could not be carried out.

▲ Many employees donated their blood.

▲ Donating blood "It's not painful...Ouch!"

This year, 113 employees registered themselves to donate blood. Out of these registered blood donors, 109 of them donated blood. The rest of them couldn't due to some medical reasons.

For the event, 7 staff members came from the hospital, and they were assisted by 9 SEPM employees. The blood donation started at 9:30 a.m. and ended at 5:00 p.m. A total of 86 bags of blood was collected. The event was a success. We will strive to help lots of people next year with support from many employees.

January 10, 2014 10:14 AM

Our Volunteer Staff Making a Social Contribution – Renovating an Elementary School in Thailand

Hello!
I’m Yunoki of Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd (SEST).

In 2011, as part as our CSR activities, we recruited our employees to volunteer at Ban mab pai school (public elementary school), which is approximately 40 minutes from our office. Some of our employees had graduated from this elementary school.

Unfortunately, last year, we could not carry out volunteer activities for the elementary school due to schedule conflicts. This year, however, with the cooperation of approximately 60 volunteers from SEST, including members from our maintenance and IT sections, we repaired computers, light fittings and electric fans, and donated picture books. In addition, we repainted playground equipment and cleaned the school yard with the children from the elementary school.

Afterwards, we served the children some snacks, such as omusubi (rice balls), deep-fried chicken, and French fries. We all had a great time together.

At the end of the volunteer activities, the children chanted “Study hard, respect our parents and teachers, and stay away from drugs,” which is the phrase that all the children at the school chant before leaving school every day. These innocent children reminded us of our own childhood, making us feel purified inside. Although the teachers expressed their great appreciation to us, we feel that we ourselves were able to learn a lot from the volunteer activities. We will do our best so that we can continue these activities.

Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Established in 1996 as a manufacturing and sales company for sintered components, Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is an affiliated company belonging to the sintered parts group of the Sumitomo Electric Group. The company will celebrate its 17th anniversary this year. Having overcome various difficulties, such as the Asian currency crisis that hit the company immediately after it began operations, the economic confusion triggered by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008, and the Thai flooding in 2011, the company continues expanding its sales. Currently employing more than 600 staff members, the company has grown into a major production base with one of the largest plants of all the factories that the sintered parts group has outside Japan.

October 24, 2013 6:55 PM

Commended by the Thai Education Minister for the Dual Vocational Training Program

Hello, readers! I am Yunoki of Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (SEST).

Although it is hot throughout the year in Thailand, the climate around this time of year is more moderate than the intense heat of late summer in Japan. I hope that you all take good care of yourselves.

▲ From left: myself, Mr. Chaturon Chaisang (Minister of Education), and an instructor from Bangpakong Vocational College

In May 2010, SEST began to work on Dual Vocational Training (DVT), a program endorsed by the government of Thailand, in cooperation with its neighboring Bangpakong Vocational College. Under the DVT, private companies with the latest equipment play a major role in helping young people in Thailand obtain high-level technological knowledge and skills through on-the-job training (OJT) and other efforts as part of their school education. Engaged in the program are 421 vocational schools throughout Thailand and even more private companies. Recently, SEST was selected from among many participating companies as one of the 63 companies that have made a considerable contribution to this program. On August 19, SEST was commended by the Thai Minister of Education.

▲From left: Ms. Jiraporn (manager of the SEST administration department), myself, Mr. Chaloempon Jittipasata (director of Bangpakong College), Mr. Chawalit Lampongm (deputy director of Bangpakong College), and Mr. Teerapong Watayotha (from the DVT team leader project)

Mainly for financially disadvantaged students who go to Bangpakong Vocational College, SEST provides a two-week DVT program every month, in which students can receive not only skills training and English education, but also a lecture on the Sumitomo Business Spirit. Moreover, SEST annually invites these students’ families and the vocational college’s professors to the company so that they can understand more about the company, and provides them with an in-depth explanation on the contents of the program. We are proud that on such occasions, many of the families and school instructors have expressed their appreciation to the company.

We are always struck by the way that such students, who are as old as our own children, work very hard to acquire various skills through our program. I sometimes enjoy chatting with them over tea, which is a good way of having a fun break time.

▲ Student participating in the training

▲ Observing the training

Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Established in 1996 as a manufacturing and sales company for sintered components, Sumitomo Electric Sintered Components (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is an affiliated company belonging to the sintered parts group of the Sumitomo Electric Group. The company will celebrate its 17th anniversary this year. Having overcome various difficulties, such as the Asian currency crisis that hit the company immediately after it began operations, the economic confusion triggered by the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008, and the Thai flooding in 2011, the company continues expanding its sales. Currently employing more than 600 staff members, the company has grown into a major production base with one of the largest plants of all the factories that the sintered parts group has outside Japan.

October 12, 2012 4:15 PM

CSR activity from WIN-M -Part2-

Hello! We are Suriana Hussin and Nur Shazelin Yusoff of Sumitomo Electric Wintec (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.(WIN-M) Let us tell you about this year's our CSR activity.

Ramadhan month is the fasting month for Muslim ; most Muslim will not eat and drink during the daytime.Taking this opportunity, we collected donations for an orphanage named “Rumah Amal Suci Rohani,” located in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

This orphanage was established in July 2010, and is home to orphans and poor children aged between 2 and 12 years. What makes his home different from other orphanages is that they accept dyslexic children who have difficulties in reading at their place.

This home provides orphans and poor children with not only shelter and daily necessities but also counseling and mental care as well. Since it is quite a new home, any assistance can be helpful for them.

WIN-M members made their best efforts to collect cash, which amounted to RM1612.00, and goods such as rice, flour, sugar and cooking oil, as well as toiletries, stationeries and used clothes.

This was the second time we collected donations. We do hope this activity will be continued to make life better for everyone.

Donate stuff

▲ Donate stuff

Donation ceremony

▲ Donation ceremony

May 23, 2012 2:50 PM

Participation in Tree-Planting Activity to Preserve Mangroves

Tree-planting in a mangrove forest

▲Tree-planting in a mangrove forest

Hello, everyone. I’m Taguchi of Sumitomo Electric Wintec (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Let me tell you about the tree-planting activity in a mangrove forest in which we participated on April 6, 2012.

Our company is located approximately 30 km southeast of Bangkok, specifically, near the seashore connecting the mouth of the Chao Phraya River and the Gulf of Thailand. Along this seashore extends a beautiful mangrove forest.

Our staff members getting sweaty and muddy

▲Our staff members getting sweaty and muddy

As you may know, a mangrove forest functions not only as something to mitigate the effect of waves rolling toward the seashore, but also as a nursery ground for creatures living along the seashore. Moreover, the forest absorbs CO2, contributing to the prevention of global warming. Thus, mangrove forests are gregarious forests essential to the earth.

In recent years, however, the destruction of mangrove forests due to logging is becoming a serious concern around the world.

With this as the background, an activity to plant and grow small saplings was launched to preserve a precious mangrove forest. From March to May every year, more than 100 companies located in our neighborhood participate in this activity.

On April 6, more than 70 people, comprising our staff members, including our president, and their families, participated in the tree-planting activity.

It was the hottest season in Thailand. With sunlight pouring down directly from above, the staff members went into the mudflat and carefully planted 1,500 Abyssinia shrub saplings. It took about two hours to plant all the saplings. Although the members got sweaty and tired, many of them said “I really enjoyed the tree-planting!” or “I feel refreshed!”

This was the first time to participate in this tree-planting activity. To contribute to the preservation of a mangrove forest invaluable to the earth, we will continue to participate in the activity again next year and beyond.

Group photo to commemorate our participation in the activity

▲ Group photo to commemorate our participation in the activity

Sumitomo Electric Wintec (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Wintec (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Electric Wintec (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established in 1969 as Sumitomo Electric’s first overseas manufacturing base. Since then, the company has been manufacturing and selling magnet wires used in automobile motors and air-conditioners etc. for the Thailand market as well as for other countries, such as the U.S. and China.

December 14, 2011 1:05 PM

Inviting Junior High School Student to Our Work Site

Dear All, my name is Venus and I work for Sumitomo Electric International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (SEIS).

SEIS started its CSR activities last year. As part of the activities, we invite Japanese junior high school students to our company for one-day occupational experience. This gives the students practical experience of working at a company.

On October 27th, a 14 years old student arrived at our company at 9 o’clock in the morning. After a short orientation about the company’s business operations and a brief overview of what each department does, he was assigned to the Accounting Department, where I work. First, our boss explained major accounting terms and duties of our department. Then, my two colleagues and I gave him practical guidance in turn. We showed him our daily tasks such as data entry using accounting software, dealing with checks and telegraphic transfers, and issuance of receipts and payment vouchers. As each of us used different types of accounting software, he could learn three different ways to do similar work.

Eight hours were too short to see everything at our work site, however, we hope he enjoyed the working experience and gained some knowledge on accounting terms and skills. I also hope that his memory at our company will last long with the happy photos taken at the end of the program with us, the three “o-nee-san” (big sisters in Japanese) who enjoyed this CSR activity.

We enjoyed working with him!

▲ We enjoyed working with him!

 We took a photo in front of SEIS entrance.

▲ We took a photo in front of SEIS entrance.

Sumitomo Electric International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (SEIS)
SEIS is charged with providing Sumitomo Electric Group companies located in Southeast Asia with support and instruction regarding financial duties, international purchasing, logistics, information systems, personnel management and international legal affairs. (Photo:Exterior view of the building in which SEIS is located)

October 13, 2011 9:30 AM

CSR Activities from WIN-M(Malaysia)

Hello, I am Suriana Hussin, and I work as a training executive at Sumitomo Electric Wintec (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.(WIN-M).

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a common form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model in Malaysia also. The basic concepts of CSR are to assume responsibility for the company's actions and through such activities create a positive impact on the environment, consumers, employees, local communities, and shareholders.

At WIN-M, we have actively participated in CSR activities as a member of Sumitomo Electric. In April of this year, we have donated six units of personal computers to Seksyen 27 secondary school in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

More recently, in Ramadan, a Muslim month of blessing marked by prayer and fasting (early August this year), we participated in a charity event with our neighboring companies, Shin-Etsu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and SCA Hygiene Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. At the event, used clothing was collected to be donated to local orphanage houses and people in need. Besides clothing, food items, such as rice, sugar, milk and flour, were also donated. We received unexpectedly positive response from the local people and our truck was filled with donate stuff. These items were then distributed to respective destinations.

We sincerely hope that these activities can be of some help for people in need and we will conduct CSR activities even more actively for a better future.

Our truck was filled with donate stuff!

▲ Our truck was filled with donate stuff!

At charity event

▲At charity event

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems(Thailand)Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Wintec (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Since our establishment in 1988, we manufacture magnet wire and degaussing coil. Magnet wire plays an important role in a wide range of fields related to our daily life. Such wire is used as a key component in information-communication equipment, electronic parts for automobiles, industrial motors, household electric appliances, etc.

October 6, 2011 3:40 PM

SEWT becomes first company to receive golden award in anti-drug campaign

สวัสดีค่ะ(Hello), I’m Nucharee.

▲ สวัสดีค่ะ(Hello), I’m Nucharee.

I’m Nucharee of Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems (Thailand) Ltd. (SEWT).

Thailand is now in the rainy season (June to October); it is drizzling almost every day. In spite of such weather, we at SEWT in Thailand are working hard on a wide variety of social contribution activities. Today, I’d like to write about one of these efforts – our participation in TO BE NUMBER ONE, an anti-drug campaign.

TO BE NUMBER ONE, an anti-drug project led by Princess Ubolratana of the royal family, strives to promote cooperation among all Thai people to eradicate drugs. This campaign is so famous that everyone in Thailand knows about it. Not only SEWT but many other companies and organizations participate in the campaign.

Orientation session for new staff members

▲ Orientation session for new staff members

As part of the campaign, we at SEWT promote various efforts, including raising anti-drug awareness at the company, keeping young people away from drugs, and establishing an anti-drug network outside the company.

Specifically, to raise the anti-drug awareness at the company, we disseminate anti-drug messages via bulletin boards and in-house broadcasting, release pamphlets, and hold orientation sessions for new staff members. As a result of these activities, all of our new staff members have joined TO BE NUMBER ONE, and are now actively engaged in various efforts.

Moreover, in a bid to keep young people away from drugs, we tell them about the fear of drugs by inviting children of our staff members to the company or visiting our neighboring schools. In both cases, we demonstrate our ingenuities to ensure that, while at play they can learn about drugs in an easy-to-understand way.

Awarded trophy

▲ Awarded trophy

Furthermore, to establish an anti-drug network outside the company, we promote a wide range of activities. We visit other companies and invite them to participate in TO BE NUMBER ONE, and promote the campaign via radio. As a result, we have now been appointed by a government organization to support other companies and organizations. In addition, through CSR activities conducted outside the company, we aim to build a stronger sense of solidarity among our staff members.

As noted above, we have been actively promoting drug eradication efforts not only inside but also outside the company. Highly valued for such commitment, in 2011 SEWT became the first private company in the campaign’s 9-year history to receive the golden award. It was very honorable for all of us at SEWT to receive the trophy from the Princess. Our happiness was utterly beyond words.

Our commitment originated from the belief that we could do something for society even if we’re busy working for a company. We were truly pleased that we received the award. We’d now like to enhance the quality of our activities so we can receive the diamond award, which will be bestowed if we strengthen our activities for three consecutive years.

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems(Thailand)Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems(Thailand)Ltd.
We manufacture automotive wiring harnesses and related products. Since our establishment in 1994, we have released products in 12 countries and regions, not only in Thailand, but also in Japan, the U.S. and Africa. We emphasize smooth communication, one example being a weekly lunch meeting held by our president. By offering opportunities for the president and employees to exchange opinions directly, we aim to make our working environment continuously better.