November 2013

November 25, 2013 8:51 AM

United Way Day of Caring

Hi this is Alyssa Holster, an intern with the General Affairs Department at Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. (SEWS), located in United States.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 was the United Way of Southern Kentucky’s fifth annual Day of Caring.

This year, the Bowling Green Administrative Office signed up for a classroom supply drive benefitting Briarwood Elementary’ s English as a Second Language students. Many of these students do not have access to school supplies prior to the beginning of school. SEWS was able to donate 4 large boxes of school supplies.

“We have many parents that struggle to pay their monthly expenses so if we can help with any school supplies or needs they may need it just helps the parents not worry that at school they will get behind because they could not afford something for school. We really appreciate your caring for our families!” said Janice Lockwood, Family Resource Coordinator at Briarwood Elementary.

More than 800 volunteers from over 64 companies throughout Allen, Barren, Logan, Simpson, and Warren Counties participated to complete more than 60 projects. The United Way organizes this Day of Caring to give people a look inside the life of being a volunteer in the community and numerous organizations across South Central Kentucky commit to an activity that makes something in their community better.

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.
Established in 1986 in the United States. Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. manufactures and sells automotive wiring harnesses, electronics equipment, electronic units, connectors, and harness parts. The company has about 13,000 employees. SEWS has more than 20 locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. Website 

November 18, 2013 5:10 PM

Participated in the Akasaka-Aoyama Cleanup Campaign

Hello, I’m Takezawa of the CSR Promotion Office.

On October 18, the Akasaka-Aoyama Cleanup Campaign, the local cleanup initiative organized by the Akasaka Regional City Office in Tokyo, was held in the area around Tokyo Metro Aoyama 1-chome Station. I participated in this campaign for the first time.

I joined Sumitomo Electric on July 1 this year, and belong to the Company’s athletics club. I’m usually too busy with training to participate in the campaign, but this time, I could join them between training sessions.

On the day of the event, under a clear autumn sky, a total of 127 members, including people from local companies and local residents, worked together. The area around Aoyama 1-chome Station was clean enough to deserve the name of a clean town with good manners; even local residents who participated were surprised to find that there was little garbage in the area. The amount of garbage collected in the area was extremely small compared with that in other areas where the campaign had been held before. This made participants feel that local companies and residents’ awareness of good manners was increasing day by day. We would like to continue working together to ensure that Akasaka-Aoyama remains an example of good manners!

I would like to continue making an active social contribution through participating in local cleanup campaigns.

Let me share a personal topic of mine. I won the 5,000 m men’s championship at the Sumitomo Athletics Festa held on October 20. Our athletics club will compete in the New Year Ekiden, or All-Japan Men's Corporate Team Ekiden Championships, to be held on January 1, 2014, for the first time. We’re looking forward to your continuous support.

“I’ve found some garbage!”

▲“I’ve found some garbage!”

“Mmm… what’s this?”

▲ “Mmm… what’s this?”

“Can I reach the end?”

▲“Can I reach the end?”

Commemorative photograph. I’m at the far right.

▲Commemorative photograph. I’m at the far right.