Partnerships with External Organizations and NGOs
In order to respond appropriately to environmental and energy issues and to build a recycling-oriented society, it is necessary that businesses, governments, academia, and citizens go beyond the limits of their respective domains, and think and act in the best interests of our future generations. Nippon Steel is cooperating with various organizations in local and international communities on behalf of environmental activities. We also have a volunteer leave system for employees who wish to participate in such activities.
We have participated in the Green Purchasing Network (GPN) since 1996, when the network was founded, in order to promote green purchasing activities. Jointly with businesses, governments, academia, local governments, and NGOs, we have taken the initiative in developing a framework to prioritize the purchasing of products and services that represent less environmental load.
Collaboration with an NPO, “Mori wa Umi no Koibito”
The Tohoku Branch of Nippon Steel is a regular corporate member of the NPO, Mori wa Umi no Koibito (The forest is longing for the sea, the sea is longing for the forest), represented by Mr. Shigeatsu Hatakeyama, a fisherman raising oysters and scallops in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, who received the Forest Hero award from the United Nations.
Since 2012 We participated in the NPO’s tree planting activity at Murone Mountain in Iwate Prefecture, which began in 1989, based on the theory that the chain of forests, villages, and the sea nurtures the blessings of the sea. In fiscal 2019, 64 of Nippon Steel’s employees and family members joined the 31st tree-planting activity.
In fiscal 2020 and 2021, a tree-planting festival, was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
However, we will continue to participate in such activities in the future.
Tree-planting ceremony by the NPO
“Mori wa Umi no Koibito”