Social

Social Contribution

Basic Approach

The JXTG Group believes that promoting dialogue, cooperation and collaboration in the areas where we conduct our business operations to build robust relationships of trust with local communities is an important element in the continuation of our business activities and the realization of sustainable development.
Based on this belief, we have established the JXTG Group Code of Conduct as a basic policy of the Group. We are also striving to contribute to the economic and social development of the communities in which we operate in Japan and overseas by utilizing local companies, employing local staff and carrying out a variety of other activities.

JXTG Group Code of Conduct (excerpt)
  1. 13.Contribution to the development of civil society
    1. (1)We respect the environment, culture and customs in all of our business locations, and communicate, cooperate and collaborate with local communities, local governments, and civic groups, among others.
    2. (2)We contribute to the development of civil society through social contribution activities.

Structure

With social contribution positioned as a priority field for CSR activities, the JXTG Group regularly summarizes, evaluates and shares information on these activities as part of its CSR promotion structure.

For information on our CSR promotion structure, see CSR Management.

Expenditure for Social Contribution Activities

In fiscal 2017, the total expenditure by the Group for the implementation of social contribution activities in Japan and overseas, plus donations of money and goods, was approximately 3.0 billion yen.
While actively engaging in dialogue with local communities, we will continue to implement social contribution initiatives, which include activities involving the entire Group and activities unique to each Group company.

Expenditure for Social Contribution Activities

Notes:

  • Results for fiscal 2015 are based on the former JX Group.
  • Results for fiscal 2016 represent the sum of the former JX Group and the former TonenGeneral Group.
  • Actual values are the sum of expenditures on social contribution activities reported to the Keidanren 1% (One-Percent) Club plus donations of money and goods, etc.

Initiatives in Vietnam

As a project operator in Vietnam, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration is continuously implementing a variety of social contribution activities, including the provision of scholarships and donations for school building projects. We also support vocational training facilities that enable the social participation of young Vietnamese with disabilities resulting from the effects of defoliants.

Support for Construction of School Buildings

In addition to providing support for the construction of school buildings in various areas of Vietnam, we also provide the schools with teaching materials.
In fiscal 2017, we provided support for the construction of Nguyen Ba Ngoc Elementary School in Dak Nong Province.

Support for Construction of School Buildings

2002 Muong Phang Elementary School in Dien Bien Province
2005 Vocational training facility in Quang Tri Province
2007 Thanh Tuyen Junior High School in Ha Nam Province
2008 Binh An Junior High School in Ha Tinh Province
2009 Trieu Dai Elementary School in Quang Tri Province
2011 Vocational training facility in Ha Tinh Province
2012 Nguyen Binh Khiem High School in Hai Phong City
2013 Nguyen Truong To Elementary School in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province
2014 Trieu Dai Elementary School in Quang Tri Province (additional classrooms)
2015 Xuat Tac Kindergarten in Thai Nguyen Province
2016 Hoa Mai Kindergarten in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province
2017 Nguyen Ba Ngoc Elementary School in Dak Nong Province
Nguyen Ba Ngoc Elementary School
Vocational training

Educational Support

Since 2006, JXTG Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration has provided scholarships to students in need through the Ho Chi Minh Association for Education Promotion, a public institution working to improve education in Vietnam. In 2017, scholarships were awarded to 45 students.
In 2011, PetroVietnam University was established by PetroVietnam, the state oil company of Vietnam, as a petroleum university whose goal is to develop human resources to lead the petroleum industry. Since making a donation of 100,000 US dollars at the university's inauguration, We have provided scholarships and funding for operations, and hosted interns from the university.
In September 2017, a graduation ceremony was held for the university's second class of graduates.

Scholarship recipients in fiscal 2017
Interns from PetroVietnam University with a company official

Initiatives in Malaysia

As a project operator in Malaysia, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration conducts a variety of social contribution activities closely in tune with the needs of local communities.
We also provide support for local cultural and sporting events.

Contribution to Community Events

A boat race during the Sarawak Regatta

As a proud sponsor of the Sarawak Regatta (boat race) and the Borneo Jazz Festival, important annual events in the state of Sarawak, we play a part in promoting sports and culture in local communities.

Enhancing Community Facilities

Water supply system donated by the company

We donated a kidney dialysis machine to a medical facility in Miri, Sarawak, and donated a new water supply system to a school in a rural part of the same state.

Assisting People in Need

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration staff delivering a gift

We deliver gifts to economically disadvantaged families during Ramadan (a month of fasting observed by Muslims) to support the activities of a local Muslim welfare association.

Initiatives in Chile

JX Nippon Mining & Metals conducts a variety of social contribution activities via Minera Lumina Copper Chile (MLCC), operator of the Caserones Copper Mine.

Assistance to Local Residents Impacted by Torrential Rain and Heavy Snowfall

Providing relief supplies

In May 2017, MLCC provided assistance in the form of drinking water, food, charcoal, blankets and other items to the residents in the area near the mine who suffered damage from heavy rain and snow. The company also provided container houses and a shared storage facility to five households in the Hornitos district who lost their homes to flooding of the Copiapo River.

Initiatives in Japan

Youth Baseball Classes and Basketball Clinics

The JXTG Group runs baseball classes and basketball clinics each year throughout Japan. The sessions target elementary and junior high school students, and are coached by active players from the JX-ENEOS baseball team and the JX-ENEOS Sunflowers women's basketball team. In fiscal 2017, we held 6 baseball classes for 431 participants and 70 basketball clinics for 2,778 participants.

Youth baseball class
Basketball clinic

Support for Disabled Sports

Sponsoring Wheelchair Basketball in Japan

Since 2006, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy has sponsored the Japan Wheelchair Basketball Championship Tournament, known as the Prime Minister's Cup, for the promotion of wheelchair basketball.
Many employees and their families watch the tournament to cheer on the athletes as well as volunteer to provide operational support and assistance.

Sponsoring a Baseball League for People with Disabilities

Since 2007, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy has been working to promote and develop baseball for people with disabilities as a sponsor of the Japan Dream Baseball League. The company sponsors a nationwide tournament for disabled baseball and helps to make the games exciting, with employees and their families cheering on the players.

JXTG Children's Story Award

Awards ceremony for the 48th JXTG Children's Story Award

The JXTG Children's Story Award is a contest, open to the general public, which recognizes the best works from among submissions of original children's literature on the theme of "heart-to-heart contact." The award has been presented by the JXTG Group since 1970.
A total of 11,897 heartwarming entries were submitted for the 48th awards, presented in fiscal 2017.

Scholarship Support for Children Living in Child Welfare Facilities

The JXTG Group sells copies of A Bouquet of Children's Stories, a compilation of works awarded the JXTG Children's Story Award, to raise money for charity. All proceeds are donated to the JXTG Scholarship Program, established by the Japan National Council of Social Welfare (JNCSW), to be used as financial assistance when children living in child welfare facilities enroll in university or other institutions of higher education.
In April 2017, scholarship support was provided to 496 children (enrolling in fiscal 2017), bringing the total number of recipients since the scholarship program was created in fiscal 2003 to 4,772.

JXTG Children's Culture Award and Music Awards

Awards ceremony for the JXTG Children's Culture Award and Music Awards

The Children's Culture Award (founded in 1966) and the Music Awards (founded in 1971) are presented by the JXTG Group to recognize contributions to the development and improvement of music and children's culture in Japan, and to encourage future achievements.

Performances by Past Recipient of the Children's Culture Award

JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy presented outreach performances at elementary schools in Osaka, Chiba and Shizuoka featuring performers from the Kazenoko Theatre Company, recipient of the 11th JXTG Children's Culture Award in 1976.
Designed to provide children with opportunities to nurture a rich sensitivity and imagination, the performances delivered inspiration to attendees, which totaled around 1,300.

Summer Holiday Science Bus Tour for Fun Learning

Bus tour at the Sendai Refinery

At the refineries of JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, Summer Holiday Science Bus Tours are run in collaboration with various newspaper companies for elementary school students and their guardians.
Each group is taken on a tour of the refinery on board a bus, where they learn about refinery processes, from the import of crude oil and refining to product shipment. They also observe firefighting drills involving firefighting vehicles and other equipment.
These bus tours were held at nine of our locations in fiscal 2017, attracting 706 participants, including children and their guardians.

Summer STEM Challenge 2017

Interactive experiment

The JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group supports the STEM Challenge: Experience Jobs in Science and Technology initiative, which is implemented mainly by the Gender Equality Bureau Cabinet Office. As part of this initiative, during the summer break period, the Group hosted plant tours and interactive experiments for junior high school students at five of its business locations across Japan.
Participants got to experience the unique work environment of each business site and learned about the societal benefits of copper and other non-ferrous metals along with what it is like to work in a science and technology job.

Note:

  • The STEM Challenge is an initiative established to support female students interested in science and technology in their selection of a future career path. The JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group has held related events since 2015 as a science and technology supporter.

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration International Student Scholarship

Presentation at the head office by an international student at the end of a study program in Japan

As part of its social contribution activities, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration provides assistance to international students studying in Japan. Through an initiative targeting the countries where the company operates, in fiscal 2017 one-year scholarships were awarded to two international students from Papua New Guinea.

Support for the TonenGeneral Sekiyu R&D Encouragement and Assistance Foundation

JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy presents scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying science and technology and provides research grants to young researchers in order to contribute to the development of industry and industrial technologies.

Support for the Tonen International Scholarship Foundation

JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy provides scholarships for international students studying at Japanese graduate schools as a way to promote friendship between Japan and other countries and contribute to greater society.

Forest Stewardship Activities in ENEOS no Mori

ENEOS no Mori activity

The JXTG Group is involved in various forest stewardship activities at each of its Group companies.
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy conducts tree thinning, removal of undergrowth, and other forest stewardship activities across Japan in partnership with local governments, the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization (NLAPO) and others. In fiscal 2017, a total of 1,447 employees and their family members took part in the activities.
Since 1998, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration has worked to preserve the pine forest (coastal shelter forest) located on and around the site of its Nakajo Field Office in Niigata Prefecture. In fiscal 2017, a total of 78 officers, employees and their families undertook forest preservation work together with nearby residents.
JX Nippon Mining & Metals promotes reforestation activities in cooperation with local forestry associations and other groups, especially at the sites of its closed mines.

Promoting Afforestation through the ENEOS Credit Card

ENEOS credit card

Ever since ENEOS credit cards were first issued in October 2001, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy has donated 0.01% of the spending on these cards at ENEOS service stations to NLAPO. These funds are being used to help support a host of environmental programs run by the organization, including afforestation work, youth tree-planting activities, the revitalization of tropical forests and the prevention of desertification.
In fiscal 2017, approximately 39.2 million yen was donated, bringing total donations through this initiative to about 470 million yen.

Firefly Watching Event

Presentation on the habitat distribution of fireflies

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group company JX Nippon Tsuruga Recycle Co., Ltd. has offered firefly watching as an annual event for more than a decade. In 2017, activities were expanded as Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, the sister city of Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture, and the junior high school affiliated with Tsuruga Kehi High School newly co-sponsored the event. In addition to the viewing, students from the junior high school gave presentations, craft workshops were held, and the habitat distribution of Tsuruga's fireflies was explained, with large attendance at each of the events. Many fireflies could be seen at the firefly viewing, enabling children to experience the wonder of the natural environment.

Summer Festivals Enjoyed by Local Residents

Toho Titanium Summer Festival

Every year, the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group plans and holds summer festivals for the enjoyment of not only employees and their families, but also the local communities around its business sites. The festivities are enlivened by refreshment stands run by employees, prize drawings, and music and dance performances by local children. Some of the festivals feature performances of traditional performing arts or fireworks displays. These events have become a much-anticipated summer tradition for local communities.

Joint Disaster Drills with Local Governments

At the oil refineries and depots of JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, disaster drills are conducted in collaboration with local governments, fire departments and other relevant groups, assuming scenarios of a major disaster or accident in a refinery.
In addition to carrying out practical drills to strengthen systems for cooperation in the event of a disaster, the company works to ensure that local residents can live their lives with peace of mind.

Bread Sales Drives in Support of People with Disabilities

As part of its activities to foster greater employee awareness of people with disabilities, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy holds bread and baked goods sales drives run by staff from a bakery that employs people with disabilities. These activities not only contribute to the bakery's sales but also offer a sense of encouragement through interactions with many of the company's employees, not to mention providing indirect support to employment of people with disabilities.
In fiscal 2017, bread sales drives for the Koro-Koro bakery, which began in fiscal 2015, were held on six occasions at the company's headquarters. Some of the company's refineries also host baked goods sales drives by businesses in the local community that employ people with disabilities.

Assistance to Areas Affected by Major Disasters

The JXTG Group provides assistance to areas affected by major disasters.

Assistance Provided in Fiscal 2017

July 2017 Monetary donation for torrential rains in northern Kyushu 6 million yen
September 2017 Monetary donation for Hurricane Harvey in the United States 100,000 US dollars (approx. 11 million yen)
March 2018 Monetary donation for victims of the major earthquake in Papua New Guinea 100,000 US dollars (approx. 10.6 million yen)

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