Social Contribution Club
The Social Contribution Club was voluntarily established by employees in Japan in 2005. Its activity programs vary from Shiseido Camellia Fund to donations for disaster-affected areas, Volunteer Activity by Collecting Various Items, TABLE FOR TWO (TFT) and Volunteer Menu. A paid-leave system named Social Studies Days* supports employees who do voluntary activities during working hours on weekdays. We aim to establish a company climate in which “each and every employee possesses a perspective for social issue solutions and an opportunity to voluntarily consider and take action,” and utilize in daily work and activities the findings and knowledge obtained through social participation and taking a broader view. We believe these efforts will lead us to the creation of greater value.
Shiseido Camellia Fund
Shiseido Camellia Fund is a social contribution activity promoted through donations made by Shiseido Group employees and friends of the company to support the activities of NPOs and NGOs that aim to resolve social issues.
Shiseido Group employees who support the cause participate in this initiative by saving money in the unit of 100 yen from their monthly salary, and retirees of the company also participate by transferring money in the unit of
1,000 yen. Also, they hold a review meeting every year to assess support contents of each organization and select new organizations to support.
For details, please refer to Social Data.
Donations for Disaster-affected Areas
We donated to disaster-affected areas around the world. The combined goodwill of each of our employees and company friends has a tremendous impact.
For details, please refer to Social Data.
Organizations and activities supported by the Camellia Fund in FY2019
|Areas||Supported organizations||Support activities of the Camellia Fund|
|Women/Child||All Japan WOMEN’S SHELTER NETWORK||Supporting the enrollment of children who have escaped domestic violence.|
|Save the Children Japan||Support for securing food and nutrients for mothers and children in the northern mountains of Vietnam.|
|Japanese Organization International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP)||Support for activities to protect the lives and health of pregnant women in Zambia.|
|Next Generation||SHISEIDO SOCIAL WELFARE FOUNDATION||Assistance for foster children and children living in nursing homes for their access to higher education.|
|Japanese National Network of Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP)||Support for children suffering from Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), a skin disease that becomes severer with UV rays exposure.|
|JAPAN TEAM OF YOUNG HUMAN POWER (JHP)||Activities to build schoolhouses and sanitary toilets in Cambodia to support the future of young people.|
|Environment||World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Japan)||Support for the forest restoration and coexistence of wild animals and humans in Indonesia.|
|The NATURE CONSERVATION SOCIETY OF JAPAN||Support for nature conservation activities and the preservation of the habitats of endangered species in Japan.|
|Support for Disaster Areas||JAPAN PLATFORM||Continuous support for the reconstruction of areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.|
|Health||Japan Cancer Society||Supporting cancer patients, families, and those with cancer experience.|
Efforts of "TABLE FOR TWO"
TABLE FOR TWO. This is an effort representing a concept that we, who live in advanced countries, share a table with children in developing countries beyond time and space. Our placing an order for one designated healthy meal delivers a meal to one child through TABLE FOR TWO International (TFT), a specified non-profit corporation. In June 2017, TFT gave us a certificate of appreciation praising our annual contributions to the activity as a Silver Supporter company. Providing meals for children in developing countries enhances not only their physical growth but also their awareness of the joy of learning and their steady motivation for studying. We will continuously support TFT activity, through which we can contribute to society just by having a meal.
Volunteer Activity by Collecting Various Items
Since 2005, Shiseido has been engaged in a company-wide activity to support women, mothers and expectant mothers and to offer educational support to children in developing countries by collecting used stamps and
Collected used stamps and miswritten postcards will be turned into cash and will be used for various purposes in developing countries, including the shipping cost for recycled bicycles as well as the rescue activities for mothers and babies through the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP), and Darunee Scholarship Fund to support children in need in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar through the Education for Development Foundation (EDF).
Social Studies Days
Since 1993, Shiseido's Social Studies Days Program has allowed employees to participate in social contribution activities instead of coming to work for up to three days each year.