Corporate Social Responsibility

Ebara is committed to contributing to society through cutting-edge products and services and responsible corporate citizenship.

Social Contribution

Social Contribution Policy

The EBARA Group has established its corporate philosophy as contributing to society widely in the fields of water, air and the environment. EBARA has been making a social contribution both by providing solutions based on products and services to social issues through our business, and by solving local issues and creating a better society through active communication with the local community and society.

In order to promote the philosophy further, the EBARA Group has set ESG material issues and action policies from the viewpoint of society and the environment through business. In addition to business activities, we have established a social contribution policy, that is, to center on those activities with EBARA’s characteristics that make use of our strengths in business and technology.

The EBARA Group asks stakeholders to understand and cooperate with this policy.
We refer to this as "high-quality communication.
" Through high-quality communication, we strive to create an environment stakeholders can take pride in:

Social Contribution Policy
The EBARA Group is committed to social contribution activities with the focus being on technical and educational assistance in business fields related to water, air, and the environment.

Basic Philosophy for Activities

The EBARA Group states in its corporate philosophy that we will contribute to society through our business activities, but we also contribute to the development of local communities and society through various types of community involvement. We conduct these activities because we believe that communicating with local communities and society, contributing to solving local issues and the development of a better society are key roles of a business. When carrying out social contribution programs, the EBARA Group takes specific action based on the following three basic policies.

1 . Focus Business Activities
Carrying out social contribution programs by making use of the technologies, know-how,
and strengths gained through business activities.
2 . Foster Human Resources
Contributing to the development of future generations of human resources through a variety of programs in the sciences and technology,
the environment, culture, and sports.
3 . Meet Social Needs
Understanding the issues facing local communities and society and carrying out social contribution programs tailored to their needs.

Main activities

Leveraging Our Business Activities

1.EBARA Hatakeyama Memorial Fund Technology Seminar

In response to strong requests by developing regions, EHMF has organized small and large seminars, workshops, and training courses on flood control, drainage, water supply development, irrigation, and other topics related to pump technology and infrastructure development. Additionally, in recent years, there has been an increase in the demand for refrigeration technology seminars.

EBARA has started an initiative to donate business and engineering knowledge, as well as pump models, to universities in the developing world in response to the need for these regions to have access to the latest technology. These donations are seen as crucial to these areas as they do not have the necessary funding or experience to develop their own research and education programs.
EBARA Hatakeyama Memorial Fund

Sectioned Model of Donated Pump
Technical Seminar

2.Internships, Work Experience, Factory Tours

We offer workplace tours for local elementary school students, work experience for junior high school students, and internships for high-school and college students. Participants benefit from a classroom environment, where they get to know the importance of our manufactured products and their place in society.

Factory tour
Work Experience
Experience in 2017(2017.4.~12)
  Internship program Factories Offices
General public 2 241 -
Students 77 393 11
Total 90 634 11
  Total(People)
Number of visitors
/internship participants
724
*Our internship programs are of various durations, from short programs of a few days, to long programs of a few months. The programs offer first-hand experience of the work that takes place at our offices and factories.

*Visits to our offices and factories include explanations of our businesses and the mechanisms of our pump products.

Fostering Human Resources

1.Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation / youth cooperation and creativity development training business

 Ebara Youth Award Ceremony

We help foster the creativity of local youth through our support of science and technology education initiatives led by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation. In particular, we are a special sponsor of JIII’s All-Japan Boys and Girls Challenge contest, an event that EBARA helps share the joy of creating things, underlines the importance of teamwork, and espouses the benefits of a rich imagination to boys and girls across the country. We vigorously support these efforts in the belief they will solidify the future of our society, and by association the economy and well-being of Japan and the world.
Institute of Invention and Innovation (Japanese only)

2.Rikejo: Promoting Women in Science

RIKEJO CAFE♡

EBARA proudly supports Kodansha Rikejo’s initiative to bring down social barriers in the manufacturing sector by encouraging you women to take interest in engineering and manufacturing sciences. Through Mirairikejo “manufacturing cafe” events, we hope to improve the image that manufacturing is a man’s only field. This is a long term initiative that hope to mitigate decreases in manufacturing due to declining birth rates.
RIKEJO CAFE (Japanese only)

Meeting the Needs of Everyone

1.Meeting Our Communities’ Needs

1)Summer Festivals
EBARA Group offices hold summer festivals every year for the local communities they are situated in. Everyone is invited to join and participate in these “matsuri.”

Futtsu office
Fujisawa office
Tochigi office

2)Haneda Vickies
EBARA sponsors the local women's basketball team.
With its home court located right next to EBARA’s head office in Tokyo, the "Vickies" represent the finest of Haneda’s local sports culture.
Haneda Vickies (Japanese only)

2.Meeting Social Needs

1)Donating school meals to children in Africa and Asia
Starting from May 2015, an activity of "contributing to society by means of company meals" has been carried out at the employee cafeterias of the headquarter, Futtsu Plant, Fujisawa Plant, and Sodegaura Plant. We participate in the NPO TABLE FOR TWO International / TABLE FOR TWO program*1 as a contribution to society that employees can participate easily, working on donation and matching donation*2 while eating a healthy lunch.
Supporting school meals helps to improve the enrollment rate of children and leads to the development of human resources for the future.

Donation status so far 2015 2016 2017 Cumulative
Number of meals 38,649 37,412 29,657 105,718
Donation amount 772,980 748,240 593,140 -
*1 TABLE FOR TWO program: an activity aiming to simultaneously solve two problems of developed countries suffering from metabolism and developing countries suffering from food shortage. For every healthy lunch purchased, 20 yen will be donated for a meal for children of developing countries.
*2 For each donation dish (20 yen) set up in the employee cafeterias, the company will donate 10 yen and the employee will donate 10 yen.

2)Disater Relief Activities

“Marche” Reconstruction Assistance

EBARA supports industry in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, by helpling victims coordinate business activities in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures. Business efforts focus on the production and sale of local craft items. The earthquake reconstruction is a long term process that EBARA is committed to supporting as long as help is needed.

3.Meeting the Needs of Employees

EBARA Employees have stated that they strongly desire to contribute to society through social activities that include their families. In response EBARA has developed activities and initiatives that promote environmental friendliness and education, both at the local and global level. The result has been an improved sense of morale and community awareness. Some of these actvities include:

1)"Water and air and forests of the environment" environmental conservation activities
The EBARA Environment Fund has been participating in the "Kanagawa Suigen no Shinrin Zukuri Project" since 2007 as a way of supporting planting activities by NGOs and the public sector. We have been participating in and supporting efforts for making forests of water sources by making a fixed amount donation and taking part in forest growing activities that have continued for five years.

We have received from the Kanagawa prefectural government about 15 hectares of the Yadoriki Water Source Forest
(located in Matsuda-machi, Ashigara-gun, Kanagawa prefecture) as a partner forest and set it as a forest for water, air, and the environment.
EBARA Group employees and their families have been joining forest maintenance activities every year.

2) Illustrated Books For Kids
give picture books to children in conflict and poverty community activities

EBARA donates translated illustrated books to children in impoverished children in problem areas around the globe. The books, written in their own language, help promote literacy and educate children about the dangers of mines, drugs, and arms.

Green Activities
Translated Illustrated Books for Kids