Co-Existence and Mutual Prosperity with Local Communities

Communication with Local Communities and NGOs

We work to raise the direct contribution we make to the local economy through measures such as recruiting from areas surrounding our business site and procuring from local suppliers, and we also contribute to improving the living standards of these communities, particularly in emerging nations, by providing infrastructure such as roads and ports, building needed facilities, building and operating public facilities such as schools, hospitals, and marketplaces, providing teaching materials as educational support and the goods required to operate facilities, supporting free healthcare for local communities, and promoting activities that help households to support themselves. When implementing these measures, we establish opportunities for regular communication with local communities and move forward while also checking the requirements of local residents. In addition, twice a year we exchange opinions with the international environmental NGO FoE Japan regarding issues such as the water quality of rivers around Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC) and Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation (THPAL), both of which are located in the Philippines. Those opinions and recommendations are referred to when implementing necessary improvements.