Co-Existence and Mutual Prosperity with Local Communities

Establishment of Scholarships in Japan

As one of the measures to support the nurturing of the next generation, in FY2023 we established the JEES-SMM Regional Contribution Scholarship within the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) based on our donation to support students who are willing to contribute to the sustainable development of the regions where our plants and mines are located and who need financial assistance.
This scholarship provides ¥100,000 per month, non-repayable until graduation, to students who are motivated to contribute to the sustainable development of the Tama District of Tokyo, Hyogo, Ehime, and Kagoshima Prefectures. We are awarding 20 scholarships to selected applicants in FY2023.
In addition, as a program to help scholars learn about supporting local communities, we are considering the formation of a community among scholarship recipients and the implementation of experiences for scholarship recipients to participate in efforts to solve real community issues in collaboration with the local community.