Shionogi Social Contribution Support Association “Socie,” Shionogi’s system to support social contribution activities

After the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995 and the oil spill accident in the Sea of Japan in 1997, in response to the growing interest in volunteer activities and request from employees, Shionogi introduced the volunteer activity time off system and the volunteer activity leave system in 1997, in addition to the already established time off system for bone marrow donation.
In the same year of 1997, to provide support activities for disaster-affected areas and economic support for organizations related to medical care and social welfare, Shionogi founded its social contribution support association “Socie” with funds contributed by all three parties of employees, the Company and the labor union. Socie, currently operated with monthly contributions by employees and the Company, makes donations for disaster-affected areas and various organizations engaged in social contribution activities and provides financial support for volunteer activities by employees, such as subsidies for volunteer insurance premiums and travel expenses.

Donations Shionogi has made to support disaster-affected areas (in past five years)

2016 The Kumamoto Earthquakes 10 million yen

Western Japan heavy rain disaster

Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake

20 million yen

5 million yen

2019 Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon No. 19) 10 million yen
2020 Heavy rain disaster in July 5 million yen

Donations for organizations engaged in social contribution activities (FY2019)

A total of 11 million yen was donated to the following organizations.

  • Japan Committee for UNICEF
  • Japan Eye Bank Association
  • Japan Association for the World Food Programme
  • The MICHINOKU Future Fund
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Japan
  • Special Olympics Nippon Foundation
  • World Wide Fund for Nature Japan (WWF)
  • Japan Heart
  • Japan Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
  • World Vision Japan (Mother to Mother PJ)