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.

 

Efforts to promote social contribution activities

●Provision of information on social contribution activities

We provide information on volunteering and social contributions on our website for employees. We introduce volunteer activities of various organizations so that employees can easily obtain information on volunteer activities.

●Volunteer system

We have established social contribution activity support systems (volunteer activity leave, volunteer activity leave, bone marrow transplant donor leave, etc.). We also support insurance premiums and transportation expenses for volunteer activities.

Donations Shionogi has made to support disaster-affected areas

Fiscal Year Disaster Amount of Donation
2020

Heavy rain disaster in July

5 million JPY
2019 Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon No. 19) 10 million JPY
2018

Western Japan heavy rain disaster

Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake

20 million JPY

5 million JPY

2016

The Kumamoto Earthquakes

10 million JPY

Donations for organizations engaged in social contribution activities

Fiscal Year Organization Total Amount of Donation
2022 Japan Association for the World Food Programme 11 million JPY
Ronald McDonald House Charities Japan
World Wide Fund for Naruter Japan (WWF)
Japan Heart
Ashinaga Fundation
Good Neighbors Japan
World Vision Japan (Mother to Mother SHIONOGI Project in Kenya)
National Children's Cafeteria Support Center, Musubie
Japan Service Dog Association
Japan Guide Dog Association
United Nations Association for UNHCR
2021  Japan Committee for UNICEF 9 million JPY
Japan Association for the World Food Programme
Ronald McDonald House Charities Japan
World Wide Fund for Naruter Japan (WWF)
Japan Heart
MAMIE
World Vision Japan (Mother to Mother SHIONOGI Project in Kenya)
Ashinaga Fundation
Good Neighbors Japan
2020 Japan Committee for UNICEF 11 million JPY
Japan Eye Bank Association
Japan Association for the World Food Programme
The MICHINOKU Future Fund
Ronald McDonald House Charities Japan
Special Olympics Nippon
World Wide Fund for Naruter Japan (WWF)
Japan Heart
MAMIE
Japan Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
World Vision Japan (Mother to Mother SHIONOGI Project in Kenya)
2019 Japan Committee for UNICEF 11 million JPY
Japan Eye Bank Association
Japan Association for the World Food Programme
The MICHINOKU Future Fund
Ronald McDonald House Charities Japan
Special Olympics Nippon
World Wide Fund for Naruter Japan (WWF)
Japan Heart
MAMIE
Japan Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
World Vision Japan (Mother to Mother SHIONOGI Project in Kenya)