CITIZEN Volunteer Club
The CITIZEN Volunteer Club was established in the then CITIZEN HOLDINGSin October 2008. The Club works to achieve United Nation Sustainable Development Goals as a participating company in the United Nations Global Compact, and as a company that has as its corporate principle"Loved by citizens, working for citizens," The Club supports programs that provide opportunities to focus on social issues through the voluntary participation of each employee.
Let’s Send Toothbrushes to Children in the Philippines!
As a corporation participating in the United Nations Global Compact, the CITIZEN Group carries out activities to eradicate poverty in the world. In 2016, by collecting 6,334 toothbrushes in Japan and sending them to the Philippines, executives and employees from Group companies participated in the “Support Medical Care in the Philippines, Hello Alson,” which implements free dental health activities in slum communities in the Philippines. Going forward, we will continue activities that prompt reflecting on societal issues through the voluntary participation of employees.
Supporting learning with used books
“Thank You Books” is an activity that aims to create a society that turns objects that we throw away everyday into donations that can solve social issues, through the efforts of each and every one of us. Through “Thank You Books” and with an eye toward “achieving a society where all children have dreams and hopes,” the CITIZEN Group supports KIDS’ DOOR, an NPO, which carries out endeavors to resolve “child poverty” and “disparity in education” within Japan.
ARTS for HOPE
Since 2011, the CITIZEN Group has supported“ARTS for HOPE,” a project providing spiritual healing through art to the affected people of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Leading up to the fifth anniversary of the disaster, the Group sponsored the “This is where I live” memorial exhibition, which toured areas from northeast Japan to Tokyo’s JR Ueno Station from January to March 2016. We received a letter of thanks for its support over the past five years and will continue to support the recovery from the devastation caused by the Earthquake.