We hold community meetings in the cities of Tokai (February) and Kariya (December), where we promote exchanges with residents of the local communities and actively participate in a variety of local volunteer activities. We also support activities involving festivals, sports days and other local events in the communities surrounding our sites, and dispatch employees to assist with the operation of those events.
We also invite local residents to events held at our headquarters and plants, and work to encourage interaction with our employees. We had to postpone our community meeting in Tokai City in fiscal 2020 because of the pandemic, but we were finally able to hold it when the state of emergency was lifted in April 2021. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we conducted our factory tour with participants remaining on the bus to minimize contact with our employees.