「Possibility of Chemistry.」Denka Co.,Ltd.

Engaging with Local Communities

As of November 1, 2016

Hosting Experimental Chemical Classes

We hold a number of experimental chemical classes for children to provide them with hands-on experience of chemistry. We hope that, after attending such events, children will go on to share with their friends, parents and families the wonders and excitement of chemistry that they experienced at the classes. This is one way that we nurture interest in chemistry and gain people’s confidence in our business operations.
Specifically, Denka participates in the Summer Holiday Chemical Experiment Show for Children sponsored by the “Dream Chemistry 21” committee. Moreover, each domestic plant and the Innovation Center host facility tours and other chemistry experiment shows to which they invite local children and students. These sites also provide on-demand lectures on chemistry at local elementary schools while taking part in community events that involve demonstrations of chemistry. In addition, the plants accept interns looking to gain hands-on vocational experience at production sites.
While supporting the upbringing of future generations, Denka staff often find themselves further motivated by the unreserved expressions on children’s faces of wonder and excitement at seeing the

Summer holiday chemical experiment show for children

Summer holiday chemical experiment show for children

Children's chemistry classes

Children’s chemistry classes

Local elementary students plant tour

Local elementary students plant tour

High school students plant tour

High school students plant tour

Elementary school students laboratory tour

Elementary school students laboratory tour

High school students plant tour

High school students plant tour

East Japan great earthquake disaster area support

Since 2007, we have established "Volunteer Support Program for Afflicted Areas" to support employee volunteer activities in the affected areas. With the eager employees, the company is engaged in activities to dispatch volunteers to the affected areas. As of October 2016, 67 times of implementation, 603 employees totaled agriculture and fishery support in Minami Sanriku-cho Miyagi prefecture. Going forward, we will help reconstruct this end other disaster-stricken communities so that they can thrive as they once did.

Agricultural support activities(May,2016)

Agricultural support activities(May,2016)

Fishery support activities(June,2016)

Fishery support activities(June,2016)

Support activities for victims of affected areas by the Kumamoto earthquake

After the earthquake struck in April 2016, employees of the Omuta Plant have been supporting mainly volunteer activities. We distributed drinking water and emergency rations to local governments such as Kumamoto City, Aso City, Uki City, Mashiki Town and operated soup kitchens at shelters. As of the end of October 2016, more than 176 employees had participated and we will continue these activities.

Soup Kitchen (Hiroyasu elementary school)

Soup Kitchen (Hiroyasu elementary school)

Denka staff at Takumabaru elementary school

Denka staff at Takumabaru elementary school