Contributing to the local community
Contribute to the Creation of a Friendly Living Environment through Communication with Local Communities
Creating Better Places to Live via Our Cleanup Campaign
We are continuing with our neighborhood cleanup campaign to encourage our employees to form attachments to the towns and regions where we operate businesses and to promote deeper interaction among stakeholders. Those participating in the campaign are, naturally, Leopalace21 employees as well as landowners and their families and local contractors who work for us at apartment construction sites. It seeks to foster communication between them and local residents.
|Cleanup campaign||Performance data|
|Entire company in unison(four events)||3,598 participants at 2,552 buildings|
|Immediate vicinity of construction sites||10,641 participants at 2,240 sites|
Initiatives via Diverse Channels
Leopalace21 continues to cooperate with "Kodomo #110," a program where private-sector businesses register to provide emergency refuge to children who feel threatened or troubled. It is seen as effective in preventing an array of harms from coming to children. Of our 182 directly run sales offices, 132 offices are registered for the program, and 50 offices run by Leopalace Partners franchisees are also registered. All Hotel Leopalace locations are registered. With five new additions to the Azumi En facility network, all 67 facilities have been registered.
|Registered for "Kodomo #110" as of March 31, 2016|
|Sales offices (includes Leopalace Partner franchisees)||182|
|Azumi En facilities||67|
|Total||253 facilities and offices registered|
In addition, Hotel Leopalace Sendai procures food materials sourced locally to support the "local consumption of local produce" community model, and Hotel Leopalace Sapporo continues to support snow removal efforts. As a member of communities where we do business, the Hotel Leopalace locations we run will continue to support efforts that enable their residents to live in safety.
What is Kodomo #110?
In light of the recent increases of incidents involving children, PTA and municipalities are cooperating to offer refugee stations for children, called "Kodomo #110." Refugee stations are set in stores and residences with high probabilities of someone being at home.
Local Community Interactions with "Happy Hearts and Minds" as a Motto
With nearly 70 Azumi En nursing care facilities located in the Kanto and Chubu regions, we are actively striving to create opportunities for seniors at our facilities and members of local communities to interact, and we regularly invite local volunteers to visit our facilities.
At the Azumi En Ina facility in Saitama Prefecture's Ina town, about 30 students in the brass band club at Inamachi Minami Junior High School visited the facility to perform at a Christmas concert in December 2015. Listening to the old-time standards the students performed brought cheer and warm memories to the Ina facility seniors. The two groups spoke openly with each other without paying much attention to age differences at the post-concert gathering. With the seniors telling the students to "please come back!" and the students responding "we will!," the students seemed reluctant to leave as they shook hands with their new friends when departing.
We arrange for events involving volunteers and people from the local community, such as magic shows, hula dance shows, guitar performances, local community gatherings, and the like to ensure "happy hearts and minds" is not just a motto for seniors at Azumi En facilities. Through such recreational activities, we make an effort to nurture our local community ties.
Charity and Donations
We never know when a major disaster will threaten people's lives, whether domestic or overseas. As a corporate citizen, and also as a company engaging in business related to people's lives, Leopalace21 makes donations and collects contributions from employees and customers to support disaster victims.
|Content||Date of contribution||Amount||Donated to|
|The Niigataken Chuetsu-oki Earthquake||August 2007||5,000,000 yen||Kashiwazaki Disaster Countermeasures Headquarters|
|Sichuan Earthquake||June 2008||8,096,600 yen||Japan Red Cross Society*|
|Sichuan Earthquake (additional support)||July 2008||1,205,430 yen||Japan Committee for UNICEF*|
|Iwate-Miyagi Nairiku Earthquake||July 2008||2,283,002 yen||Japan Red Cross Society*|
- *Implemented one-on-one "matching gifts" with the company, employees, and customers
Donations to support victims of the 2016 Taiwan earthquake
At 3:57 AM local time (4:57 AM in Tokyo) on February 6, 2016, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.4 struck in southern Taiwan.
To support the victims of this disaster, Leopalace21 has donated 1% of its sales (96,104 yen) of disaster prevention items "THE SECOND AID" to the Japan Red Cross Society on March 11, 2016.
As a company supplying residences, we will continue to support victims of disasters in the future.
Leopalace21 periodically carries out blood donation drives for employees.
|July 2008||Chu-shikoku sales headquarters||177|
|November 2008||Tokyo headquarters||111|
|December 2009||Tokyo headquarters||147|
|December 2010||Tokyo headquarters||167|
|April 2011||Osaka office||47|
|December 2011||Tokyo headquarters||145|
|December 2012||Tokyo headquarters||129|
|December 2013||Tokyo headquarters||111|
|December 2014||Tokyo headquarters||157|
|December 2015||Tokyo headquarters||152|
|Saitama Call Center||63|
"Volunteer Vending Machines"
Leopalace21 places "volunteer vending machines" in our offices, and 1 to 3 yen per refreshments sold will be donated to charity organizations.
|Sawayaka Welfare Foundation||222,716 yen||203,217 yen||181,765 yen||144,200 yen||105,102 yen|
|Plan Japan||362,361 yen||370,065 yen||311,367 yen||254,077 yen||171,293 yen|
|National Federation of The Physically Disabled and Their Parents Associations||376,971 yen||428,997 yen||616,101 yen||643,548 yen||696,492 yen|
|CIESF||67,134 yen||180,273 yen||350,070 yen||400,782 yen||395,538 yen|
|Japan Cancer Society||33,980 yen||86,722 yen||66,678 yen||61,870 yen||72,518 yen|
|Japan Society of Breast Health||33,741 yen||27,669 yen||55,923 yen||59,919 yen||32,028 yen|
|Japan Kennel Club||－||－||－||－||47,706 yen|
|Total||1,096,903 yen||1,296,943 yen||1,581,904 yen||1,564,396 yen||1,520,679 yen|
Leopalace Recycle Reading
We collect used books from employees at our head office, and sell them to bookoffonline Corporation. Proceeds are then donated to charity organization.
|2010||5,213 yen||Disabilities Support Charity Organization|
|2011||7,062 yen||Disabilities Support Charity Organization|
|2012||3,979 yen||Japan Red Cross Society|
|2013||2,144 yen||Japan Red Cross Society|
|2014||2,280 yen||Japan Red Cross Society|
|2015||2,171 yen||Japan Red Cross Society|
Leopalace21 promotes business under the theme of "supplying high-quality residences." However, there are many people worldwide who have lost their homes through wars and oppression.
As a corporation supplying residences, Leopalace21 has decided to donate a portion of its revenue from its internet shopping business to UNHCR. This donation will be used by UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to support refugees in more than 125 countries around the world.
We will continue to support refugees through donations, as well as spreading the present state of refugees through local activities.
UNHCR staff talking to a family of refugees in a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya UNHCR / B. Heger / September 2009
Leopalace21 aims to contribute to the local community by supporting and promoting various sports activities.
Leopalace21 sponsors Japan national competitive and synchronized swimming teams.