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Social Contribution Activities Outside Japan

Kobe Steel Group business locations span the globe, and contribute locally as members of their respective countries and communities.

Midrex Technologies, Inc. (USA)

Support for the Make-a-Wish Foundation Helps Make Dreams Come True for Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses

Child realizing his dream of becoming a pro football coach

Boy realizing his dream of
"becoming a pro football coach"

The Make-a-Wish Foundation is an American volunteer association that helps make dream comes true for children battling life-threatening illnesses. In order to inspire children with the will to live and the courage to fight disease, Midrex Technologies, Inc. participated in the foundation's Central and Western North Carolina Chapter, helping to collect donations and participating in the annual dinner.

In 2013, the Make-a-Wish Central and Western North Carolina Chapter was able to make dreams comes true for over 240 children.

PRO-TEC Coating Company (USA)

Support for Collection and Recycling of Waste

PRO-TEC works with local government bodies to support the collection of recyclable waste that cannot be sent to landfills (mobile phones, used motor oil, electronics, medication, etc.). The activity is carried out at Ottawa-Grandorf High School in Ohio. Once per year volunteers gather to collect and sort the garbage.

As part of PRO-TEC's commitment to community service, the company added not only monetary support, but also volunteers for the event. PRO-TEC's environmental engineer solicited support for the endeavor. The amount of recyclable waste brought by people is staggering, and by the end of the event the recycling boxes are always full.

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (Malaysia)

Support for Malaysian Forest Conservation and Tree Planting

Participating in tree planting event

Participating in tree planting event

A route for field trips was also created

A route for field trips was also
created

The Malaysian Forest Conservation Tree Planting Ceremony was held in Pasoh, Malaysia with sponsorship from FRIM, UPM and Hiroshima University.

As one link in its CSR efforts, Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. sponsors forest conservation in Malaysia. The company sent five Group employees as representatives to the ceremony and to interact with participating elementary school students. The event has become a springboard for the planning of regular activities by local employees in Malaysia. In the future, we will continue to support local activities worldwide.

Singapore Kobe Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)

Local Contribution through Cleanup Activities around Company

Cleanup of roads around company held four times per year

Cleanup of roads around company
held four times per year

Cleanup is meticulous and extends to gutters.

Cleanup is meticulous and extends
to gutters.

At Singapore Kobe Pte. Ltd., 75 of its 220 employees participated in cleanup activities along the roads around the company. This activity began in October 2013 as a way for the company to contribute as a member of the local community.

Employees took an active part in planning the activity and were eager to beautify the surrounding environment. Praise was received from the community for helping to raise awareness of the local environment.

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (China)

Local 2013 Summer Trash Pickup

Employee volunteers ready to pick up trash

Employee volunteers ready to pick
up trash

Individuals making local contributions

Individuals making local
contributions

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.'s CSR Committee carries out a trash pickup once per year in the Wenjiang district of Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China. This fiscal year the activity was carried out in September 2013, with 39 employee volunteers participating largely from the local Kobelco Construction Machinery Group.

At the beginning of the activity, the CSR manager thanked employees for attending, and reminded them that "environmental conservation begins with the individual."