Contribution to Community
The business activities of the YKK Group are rooted in the philosophy of the "Cycle of Goodness" - the belief that no one prospers without rendering benefit to others. As a part of this, and unconnected with the contributions to society that YKK makes through the core businesses, YKK also partcipates in education and community development projects. YKK also engages in several other activities such as the promotion of international exchange.
Environmental Education Assistance
To increase awareness of environmental issues, YKK supports traveling lecturers who visit local schools to provide environmental education.
Community Medical Support
Industrial health officers provide free health examination services to people in neighboring communities.
Regional Crisis Support
YKK carries out donation activities and gives out donations to victims of natural and other disasters. YKK is also actively involved in volunteer work aimed at the recovery of disaster areas.
Environmental Clean-up Activities
Not only does YKK keep the areas around the factories clean, but is also an enthusiastic participant in joint clean-up activities within the community.
Educating the Next Generation
To encourage the next generation on whom our future depends to, YKK provides scholarships, donate educational materials and offer other forms of support as well.
Community Development Assistance
Social & Vocational Training Center Establishment
Thanks to recent and rapid growth in India, Indian women now have more opportunities to get ahead in society than ever before. After discussions with neighboring village leaders, our Indian company established a social and vocational training center in the factory to help people; particularly socially disadvantaged women. The center offers training in sewing, embroidery, computers and the English language. Fifteen students from two neighboring villages enrolled in the first year.