Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Regular displays to provide information related to architectural technology are open to the public on the first floor of the Nikken Sekkei Tokyo building.

Nikken Group, as well as achieving, through its main business, its company philosophy of "Contributing to Society through work of Value, thereby Fostering People and Advancing the Company", is also focused on Corporate Social Responsibility to create good corporate citizens to build society.

Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

NSRI Forum

The NSRI forum is a free open forum that has been held every month since January 1988. The forum invites experts from various industries to present on topics such as the problems and issues facing urban and regional development and the environment in order to enhance discussion on these topics. People from a broad-range of areas such as private companies, specialists, municipalities, universities and research institutes participate in the forums. The presentation proceedings are posted on the website with permission from the lecturers.

NSRI Hall

To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of Nikken Group the NSRI Hall was established in March 2010 under the new mission of "To share with society a place of continual innovation". The Hall may be used by groups that are doing valuable work other than Nikken Group executives and employees.

Disaster assistance

Disaster volunteer support measures

Nikken Group provides support to volunteer activities by Nikken Group staff in areas devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Volunteer group

The company volunteer Group (a recognized club activity within the company) uses its specialist knowledge to provide support to reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake. They undertake unique projects in communication with people in the affected areas such as; presenting a 3D model of the damage in tsunami affected areas, various workshops, interviews with people from fields other than construction, cooperation with reconstruction plans and improvement of the home environment of temporary housing etc.

Donations for conserving electricity

Nikken Group donated to the disaster relief effort for six months from March to August 2011, the money it saved from electricity conservation measures implemented immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Technical support to public agencies

Nikken Group is setting down response guidelines for support services in accordance with the requirements of the national government, regional municipalities, public agencies and the affected area in preparation for severe damage after a large-scale earthquake in a metropolitan area where buildings are highly concentrated.
Specifically, Nikken conducts hazard assessments for continued use of or access to damaged buildings etc. for the purpose of preventing secondary disasters due to the effect of aftershocks on damaged buildings and other civil structures as well as assessment of the dangers of falling exterior cladding and signs.

The Association for Provisions for Stranded Commuters in the Fujimi and Iidabashi stations area.

Chiyoda ward, where Nikken Sekkei has its Tokyo office, is expected to have around 600,000 stranded commuters in a major earthquake. In cooperation with other businesses and groups in the Iidabashi station area, Nikken Sekkei is part of a local association that will provide directions for evacuation and information to return home as well as distribute water etc. to stranded commuters. In normal times, activities such as emergency drills and lifesaving certification are conducted to raise awareness and reinforce communication between residents and businesses with a major role in times of disaster.

Matizhai Hope Primary School

Nikken Group has formed a professional volunteer team with two design offices in Shanghai to design the Matizhai Hope Primary School for the Chinese Hope school campaign to build and refurbish elementary schools in poverty stricken areas to provide assistance to children who can't go to school for economic reasons.

Display gallery

In the gallery on the first floor of the Tokyo building in Iidabashi, Chiyoda ward, regular displays of Nikken Sekkei's construction technology such as Architectural Design, Environment and Structure (seismic-resistance) are held for the benefit of local residents as well as people in construction related businesses.

Planning and designing environmentally-friendly buildings

Nikken Group aims to balance minimal environmental impact and amenity between urban and building development when planning and designing a building by forming a concept from the surroundings and not simply one building.

Promotion of human rights education both inside and outside the company (internal workshops, external promotion)

For companies, people are assets and human rights issues are a lynch pin of business management. Nikken Group places approaches to human rights issues as one of the most important challenges to company operations.