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Apr. 03, 2019
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The Grant Recipients Selected for the FY 2019 Sumitomo Corporation Follow-up Program for the Revitalization of East Japan

The Grant Recipients Selected for the FY 2019 Sumitomo Corporation Follow-up Program for the Revitalization of East Japan
Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer: Masayuki Hyodo) has released the ESG (Environment, Social, Governance)  has selected the grant recipients for the FY 2019 Sumitomo Corporation Follow-up Program for the Revitalization of East Japan (hereinafter, “the Program”). The Program provides ongoing support for the reconstruction of regions affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Sumitomo Corporation launched the Program in September 2017 as a successor program to the Sumitomo Corporation Youth Challenge Program for the Revitalization of East Japan, which was implemented from fiscal 2012 to 2016 to support revitalization after the disaster. The Program aims to assist organizations that seek to solve problems faced by disaster-affected regions, enabling them to take leadership roles in reconstruction. 

A judging committee composed of a Sumitomo Corporation employee, an expert in revitalization, and an NPO staff member, selected six projects for the grant recipients for the fiscal 2019 Program, taking into consideration opinions from regional advisors specializing in each field. The recipients are slated to receive a combined total of approximately 15 million yen. Since the Program started, a total of nineteen projects, seventeen organizations have been chosen as grant recipients, receiving a total of 102 million yen combined. 
 The organizations selected as grant recipients are anticipated to undertake activities on an ongoing basis and offer support catered closely to local needs in order to contribute to solving problems faced by disaster-affected regions.






<Reference material>
■Program’s grant recipients
 

■Specified nonprofit corporation Civil Society Initiative Fund
http://www.civilfund.org/fund02.html

■Sumitomo Corporation Follow-up Program for the Revitalization of East Japan
https://www.sumitomocorp.com/en/jp/sustainability/contribution/follow-up

■News release on the Sumitomo Corporation Follow-up Program for the Revitalization of East Japan
https://www.sumitomocorp.com/en/jp/news/release/2017/group/20170929

■News release on the First Round of Grant Recipients Selected for the FY 2018 Sumitomo Corporation Follow-up Program for the Revitalization of East Japan
https://www.sumitomocorp.com/en/jp/news/release/2018/group/10010

■News release on the Second Round of Grant Recipients Selected for the FY 2018 Sumitomo Corporation Follow-up Program for the Revitalization of East Japan
https://www.sumitomocorp.com/en/jp/news/release/2018/group/11140

 

■Sumitomo Corporation’s Material Issues
 Sumitomo Corporation Group positions “Six Material Issues to Achieve Sustainable Growth with Society” as an important factor in developing business strategies and in the decision-making process for individual businesses. Going forward, we will pursue sustainable growth by resolving these issues through our business activities. This project especially contributes to “Contributing to the Development of Local Communities and Industries” . 


 

 

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