Anritsu contributes to society through its business operations while at the same time pursuing activities that benefit the development of the local community as a corporate citizen.
Community-based social contribution programs are at the center of these initiatives under the three pillars of “partnerships for educating youth”, “contributing to local communities” and “protecting the environment (biodiversity conservation)”, we carry out activities that our employees can participate in continuously.
Partnerships for Educating Youth
“Fun Science Laboratory” Sponsored by Atsugi City School Board, Kanagawa Prefecture
In order to make children more interested in Science, companies and universities in Atsugi city participate in the project of the Science lecture in the school. As the commissioned projects of Atsugi city, Anritsu have carried out the Science experiment in the primary school for the 4th grade of the primary school children. As for the battery which children use in daily life, we lectured on it and had an easy experiment with children.
Contributing to Local Communities
Donation to “Food bank Kanagawa”
Due to the effects of COVID-19, more and more people are in need of support because of the poverty. The “Food bank Kanagawa” receives food from ordinary households and distributes it to people in need of living to reduce food loss and support food for people in need.
The Anritsu labor union supported the activities of the “Food bank Kanagawa” from the perspective of mutual aid and social welfare, and cooperated with volunteer employees. Volunteer employees gathered a total of 781,700 yen and donated it to the “Food bank Kanagawa”.
Anritsu Santa Bag
We set up “Anritsu Santa Bag” during the Christmas season to collect donations of shoes and socks from employees. We started this initiative in 2015 after hearing from Atsugi City that there was a shortage of shoes and socks for children at a children's consultation center.
In fiscal year 2020, we gave a total of 340 items to the Atsugi Children's Center, including 284 socks, 11 gloves, 12 muffler/neck warmers, 24 hand towels and 9 other accessories.
Other Corporate Philanthropy
Anritsu Corporation (Japan)
- “Let’s Make a Radio Together” program for children at Koriyama city, Fukushima Prefecture
- Sponsorship: Anritsu Cup Atsugi City Invitational U-12 Soccer Competition, Atsugi City Kids’ Softball Competition, and Anritsu Cup Dodge ball Competition
- Collecting Plastic Bottle Caps with the Amadera Industrial Park Council of Atsugi City
- Community Cleanup Efforts
- Cooperation by the Open a part of facilities and ground for the local sports event and educational events in HQ
Anritsu Company (U.S.A.)
- North Texas Food Bank
- Boys & Girls Club
- The Morgan Hill Agriculture Booster Club
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- The Learning & Loving Education Center
- The College of Adaptive Arts
- National MS Society and many other associations
Supporting the Local Events
- The Morgan Hill Freedom Fest
- The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras
- The Morgan Hill Friday Night Music Series
Participation in the local community
- Bike to Work Day (Employees go green and ride their bikes to work on this day in order to health enhancement, Contribution to reduction CO2, and avoidance the congestion)
- American Red Cross Blood Drive (giving blood)
- Make a Wish Come True Holiday Toy Drive (Donation of toys and clothes for local children)
Anritsu EMEA Ltd. (U.K.)
- Anritsu Giving Christmas Tree (for each food parcel that was collected, an employee wrote a tag that was attached to the Christmas Tree) etc.
Supporting the Local Events
- Paris and Bucharest - employees supporting local marathon events etc.
- Macmillan Coffee Morning in Aid of Macmillan nurses etc. (Cake Bake and Sale in Aid of MacMillan nurses in order to support people suffering from cancer)
Protecting the Environment (Biodiversity Conservation)
Mt. Fuji Green Fund Afforestation Campaign
Since 2006, Anritsu has been participating in the Mt. Fuji Green Fund afforestation activities at the invitation of Ricoh Leasing Co., Ltd. The activity is part of a grand, 80-year-long effort launched in 2000 for regenerating forests destroyed by a typhoon in 1996.
Until FY2018, our main work was picking underbrush and pruning of planted cypress trees, but from FY2019, we started a new process called “nursery thinning”. Conservation thinning is the process of cutting and thinning poorly grown cypress trees. This encourages the growth of the trees left behind and allows light to reach the ground, allowing a diverse range of plants to flourish and lead to the preservation of the forest land.