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Nippon Paint practice and preach corporate social responsibility

source:China Daily    date:2015-04-30 09:55:15

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Nippon Paint's "Color , Way of love" team and China Dailyvisited a Hope Primary School in Gansu province. [Photo/China Daily]

A group of staff from Nippon Paint's "Color , Way of love" charity project and China Daily, a new partner in Nippon Paint's charity project, visited a Hope Primary School in Dongxiang county, Northwest China's Gansu province, on March 26. This marked a new chapter for Nippon Paint's CSR project in 2015.

When Nippon Paint China announced its brand upgrading program in 2014, it also upgraded its corporate social responsibility (CSR). The company not only takes part in various charity activities to fulfill social responsibilities, but also has made it part of its company policy and philosophy.

Either in automatic production or coating system development, Nippon Paint has integrated the environment protection into its business strategy to realize the sustainable development of the company and environment. In addition, the company has also devoted itself to the charity career and called on more people to join its CSR project in an effort to enhance attention to social vulnerable groups and help boost public spirit.

It was an innovative move by Nippon Paint to develop and promote an integrated coating system in the painting industry. "In order to make products more environment-friendly, we have reduced the content of volatile organic compounds (VOC) by promoting automatic production and optimizing coating technology," said Eric Chung, the Nippon Paint china president. By 2014, Nippon Paint has made sure all of its emulsion paint products have much lower VOC content.

Apart from its original painting manufacturing factories, Nippon Paint has opened new material factories in 15 cities across China in order to upgrade its coating and production systems., It ensures its product reliability by improving the quality of raw material list uses and enhancing its "Repainting Services". In the production process, carbon dioxide emission and energy consumption of products per ton were reduced by 24 percent and 17 percent respectively compared to the last year.

One of Nippon Paint's goals of upgrading its corporate social responsibility is to call upon more staff, dealers and cooperative partners to join its CSR project. In 2014, the companynot just only built an online volunteer platform for its staff, but also invited its dealers, cooperative partners, college students and social volunteers to join the project to help the vulnerable groups. In 2014, the company launched 15 community charity programs in nine cities participated by 1,000 staff volunteers,helping over 1,500 people.

Nippon Paint's "Color, Way of love" CSR project painted 210 Hope Primary Schools and supported 35 Nippon Paint Hope primary schools in the country till 2014. The project also attracted six enterprises for partnership. Furthermore, 20 student volunteers from the College of Fine Arts of Shanghai University and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts participated in the company's supporting arts education program. Forty rural teachers attended Nippon Paint's arts teaching training program.

"Thanks to efforts by everyone, the CSR project has achieved much and great deal," said Ariel Wu, the group PR,CSR & brand communication Director of company'ssocial responsibility achievements in 2014. "We will continue to work hardwith everyone to make more contributions to the society in the near future."