Responsibility

As a community-based company,
we provide healthy lifestyles for children.

We have been committed to one overarching policy: “A company exists for the benefit of society.” Accordingly, since our company was founded in Muko-city, Kyoto in 1947, we have been supporting the Muko-city as a community-centered company.

Support for the Muko-city

  • Subsidy for Hib vaccinations

    To support child-raising assistance in Muko-city, Kyoto, in which our headquarters is located, we have been donating eight million yen to the Muko-city annually since 2010. This funding helps to subsidize vaccination for type b strains for Haemophilus influenzae (Hib), which can lead to bacterial meningitis in infants and children. The treatment for this disease requires about one month of hospitalization and medication; After the treatment, as many as 5% of patients die following treatment for this frightening disease, and 25% suffer sequelae such as impaired development. Four rounds of vaccinations are recommended for infants aged between 6 months and 2 years at a cost of about 30,000 yen. For this reason, we have selected to subsidize this vaccination program. As a result of this donation initiative, Muko-city has become the first city in Kyoto to offer the vaccination subsidy. Nitto Pharma continues child-rearing assistance in the hope that local children will grow up to be healthy citizens who will create the future of Muko-city.
  • Book Start Project

    By contributing funds to Muko-city, we have been promoting the Book Start Project in addition to its Hib vaccination funding. The Book Start Project, established in the U.K. in 1992, encourages parents to share joyful moments with their babies by reading picture books. The Book Start Project was started in Muko-city in 2011. When parents bring their infants to the health center for a periodic check-up, its staff reads picture books to the children and presents parents and children with a “Book Start Pack” including two ones and information of the library. By promoting this project, we hope to strengthen the relationship between families and the community as well as between parents and children.
  • Donation of Japanese zelkova trees and wooden benches in Muko city

    In July 2018, the promenade in north of the head office was maintained.
    Although the promenade is a public road, Nitto donated trees and wooden benches in hopes that it would be a place of relaxation for the citizens.
    How about taking a break on the bench in the promenade which has been reborn in a lush healing space?

We contribute to society in a variety of ways as a company born and brought up in Kyoto.

  • Donation to iPS Cell Research Fund of CiRA

    Shinya Yamanaka’s team at Kyoto University, Japan, had the first success to generate the induced pluripotent stem cells in 2007. We have donated to iPS Cell Research Fund since 2014 hoping for prosperity of CiRA (Center for iPS Cell Research and Application) and health of humanity.
  • Donation to the certified NPO Shibafu School Kyoto

    Nitto Pharma has made donations to the certified NPO Shibafu School Kyoto since 2009.
    Shibafu School Kyoto was established by a member of Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives in November 2001. Since its establishment, they have planted turf-grass in the primary and secondary school’s grounds in Kyoto Prefecture, and is working on “green” education reform and environmental improvement of the schools. In recent years, they are also focusing on greening the rooftops of commercial facilities aiming for a reduction in environmental impact of greenhouse gas.
  • Sponsorship of Team DreamDrive

    Nitto Pharma signed a sponsored agreement to support Team DreamDrive in March 2019.
    Team DreamDrive is a racing team based in Kyoto, which has registered in ST-TCR class in Pirelli Super Taikyu (Japanese Endurance Race) since 2017. In June 2019, they won their first victory in the third round of the endurance race “Fuji SUPER TEC 24H”.
    They participate in endurance races held not only in Japan but also in US and Canada. They have great race by a racing wear and machine with a “Jacko” logo in the class while powerhouses are crowded.
    Nitto Pharma will continue to support Team DreamDrive for their future success and victory.
  • Sponsorship of the National Wheelchair Ekiden Race

    The National Wheelchair Ekiden Race is held every year in Kyoto to help people with disabilities participate in society and take an interest in sports. It also encourages other members of society to gain awareness and understanding of people with disabilities. We have sponsored this event since 2009, providing 2,000 packs of our original jelly drink containing Lactobacillus brevis NTT001. In 2014, the committee honored Nitto Pharma for the sponsorship.
  • Supporting the Shoren-in Temple

    Located in Higashiyama, Kyoto, Shoren-in Temple is one of the three Monzeki (a temple formerly led by the founder of sect) of Enryaku-ji Temple on Mt. Hiei, which is the main temple of the Tendai Buddhist sect. Currently, it is considered one of the five Monzeki temples of the Tendai sect in Kyoto. To support for people facing different kinds of challenges, Shoren-in Temple provides people with a place to study Buddhism easily and an opportunity to feel a sense of internal peace. The temple is planning to construct the Grand Hall of the Blue Cetaka at Shogunzuka mound, located at the summit of Mt. Higashiyama, in order to offer training rooms for lectures, Zen meditation and other events. Nitto Pharma donated to support this project in 2012.