Teijin Aramid’s products and solutions contribute to a better quality of life for everyone using our products – and we are also interested in improving the working and living environment in our local communities. One of the ways in which we demonstrate our social involvement is through sponsorships.
Our sponsoring policy is directly linked to our “Strength in Unity” corporate strategy. This strategy reflects our belief that, by bundling our strengths, we can achieve more – and it guides us in our cooperation with customers, suppliers, employees and other partners. Together with our PURE core values, it is the foundation of our sponsoring policy.
Our focus for corporate sponsoring is on partners who can contribute to society in a sustainable way while stimulating awareness of our brand. Where possible, our products will be an integrated part of the sponsorship deal. In addition, we also support regional initiatives, like social projects and knowledge development opportunities for youth and student associations, where we can also demonstrate that we are an attractive employer.
Some examples of our sponsoring activities include our contribution to the renovation and new entrance of the new “Stedelijk Museum” in Amsterdam (we are supplying materials for the entrance), our support of the DUT-racing team (at the University of Delft), the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra (Het Gelders Orkest) and the Dutch technique tournament for students.
In addition, we support Playing for Success in Arnhem, which focuses on improving the learning performances of underperforming children and youth.
Rewarding community involvement of our employees
In 2010, we began sponsoring individual employees. Anyone who devotes his or her free time to a foundation, association, or other non-profit activity, is eligible for sponsorship through an initiative known as the Teijin Factor – or T factor, for short, a reference to the popular talent show, the X-Factor. We are using this new initiative to encourage our employees to become involved as volunteers in good causes and community projects. It takes the form of an annual competition in which our employees can win a financial contribution to their volunteer project or organization. All Teijin Aramid employees can choose from among 40 featured projects on a special website. The projects winning the most votes go through to the finals. This competition takes place on a yearly basis, and a substantial sum is divided among all the good causes.