The NSK Group strives to understand the needs of each country and region, and it trains personnel, develops technology, and promotes community-based activities accordingly. Seeking to contribute to sustainable development and continue being a company that is needed, trusted, and considered a valued member of each community, we conduct social contribution initiatives in the three priority areas of “promoting science and technology,” “development of the next generation,” and “mutual harmony and benefit with communities.”
Policy on Social Contribution Initiatives
Priority Areas and Stakeholders
|Promoting science and technology
|Providing aid to research institutions
Supporting the NSK Foundation for the Advancement of Mechatronics (NSK-FAM)
NSK-FAM was established with a donation from NSK in 1988 and was approved as a public interest incorporated foundation in 2010. NSK-FAM’s purpose is to contribute to the development of Japan and the improvement of living standards by advancing mechatronics technology. It does this by providing grants for R&D, education, technology exchanges, meetings, and other activities that will spur rapid progress in the development of mechatronics technology.
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|Development of the next generation
- Holding classes about bearings
- Providing scholarships
- Offering students work experience opportunities
Support for the NSK Scholarship Foundation
NSK established the NSK Scholarship Foundation in April 2017 to support the development of the next generation of human resources.
NSK Scholarship Foundation provides support for Japanese students studying abroad and for students from other Asian countries studying in Japan, since NSK is a Monozukuri company based in Japan, a country located in Asia. The purpose of support is to develop the highly skilled next-generation human resources who will help to solve various issues the world is facing, such as conflict and hunger, climate change countermeasures and nature conservation, an equal and fair society, and safe and healthy lifestyles.
Offering online science activities for children
NSK has been offering the STEAM Program* annually since 2018 to share the fascinating world of manufacturing with children. This year, the children took part in the program via a web conferencing system. Thanks to experimental kits sent out in advance, the participants were able to experience firsthand what bearings can do. They also came up with and presented their own concepts for what could be accomplished in the future using bearings.
NSK will continue to develop the next generation of human resources by offering bearing-based science courses and other activities, in order to help build an even more prosperous society in the future.
* The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Program is based on an educational policy and method that focuses on these learning areas.
Holding online science classes for children co-hosted by Tohoku University Qatar Science Campus
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Children’s Future Support Fund: Introduction of Donation-type Vending Machines
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|Mutual harmony and benefit with communities
Donating bicycle helmets to elementary schools in Shinagawa ward
Since 2017, NSK has been donating bicycle helmets to elementary schools to give to children who did not yet own one, in accordance with the schools’ wishes, as a social contribution activity for Shinagawa ward, where NSK was founded. The Company aims to reduce injury caused by bicycle accidents and promote helmet use.
Establishment of Social Contribution Action Period
Taking the opportunity of our 100th anniversary to further enhance social contribution initiatives, in fiscal 2016 we designated the months of, before, and after NSK’s founding (October through December) as the Social Contribution Action Period. During this period, we work to strengthen our social contribution initiatives Group-wide, making the most of the unique features of each region.