Sustainability

Social Participation to Promote Social Progress

NSK’s Approach

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

Priority Relevant stakeholders Category Initiatives
Promoting science and technology Local communities/
next generation
  • 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.

http://www.nskfam.or.jp/ (only in Japanese)

Development of the next generation Next generation
  • Holding classes about bearings
  • Providing scholarships
  • Offering students work experience opportunities
  • Donation
Offering online science activities for children

NSK has been offering the STEAM Program* since 2018 to share the fascinating world of manufacturing with children. In 2021 again, we provided science courses for children in July and August. The courses were delivered online, welcoming a total of about 150 participants from across Japan. The children took part through a web conferencing system using their home computers or tablets. 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 through bearing-based science courses and other activities, in order to help create 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.

https://www.nsk.com/jp/company/news/2021/0827a.html (only in Japanese)

Children's Future Support Fund: Introduction of Donation-type Vending Machines ( only in Japanese )

Mutual harmony and benefit with communities Local communities
Providing a venue for COVID-19 vaccination

NSK is working hard to prevent COVID-19 infection and control its spread. As part of this effort, in November 2021, we offered the use of a head office meeting room in the Nissei Building (1-6-3 Ohsaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) as a space for the local government to vaccinate residents against COVID-19. NSK aims to help create communities where people can live and work in good health and enjoy peace of mind. Based on the policies of the Japanese government and relevant organizations, we place the highest priority on the health of local residents and employees, and on the overall safety and security of society, across all of our corporate activities.

https://www.nsk.com/jp/company/news/2021/0902c.html (only in Japanese)

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.