Social Inclusion

We promote activities that make the community a place where everyone feels valued and enjoys their work and their lives, including the elderly, people who are handicapped, and people from other countries.

Shimizu Volunteer Academy

We hold a Shimizu Volunteer Academy training course to provide volunteers with broad knowledge about people with disabilities and para sports.

We have joined in public-private partnerships and industrial-academic partnerships to hold these courses since FY2016 to bring the experience to more people.

Experiencing what it is like to be visually impaired
Experiencing what it is like to be visually impaired
Japanese Para Sports Association Association

Shimizu is now an official sponsor of the Japanese Para Sports Association (JPSA).

We agree with JPSA's philosophy of promoting independence and social participation of people with disabilities through sports and striving to realize a vital society in which all can co-exist harmoniously. Shimizu will continue to actively engage in activities with JPSA to promote the expansion of sports for people with disabilities in the future.

JPSA

"Sports for Everyone" sports events to enable all people to experience para sports

Shimizu is a contributing sponsor of the Challenger’s website. This website reports on sports for people with disabilities and is run by the non-profit organization, STAND (Shibuya, Tokyo/Representative: Kazuko Ito) which supports para-sports. We also actively support the STAND-sponsored para-sports events that provide an opportunity for the general public to try out para sports. We are also an active supporter of the hands-on para sports events sponsored by STAND and held nationwide. Shimizu officers and employees have served as volunteers at these events since 2014.

Participants in a sports event
Participants in a sports event
Places Where Sports Events Have Been Held in the Past
Fiscal 2014 Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Koto City, Tokyo
Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
Fiscal 2015 Hiroshima City, Hiroshima
Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture
Matsubara City, Osaka Prefecture
Fiscal 2016 Sapporo City, Hokkaido
Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture
Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture
Fiscal 2017 Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Yachiyo City, Chiba Prefecture
Fiscal 2018 Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture
Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
Osaka City, Osaka
Fiscal 2019 Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture
Imabari City, Aichi Prefecture

Cumulative number of participants to-date: 1,603 (as of Mar. 2020)

Participation as Volunteers in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon

Participation as Volunteers in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon

Interested employees from the Kyushu Branch have served as volunteers for the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon, the largest wheelchair marathon in the world, since 2015. Volunteers assist with running the marathon by working as course safety patrols, checking the belongings of competitors, distributing boxed lunches, and serving in other roles.

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