The PHC Group is well aware of its societal obligations as a corporate citizen in the regions it has a presence in. We actively work to develop region-based activities that make real contributions.
PHC Associates Corporation
Regional Action Programs to Support the Disabled
PHC Associates Corporation is a special subsidiary company of PHC Holdings Corporation that employs disabled workers. As one of our regional activities that support the disabled, we hold visits and meetings to observe workplaces as well as accept trainees from special education schools, providing opportunities to experience actual jobs. We also make visits to special education schools on a regular basis to offer advice from a company’s perspective as to the educational requirements for working at companies. Career guidance meetings with teachers and students are also what we offer.
In December 2018, as a token of gratitude for our cooperation, twenty students and a teacher from “Minara Special Support Education School” as well as Toon City welfare officials came to the PHC Matsuyama Site with twenty planters of pansies grown by the students and presented to us in a special ceremony called “Smiling Flowers.” We will continue to strengthen ties with the “Minara Special Spport Education School” as well as work on activities for the surrounding regions around 3 sites in Gifu, Matsuyama (Ehime) and Wakimachi (Tokushima).
PHC Holdings Corporation
Supporting Regional Efforts Promoting Health
PHC Corporation helps promote health for communities through cooperation with local municipalities and research institutions as well as universities. We collaborate with the local government and Ehime University School of Medicine by participating in the “Toon City Creating Healthcare Workshop” of Ehime Prefecture where our Matsuyama Site is located. To publicize our regional health initiatives to other municipalities across Japan we contribute to the general population’s health through planning and promoting healthcare themes and proven projects for regional medical cooperation.
Toon City implemented initiatives From July 2018 to January 2019 to raise citizens’ and companies’ health consciousness and promote behavior changes utilizing the “WellsPort Navi” population approach system from our IT healthcare services. Toon City held a walk rally, one of the exercise programs supported by “WellsPort Navi” and publicized online that drew 141 participants from city residents and companies with offices in the city. Participant weight loss was confirmed during the event and also proved that the system raised health consciousness and improved health.
PT PHC Indonesia
Construction of School Toilet and Hand Washing Facilities
In line with the company's policy to contribute to local community development, PT PHC Indonesia periodically carries out Corporate Social Responsibility activities focusing on health improvement. One such activity that we have done is the construction of toilets and hand washing facilities at elementary schools near the PHCI site.
There are many elementary schools near the PHCI site, that have poor sanitation. The number of toilets is not equal with the number of students. Each school just has no more than 4 toilet units for 300 students or more. This condition has impact on the smoothness of the education process. Sometimes, students have to go back home just to go to a toilet. The heads of schools and teachers really hoped for support from the government or other parties to increase the number of toilets.
Besides the toilet issue, there are no hand washing facilities in each elementary school. The students have difficulties washing their hands after activities or before eating. Indirectly, this will impact the students’ health performance.
Referring to above conditions, PHCI initiated to give donation by building toilets and hand washing facilities at elementary schools that have poor sanitation. In the last fiscal year, donation was given to the elementary school ‘SDN Mekarwangi 02’ located around 2 km from PHCI. Ground breaking was held on February 2, 2018, attended by Mr. Miyazaki (PHC Director).
PT PHC Indonesia
Supporting Local Health Organization
In line with the company's policy to contribute to local community development, PT PHC Indonesia periodically carries out Corporate Social Responsibility activities focusing on health improvement. This is the third fiscal year of our CSR implementation, and we have already completed several activities. One of them is supporting local health organization activities by donating healthy meals for babies and toddlers periodically and holding health seminars.
There is an Indonesian government direction that every village should have an organization that has the function to maintain and improve the health of pregnant mothers, babies and toddlers. This organization is called Posyandu. The main activity of this organization is monitoring baby/toddler development including their health, giving vitamin/food supplement, immunization program and education. The government health agency has the responsibility to control and manage those activities.
Realizing that this organization is very important for developing the next generation, PHCI initiates to support the organization’s activities by donating “health meals” (such as milk, biscuits) for babies/toddlers and holding health seminars periodically. Donation of health meals is done every month for 50 children, whereas for health seminars, the last one was held on January 7, 2019 in collaboration with the doctor from Omni Hospital.
PHC Europe B.V.
Belaya Rosa Foundation
PHCEU supports the Belaya Rosa Foundation — a charitable organization based in Russia — as part of our commitment to reach out to the wider global community through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The Belaya Rosa Foundation was established in 2008 with the help of PHCEU and it aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Stavropol, a city in southern Russia. The Foundation now provides educational and leisure activities for more than 350 children from 100 disadvantaged families.
Staff at PHCEU wanted to help when they heard about this situation for children in the city of Stavropol through a colleague who knew volunteers that worked with children. Financial support from PHCEU enabled organizing a new charity in 2008 that focused on providing direct support to the disadvantaged children of Stavropol — The Belaya Rosa Foundation.
Today, the Foundation provides support to more than 350 disadvantaged children in Stavropol. Ongoing support from PHCEU is used as directly as possible to make a difference in the lives of the children.
PHC Europe B.V.
Wheelchair Tennis Player
Marjolein Buis in action
Marjolein Buis is a successful Dutch professional wheelchair tennis player. At the age of 14 she was diagnosed with a connective tissue disease called the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in which the ligaments and tendons that hold joints together are too weak. With dedication, she threw herself into wheelchair tennis and soon became a champion. Her sporting highlights are her individual win of the Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros in 2016, and the gold medal in the doubles at the Paralympic Games in London. Her focus is now on the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020, where she wants to win that coveted medal for single games. PHCEU helps her to realize her dream as one of her sponsors.