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NYK Group Staff Members Participate in Sixth Beach-Cleaning Event

May 24, 2013

On May 18, the NYK Group, in collaboration with the Kanagawa Coastal Environmental Foundation,* conducted its “Sixth Beach Cleaning @ Shonan” at Katase Kaigan Higashihama Beach in the Shonan region of Kanagawa Prefecture.
The NYK Group, which has a special affinity for the sea, decided to organize this opportunity for its staff members so that they could contemplate the importance of the environment while participating in an activity to help clean the seashore. The day was windy, but sunny skies and moderate temperatures prevailed as staff members from 14 NYK Group companies, along with family members and friends — a total of 104 adults and children — gathered at the beach to pick up garbage and cigarette butts.
Through this activity, the participants learned much about their connection with the environment and participant comments included the following: “I would like to continue to participate in not only beach cleaning but also other local beautification activities;” “This beach is far from my house and it was hard to get here, but I was happy to be able to do what I could do.” In the end, the participants could realize their own affinity with the sea.
The NYK Group promises to work positively as a good corporate citizen on activities that contribute to our society.
* Kanagawa Coastal Environmental Foundation
The Kanagawa Coastal Environmental Foundation promotes the beautification of the seashore, mainly around Sagami Bay, through its beach-cleaning service, not to mention a number of other coastal beautification activities by providing education, conducting research, and supporting related organizations.
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