NYK Recognized for Its Charity Run and Walk for Second Consecutive Year

December 20, 2018

For a second consecutive year, NYK has been selected as a Tokyo Sports Promotion Company* by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and a Sports Yell Company by the Japan Sports Agency in recognition of the company’s sponsorship of an in-house charity run and walk event from September to November.

The event was first held last year to promote employee charity engagement and health awareness. During the designated period, participants could take part in a running lesson given by a professional trainer in collaboration with the NYK health promotion project, and seals representing distance achieved were then placed in the cargo space of a drawing of a large ship posted in a common area of the company.

Last year, the event was limited to head office employees, who ran around a scenic 5 kilometer loop that borders Tokyo’s Imperial Palace grounds. But this year, employees from the NYK Group companies and branch offices were invited to join, and distance walked was also counted. More than 200 staff members ended up participating, and a total distance amounting to over 20,000 kilometers was covered, “fully loading” 12 ship drawings with seals of achievement, 10 more ships than last year.

The collected participation fee, along with a matching gift from NYK corresponding to the total distance, was then donated to Médecins Sans Frontières Japon,***

NYK will continue this event to contribute to employee health and raise awareness of social contributions.

* Tokyo Sports Promotion Company
A program created by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to recognize companies implementing initiatives to promote sports activities benefiting employees and providing support in the field of sports.

** Sports Yell Company
A program created by the Japan Sports Agency to certify corporations in recognition of proactive engagement in sporting activities intended to promote the health of their employees.

*** Médecins Sans Frontières Japon (MSFJ)
Médecins Sans Frontières is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization established in 1971. Médecins Sans Frontières Japon (MSFJ) was established in 1992.

- Reference
Announcement on May 22, 2018, “NYK Recognized as a Tokyo Sports Promotion Company,”

Lobby of Yusen Building
Nagoya branch office

  The ships with full cargo


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