Friday, 2014 September 19
OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part NYK-FIL’s business operations.
Since our establishment, it has become our mission to provide our crew excellent maritime training that is focused on technical competence, safety, and environmental protection. Having well-trained and safety-conscious seafarers manning vessels is the key in keeping life at sea and the oceans safe.
Through the years, we have remained true to this commitment as part of being a good corporate citizen.
We are also committed in making positive contributions to the seafaring and ship manning industries.
The establishment of the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA) in 2005 is one of the biggest contributions of NYK-FIL to the Philippine maritime industry. The school was the company’s proactive response to the challenge facing the industry, i.e., declining quality of maritime education which puts into question the quality of seafarers being produced.
The academy, situated in Canlubang, Laguna, envisions itself to be the world’s center of excellence in core education based on the highest ideals of human resource development and maritime education.
With NTMA, we would like to help uplift the quality of maritime education in the country and thereby maintain the dominance of the Philippines in the international maritime industry.
We have assisted well-meaning groups in projects aimed at alleviating and improving the living conditions of our fellow Filipinos.
NYK-TDG Home for Street Children & Mother Theresa Scholarship Program & College Scholarship
NYK-FIL along with the other companies under the TDG Ship Management Division (SMD) through the NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation (NTFF) has been providing for the educational needs of the NYK-TDG Home for Street Children who are studying at various levels.
One of these children is Joel Reataza
who has stayed at the home since 1996. A graduate of BS Marine Transportation in 2010, J
oel will soon realize his dream of becoming a professional seafarer in one of our vessels.
We also support the Mother Teresa Scholarship Program & College Scholarship Program which provides educational assistance by paying for the tuition fees of the scholars. One of them, Elaine D. Timbang, is now a registered nurse
Assistance to Victims of Typhoons and other Calamities
• Typhoon Ondoy & Pepeng, 2009
On 26 September 2009, tropical storm Ondoy (international name: Ketsana) hit the Philippines particularly Luzon island and many parts of the nation's capital Metro Manila, bringing heavy and continuous rains that resulted to massive flooding, landslides, damages to properties and deaths. NYK-FIL responded by making an accounting of all staff and crew’s families residing in the affected areas to ascertain their situation and safety.
A few days later, tropical storm Pepeng (international name: Parma) worsened the already-dire situation.
NYK Line and NYK-FIL donated financial assistance to members of the NYK family who became victims of the typhoons, which includes affected crew and their families as well as land-based employees of NYK-FIL and NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA). Affected NYK-FIL land-based and seabased staff were also offered interest-free loans.
On-the-Job Trainees of the company participated in a clean-up drive program of the Department of Labor and Employment to areas affected by the typhoons. The area assigned to NYK-FIL was the V. Mapa High School in Manila.
• Typhoon Frank, 2008
In 2008, NYK-FIL employees together with other TDG employees joined in raising funds and donations for the victims of typhoon Frank in IloIlo that struck in June 2008. The initiative was part of a similar social responsibility undertaking of employees of NYK Line (Tokyo) who also made donations.
• Mudslide, 2006
In February 2006, tragedy struck the province of Southern Leyte when heavy downpour eroded a portion of the slope of Mt. Can-abag which caused the mudslide that covered 90% of Barangay Guisaugon. More than 300 houses and an elementary school were buried which resulted to the loss of lives.
NYK-FIL supported the rehabilitation of the landslide victims at the said town by providing financial assistance to the survivors and donating to the Philippine National Red Cross. Through NYK-FIL, one of its Principals, Taiheiyo Kaiun Kaisha also donated an amount for the victims.
Active Support to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Since 2004, our Crew Morale and Welfare Department has been supporting the government’s “anti-piracy” campaign. By not accepting pirated CDs, VCDs/ DVDs, and books without copyright to be sent onboard, the intellectual property rights of artists are protected.
"Pasyal Aral sa Intramuros" Program of Intramuros Administration
We have been active in supporting the Intramuros Administration’s annual Children’s Tour Program Pasyal Aral sa Intramuros by donating food and other logistical support for an average of 300 students and teachers since 2007.