Environmental and Social Contributions
Social Contribution Activities
The MISUMI Group continues to be active in contributing to society through student manufacturing support, environmental management activities and cooperation with cultural activities.
Student Manufacturing Support Activities
The MISUMI Group supports student groups that participate in contests with self-made automobiles or robots. We cast a wide net for interested participant–from universities to community colleges, technical schools and industrial vocational high school–and provide MISUMI parts based on the motivation expressed by student groups interested in manufacturing and contests. In FY2013, we provided support to more than 100 student groups. The students flip through the pages of MISUMI catalogs, which offer an abundance of product lineups, and can experience placing an order using our WOS (Web Order System), just as a designer would.
The MISUMI Group abides by the corporate philosophy of being a behind-the-scenes supporter of the world's manufacturing activities and would like to be actively involved in helping students who will grow to be important talent working in the manufacturing industry.
The MISUMI Art Collection
Exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Over the past few years, MISUMI has lent works from the MISUMI Art Collection 19 times under special arrangements with galleries holding contemporary American art exhibitions. This acclaimed and highly distinctive collection focuses on contemporary American art, whose proponents eschewed European influences after World War II to break new stylistic ground. That spirit coincides with the MISUMI Group's corporate philosophy of constantly pursuing innovation.
Moving forward, we plan to continue to circulate art works on loan in response to demand from museums in other areas as well.