We contribute to local communities through our business activities.
Stable Supply of Photovoltaic Generation Systems
A photovoltaic generation system using the GS Yuasa's lithium-ion batteries has been in operation at the Kushiro Town Toritoushi Wildland Photovoltaic Generation Plant in Hokkaido since April 2017.
When generating photovoltaic power, changes in natural conditions, such as sunshine hours and temperature, can lead to significant fluctuations in the power generated, while a major increase in the photovoltaic power load could reduce the quality of the system's power in terms of both voltage and frequency. For this reason, in Hokkaido, it is necessary to reduce output fluctuations by installing storage battery systems when connecting photovoltaic power generation to power systems. The GS Yuasa Group's lithium-ion battery system was installed at this plant as a key device to reduce power output fluctuations.
The Group continues to promote the use of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems in power generation and is aiming to contribute to creating sustainable local communities using renewable energy.
GS Yuasa Eco Art Contest for Elementary School Children
Since FY 2009, GS Yuasa Battery Ltd. has sponsored the GS Yuasa Eco Art Contest for Elementary School Children to give the pupils, who will become the young citizens in the future, an opportunity to express their thoughts on the global environment.
This contest program provides the opportunity for children and their families to come together and think about the environment. We plan to continue holding this event in the future.
Regional Contributions at GS Yuasa Siam Industry Ltd.
GS Yuasa Siam Industry Ltd. (GYSI), our group companies in Thailand, promotes local activities with a focus on community interaction.
In the past, the company implemented a number of programs that contributed to the local community. These programs include cleanups and fundraising for local elementary schools and temples, running an ice cream stall at an event for children (second Saturday in January), installing lights at an elementary school after shifting to LED lighting, holding factory tours for school students and sponsoring a long-distance race at an industrial park. This activity was recognized by the Thai government, garnering the CSR-DIW Award* for the second year running in 2017.
As a company rooted in the local community, GYSI also promotes interaction through education for local citizens that goes beyond donations and volunteering.
*The CSR-DIW Award is given by the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) in Thailand to companies that promote exceptional business activities that contribute to sustainable development and the local community.