SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION
SAKURA COLOR PRODUCTS CORPORATION promotes environmental conservation activities and continued quality control for the future of our children and our planet.
SAKURA strives to bring about a prosperous society for the children who will make up the next generation through social impact, independent technology, and product development, based on our motto of contributing to education and culture.
SUSTAINABILITY GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Quality and Environment Policy
Sakura strives to prevent environmental pollution and to harmonize our global corporate activities with the global environment, in compliance with quality standards, laws, and regulations.
Improving awareness and knowledge
Through education and training for each employee, we will strive to improve their awareness and knowledge of, and the importance of, quality and the environment.
SAKURA COLOR PRODUCTS CORPORATION OSAKA FACTORY and obtained ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems certification in 2000 for systems that help reduce the impact on the environment through business activities, products, and services.
We also obtained the international standard for quality, ISO9001 Quality Management Systems certification, in 2013.
In 2016 we completed migration to the amended 2015 editions of ISO9001 and ISO14001.SHANGHAI SAKURA STATIONERY CO., LTD has obtained ISO9001 certification, the international standard for quality.
Plastic Tubes Declaration, Laminated Tubes Declaration
Lead tubes have long been used for oil and watercolor paints. However, Lead has become a toxicity concern and consumers needed other options. In 1995, SAKURA led the industry in switching to plastic tubes made from polyethylene resin.
Moreover, we also developed laminated tubes for paints that same year. Laminated tubes are tubes coated in multiple layers of synthetic resin sandwiching aluminum.
SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION GUIDING PRINCIPLES
SAKURA encourages art education for children of all ages, as well as providing resources to teachers who are developing the next generation of artists and creative thinkers.
Sakura supports art exhibitions and public interests that create rich humanity and culture for those who are interested in lifelong learning beyond school education.
Support for Art Education
We carry out study and provide support for teaching materials at the “Study Conference on Art and Design Expression, Arts and Crafts”, aimed at pupils from kindergarten to middle school, and “the Art Education Early Childhood Formative Arts Research Meeting”, aimed at kindergarten pupils.
Collaboration with Art Exhibitions
We work closely with “the Japan National Education Art Exhibition”.
The Japan National Education Art Exhibition got its start in 1922, and today is run by “the Japan Society for the Promotion of Art Education”, a public interest incorporated foundation.
Schools from kindergartens, nursery schools, elementary schools, middle schools, and even special needs schools are invited to participate on a school-by-school basis, and awards are given to both outstanding works and schools.