THK values its relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, investors, business partners (subcontractors and suppliers), employees, government administrators, and local communities. In 2018, our products and employees received the following awards from external public institutions.
The New Energy Foundation grants the New Energy Award for new products and activities to promote the introduction, widespread use, and understanding of new energy in society. In recognition of its significant role as a product promoting the widespread use of new energy, THK’s Model WLS Low-Torque Shaft Unit for Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines received the Chairman’s Award in the category of goods and services in 2018.
Hiroyuki Fujimoto from the Quality Assurance Section at the Yamaguchi plant has been in charge of calibrating and repairing all measuring instruments used at that plant since joining the company in 2000. In September 2018, he received an award from the chairman of the Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers in recognition of his efforts in the workplace.
In 2012, Vice President Sun at the THK Liaoning plant became a member of the Dalian People’s Political Consultative Conference for the Jinzhou New Area, a district under the administration of the city of Dalian. Every year since then, she has brought up proposals reflecting the desires of local citizens. In 2017, she proposed a strengthening of services for the elderly, which received the Jinzhou New Area’s seventh outstanding proposal award and was adopted by the city.