June, 2020
Newsroom

Social Contributions to Prevent the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

Contributions to Local Communities and Society

We offer our deepest condolences to those who have lost their lives and loved ones during the novel coronavirus pandemic and extend our deepest sympathies to all affected people, their families, and others. We would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone working at the forefront of medical institutions and logistics to combat the novel coronavirus.

Isuzu will work to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and to ensure the safety of local communities through thorough management of employee safety in accordance with government policies. As of June 2020, Isuzu has taken the following measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and to help local communities that are required to engage in self-isolation/social distancing as a result of the declaration of a national state of emergency.

Donation of Masks and Raincoats to Fujisawa City and Tochigi City

As part of Isuzu's social contributions in local communities to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Isuzu donated masks (12,000/10,000 pieces respectively) and raincoats (120/100 pieces respectively) to Fujisawa City and Tochigi City, where Isuzu has production bases. We received letters of appreciation from Fujisawa City and Tochigi City for these efforts.

Plant Executive Agatsuma of the Fujisawa Plant (left) and Mayor Suzuki of Fujisawa City (right)
Plant Executive Kimura of the Tochigi Plant (left) and Mayor Okawa of Tochigi City (center)

Distribution of Slightly Acidic Electrolyzed Water

In April, when the declaration of a state of emergency was issued, there was a shortage of disinfectants due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. In order to ensure the thorough disinfection for safe operation of the plant, we introduced slightly acidic electrolyzed water devices that has disinfection effect.

At the same time, while we were evaluating social contributions to undertake in response to the coronavirus crisis, we received a request from Fujisawa City, in response to which we began distribution from April 24 of slightly acidic electrolyzed water to local residents at Isuzu Plaza, in the same way as at each facility in Fujisawa City. We were greatly encouraged by the words of gratitude from local residents.

Reference: Fujisawa City website

The Tochigi Plant also supplied slightly acidic electrolyzed water to Tochigi City, with distribution taking place at the Ohira General Branch Office in Tochigi City from May 18.

Reference: Tochigi City website

Large tanks for storing slightly acidic electrolyzed water.
Distribution at the plaza.
Many people stopped by to see the huge signboard that was set up.
Distribution also took place at the Ohira General Branch Office in Tochigi City from May 18.

Support for IP Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19

Isuzu has given its approval to the IP Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19. We have declared that we will not exercise patent, utility model, design and copyright rights for a certain period of time or require financial or other compensation for these with regards to activities for the sole purpose of ending the spread of novel coronavirus, including diagnosis, prevention, containment, and treatment of novel coronavirus.

Reference: IP Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19 Website

"Experience the Museum from Home!" Campaign Launched on the Isuzu Plaza Website

In April, following the declaration of a state of emergency in Japan, Isuzu Plaza provided content on its website to give people staying at home under self-isolation/social distancing rules the opportunity to get together with their families and take part in experiences currently unavailable to them so that they can make the most of their time. This includes the "Virtual Tour" and "Miniature World" videos (which use drones etc. to present the plaza and dioramas), "Coloring In" content, and more.

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Coloring-in sheet depicting the Erga Duo. These sheets can be printed out at home for your child or children to enjoy.
Even while the plaza is closed, you can still see it in the "Virtual Tour" and "Miniature World" videos.
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