Support of United Nations World Food Programme
Since 2007, ID Group is supporting United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). It is the only United Nations food aid agency working towards a world free of hunger and poverty. One in eleven people in the world still lives in a situation where they do not have enough food, therefore we are working with the goal of breaking the chain of hunger and poverty. ID Group will keep supporting United Nations WFP!
Official partner of the SAILING Team JAPAN operated by the Japan Sailing Federation
Sailing will be an event at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2021. The ID Group and its volunteer employees hold activities such as support for strengthening the Japanese sailing team, assistance for the operation of competitions, and cleanup activities on coastlines which are the site of international competitions.
By supporting the SAILING Team JAPAN, the ID Group dedicates to the creation of an exciting future together with fans.
Sponsorship of Venture Café Tokyo, a community for promoting innovation
Venture Café was established as a gathering place for innovators including entrepreneurs, investors, and researchers. The café seeks to construct an ecosystem for creating innovation, as well as to promote and enhance the creative process. Venture Café is currently operated in six cities throughout the world, with a focus on Europe and America.
As a corporation that promotes innovation, the ID Group supports the operation of Venture Café Tokyo. Furthermore, by cooperating with entities who are expected to discover seeds of innovation and create synergy with the Group’s businesses, we contribute to the growth of our businesses and the creation of innovation from Japan.
Support for mine clearance activities
The ID Group supports activities in the Republic of Palau held by the Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS).
JMAS started activities in 2002 beginning with clearing of unexploded ordnances from Cambodia. In four countries throughout the world, JMAS handles and cooperates in the clearance of mines, unexploded ordnances, etc., to aid regions and people who suffer due to explosives, etc. JMAS also provides technical education to contribute to autonomous activities in the affected regions.
JMAS Palau is staffed by about ten people. Staff members handle on-site treatment of explosives. Although Palau has the image of a peaceful tourist destination, it was the site of fierce battles during World War Two. It is said that 2,800 tons of bombs were dropped on Palau during the war. Explosive remnants of war (ERW) have been found on more than 200 islands in Palau. Even today, the majority of those ERW still remain aboveground, underground, or in the ocean. Also, more than 30 large Japanese naval ships are sunk in the ocean near Palau.
From 2016, shallow water surveys were held to investigate the position, condition, etc., of the sunken ships. Processing of ERW in the surveyed sunken ships and shallow water areas began from 2018. In 2019, there are plans to process ERW from the Urakami Maru and perform active work to repair oil leakages from the Amatsu Maru, two Japanese naval ships that remain sunken in Malakal Bay.
The ID Group will continue to support JMAS activities for improving the marine environment.