Our contributions to society
Since its founding as a pioneering company in the interpreting industry, Simul has provided wide-ranging support for activities that go beyond individual countries and languages and actively engaged in initiatives for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We established a non-profit organization in 2005 and since 2007 we have been actively involved as a member of the community in jointly sponsoring university research and international exchange activities. We have also focused on activities for raising awareness of the positive social role and appeal of interpreting and translation through workplace tours, job experiences, and career guidance for students.
Main CSR activities
Establishment and administrative support of the NPO Center for the advancement of interpreting skills
Simul devoted an all-out effort to establishing the specified nonprofit corporation Center for the Advancement of Interpreting Skills (CAIS), which is helping to advance the entire interpreting industry.
CAIS was founded to pursue the interests not only of those aiming to become interpreters and those already active as interpreters, but also of those who receive interpreting services. To these ends, it conducts interpreting skill training, Test of Business Interpreting Skills, and a variety of other activities. By continuing with our full backing of CAIS, Simul will contribute to the advancement of the interpreting industry, which provides vital support for international activities in this globally networked era.
Backing for university symposiums
Simul sponsors or cooperates with lecture events and symposiums that include interpreting services, and that are hosted by universities or student-centered organizations, with the aim of providing more students with the opportunity to appreciate the usefulness of interpreting. Through our symposium support, we are contributing to the advancement of research activities in Japan and the world, and to international exchange among young people.
Sponsorship / cooperation to date
- The University of Tokyo
- Ochanomizu University
- Chiba University
- Kobe University
- Hiroshima University
- Hosei University
- Dokkyo University
- Waseda University
- Akita International University
- Aoyama Gakuin University
- International University of Health and Welfare
- Doshisha University
- Ritsumeikan University
- Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Yokohama National University
- Nagoya University
- Osaka University
- Sophia University
- Kitasato University
- Komazawa University
- Keio University
- Rikkyo University
- Meiji University
- Tamagawa University
- Nanzan University
- EUIJ Kansai
Social Responsibility of the Simul Group
As a member of society, both in Japan and overseas, the Simul Group will formulate Group policies to ensure that we positively promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and act responsibly in our management activities, taking full account of social justice and the environment.
We will respect fundamental human rights at all times and will not take any actions that discriminate in any way based on race, ethnicity, religion, creed, nationality, birthplace, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, or disability.
We will strive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and further the realization of a carbon neutral society as soon as possible. We will also take measures to prevent the waste of resources such as paper, water and electricity, reduce waste, and promote recycling.
We will respect interpreters, translators, and partner companies as our partners and aim to develop together with them.
In all of our corporate activities, we will prohibit the provision or use of any materials or services offered through human trafficking, forced labor, or child labor.
In all related transactions, we will prohibit the provision, receipt, promise, request or application for any money or goods or other improper benefits for the purpose of inappropriately influencing management or business execution.
We will reject any relationships with organized crime groups, companies or persons related to organized crime groups, or any other anti-social forces.
We will eliminate excessive overtime work and exploitative labor, prevent all forms of harassment, and create a safe and comfortable work environment for all our employees.
We will comply with all labor laws and regulations and respect the rights of our employees.
To ensure that our employees can continue working while choosing from diverse workstyles, we will provide various support systems, such as child care leave, nursing care leave, shorter working hours, and telecommuting.
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