How you can help us make a difference
Our Corporate Social Responsibility intent is to enable the Connected Future for communities in which we operate and is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Central to this are our people and our Heads, Hearts and Hands (HHH) program – where our people contribute their time, skills and efforts to make a real difference in the world. We encourage and support our people to use their expertise and, where possible, our technology to make a difference to their local communities.
We operate in three key areas: Connected Communities, Connected Conservation and Connected Education. Below are three examples of our global programs:
Qhubeka is a Nguni word that means ‘to carry on’, ’to progress’, ‘to move forward’. In Africa’s rural communities, people are often forced to walk long distances to access basic services like healthcare, schools, and shops. In fact, 500,000 children walk over 10km - or for over 60 minutes - to school every day. In these communities, bicycles can change lives. Globally, our employees contribute time and donations every year to change lives through bicycles and help build sustainable communities, improve education, and promote the health and wellbeing of children. Schools in these communities have reported a 59% improvement in the academic results of children who ride a bicycle to school.
Globally, through Connected Conservation, we align to solve critical environmental challenges with transformative technology. Together, we strive to make a difference, aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of life below water and life on land. We collaborate with conservation experts, funders, operators and parks, and leaders in next-generation technology, with the sole purpose of preserving wildlife and our natural heritage for the future. Our Connected Conservation projects began with the protection of rhinos in Africa and is now being extended to protecting other endangered species around the world.
In 2019, NTT began collaborating with Deakin University and Western Sydney University (WSU) on research projects to solve social challenges that are common between Australia and Japan. We both have ageing populations, which poses challenges for society, particularly in relation to healthcare and disability. Our collaborative vision is inspired by the Japanese societal transformation plan, ‘Society 5.0’, which explores how the development and access to disruptive technologies, such as connected healthcare, can transform and improve society. In order to realise this vision, several joint research projects have been established. These projects include research and development into communication between dementia patients, their family and other caregivers, as well as research and development on smart homes to ensure a safe and secure life for the elderly and the disabled.