Contributing to Local Communities
Collaborations with local governments and corporations
We believe that one of our important missions is to contribute to the creation of employment opportunities and the development of local communities. SECOM seeks to solve social issues by collaborating with partners such as the national government, local governments, corporations, NGOs, and NPOs.
Collaborations with local governments
Agreement with Shibuya Ward
In August 2016, SECOM executed the “Shibuya Social Action Partner Agreement” with Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, the location of our head office. The agreement establishes a partnership for solving a variety of social issues such as disaster preparedness.
SECOM and Shibuya Ward cooperate in a wide range of endeavors such as support for urban development with a high level of disaster prevention, health promotion for a super-aged society, and activities for raising awareness of a diverse society. SECOM cooperates with the community to create an even more appealing ward for all of those who are living, working, and enjoying entertainment in Shibuya.
Main activities in 2019
- Participated in SHIBUYA BOSAI FES
For four consecutive years, SECOM has sponsored SHIBUYA BOSAI FES, comprehensive disaster-prevention training in Shibuya Ward, and operated a booth, thus contributing to raising awareness for disaster-preparedness in the community.
- Participated in a disaster-prevention map creation workshop
SECOM participated in a workshop to create the “SHIBUYA OK!? MAP,” a disaster-prevention map for visitors.
- Concluded an AED installation agreement with Shibuya Ward and SEVEN-ELEVEN JAPAN
SECOM concluded an agreement with Shibuya Ward and SEVEN-ELEVEN JAPAN CO., LTD., also a Shibuya Social Action Partner, for promoting creation of a safe and secure society through the installation of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in convenience stores. With this agreement, we introduced the SECOM AED On-line Package Service at a total of 67 7-ELEVEN stores in Shibuya Ward in April 2020 and provided workshops on AED use to store staff. This service enables the use of AEDs at any time during 7-ELEVEN store hours, making it possible to speedily administer life-saving aid.
Concluded an AED installation agreement with Shibuya Ward and SEVEN-ELEVEN JAPAN
A sticker with a logo indicates stores with AEDs
Agreement with Toshima Ward
In June 2018, SECOM completed an agreement with Toshima Ward, Tokyo on safe and secure urban development by the community. Since then, we have installed AEDs in a total of 61 FamilyMart convenient stores within the ward.
Toshima Ward is home to Ikebukuro Station, one of Japan’s largest terminal stations. It is predicted that even more people will gather in Toshima Ward in the future, a possibility that creates the need for urban development for an even more secure lifestyle.
SECOM cooperates in the “safe and secure urban development” project undertaken by Toshima Ward. We support community crime-prevention activities and disaster-prevention training, as well as promote first response at events. We plan to install more than 20 additional AEDs in FamilyMart stores in the ward during fiscal 2020.
Agreement with Sapporo City
In June 2018, the Hokkaido Regional Headquarters of SECOM and Sapporo City executed a “consumer lifestyle supporter” memorandum.
This is a system that corporations, organizations, and individuals register as supporters who cooperate with Sapporo City to conduct monitoring activities and awareness-raising activities aimed at early detection and advance preparation of unscrupulous business practices that target the elderly and people with disabilities. Our Hokkaido Regional Headquarters was registered as the first official supporter in the security industry and promotes these activities.
In order to prevent consumers from being victimized, SECOM works to raise awareness through employees’ education and distributing of leaflets to customers.
SECOM cooperates in the “consumer lifestyle supporter” system of Sapporo City
Collaborations with corporations and foundations
Mutual agreement for cooperation in the event of disasters with AEON
In November 2018, SECOM signed a mutual agreement with AEON Co., Ltd. for cooperation in the event of disasters.
By signing this agreement with AEON, which has been approved as a designated public institution* by the Cabinet Office, we have established a system that can quickly collect information on the affected areas in the event of a disaster, and respond quickly to provide recovery and reconstruction. In this way, the agreement allows us to contribute further to local communities.
- Designated public institution: An organization designated under the Disaster Countermeasures Basic Act that carries out rapid restoration of lifeline services and transportation of relief supplies, etc., in response to a request from the government in the event of a disaster.
Agreement with the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
In February 2019, SECOM and SECOM Medical System Co., Ltd. signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement with the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC) to improve health and medical services.
On April 1, 2019, the NCVC began operations of the Open Innovation Center (OIC), a joint research center to promote the development of cutting-edge medicine and medical technology through collaboration between industry and academia.
The agreement is related to the joint research and system construction at the OIC and aims to make the center a leader globally and domestically. We will work to build a regional medical cooperation model that provides total support for people’s health.
SECOM Medical System Co., Ltd. held deliberations on joint research during fiscal 2019, completed its move to the center in 2020, and began research in the first quarter.
Community interaction by the rugby team “SECOM Rugguts”
Holding rugby clinics
As part of activities to support reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the SECOM rugby team “SECOM Rugguts” has held a “rugby clinic” in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture since 2011. The clinic aims to encourage children living in the Tohoku region.
The rugby clinic conveys the enjoyment of rugby and provides a teamwork experience to children in a wide range of age groups from elementary school to high school. In July 2019, the clinic was led by 11 players from the SECOM Rugguts and two additional staff members. It was attended by about 30 high school students and about 60 elementary students.
In their home ground in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture, the SECOM Rugguts conduct a variety of activities to deepen bonds with local residents. For example, the team organizes the “Rugguts Day” event, where local residents can learn about the SECOM Rugguts and experience rugby. The team also holds tag rugby classes and participates in events held by Sayama City.
In September 2019, the team captain was appointed “police chief for a day” by the Sayama Police Station and participated in the kickoff ceremony of the autumn nationwide campaign for traffic safety. At the end of fiscal 2019, two team members participated in income tax filing-and-paying PR activities as tax payment PR representatives for the Tokorozawa Tax Office.
In 2020, we were not able to carry out community interaction activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we will explore new ways to continue our community activities, going forward.
Rugby clinics held in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake
The captain of the SECOM Rugguts (left) calls for traffic safety, as the Sayama Police Station’s “police chief for a day”
Held Rugguts Day at SECOM rugby field in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture
Participants: Approx. 230 people, mostly families living in Sayama City
Held a rugby clinic in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture
Participants: 30 high school students and 60 elementary school students
Held a tag rugby class as the third activity of the Junior Leaders Elementary Course in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture
Participants: 30 elementary and junior high school students
The captain of the Rugguts was appointed “police chief for a day” by the Sayama Police Station in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture
Held a tag rugby class at Takasago Elementary School, Urawa Ward, Saitama City
Participants: Approximately 40 elementary school students
Served as tax payment PR representatives for the Tokorozawa Tax Office in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture
Activities for preventing cybercrime
Joint countermeasures with the Metropolitan Police Department
In June 2013, Secom Trust Systems Co., Ltd. executed an agreement for joint countermeasures against cybercrime with the Metropolitan Police Department. The agreement defines mutual cooperation in operations such as identifying cybercrime and preventing damage. Per the agreement, Secom Trust Systems is working to ensure early ascertainment for the status of damage caused by cybercrime and to prevent damage from spreading.
Cybercrime is increasing in sophistication and complexity, and is difficult to notice when damage has occurred. Moreover, even if damage is recognized, expert knowledge and skills are necessary to assess the status of damage, which hinders reports to the police and identification of incidents as crime. All these factors interfere with the prevention of cybercrime.
As well as identifying the existence of cybercrime damage at customers, Secom Trust Systems provides support for preventing the expansion of damage and fast recovery of business activities, and business services which operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in order to help strengthen security measures for preventing cybercrime damage.
Cooperation with the Japan Cybercrime Control Center
SECOM cooperates with the Japan Cybercrime Control Center (JC3), a non-profit corporation dedicated to resolving threats in cyberspace.
The Japan Cybercrime Control Center accumulates and shares experiences with industry, academia, and government in resolving threats in cyberspace and serves as a new cooperative framework for more effective exercising of investigation rights by the police, as well as enabling pre-emptive/comprehensive response to threats.
Cooperation with INTERPOL to strengthen global measures against cybercrime
In order to confront the threats of cybercrime, SECOM cooperates with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) through activities such as providing technical support and dispatching employees.
In 2015, INTERPOL founded the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) in Singapore. The IGCI provides support for cybercrime investigations to police agencies of IGCI member nations, promotes innovation, and holds education/training on cybercrime.
Since the establishment of the IGCI, SECOM has provided technical support for crime-prevention measures in new fields such as the dark web* and crypto assets. Since 2018, SECOM has dispatched employees to conduct surveys/research on how AI, IoT, robotics, and other new technology can be maliciously used in crime, as well as how that technology can be used for preventing crime and making arrests.
- Dark web: A highly anonymous and secretive cyberspace which can only be accessed by using anonymizing software. The dark web is maliciously used by criminals who engage in unlawful transactions of illegal drugs, firearms, fake IDs, etc.