The AGC Group's CSR
For Society

3. The Asahi Glass Foundation and
the Asahi Glass Scholarship Foundation

The AGC Group's Approach

Science and Technology Research Funding and Awarding the Blue Planet Prize, an International Award for Global Environmental Contribution

The Asahi Glass Foundation

The Asahi Glass Foundation was originally established as the Asahi Foundation for Chemical Industry Promotion in 1933, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. Today, the foundation is mainly engaged in two activities: funding research in innovative scientific and technological fields, and awarding the Blue Planet Prize to people or organizations that make significant contributions to solving environmental problems.

The Asahi Glass Foundation has created the Environmental Doomsday Clock to indicate the level of concern that global environmental problems pose for the future of humankind. The time shown on the clock is announced every year, based on the results of a survey of relevant experts on the severity of global environmental problems and their potential impact on our future.

The AGC Group's Approach

Providing Support to Outstanding Students in Need of Financial Assistance

The Asahi Glass Scholarship Foundation

The Asahi Glass Scholarship Foundation was established in 1957 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Asahi Glass Company. Since then, the Foundation has given scholarships to outstanding students in need of financial assistance. In 1990, it broadened the range of students eligible for scholarships to international students, as well as those from Japan. In addition, the Foundation has been offering assistance to high school students from communities damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake since 2012.

Study tour for international students
Study tour for international students

Scholarship Targets

Scholarship target Details
Japanese students Master's and doctoral students enrolled at 20 designated universities in Japan
International students Master's and doctoral students from the Kingdom of Thailand, the Republic of Indonesia, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Korea enrolled at 28 designated universities in Japan
High school students

Students affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and enrolled at 11 designated high schools in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures (scholarship paid during high school or after graduation, in the case of further study at university or elsewhere)

  • The applications period for this scholarship has ended.
  • Applications for both graduate and high school students are accepted through their schools and universities. No applications are accepted directly from individuals.

Endowment

5.08 billion yen

Directors and Councilors

Chairman & Representative Director: Kazuhiko Ishimura
Representative Director: Shinichi Kawakami

Scholarship Funds Disbursed

Scholarships for Japanese Students

FY Number of scholarship recipients Amount disbursed
2012 65 56 million yen
2013 67 59 million yen
2014 67 59 million yen
2015 64 54 million yen
2016 62 53 million yen
Cumulative totals (to date) 3,746 2.3 billion yen

Scholarships for International Students

FY Number of scholarship recipients Amount disbursed
2012 22 25 million yen
2013 24 28 million yen
2014 28 30 million yen
2015 29 31 million yen
2016 30 34 million yen
Cumulative totals (to date) 234 464 million yen

Great East Japan Earthquake Scholarship

FY Number of scholarship recipients Amount disbursed
2012 72 16 million yen
2013 84 20 million yen
2014 97 23 million yen
2015 88 22 million yen
2016 61 16 million yen
Cumulative totals (to date) 115 97 million yen

The AGC Group's Approach

Providing Support to High School and University Students in Thailand and Indonesia

The Asahi Glass Thailand Foundation and the Asahi Glass Indonesia Foundation

The Asahi Glass Company marked its 75th anniversary by establishing the Asahi Glass Thailand Foundation and the Asahi Glass Indonesia Foundation. Asahi Glass has a long history of conducting business in Thailand and Indonesia, and currently maintains large-scale operations in both countries. From the time of their establishment, the two foundations were primarily involved in providing assistance to Thai and Indonesian students for study abroad in Japan. In 1990, however, in consideration of the steep appreciation of the yen, those activities were transferred to the Asahi Glass Scholarship Foundation. At present, the Asahi Glass Thailand Foundation and the Asahi Glass Indonesia Foundation are mainly devoted to providing scholarships to high school and university students in their respective countries.

Thailand
Organization name Asahi Glass Thailand Foundation
Founded March 1984
Assets of endowment 5,032 million baht (approximately 17 million yen) (as of the end of 2015)
Directors Managing Director: Takashi Matsuoka (President of AGC Flat Glass (Thailand) Public, Co. Ltd.)
Activities Providing scholarship funds to university and high school students in Thailand
Scholarship
funds disbursed in
FY 2015
●University students: 4
A total of 48,000 baht (approximately 170,000 yen)
Indonesia
Organization name Asahi Glass Indonesia Foundation
Founded July 1983
Assets of endowment 1,019 million rupiah (approximately 9 million yen) (as of the end of 2015)
Directors Chairman of the Board of Director: Manpei Chiyoda
(President of Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk)
Activities Providing scholarship funds to university and high school
students in Indonesia
Scholarship funds disbursed in FY 2015 ●University students: 145 million rupiah to 54 students
●High-school students: 58 million rupiah to 40 students
A total of 202 million rupiah (approximately 1.84 million yen)