Yokohama's U.S. HQ recognized for community contributions

Jan. 1, 2020
California's Fullerton Chamber of Commerce has bestowed its 2011 Presidents' Business Achievement Award to Yokohama. The salute annually recognizes firms for their innovation, entrepreneurship and citizenship.
California’s Fullerton Chamber of Commerce has bestowed its 2011 Presidents’ Business Achievement Award to Yokohama. The salute annually recognizes firms for their innovation, entrepreneurship and citizenship.

Yokohama has been a valuable member of the Fullerton business community for many years,” says Theresa Harvey, the chamber’s executive director. “Their community outreach, both with their charitable donations and their work on the Forever Forest event, really put them over the top.”

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” says Takao Oishi, Yokohama’s president and CEO.

“Service to society and stewardship of the environment are two hallmark values for Yokohama,” he adds, “and having our efforts validated by the award is truly gratifying.”

Yokohama, which won in the large-business category, has had its U.S. headquarters in Fullerton since 1986. The company was recognized for its numerous civic activities, including its Forever Forest initiative in which 500 trees were planted at its facility, and staffers conducted a tree-planting lesson at nearby Commonwealth Elementary School.

The initiative is part of a commitment by parent-firm Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. of Japan to plant some 500,000 trees around the world by its centennial anniversary in 2017.

The company was additionally recognized for its charitable donations to more than 20 causes, such as cancer research, family service organizations and the Japanese earthquake relief fund with the American Red Cross.

For more information, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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