Policies and Regulations
OLC Group Policy on Community Action Programs (Established August 2008)
The OLC Group seeks to engage in community action programs that focus on the positive development of children, our hope for the future, as a means of creating healthy and happy families, regions and communities.
○Programs fostering the positive development of children
The OLC Group will support programs that “nurture the heart” in children to help develop intellectual curiosity and consideration for others.
○Programs that support children
The OLC Group will support programs that provide assistance to children who have been placed at a disadvantage for various reasons.
Actions and Performances
Activities to Support Children’s Development in the Local Community
As part of our effort to support children’s development in the local community, the OLC Group offers work experience programs and travels to schools to host classes. Our employees also help run local events as volunteers. We treasure such opportunities for our employees to come together with the people in the community.
In-school Dance Class in Urayasu-City Junior High Schools
Since FY 2007, the OLC Group has hosted classes at junior high schools in Urayasu City.
Dance became mandatory for first- and second-year junior high school students in FY 2012. In response, in-school dance classes began in FY 2013.
The program aims at supporting the education of children in local communities by providing dance classes to municipal schools in Urayasu city, with the OLC Group’s unique human resources and skills.
In FY 2019, a choreographer and four dancers, held dance classes for approximately 230 first-year students at Horie Junior High School in October 2019 and for approximately 160 first-year students at Takasu Junior High School in November 2019. Both are municipal schools in Urayasu City.
Comments from students included: “It was fun to create new dances and dance together with friends” and “Through dancing, I realized how important it is to work as a team.” Teacher feedback included, “Dancing seemed to have taught the students the value of communication and helped them tackle difficulties”
The OLC Group’s Work Experience Program, We Make Happiness
Since FY 2005, the OLC Group has hosted the “OLC Group Work Experience Program – We Make Happiness” in conjunction with the career education initiatives implemented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
In November 2019, 38 second-year students from Irifune Junior High School and 48 second-year from Tomioka Junior High School, both municipal schools in Urayasu City, tried their hand at a total of 16 types of jobs including decorating, answering phone calls, preparing for fires and earthquakes, working at the Ikspiari information center and cinema, and making beds at hotels.
The students’ feedback included: “I learned that I can work safely and efficiently by taking the next action into account,” and “Smiles and communication makes it easier to work.” Trainers at each workplace commented, “We were hoping to convey to the students how happiness can be created, but conversely, the students delivered happiness to us. We were glad that they understood the importance of putting themselves in others’ shoes, a policy we were given the chance to reaffirm.”
Supporting Community Events
The OLC Group supports various events held in Urayasu City such as, lending our facilities for use as the venue for the city’s official Coming-of-Age Day ceremony for 20 year olds.
In FY 2019, we helped host Play Time for Families: Smiles and Dreams 2019 (August), the Urayasu City Sports Fair (October; cancelled due to a typhoon), the Urayasu Citizens’ Festival (October), and the Tokyo Bay Urayasu City Marathon (February).
Also, we donate candles at our hotels to the Urayasu City welfare center, where they reuse them to make handmade candles for sale. We utilize our internal network (intranet) to provide information about the volunteer opportunities for our employees, such as cleaning up the city, or assistance at kindergarten or nursery-school field days in Urayasu City. We cherish the opportunity to work together with the people of the community.
Cooperation in Urayasu City’s Coming-of-Age Day Ceremony
Tokyo Disney Resort
As part of its efforts to contribute to the local community, Oriental Land Co., Ltd., has provided Tokyo Disneyland as the venue for Urayasu City’s Coming-of-Age ceremony since 2002.
On January 13, 2020, the Urayasu City Coming-of-Age Day ceremony was held in Tokyo Disneyland’s Showcase. This year’s theme was, “Gather, Connect, Create — First step toward a Smiling Future.” The arrival into adulthood of 1,677 young people was officially recognized in the ceremony.
On behalf of the new adults, youth representatives delivered speeches, expressing their appreciation and resolve, saying, “As we live in a time where people interact in diverse ways, we are determined to move forward by respecting our differences as unique characteristics and supporting and cooperating with each other.”
Supporting Local Community amid COVID-19 Pandemic
On March 25, 2020, we donated 14,000 pieces of baked chocolate crunch sold at our Theme Parks to Urayasu City’s public elementary and junior high school students to cheer them up during the school closure amid the COVID-19 crisis. The confectionery was handed out to each child on the last day of their school term, with a letter attached for their parents, saying, “We sincerely hope that the current situation will be resolved and your school life full of fun and hope will be resumed as soon as possible.” In addition, on May 1 and 8, 2020, as part of our efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we donated 10,000 units of rainwear to Chiba Prefecture and another 5,000 units to Urayasu City, that can be used as protective clothing for healthcare workers being pointed out of its shortage at the time.