Contributing to the Community
Affiliations and Awards
Nikken maintains a sponsorship, professional or support relationship with numerous scientific, medical and charitable organizations worldwide. The company has also been acknowledged as a leader in helping to promote a healthy society.
Presidential Call to Service Award
Nikken has been recognized by the President of the United States for supporting a Healthy Society. In 2008 the company was honored with the President's Call to Service Award.
This distinction acknowledges the participation of Nikken toward, in its words, "building a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility." The award is conferred by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, given to individuals and groups in appreciation for serving the community and country.
Magnetic Health Science Foundation
In 1994 Nikken established the Magnetic Health Science Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. To date Nikken has contributed in excess of $7 million in funding the foundation's studies related to the application of magnetic technology in science and medicine.
To learn more about Magnetic Health Science Foundation, click here. (in Japanese)
University of California, Irvine
In 2003 Nikken made an endowment of $2 million to the University of California, Irvine Medical Center for a renovated, state-of-the-art facility named the Nikken Imaging Center. This included the procurement of advanced diagnostic equipment and support of imaging research. The gift also assisted in the construction of new hospital facilities at the Medical Center.
To learn more about University of California, Irvine, click here.
The Bioelectromagnetics Society
In addition to support contributed by the company, Nikken management and staff including Chairman T. Watanabe regularly participate in the annual conferences held by the Bioelectromagnetics Society. The Bioelectromagnetics Society is an independent organization dedicated to advancing the science of natural and applied electromagnetic fields.
To learn more about The Bioelectromagnetics Society, click here.
Fundraising initiatives undertaken by Nikken have been successful in providing financial support to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that enriches the lives of children with serious medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Nikken has assisted the foundation in making a positive difference in the lives of these children and their families.
To learn more about Make-A-Wish Foundation, click here.
The Hunger Project
Nikken has been involved with The Hunger Project, a nonprofit institution dedicated to eradicating hunger and making improvements in infrastructure in countries throughout the Third World. Through the contributions of Nikken and others, The Hunger Project has been of material success in alleviating the distress of millions worldwide.
To learn more about The Hunger Project, click here.
Nikken has contributed support to Autism Speaks, the group dedicated to funding biomedical research toward the cause, prevention, treatment and cure for a condition that is diagnosed in 1 in 166 individuals each year. Following the introduction of the Nikken TriPhase® Sport Bracelet, Autism Speaks received a direct donation representing 10% of the retail price of every bracelet purchased.
To learn more about Autism Speaks, click here.
The National Trust
Nikken United Kingdom matched funds raised through its distributors for donation to the National Trust, a non-government charitable organization dedicated to the historic preservation and protection of the coastline, countryside and buildings of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
To learn more about The National Trust, click here.
Other Ways Nikken is Working to Build a Healthy Society
Supporting a Healthy Society includes respect for the Earth. Nikken is dedicated to minimizing our environmental impact and conserving natural resources. Click here to learn more.