In March 2012, the Committee on Corporate Philanthropy of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and 1% (One-Percent) Club, jointly published a document titled "Report on Relief Activities of the Business Community toward the People and Regions Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake — Efforts for Mutual Assistance by the Business Community —." The report was compiled based on a questionnaire survey conducted in the fall of 2011 that covered all the member companies and organizations of Keidanren.
The report shows the following five points as key characteristics of the relief efforts by the business community.
Keidanren believes that continued relief efforts by companies are the key to restore the affected areas. Furthermore, companies, using the most of their business characters, are expected to promote self-sustaining recovery of the local economies.
For the purpose of ensuring readiness for future large-scale natural disasters, it is necessary to enhance the functions to collect and provide information on relief needs, to establish a system for matching and to consider strengthening intermediary support organizations for NGOs. In addition, the central and local governments should implement laws and regulations in a flexible manner under emergent situations.