We’ve always been concerned about our impact on the world. So much so that our Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR - is ingrained in our corporate values and integrated into the very heart of our operations. We don’t just want to be good corporate citizens, we aim to excel in understanding and responding to the expectations of all stakeholders within the communities we operate. And that’s why we’re committed to achieving only the highest standards of global citizenship, both internally and externally with our worldwide partners and suppliers.
Leading the way
The extraordinary vision of our founder, Kiyoshi Ichimura, paved the way for our sustainability strategy and can be traced back to his Corporate Philosophy, developed over 70 years ago. The dual aim to: ‘Innovate on behalf of our customers and to pursue sustainable business practices on behalf of every life we touch’ is a sentiment that echoes throughout our business today. By taking a holistic approach to business - and combining economic, social and environmental strategies - we can balance the needs of our stakeholders, creating a customer driven organisation that’s innovative and profitable now and in the future.
We view sustainability as developing a business model that will deliver lasting value for all stakeholders into the future, and look beyond managing our impact on the environment. In order to achieve this, we have adopted a holistic approach that enables us to balance the needs of our different stakeholder groups. We develop ideas to produce reliable, innovative products and services for our customers combined with a focus on generating profit for our shareholders. All of which enables us to provide a secure future for our employees while ensuring we add value and preserve the resources of the communities around us.
The Way Forward
We take a three “P” approach to sustainability: People, Planet and Profit. This helps ensure our business model is maintained and continuously improved to support our CSR, business and environmental objectives.