Feature Article No.3 Kyocera Group Environmental Management Founded on Three Pillars of Coexistence

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Coexistence of society, the world and nature is the basis of the Kyocera Group's corporate activity. Kyocera engages in environmental management to achieve sustainable corporate development, while pursuing the coexistence of ecological and economic goals.
 
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It is estimated the global population will swell to more than 10 billion people by the middle of this century. If humankind alone seeks to live extravagantly and plunder nature at the expense of all else, food supplies, energy and many other resources will become scarce and exhausted. How can humans expect to survive such a crisis? Assuming humankind has been given wisdom and good sense, then the only option left to us is to find and proceed down the right path - that is, all living things must coexist in this global environment with its limited resources. Humankind alone cannot hope to prosper at the expense of all else. We need to consider all other living things on this planet, and discover the road by which we can all coexist.
Since foundation of the company, based on the corporate motto "Respect the Divine and Love People," The Kyocera Group has focused all corporate activity on three pillars of coexistence (Living Together): Coexisting with Our Community, Coexisting with Global Society, and Coexisting with Nature.

The Kyocera Philosophy is the basis of Kyocera Group management. This philosophy complies with the most fundamental ethical and moral values and social norms, expressed simply as "What is the right thing to do as a human being?" In environmental matters, the Kyocera Group has undertaken thorough practice of the Kyocera Philosophy since the company was established.

The Kyocera Group handles many chemical substances during production processes, such as raw materials and chemical agents for fine ceramics. Regarding treatment of waste water from factories, our policy is to purify discharged water to a state cleaner than the water system into which it is to be released. Kyocera's founder, Kazuo Inamori, determined all waste water would be first rendered as harmless as possible, using the latest available technology.

Based on this thinking, all Kyocera Group companies are engaging in environmental management to achieve sustainable corporate development, while pursuing the coexistence of ecological and economic goals.

Photo:Natural forest at the Shiga Gamo Plant1 Photo:Natural forest at the Shiga Gamo Plant2
Photo:Natural forest at the Shiga Gamo Plant3
Natural forest at the Shiga Gamo Plant


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