Kyocera Group Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

The Kyocera Philosophy is the heart of management in the Kyocera Group. We are engaged in organizational CSR activities based on the practice of the Kyocera Philosophy, and building mutual trust with people who have interests in the company.
| CSR Activities Based on the Kyocera Philosophy | Participation in the UN Global Compact |
| Enhance Communication with all Stakeholders |

 CSR Activities Based on the Kyocera Philosophy
Since its establishment, Kyocera has followed its Management Rationale, “To provide opportunities for the material and intellectual growth of all our employees, and through our joint efforts, contribute to the advancement of society and humankind.” Management has been based on the Kyocera Philosophy, with “What is the right thing to do as a human being” as the decision-making criterion. Fairness, impartiality, justice, effort, courage, philanthropy, modesty and good faith are among the basic human attitudes we encourage. Applying these as our code of conduct in a spirit of caring for others, Kyocera has continually endeavored to make products that benefit the world.

In other words, for the Kyocera Group, CSR is none other than the application of the basis of our management — the Kyocera Philosophy. Application of the Kyocera Philosophy builds mutual trust with people who have interests in the company, and ultimately, it contributes to the sustainable development of the Kyocera Group and the healthy development of society.

Kyocera Group CSR Activities

 Participation in the UN Global Compact
The Kyocera Group agrees with and participates in the main purpose of UN Global Compact that prescribes ten universallyaccepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

The 10th Principle of the UN Global Compact
Human Rights
1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
2: Businesses should make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. Image: THE GLOBAL COMPACT
4: Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
5: Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.
6: Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

 Enhance Communication with all Stakeholders
Photo: Hokkaido Kitami Plant

Hokkaido Kitami Plant
Factories and offices invite local residents, government representatives, business associates, nearby companies and other people from the community to attend meetings where we provide participants with reports on the economic, social and environmental activities of the Kyocera Group as a whole and of the local facilities; along with exchanging views with the participants on CSR measures. In fiscal 2012, 497 people took part in meetings at 16 locations.

Questions from Participants

Osaka Daito Office
Q.  The municipal office is also taking steps to reduce power usage this summer. However, Kyocera is achieving greater power reduction results. What steps have you taken to cut the amount of power used?
A.  In 2011, we halved lighting in offices. Also, there are two air conditioners on the roof for adjusting temperature of ventilation facilities, but we turned one of these units off.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., Tamaki Plant
Q.  We have been progressively installing solar panels at municipal elementary and junior high schools, which are producing better results than expected. Also, we would like Kyocera to give Eco-Lessons from this fiscal year.
A.  We are steadily expanding our Eco-Lesson program.

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