Top Management Message

Japan

Contributing to the advancement and development of humankind and society through practice of the Kyocera Philosophy
Correct Application of the Concept, “Do What is Right as a Human Being”
At the heart of Kyocera Group management is the corporate philosophy known as the Kyocera Philosophy, which emphasizes the importance of fair business based on ethical, moral and social standards that people should uphold throughout life. Ultimately, it comes down to one criterion for making decisions: “What is the right thing to do as a human being?”

To realize our corporate philosophy, Kyocera developed a unique management control method known as the Amoeba Management System. With this system in place, Kyocera promotes a management method in which all employees can participate. Furthermore, Kyocera believes in highly transparent corporate activity with timely disclosure of information to customers, employees, shareholders, investors, business associates, and all other stakeholders.

For the Kyocera Group, CSR is tantamount to the practice of the Kyocera Philosophy — the heart of Kyocera Group management. We believe practice of the Kyocera Philosophy builds mutual trust with stakeholders, and contributes to sustainable growth for the Kyocera Group, as well as the overall development of society. We will continue to engage in corporate management through practice of the Kyocera Philosophy.

Kyocera will contribute to the advancement and development of humankind and society through practice of the Kyocera Philosophy.
 

Contributions to Society through Business Activities
Modern society faces various challenges including economic globalization, diversification of people’s values, increasing energy demand, climate change, and global population growth. The Kyocera Group seeks to expand its business with an emphasis on growing markets such as Information & Communications, Automotive, Environment & Energy, and Medical & Healthcare. By focusing on these areas, Kyocera Group is able to deliver positive benefits to society through our corporate activities.

In the Information & Communications market, we are working on the development of products with high added value that contribute to performance enhancement, multi-functionality, downsizing, and thinning of digital consumer equipment such as smartphones as well as components for 5G (the 5th generation mobile communication system). By leveraging our product and service expertise in a wide range of businesses, from component parts, devices, equipment, and systems integration, we also aim to create new value for society in the fast growing area of IoT (Internet of Things).

In the Automotive market, we set up an organization staffed and operated across the Kyocera Group in order to meet broad market needs, particularly within the areas of electrical components, environmental-friendliness, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This cross-organizational group works together on finding innovative new ways to expand the functionality of our existing products and win new customers. At the same time, we continue to reinforce our technological development capabilities and collaborate with customers to accelerate new product development in order to help create a safe, comfortable, and environmentally-friendly motorized society.

In the Environment & Energy market, we aim to contribute to the creation of an environmentally-friendly society by working on the expansion of high efficiency energy management systems designed to make effective use of generated power or stored power. We are also actively working to expand our energy power generation business using solar power generation systems, or fuel cells, and the energy storage business using power storage units. More specifically, with energy self-consumption in the home gaining more and more attention, we are improving the conversion efficiency of solar modules, launching high-efficiency fuel cell systems to the market and diffusing large scale storage batteries. We also reinforce system development to promote stable power supply and power saving.

In the Medical & Healthcare market, we expand our businesses by pursuing synergies through our products ranging from materials and components to systems, and through cooperation with external organizations. We also expand our medical equipment business which includes products such as artificial joints. We reinforce development of new products for regenerative medicine and digital health care at the Medical Development Center, where development departments for this market are integrated, thereby contributing to improvement of quality of life (QOL) and development of medicine.
 

Handling of Global CSR Issues
In order for the Kyocera Group to compete globally and continue its high-rate of growth, we believe it is essential to further reinforce our management foundation, as well as expand locally rooted business activities while complying international rules and standards, respecting the diversity of every area in the world including customs and cultures, and achieving a balance with the environment.

The Kyocera Group is an active member of the UN Global Compact, the basic rules on human rights, labor, the environment and prevention of corruption, and conducts positive activities towards the resolution of CSR issues as a member of the international community.

Keenly aware of the philosophy of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, the Kyocera Group is actively engaged in various actions toward the fulfillment of the 2030 goals.

For environmental protection, we actively work on not only the development of environmentally-friendly products but also continually work on energy saving at production sites and prevention of climate change while looking to satisfy both ecology and economy. These actions have been evaluated by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment, and we have received the Minister of the Environment's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity consecutively for eight years since 2010. In addition, we aim to stay as a lively, energetic group where all employees are happy working in a healthy way, as well as promote their potential, based on the Kyocera Group Health and Productivity Management Declaration.

We will continue to meet the expectations of all stakeholders of the Kyocera Group, thus building relationships of mutual trust and contributing to the robust development of society.
 


   
 
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