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, an increase in energy demand, climate change, and growth of the global population. The Kyocera Group is working on business expansion with an emphasis on such growing markets as Information & Communications, Automotive, Environment & Energy, and Medical & Healthcare. We also reinforce development of various technologies and products to realize diffusion and expansion of IoT (Internet of Things) with the aim of delivering 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 and components for network systems that increase the volume of data transfer or support high-speed transmission. We launch new models of communication equipment or information equipment that are differentaited from our competitors’ products by using our own original technology. We are determined to develop and manufacture products featuring comfortable operationality and ease of use so that our products can satisfy every user.

In the Automotive market, we set up an organization staffed and operated across the Group to meet the expectations from the market, such as enhanced use of electronic equipment in automobiles, environmental consciousness, and diffusion of automated driving. We work hard to increase uses of our existing products and win new customers. At the same time, we further reinforce our technological development capability and collaborate with customers to accelerate new product development so we can help create a safe, comfortable, and environmentally friendly society.

In the Environment & Energy related market, we endeavor to contribute to the creation of an environmentally-friendly society by working on the expansion of an energy management systems designed to make effective use of generated power or stored power; in addition to the energy creation business we are currently involoved in using solar power systems and fuel cells; and the energy storage business using battery storage units. To be specific, with energy self-sufficiency 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 expanding our business of high-volume battery storage units. We also reinforce system development to promote stable supply of power and power saving.

In the Medical & Healthcare market, we develop innovative products and technologies through the pursuit of technological synergy, ranging from materials and parts to systems, and cooperate with external organizations. In addition, we aim to expand our medical equipment business which includes products such as artificial joints, thereby contributing to the improvement of patients’ quality of life and the development of the medical field.
 

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 own management foundation and conduct locally rooted business activities while ensuring compliance with international norms and standards; respecting diversity including local customs and cultures, and environmental harmony.

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.

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 according to our philosophy of “living together.” These actions have been duly 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 seven years since FY2011.

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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