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KYOCERA Announces Publication of CSR Report 2009

Contains full report of FY09 corporate social responsibility activities, Kyocera Group history over 50 years since foundation

October 15, 2009

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) today announced the publication of the Kyocera Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report 2009, which allows Kyocera stakeholders to gain a broader understanding of the details of economic, social and environmental activities undertaken by the Kyocera Group during the 2009 fiscal year.

Along with a full report of the activities undertaken in FY2009, the booklet also contains 3 feature articles illustrating the history of the Kyocera Group’s 50 years of economic, environmental, and social contribution activities, to commemorate the 50th anniversary which Kyocera celebrated this April.

Kyocera first started publishing its Environmental Report in 2000 in order to facilitate broader understanding of the Kyocera Group, and has since published a report every year explaining its corporate social activities. The Kyocera CSR Report 2009 is the tenth edition published to date.

photo: Kyocera CSR Report 2009 in English, Japanese and Chinese
Kyocera CSR Report 2009 in English, Japanese and Chinese

 (The booklet is printed in black-and-white)

The Concept of CSR According to the Kyocera Group

Since the company was established in 1959, 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." Furthermore, corporate management is rooted in the Kyocera Philosophy, which bases its decision-making criterion on the idea, "To do what is right as a human being."

For the Kyocera Group, CSR is neither a new concept nor a new set of values. It is none other than the application of the Kyocera Philosophy as the basis of management, through which Kyocera strives to build trust with stakeholders and to contribute to the healthy development of society.

Structure and Content of the Report

1.) Kyocera 50th anniversary special feature
A 12 page introduction to the history of Kyocera over the past 50 years divided into the following 3 articles.

Feature Article No. 1: Approaching the 50th Anniversary of Kyocera’s Founding, includes a chronological table covering management topics from the time of foundation up to the present, as well as a timeline of the diversification of business growth.
Feature Article No. 2: Fifty Years of Progress Together with Society, summarizes 50 years of social contribution activities into a chronological table, and introduces a variety of the main social, cultural and community centered activities that Kyocera has undertaken.
Feature Article No. 3: Fifty Years of Progress in Harmony with the Environment, chronologically lists the company’s 50 years of environmental activities. This section also features an introduction into environmental protection undertaken at Kyocera factories, and the history of environmentally friendly product development into the ecological material of fine ceramics, and solar power generating systems.

2.) Management activities by section on economic, social and environmental efforts
Economic Report

Summary of results for fiscal year ending March 31, 2009

Net sales by region; net sales and operating profit by business sector

Social Report

Specific initiatives aimed at all stakeholders including customers, employees, shareholders and investors

Environmental Report

Comprehensive initiatives and results data in regards to environmental measures including environmental protection, energy conservation, prevention of global warming, resource conservation, and development of products for the global environment

An introduction to the Kyocera Global Environment Contribution Award

Facts and Figures

Results of the 6th Environment & Safety Promotion Plan launched in April 2008

Certification status of ISO9001, OHSAS18001 and ISO14001


Independent Assurance Report included to ensure reliability of the report’s contents

Kyocera CSR Report 2008 Developments

1.) International editions
Japanese and Chinese language editions of the CSR Report 2009 have also been published in order to make the report available as an informational tool for international stakeholders.

2.) Internet access
Full-color English, Japanese and Chinese language versions of the CSR Report 2009 can be downloaded from the Kyocera Web site.

- CSR Report 2009 download (English)
- CSR Report 2009 download (Japanese)
- CSR Report 2009 download (Chinese)