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Management Philosophy

Kyocera Group Management Roots

The Kyocera Group 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"

The Kyocera Group's management approach springs from the Management Rationale propounded by our founder, Kazuo Inamori.
Each employee keeps the essence of this statement in their mind as they continue to take on new challenges to provide new products and services while staying one step ahead in identifying the emerging needs of our customers and society.
Kyocera's growth and development have resulted from prolonged, tireless efforts that fostered employee fulfillment and meaningful contributions to society.

Our Code of Conduct the "Kyocera Philosophy"

The Kyocera Group shares the "Kyocera Philosophy" with all employees as a guideline for achieving our Management Rationale.
●The regulations and agreements which constitute the company's standards.
●The attitude necessary for the company to achieve its goals and objectives.
●Create a wonderful corporate character.
●The right way to live and how we should behave as human beings.

With these four elements, the "Kyocera Philosophy" outlines a management approach that strives for growth and development in a manner that is fair and ethical, based on the actual experiences and "rules of thumb" from Kazuo Inamori. This philosophy will never waver, regardless of the passage of time. At Kyocera, we use our codified "Kyocera Philosophy" as our set of guiding principles, and work to put them into practice on a daily basis. We act on the based on "harmonious coexistence with society, the global community, and nature" to realize the healthy and sustainable growth of humankind and society. Therefore, sustainability is at the foundation of our Philosophy.

Two Systems to Achieve Our Management Rationale

The unique Amoeba Management System employed by the Kyocera Group organizes the company into small groups called "Amoebas" that operate with their own P&L accounting systems directly linked to their respective markets.
The profitability of an Amoeba is calculated as the added value it creates. Results are disclosed to Amoeba members transparently, so you can actually see in real time how your work is reflected in management. Amoebas that deliver good performance do not get disproportionately higher financial rewards. This is because the added value created contributes to the entire Kyocera Group. At the core of Amoeba Management is the idea to "Do Our Best for Our Colleagues," a basic tenet of the Kyocera Philosophy. The source of our strength lies in this Management by All approach and the keen motivation employees feel.
Closely paired with Amoeba Management are the "Kyocera Management and Accounting Principles." Accounting is integral to management, playing a role akin to a compass. The Kyocera Group values fair, transparent, above-board management. Unbound by preconceived notions, Dr. Inamori developed his Seven Accounting Principles, to help manageres "What do we consider to be the right choice as a human being?" They let us accurately assess the true performance of our Amoebas and make better decisions for our business.
These two practical business management methods support the Kyocera Group's solid financial foundation and allow us to uphold our Management Rationale.

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Achieving Growth and Development sby Implementing Our Unique Amoeba Management Method

Amoeba Management is a unique method that divides a business organization into small groups, runs them with independent accounting systems directly linked to their respective markets, develops leaders with managerial awareness within the Group, and simultaneously implements "Management by All" in which all employees participate in management.

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Keeping Our Legacy of Ideals Alive, and Ensuring that the Kyocera Group Continues to Be a Vigorous Enterprise Where Employees and the Company Can Grow and Develop

The Kyocera Group's strength and growth come from having employees and organizations that set high goals and are constantly improving themselves. The base for this is the Kyocera Philosophy, which has become the spiritual support of the Kyocera Group. In a corporate climate of constantly striving for improvement, with a code of conduct that is underpinned by shared criteria and ethics based on its fundamental principles, Kyocera Group employees self-motivate and act autonomously, constantly challenging themselves to provide even better products and services. We will continue to pass down to future generations the Kyocera Group DNA of creating a workplace where each employee can work with enthusiasm and feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment, and of continuing to be creative and engage aggressively in challenges that lead to advances for society at large.

Kayo Hashiura
Kayo Hashiura
Executive Officer, General Manager of Inamori Library Division, and General Manager of Philosophy Division, Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group