Corporate Citizenship Activities

The conviction that light can transform the future is embodied in Nikon's corporate vision: "Unlock the future with the power of light." Through our corporate citizenship activities, the Nikon Group as a whole is implementing initiatives to support the next generation—who will play a key role in transforming the future—with aim of realizing this commitment by contributing to the development of the community as a whole.

Main initiatives and results in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020

Next generation who received the support and encouragement by Nikon Group through our corporate citizenship activities

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This figure represents the total number of members of the next generation for whom the Nikon Group has provided support, calculated by adding together the sub-totals in the following three sections: "Helping the Next Generation to Appreciate the Global Environment Issues", "Supporting Children with Schooling" and "Encouraging the Next Generation to Build the Future".

Activity Report

Corporate Citizenship Activity Promotion System

The Nikon Group promotes the implementation of corporate citizenship activities by all Group companies through the CSR Promotion System, in which the CSR Committee plays a central role. Nikon Corporate Citizenship Policy, which was formulated by the CSR Committee, functions as a set of principles for the implementation of corporate citizenship activities to ensure that all companies within the Nikon Group adopt the same approach when undertaking these activities. To verify whether community contribution activities are being carried out in accordance with the Policy, monitoring is performed through an annual Nikon Group Corporate Citizenship Activities Survey; the Survey results are reported to the CSR Committee.

Nikon Corporate Citizenship Policy

Nikon has stated in the Nikon Code of Conduct, which sets out the standards for behavior that embodies its corporate philosophy of "Trustworthiness and Creativity", that it will actively promote participation in activities that contribute to communities and serve public interests.
With the strong desire to be a good corporate citizen, Nikon will carry out corporate citizenship activities based on the following policy in order to build good relationships as a member of the community, and to work with the community to achieve sustainable development collectively.

  • 1.We will engage primarily in activities that target the next generation with a focus on the areas of the environment, education, arts and sciences, and health.
  • 2.We will effectively utilize resources such as the technologies and know-how that Nikon possesses.
  • 3.We will build cooperative relationships with organizations (governments, educational institutions, NGOs, NPOs, etc.) that work to promote public interests, resolve social issues, and contribute to technology development through academic research.
  • 4.We value the participation of employees in corporate citizenship activities and will strive to create opportunities for employees' participation in these activities.

Expenses for Corporate Citizenship Activities (fiscal year ended March 31, 2020)

Expenses for Corporate Citizenship Activities (fiscal year ended March 31, 2019)

Participation in Corporate Citizenship Activities

Total participants (fiscal year ended March 31, 2020) 3,310

The Nikon Group is working to improve the environment surrounding employee participation in corporate citizenship activities. Besides providing support through systems such as Nikon's volunteer leave system and the Volunteering Scheme of Nikon U.K. Ltd., we also plan activities that are easy for employees to take part in, and encourage employee participation.

A voluntary activity after office hours to prepare illustrated books with the text in Lao. The books are distributed to children in Laos by a collaborating NPO.
A voluntary activity after office hours to prepare illustrated books with the text in Lao. The books are distributed to children in Laos by a collaborating NPO.

Nikon Sustainability Report

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