Activity Policies

The Nikon Group has made a Basic Management Policy of contributing to society through business, and revised the Nikon Community Contribution Activities Policy in May 2018 to solve social issues and enhance its corporate value through community contribution activities.
Based on this policy, the Nikon Group shares its aim with all business facilities and Group companies and engages in community citizenship activities in each area.

Nikon Community Contribution Activities Policy

Revised on May 29, 2018

The Nikon Group aims to contribute to society through its businesses by providing products and services of genuine quality, challenging innovation, and helping solve social issues through such things as optical technologies, and set this as its basic management policy. With the strong desire to be a good corporate citizen, Nikon will carry out corporate citizen activities based on the following policy in order to build good relationships as a member of society, and of the community, contributing to sustainable development.

  • 1.We will set Environment, Education, Art and Science, and Health as priority areas for global activities, while taking into consideration the societal needs of each country and region.
  • 2.We will effectively utilize resources such as the technologies and know-how that Nikon possesses.
  • 3.We will place importance on partnerships with organizations (NGOs and NPOs, international organizations, governments, etc.) that strive to tackle the issues of society and the community to enhance the positive impact of our activities.
  • 4.We will value active participation of our employees, and devise ways to create opportunities and activities which are easy for employees to engage in.

Community Contribution Activities promotion system

The Nikon Group has introduced and developed a self-check tool which is used before the start of any community contribution activity with the aim of promoting activities in line with the Community Contribution Activities Policy. In the year ended March 31, 2018, Nikon set a self-check implementation target of 90% and communicated this to all of its businesses and Group companies. As a result, the self-check implementation rate reached 91.8%.
As a good corporate citizen, Nikon reviewed the Community Contribution Activities Policy in May 2018 so that it could implement community contribution activities that lead to the sustainable development of society and the community.Every year Nikon conducts surveys on its community contribution activities in relation to the Nikon Group and its business units inside and outside Japan. Nikon is working on promoting activities in line with the policy while monitoring progress and feedback on activities in line with the policies of the entire group. Looking to the future, the Nikon Group will work as a whole on corporate citizen activities and aim for sustainable development.

Breakdown of Community Contribution Expenses (Year Ended March 31, 2018)

Expenditure Breakdown by Type

The breakdown by type of Nikon's community contribution expenditure (707,435 thousand yen) for the year ended March 31, 2018 was 66.3% for activity expenses, 28.9% for donations, 1.6% for disaster donations, 2.4% for East Japan recovery support activity expenses, and 0.9% for East Japan recovery support donations.

Expenditure Breakdown by Category

The breakdown by category of Nikon's community contribution expenses (707,435 thousand yen) for the year ended March 31, 2018 was 2.4% for the environment, 17.6% for education, 12.1% for welfare, 61.4% for culture and arts, 4.8% for assistance for reconstruction, and 1.7% for others.

Expenditure Breakdown by Region

The breakdown by region of Nikon's community contribution expenses (707,435 thousand yen) for the year ended March 31, 2018 was 67.0% for Japan (Japan related), 19.9% for Japan (overseas related), 4.1% for the Americas, 2.7% for Europe, 0.2% for Greater China, and Asia, Pacific and others was 6.1%.

Support for Employee Participation in Community Contribution Activities

The Nikon Group is working to improve the environment surrounding employee participation in corporate citizen activities and is striving to create opportunities for employees to participate in such activities. More specifically, the Nikon Group has set up a volunteer leave system, a regular volunteer information service, and supports participation in donation programs such as charity events, etc.
In the year ended March 31, 2018 Nikon set itself the target of increasing the ratio of participation in community contribution activities to more than the average of the past three years. The result was that Nikon increased the ratio of participation in community contribution activities to more than the average of the preceding three years.

Number of Employees Participating in Community

Results for FY 2017 (Year Ended March 31, 2018) Total3,591

Number of Nikon Group Employees Who Participated in Activities Supporting Reconstruction from the Great East Japan

Results for FY 2017 (Year Ended March 31, 2018) Total20
Total participants, all time total704

Volunteer Leave System

Nikon provides volunteer leave to employees who wish to engage in volunteer activities such as social welfare activities in nursing facilities, international cooperation activities and recovery activities in disaster areas.
In addition, in Japan in the year ended March 31, 2012, the Nikon Group established the Rules for Activities Supporting Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and, through aid such as special leave and payment of traveling expenses, supports employees who volunteer in activities to aid recovery from the earthquake.
In the year ended March 31, 2018, a total of 7 Nikon Group employees in Japan received company aid based on the Rules for Activities Supporting Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, with 370 having received aid up until now.

Pro Bono Initiatives

Through cooperation with the Service Grant Japan, Inc., Nikon has created an environment which has enabled employees to participate in pro bono activities (volunteer activities which make use of a person's work skills and knowledge) from the year ended March 31, 2017. In the year ended March 31, 2017, Nikon invited employees to participate in the Tokyo Hometown Project, a one day pro bono challenge sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health and Service Grant, with five employees participating. In addition, Nikon is engaged in activities to promote understanding of and participating in pro bono activities, and from March to April 2018, Nikon will be holding internal pro bono briefing sessions.