Nikon CSR

The Nikon Group's corporate social responsibility (CSR) is making its corporate philosophy of “Trustworthiness and Creativity” a reality through its business activities and contributing to the sustainable development of society.

CSR Priority Issues

The 11 CSR Priority Issues that the Nikon Group has selected in the 3 Areas are as follows. In the Contributing to Society through Business Activities area: Solving Social Issues by Using Opto-electronics Technologies, Challenging toward Innovation, and Improving Product and Service Quality; in the Responding to Environmental Issues area: Promoting a Low-Carbon Society, Promoting Resource Circulation, and Contributing to a Healthy and Environmentally Safe Society; in the Strengthening of CSR Foundation area: Strengthening Supply Chain Management, Respecting Human Rights, Promoting the Success of Diverse Employees, Strengthening Compliance, and Ensuring Effective Governance.

In order to ensure the efficient, steady implementation of CSR measures, the Nikon Group identifies CSR Priority Issues to focus on. We set targets for each issue, and manage and implement CSR activities on a Group-wide basis.

The Nikon Group has selected 11 CSR Priority Issues in 3 Areas. Particularly in the area of “Contributing to Society through Business Activities,” we are aiming to ensure that the Nikon Group's commitment to “Unlock the future with the power of light,” which is embodied in Our Vision, is reflected in our CSR activities.

Relevant SDGs

The Nikon Group links our CSR Priority Issues with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and we aim to contribute to the realization of the SDGs and their individual targets through our CSR measures.

Nikon Code of Conduct and UN Global Compact

Nikon Code of Conduct and UN Global Compact

We aim to advance uniform and consistent sustainability initiatives across the Nikon Group, taking into account the characteristics of each region, including culture, customs and language. To achieve this goal, we have divided the geographic areas where we operate into five regions (excluding Japan). The CSR Committees consisting of Group company presidents have been established in each region, and CSR Communication Meetings are held, with the participants comprising the CSR coordinators of each company.

Nikon Code of Conduct

The Nikon Group has established the Nikon Code of Conduct, which embodies Nikon's basic approach to CSR and the standards that employees are expected to meet in their day-to-day operations.

Participation in International Initiatives

The Nikon Group aims to enhance and maximize the efficiency and efficacy of its initiatives by working together with various groups through involvement in international initiatives.
Nikon became a signatory to the UN Global Compact (UNGC) in 2007. We respect the ten principles covering the four areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
With the aim of enhancing the overall level of CSR both within the Nikon Group and in the supply chain, Nikon joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) in May 2018.

Nikon Sustainability Report

For more details, please see the Nikon Sustainability Report.

External Evaluation

As a business enterprise that adopts a proactive stance towards CSR activities, the Nikon Group has received very positive evaluations from a variety of external organizations.