Nikon's Sustainability

The Nikon Group's corporate social responsibility (CSR) is making Nikon's corporate philosophy of "Trustworthiness and Creativity" a reality through its business activities and contributing to the sustainable development of society.
In order to practice this approach in management, we create unique products and services with our proven technologies and brand, taking the Medium-Term Management Plan and CSR priority issues as the foundation. Our aim is to contribute to the sustainability of society, including the resolution of social issues and the achievement of the SDGs, through the social value provided by these products and services.

The Nikon Group identifies CSR priority issues to focus on, in order to ensure the efficient, steady implementation of sustainability measures.
We have established targets for each priority issue, and we are promoting and managing sustainability activities throughout the entire Group.
In January 2021, the Nikon Group revised its CSR priority issues, identifying 12 priority issues in four areas.

Process for Identifying CSR Priority Issues

Step 1 Identification of social issues

Significant social issues were identified from the GRI Standards, ISO 26000, the United Nations Global Compact, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and other standards. A total of 34 issues of particular relevance to the Nikon Group were then extracted, on the basis of analyses of the Group's value chain and management vision.

Step 2 Assessment of importance

To identify priority issue candidates, the Nikon Group assessed the relative importance of the identified social issues based on the degree of impact on society (economic, social, and environmental impact) and the degree of impact on stakeholders (impact on stakeholder evaluations and decision-making). These assessments were performed through examinations of the issues that ESG ratings institutions prioritize, through communication with NGOs and other internal and external stakeholders, and through benchmarking with respect to other enterprises that have already brought CSR to a particularly high level.

Step 3 Identification and determination of priority issues

Through a process of discussion among management, 12 priority issue candidates were identified and goals for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2031 (What Nikon Intends to Achieve) were determined in relation to these issues, which were finalized by decision of the Executive Committee.

Step 4 Setting of targets for each priority issue

The new priority issues were explained to each department head. They were notified to incorporate the priority issues relevant to their department into the setting of department targets for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, and each department then set and are now working toward those targets.

Nikon and the SDGs

The Nikon Group has announced what Nikon needs to do and goals for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2031. In line with these, we will be promoting sustainability activities that will contribute toward the realization of the SDGs by 2030.

Sustainability Promotion System

Sustainability Promotion System

The Nikon Group has established the CSR Committee with the president as the chair and members including members of the Executive Committee in order to manage, deliberate, and perform decision-making in relation to sustainability activities overall.
In addition, as the Nikon Group operates its business globally, it is important to maintain uniform and consistent sustainability initiatives across the Group, taking into account the characteristics of each region, including culture, customs and language. To achieve this goal, we have established regional CSR committees in each of the regions where we operate with members including Group company presidents. We have also appointed CSR coordinators at each company to ensure collaboration.

Nikon Code of Conduct

The Nikon Group has established the Nikon Code of Conduct, which embodies Nikon's basic approach to CSR and lays down standards for employees to follow in their actions based on this approach.

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 also participated in a variety of environmental initiatives to address the issue of global warming, which is receiving particular attention.