Reason for Priority
Companies are considered public institutions and have a responsibility to contribute to the sustainable development of society through transparent and fair business activities.
Moreover, in recent years, amidst the emergence of social issues of global importance, companies are required to innovate in ways that will transform social systems and lifestyles, and to contribute to solving these issues through their businesses.
Imagine society in 2030, it is likely that not only will people's values, lifestyles, and outlooks on life shift, but so too will social frameworks on topics like climate change and resource scarcity shift. Furthermore, there will likely be an accelerated shift in technologies, such as with the advent of Industry 5.0. In the midst of this mega-shift, we believe that people will focus more on creative, self-fulfilling work and value-driven consumption, and that there will be greater co-creation between humans and machines.
In April 2022, Nikon announced a new Medium-Term Management Plan in which its Vision 2030 (for the year 2030) is to become a key technology solutions company in a global society where humans and machines co-create seamlessly. Over its 100 years of history, Nikon has cultivated ultra-precise Monodzukuri (manufacturing) capabilities, eminently present in its lithography systems. It has also cultivated a brand that has popularized digital cameras worldwide and greater trust among its stakeholders. Leveraging these strengths, we will provide solutions closely tied to customer experience value and the generation of innovation, and expand possibilities for people in a world where humans and machines co-create more seamlessly. We will also contribute to the realization of a prosperous and sustainable society by providing innovative value that will help address societal and industrial challenges, including those presented in the SDGs.
|Vision||A Key Technology Solutions Company in a Global Society Where Humans and Machines Co- Create Seamlessly|
|Strategy||Expansion of growth drivers, services and components|
|Indicator: Goal (achievement year)||
Contributing to Society Through Business Activities
The Nikon Group aspires to be a company that contributes to the sustainable development of society through the creativity of new value through its businesses based on its Corporate Philosophy of Trustworthiness and Creativity.
In April 2022, Nikon announced a Medium-Term Management Plan with sustainability strategy as one of its management foundations.
Under this plan, our Vision 2030 is to become a key technology solutions company in a global society where humans and machines co-create seamlessly.
In a world where humans and machines co-create more seamlessly, we will use these efforts to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs and the realization of a sustainable society, especially in the areas of safety and work environment, decarbonization, circular systems for resources, health, and enriched spirit.
Areas and Businesses of Contribution in the Medium-Term Management Plan
In its Medium-Term Management Plan, Nikon aims to use its Components, Digital Manufacturing, and Precision Equipment businesses to provide value in the area of Industry. Likewise, we aim to use our Imaging Products and Healthcare businesses to provide value in the Quality of Life area. In this context, we aim to contribute to a sustainable society and grow our own company by focusing on five areas, with the delivery of integrated solutions, including finished products, services, and components as growth drivers.
Areas and Businesses Where Nikon Provides Value
Contributions Through Business Activities
|Safety and Work Environment (Reduce human work/ automate and customize)||
|Circular Systems for Resources||
|Health (More precise medicine and individualized treatment)||
|Enriched Spirit (Education x Digital)||
Research and Development (R&D)
The Nikon Technology Strategy Committee, chaired by the president, utilizes analyses of macro social issue trends to analyze business environments and study and evaluate markets, developing new areas where Nikon should focus efforts.
- *As of May 31, 2023
Nikon has adopted open innovation, which actively utilizes external resources, as a means of accelerating the development of new products and services and the launch of businesses that will lead to solutions for expanding and intensifying social issues.
For more information, refer to Creating Social Value through Core Technologies in the Sustainability Report.
Nikon’s Social Value Creation
- Contributing to Society Through Business Activities
- Research and Development (R&D)
- Open Innovation
- Digital Transformation (DX)
- Value Provided Through Business Activities