CSR Policy

Approach to CSR

Nihon Kohden's CSR

Nihon Kohden is working on social issues by fighting disease and improving healthcare through its business activities as a medical device manufacturer and by contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.

To realize its management philosophy, Nihon Kohden is working in all areas, including products, services, technology, financial standing and quality of its employees, to earn the trust of customers and all stakeholders including shareholders, business partners and society. Toward this end, Nihon Kohden has prepared its TRANSFORM 2020 mid-term business plan, under which the Company aims to provide the world’s best quality medical devices and become a leader in the global medical device industry with global expansion.

To increase corporate value, and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society, Nihon Kohden believes that it is important to resolve social issues through our business activities. As a means to achieve this, the Company established its Mid-term CSR Plan, Sustainable Growth 2020 that runs through FY2019. In three areas of Healthcare, Environment, and Corporate Activities, Nihon Kohden establishes targets and solutions to address priority issues. The Company aims to solve these issues through its daily business activities by establishing prescribed activities based on clear goals.

With synergy between business activities and CSR, Nihon Kohden aims to realize its long-term vision, The CHANGE 2020, through daily operations that enhance corporate value and provide value to society.

Management Philosophy

We contribute to the world by fighting disease and improving health with advanced technology, and create a fulfilling life for our employees.
To realize its management philosophy, the Company aims at achieving sustained growth and establishing reliance as a Company that is highly evaluated by the customers, shareholders, clients and society in all aspects including products, service, technology, financial strength, quality of employees, and other points.

Charter of Conduct

The Nihon Kohden Charter of Conduct defines the following guidelines by which the Company and its executive officers and employees must abide to ensure that business activities are carried out in line with the Company’s management philosophy.
Nihon Kohden Charter of Conduct
  1. We fight disease and improve health with advanced technology, and contribute to medical care around the world by providing high quality products and services with consideration of the environment and safety, and earn the trust of customers and patients.
  2. We comply with applicable laws, regulations, restrictions, and Company internal and external rules as well as ethical standards, and conduct fair and legitimate business activities.
  3. While maintaining a sound relationship with politics and government, we engage in fair, transparent and free competition and appropriate transactions.
  4. We take a firm stand against anti-social forces, such as organized crime groups, that threaten the order and safety of civil society, and have no relationship with them.
  5. In all aspects of our business activities, we respect the human rights of all people and we do not commit unreasonable discrimination or any act which infringes on the personality and dignity of an individual.
  6. We communicate with the public extensively as well as shareholders, disclose corporate information properly and fairly, and carry out highly transparent management.
  7. We are aware of our responsibility as a corporate citizen in the international community, respect the culture and customs of each country and region, and actively carry out social contribution activities.
  8. We are mindful of environmental issues as a global citizen, and address those issues voluntarily and proactively to leave for our posterity a healthy global environment.
  9. We ensure a safe and comfortable working environment and create a fulfilling life for our employees.

CSR Philosophy and Logo

As a medical device manufacturer, Nihon Kohden dedicates itself to contributing to all forms of life on earth through its business activities and citizenship activities.
Nihon Kohden CSR logo uses green to express the earth and blue the sky, while the seedling and wavy line at center representing a heartbeat on an electrocardiogram articulate Nihon Kohden’s commitment to coexist with the environment. The uninterrupted white line also symbolizes the concept of sustainability.

The United Nations Global Compact

In July 2015, we signed the United Nations Global Compact to cement our commitment to a sustainable society through the promotion of initiatives in accordance with the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the four areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.

External Evaluation - Inclusion ESG Indexes

FTSE4Good Index Series/FTSE Blossom Japan Index

Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index are designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.

FTSE Russell confirms that Nihon Kohden has been independently assessed according to the FTSE Russell ESG criteria and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series and FTSE Blossom Japan Index for three consecutive years from 2017.

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is a stock price index created by MSCI Inc., which is composed of the companies with high ESG rating from environmental, social and governance perspectives.

Nihon Kohden has become a constituent of MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index for three consecutive years from 2017.

Long-term Vision and Mid-term Plan

Related Policy and Rule

Quality policy                              Procurement policy
Environmental policy                  Code of ethics and conduct