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Contribution to the World through Our Business

Hirokazu Ogino,
Representative Director,
President and CEO
Since 1951, Nihon Kohden has strived to contribute to the world by fighting disease and improving health with advanced technology, as well as create a fulfilling life for employees. This has led to revolutionary technologies and high quality medical devices. Nihon Kohden was founded with just twelve members, but today employs over 5,000 staff as it continues to tackle healthcare challenges around the world.
The products developed by Nihon Kohden have been exported to more than 120 countries around the world, where they have been used in various healthcare settings to save the lives of countless patients.

To save the lives of as many patients as possible, Nihon Kohden has continually pursued  technological innovation and strived to create higher quality products.
The Company’s mission as a medical device manufacturer is to provide clinical value as well as value to patients.
Nihon Kohden’s strengths lie in its ability to create value for society, primarily through 1) the capacity to develop technologies rooted in medical practice; 2) a broad clientele base inside and outside Japan; 3) high-quality products and services, and the development, production, sales and service systems to support them; and 4) the strength of a brand cultivated over many years.

Aspiring toward Sustainable Growth

We are currently promoting our Mid-term CSR Plan, Sustainable Growth 2020 and are taking a wide range of initiatives to address social issues, focusing on three key fields: Healthcare, Environment and Corporate Activities.

First, in the Healthcare field, we continue to provide the high-quality products and services that contribute to improve quality and efficiency of medical care, and patient safety. This will be achieved through product development from the customer's perspective and innovative technologies that enhance clinical value. In addition, as the only AED manufacturer in Japan, we are also working to spread basic life support using AEDs in and outside Japan. Therefore, it can be said that our business activities themselves contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

In the Environment field, we have set long-term environmental targets for reducing CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, and are further strengthening our efforts in this area. More specifically, in addition to emissions from corporate activities (scopes 1 and 2), we have started to calculate emissions from activities of suppliers and customers (scope 3) since 2016, aiming to reduce CO2 emissions across the entire supply chain.

In Corporate Activities, in addition to further strengthening our global governance system, we are actively working on the promotion of global compliance programs and working style reforms to improve productivity. By signing the United Nations Global Compact in July 2015, we have clarified our stance on contributing to the creation of a sustainable society by promoting efforts in ten areas in four fields: human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.

Based on this basic policy, we will further improve the soundness, transparency and efficiency of management and grow into a company that is chosen by society. We do this to improve corporate value and realize a sustainable society.