Philosophy and Policy

Approach to CSR

Management Philosophy

We contribute to the world by fighting disease and improving health with advanced technology, and create a fulfilling life for our employees.
In order to realize its management philosophy, Nihon Kohden tackles the challenges of healthcare through technological development deeply rooted in the front lines of medicine and continually delivers safety and security to customers. This enables the Company to contribute to society, continually grow as a corporate group, and enhance its corporate value.

Nihon Kohden 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.
  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 social norms, 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, and 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, and 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.

CSR Promotion Committee

Nihon Kohden established a CSR Promotion Committee as one of its board committees. The CSR Promotion Committee is involved in Nihon Kohden's overall CSR activities such as plannning, promoting, organizing, educating, and other activities. The CSR Promotion Committee is composed of representatives of the Compliance Committee, Quality Control Committee, and representatives of other operation divisions. The CSR Promotion Committee sets the CSR annual activity plan so that CSR will be practiced through daily operation.
CSR Promotion Committee