The Process of Defining Material Issues

We generated a comprehensive list of social issues by considering the sustainable growth of Nihon Kohden and referencing international guidelines. Following this, the Sustainability Promotion Committee, which consists of members selected from 11 departments in charge of compliance, development, production, and sales, selected the list of prospective material issues.
Based on questionnaires with all employees and the opinions of institutional investors, the identified 20 social issues were prioritized. Nihon Kohden’s management discussed these issues several times and defined the material issues to be addressed. Finally, the Board of Directors approved twelve material issues.

Sustainability Philosophy and Logo

As a medical equipment manufacturer, Nihon Kohden dedicates itself to contributing to all forms of life on earth through its business activities and citizenship activities.
Nihon Kohden Sustainability 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.

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