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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

In order to realize sustainability, we will intensify management-level initiatives in the areas of Healthcare, Environment, and Corporate Activities.

In the Healthcare field, we contribute to society through our core business of the manufacture and sales of medical equipment. Through increasing production and supply of patient monitors and ventilators, we are working specifically now to support medical institutions in the midst of COVID-19.

In the Environment field, we are working not only on the development and supply of environmentally friendly products, but also on reduction of waste emissions and promotion of the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle. In CO₂ reduction initiatives undertaken as part of these activities, our target of a 12% reduction by FY2020 compared to 2013 was achieved one year ahead of plan. We are committed to further efforts to reduce CO₂ emissions going forward.

In the Corporate Activities field, work style reforms are important issues. We are creating a positive work environment through measures such as flextime, teleworking, and opportunities for female and senior employees.

During the state of emergency declared by the Japanese government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued to operate with employees working from home as far as possible. Workplace attendance was restricted to the minimum necessary staffing level for operations where on-site presence was essential to business continuity, with stringent measures in place to prevent infection. Meanwhile, to strengthen our corporate governance in preparation for global business expansion, Nihon Kohden signed the United Nations Global Compact in 2015, and has taken initiatives in the four areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. In addition, we are focusing on improving the soundness and transparency of corporate activities through introducing global compliance programs.