Corporate Citizenship Policy
At the Olympus Group (hereinafter, “Olympus”), our corporate activity is based on Olympus’ corporate philosophy and the Olympus Global Code of Conduct.
Olympus implements appropriate corporate citizenship activities as a leading global medtech company, while taking a long-term view in an effort to achieve Our Purpose of “Making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling.”
Olympus is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities to society and its stakeholders by proactively carrying out the activities that benefit global and local communities.
1. Three Priority Areas
As a leading global medtech company, Olympus conducts its citizenship activities in healthcare. In an effort to leverage the spirit of monozukuri (excellence in manufacturing fostered by Olympus for over a century), our activities also focus on fostering scientific and technological progress, as well as environmental sustainability. These three areas have been selected as priorities in which our corporate citizenship activities will be rolled out globally.
“Healthcare”: An area in which we can take advantage of the insights we have gained from our Medical business
“Science and Technology”: An area in which we can take advantage of the insights we have gained from our Scientific Solutions business
“Environment”: Activities that future generations would be able to enjoy a rich natural environment
In addition to the priority areas listed above, we are engaging in humanitarian and charitable activities to nourish the world, to combat poverty, emergency disaster relief assistance as well as local community involvement programs.
2. Approach to Activities
(1) Respect for local cultures and customs
While society expects a multinational company like Olympus to take action to address shared challenges on the globe, we still need to respect local cultures and customs and take into account local needs when launching local voluntary activities.
(2) Meaningful partnership
We work in partnership with NGOs, NPOs, local and national governments and international organizations, etc., as appropriate for each area of activity, to achieve greater speed and efficiency in addressing social issues. We utilize the findings, experiences, know-how that we gain in order to improve our future actions, which leads to our continuous growth.
(3) Developing the next generation of leaders
We foster people who will support the sustainable growth of society in the future by imparting the insight and know-how we have gained during our corporate activity over the past century to future leaders through providing learning opportunities and conducting awareness-raising activities.
(4) Enhancing employee participation
Olympus believes that its employees should become more connected with the world around them through volunteer activities, which not only have positive effects on society, but also help employees broaden their horizons and improve their sensitivity. Olympus encourages its employees to get involved in society on their own initiative by providing them with opportunities to volunteer.
3. Information Disclosure
To fulfill our responsibilities to society and our stakeholders, we proactively disclose information on the corporate citizenship activities we have implemented in the past in a timely and appropriate manner.
4. Continuous Improvement
By reflecting on the outcomes of past corporate citizenship activities and listening to feedback from society and our stakeholders, we will strive to improve our activities.