For OMRON, sustainability is all about putting the OMRON Principles into practice. In other words, the underlying thought behind this endeavor is to seek sustainable enhancement of our corporate value in conformance with the OMRON Principles, as we commit ourselves to promoting the sustainable development of our society on a global basis.

“To improve lives and contribute to a better society.” Since 1959, when this corporate motto was established by OMRON’s founder, OMRON has contributed to society by solving various issues in society through our businesses.

In May 2015, we redefined the OMRON Principles by clarifying that our corporate motto itself represents OMRON’s mission. The redefined OMRON Principles were made easier to understand for all OMRON employees worldwide, so that they can more easily put these principles into practice. In this way, we are further promoting the implementation of the OMRON Principles.

Moreover, OMRON made reference to international sustainability-related norms and guidelines, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and ISO26000. We incorporated these into our policies and code of conduct (OMRON Group CSR Practice Policies and OMRON Group Rules for Ethical Conduct). Based on these international norms and guidelines, we are committed to implementing and maintaining management practices and behavior in concert with the international community. In 2008, we declared our support for the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). These are universally accepted principles for human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption practices. Identifying them as our key issues, we are working proactively to live up to these principles.

Recently, the threat to the sustainability of the human race has been increasing because of accelerating climate change and human rights issues. To deal with this threat, in September 2015 the United Nations adopted its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a universal set of goals that the global community should address by the year 2030. Following this, the Paris Agreement establishing new international rules to combat climate change came into force in November 2016. In these and other ways, the world is demanding sustainability on a global scale.

OMRON is aware that a proactive and dynamic response to sustainability threats in our environment and society is essential if we are to sustainably enhance our corporate value. Based on this awareness, in fiscal 2016 OMRON set forth a Sustainability Policy based on the OMRON Principles and built a framework and a system by which we put the policy into practice.

We at the Board of Directors will continue to oversee and guide the OMRON efforts toward achieving our sustainability goals, set in compliance with the Sustainability Policy, and ensure regular practice of these efforts. By so doing, we can provide even more secure and reliable solutions for social issues worldwide through our businesses, in order to meet the expectations of our stakeholders.

September 2017