Message from Yoshihito Yamada

Yoshihito Yamada President and CEO OMRON Corporation

OMRON contributes to resolving the world's social issues through its businesses.

Our approach to resolving social issues is one representation of how OMRON is a corporate group that people can always depend on, and an organization that continues to live up to the high expectations of people all over the world.

Society around us has changed greatly since our company was founded in 1933. OMRON’s mission, established in 1959, is “To improve lives and contribute to a better society.” This is what has driven us forward and bound us together as we have pioneered the discovery of emerging social needs, while creating innovations to address these needs and bring about a better society. As a result, we have created products born from innumerable innovations and thus have contributed to the advancement of society and improvement of people’s lives through our businesses. Since 1933, and driven by this guiding philosophy, we have grown dramatically to become a global company that now conducts business in some 120 countries and regions around the world.

In accordance with our 10-year long-term vision that we unveiled in 2011, called “Value Generation 2020 (VG2020),” we have sought to become a “value-generator for people and the Earth that is qualitatively and quantitatively superior.” During the course of this endeavor, we have achieved growth by resolving new social issues that emerge throughout the world.

Today, the world faces an unprecedented crisis caused by COVID-19. In this adverse situation, OMRON continues to make every effort to realize a better society. To continuously contribute to the development of society in the post-COVID-19 world, we have designated the two years of fiscal 2020-2021 as a period for accelerating our transformation in preparation for our next long-term vision. The COVID-19 crisis we are now experiencing has clearly etched the shape of what we call “innovation driven by social needs” that OMRON should be promoting for the near future. Things around us are about to change radically, from the values of people and business models to the way that society should be structured. It is our wish to remain a pioneer in creating innovations to meet the anticipated needs of society by quickly responding to these changes. To this end, OMRON is working hard to speed up our transformation.

Now and into the future, OMRON continues to “contribute to resolving social issues and improving lives through our business by putting the OMRON Principles into practice” with the aim of enhancing our corporate value.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

October 2020
Yoshihito Yamada
President and CEO
OMRON Corporation