ESG Activities

The OKI Group, as described in its corporate philosophy, underpinned by "enterprising spirit," has long aimed to contribute to people around the world through its core business, namely the provision of products and services that can serve the development of the information age. What underlies the Group's CSR initiatives is our commitment to the pursuit and fulfillment of this idea.

Based on this recognition, we enacted the "OKI Group Charter of Corporate Conduct" to ensure the Group as a whole fulfills its social responsibilities precisely in ways that comport with the Group's corporate philosophy. In addition, in accordance with the Charter, OKI set up the "OKI Group Code of Conduct," to be followed by all OKI executives and employees. This Code of Conduct has been adopted across all Group companies and incorporated into OKI's educational programs in order to be made well known and compulsory. The Charter and the Code are regarded as the basis for OKI Group Values that all Group executives and employees hold in esteem in their pursuit of increasing corporate value.

Promoting Initiatives Based on Materiality

In order to maintain this stance over the long term and "Delivering OK! to your life." as "a corporate group that helps create a safe and convenient infrastructure for customers and society as a whole through the key Japanese concepts of Mono-zukuri and Koto-zukuri," which is our vision, we specified the materiality in our Medium-Term Business Plan 2022 from the twin perspectives of creating social value and strengthening management infrastructure.

Our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives embody this materiality, and an overview of our initiatives for fiscal year 2020 can be seen in the following table.

Creating Social Value

ESG Themes Initiatives for FY2020 to FY2022 FY2020 Results
  • Creating products that contribute to solving environmental issues
  • Supporting a circular economy
  • Expansion of environmental contribution products
  • Reduction of life cycle CO2
  • Creation of circular economy projects
  • Achieved net sales of environmental contribution products of ¥127.3 billion, accounting for 32% of the net sales of the entire Group
  • Reduced life cycle CO2 by 54% compared to FY2013 levels
  • Established new definitions and categories for environmental contribution products, including circular economy projects
  • Creating products that contribute to resolving social issues
  • Promoting value creation in corporate activities
  • Efforts toward social issues indicated in growth strategy
  • Promoted product creation aimed at resolving the seven social issues; carried out demonstration tests with co-creation partners in the field of advanced remote operation, as part of measures to combat labor shortages
  • Internal cultural reforms aimed at innovation
  • Development and securement of human resources who will support Mono-zukuri and growth area businesses
  • Basic training attended by a total of 3,124 Group employees, with the aim of realizing Group-wide participatory innovation
  • Number of Yume Pro Challenge applications increased to 147
  • Trained 273 AI engineers with practical skills, against a target of 300 engineers by the end of FY2022
  • Promoted standardization of skills assessments for designers
  • Positioning ESG at the core of management
  • Promotion and evaluation of initiatives based on materiality
  • Established the "Sustainability Promotion Working Group" to promote Group-wide materiality initiatives
  • Strengthened internal training activities, such as hosting dialogues on the theme of sustainability led by the President and the heads of all of OKI's divisions

Strengthening Management Infrastructure

ESG Themes Initiatives for FY2020 to FY2022 FY2020 Results
  • Mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, pollution prevention, and resource recycling
  • CO2 reduction at business sites, strengthening of introduction of renewable energy
  • Strengthening of chemical substance management through standardization of operations
  • Improvement of recycling rate
  • Reduced CO2 emissions from business sites by 34%, against a target of 31%
  • Purchased 400t-CO2 of renewable energy J-Credits, against a target of 400t-CO2
  • Strengthened chemical substance management through working group activities
  • Achieved a recycling rate of 79%, against a target of 83%
  • Strengthening of Mono-zukuri infrastructure
  • Strengthening of human rights and labor initiatives
  • Promotion of Virtual One Factory
  • Strengthening of quality initiatives
  • Promoted Mono-zukuri Infrastructure Reinforcement Project activities
  • Continued quality initiatives in line with the OKI Group Quality Policies; continued to carry out surveys for employees at OKI Group design and production sites on the theme of quality control fraud prevention
  • Realization of smart work-life
  • Promotion of diversity and inclusion
  • Strengthening of occupational health and safety, health management initiatives
  • Expanded telework initiatives; paid telework allowances to approximately 3,000 employees designated as "teleworkers"
  • Carried out training programs to support management in telework environments
  • Realized a female management ratio of 3.3% at OKI, and 5.3% across the OKI Group as a whole
  • Continued to implement the selective Female Leader Development Program
  • Promoted various health management initiatives through collaborative health systems; 92.8% of employees received stress checks
  • Revised our Supply Chain CSR Deployment Guidebook, in accordance with JEITA's "Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct"
  • Strengthening of corporate governance
  • Internal controls/Risk management
  • Accurate information disclosure and strengthening of engagement (dialogue)
  • Steady improvements based on board effectiveness evaluations
  • Accuracy improvement and entrenchment of risk management
  • Disclosures based on TCFD framework
  • Reliable disclosures regarding materiality initiatives
  • Strengthening of dialogue in IR/SR, etc.
  • Carried out board effectiveness evaluations for FY2020
  • Identified business risks at all OKI business groups; established management cycles and systems
  • Provided disclosures through CDP and the TCFD framework
  • Issued the OKI Report, and improved our sustainability website
  • The "Investor Relations" section of our website received high ratings from three leading IR website evaluation organizations

Participation in the United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a voluntary initiative for participating in the creation of a global framework whereby companies and organizations act as good members of society to realize sustainable growth by demonstrating responsible and creative leadership. Under the commitment of top management, which agrees to subscribe to the 10 principles concerning the protection of human rights, the eradication of unfair labor practices, environmental measures, and anti-corruption, signatory companies and organizations to the UNGC are continuing to make efforts toward these goals.

In May 2010, OKI signed the UNGC to declare its support for the Compact. It also became a member of the Global Compact Network Japan, a local network in Japan. The OKI Group supports the UNGC's 10 principles and will work to contribute to creating a sustainable society.

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Human Rights:

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

Other Main Initiatives/Organizations in Which OKI Participates

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

In May 2019, OKI announced its support for the "Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)" recommendations. We will disclose and disseminate information in accordance with TCFD recommendations, and will strengthen our efforts to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society brought about by a virtuous cycle of the environment and the economy.

Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)

In April 2020, as a part of initiatives aimed at contributing to global warming prevention and the achievement of SDGs, OKI joined the "Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)," a network aiming for the realization of a decarbonized society. We will leverage co-creation with a broad range of partners aiming for decarbonization to strengthen our measures against climate change, and will contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society.

Challenge Zero

In June 2020, OKI joined "Challenge Zero (Challenge Net Zero Carbon Innovation)" organized by Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), which aims to encourage companies and organizations to take on the challenge of creating new innovations to realize a decarbonized society. We will take on this challenge of creating new innovations that will lead to products and services which contribute to resolving a wide range of environmental issues.

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