In response to the release of the 4th edition of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines, Casio identified in 2015 a series of material issues requiring its attention, and has been utilizing the PDCA cycle within sustainable management to make progress in these areas. Now, in an environment undergoing dramatic changes, Casio believes that the best course of action is to return to its tradition and essence of value creation as a foundation for generating innovation. To this end, Casio has redefined its material issues to be more in line with its management strategy, identifying new issues to better drive actionable initiatives.
These material issues are divided into three groups: value creation through business, enhancement of management capital, and strengthening of management foundation. Within value creation through business, we aim to create new innovations that meet and exceed consumer needs, in line with the core concept of our Basic Policies for 2030 Goal Achievement. Enhancement of management capital and strengthening of management foundation are designed to support achievement of value creation through business. With particular emphasis on three kinds of management capital—human capital, intellectual capital, and manufactured capital—we have selected issues under four themes to achieve strengthening of management foundation.