In recent years, there has been widespread concern over the sustainability of human civilization in its current form. While economic activity has enriched the lives of many people, it has also put great strain on the global environment and social systems. Cooperation is needed to overcome this global crisis and leave a sustainable global society to future generations. In order to achieve this, proactive initiatives need to be taken by individuals, companies, governments, and international organizations. A company has a much larger impact on society than an individual, and corporate activities are responsible for some of the current impact on the planet. This is why society now has much greater expectations for companies to actively implement their own initiatives to help resolve sustainability issues, or in other words, to fulfill their corporate social responsibility (CSR). In recent years, investment in enterprises based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria has grown exponentially worldwide. Given this trend, companies that neglect their CSR initiatives and fail to fulfill their social responsibilities no longer hold any appeal for investors, and the continued existence of such companies holds no value for society.
Casio’s corporate creed of “Creativity and Contribution” expresses the company’s concept of using creativity in order to contribute—in other words, creating innovative products and services with original Casio technology to give back to society. Everyone working at Casio fully appreciates this corporate creed, and the company is always striving to help build a more sustainable global society by pursuing business activities designed to make something from nothing, or go from “0” to “1.” This is Casio’s CSR approach.
The Casio Group Code of Conduct is used as a guide for all officers and employees of the Group, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and internal regulations and appropriate conduct from an ethical point of view. Based on changes in and outside the Casio Group, the Code of Conduct was revised in June 2013 and again in November 2016 to meet new standards in areas where the international community has high expectations and demands, such as human rights, supply chain management, and anti-corruption measures.
Casio has identified six material issues, shown below, to guide its efforts to address social and environmental issues that relate directly and indirectly to its business operations. By addressing these issues the company aims to help build a more sustainable global society.
The world today is faced with many complex economic, environmental and social problems of a very serious nature. Humanity as a whole needs to consider its own best future, and then find ways to move in that direction. If economic activities are to be maintained on this planet with limited resources, every member of society must try to help achieve sustainability.
Casio is determined to do its part to find solutions for social and environmental issues while continuing to provide new value to society, based on its corporate creed of “Creativity and Contribution.” Casio will steadily pursue specific initiatives while always seeking to conceive of ideal solutions for each issue.