Reason for Priority
There is no end to the number of corporate scandals in major companies, leading to loss of trust. Increasing public attention has been drawn to corporate principles and corporate social responsibility. These scandals, in many cases, have even threaten the survival of major companies in an instant due to the materialization of reputational risk accompanying misconduct. Companies must meet the expectations of society not only by focusing on international guidelines and rules but also by understanding diverse values in a broad range of perspectives.
The Nikon Code of Conduct, which we revised last year, sets the standards for all Nikon employees to fully recognize the importance of compliance, comply with laws and regulations, company rules, and social norms, make ethical decisions, and take appropriate actions with integrity in day-to-day business activities.
I believe that it is important not only to understand what is written in the Nikon Code of Conduct, but also to put it into practice. Going forward, I will continue to convey my thought to all employees with the simple message of "Do Right!"
Senior Executive Vice President & CFO
Chairperson of the Business Conduct Committee
Main initiatives and results in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019
A training program on the Nikon Code of Conduct
Nikon formulated the Nikon Code of Conduct to serve as a concrete standard for ensuring that every employee has an in-depth understanding of compliance concepts and implements it in their daily work. In January 2018, the Nikon Code of Conduct was revised in response to the latest expectations of the international community. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, the Nikon Group carried out training to disseminate the revised code globally, and 23,865 employees inside and outside Japan attended (attendance rate: 99.8%).
Employee awareness surveys
In order to clarify awareness of Nikon's corporate philosophy and understanding of the Nikon Code of Conduct among employees, and determine the effectiveness of compliance training, an employee awareness survey targeting employees of the Nikon Group both inside and outside Japan is implemented once every two years.
In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, a total of 16,112 employees completed the survey.
Nikon Sustainability Report
For more details, please see the Nikon Sustainability Report.