Proactive commitment to community contribution as a responsible corporate citizen
Community Involvement Activities in Various Fields
Dialogue with Communities
Based on a provision regarding community involvement and social contributions as stipulated in the OMRON Group Sustainable Conduct Policies, the OMRON Group promotes community involvement and social contribution activities that are tailored to the needs of each country/region.
As a responsible corporate citizen, the OMRON Group will actively promote community involvement and other social contribution activities. When engaging in community activities, the OMRON Group selects themes of activities that suit the culture, social climate or issues of respective countries or regions and are aligned with the OMRON Group's values, resources (financial and human resources, products, facilities, etc.), and expertise (technology, know-how, etc.). Based on this, the Group aims to take the best action available, such as collaboration with communities and related organizations (NGO, NPO and other concerned organizations).
In conformance with its OMRON Group Sustainable Conduct Policies, the OMRON Group promotes community involvement and social contribution activities both directly and indirectly.
As for direct contributions, OMRON can make maximum use of its characteristics by helping people challenged by disabilities or other limitations to assume more responsible roles in society and achieve fulfillment in life. As such, OMRON makes donations to Japan Sun Industries (Taiyo-no-Ie), an organization dedicated to providing challenged people with work opportunities. OMRON also supports various NGO/NPOs, while also co-sponsoring sporting events for people with disabilities such as the Oita Wheelchair Marathon and the All-Japan Wheelchair Ekiden long-distance relay race.
As part of indirect contributions, OMRON informs employees of volunteer opportunities via intranets and individual office bulletin boards, and encourages them to actively participate in these. Volunteer opportunities include donations to the Plan Japan, an organization supporting children and youth in developing nations, and exchanging letters with them. There are also opportunities to volunteer in the knitting charity project, knitting sweaters for children who suffered emotional or physical damage in disaster areas or areas of conflict throughout the world. Moreover, OMRON solicits volunteers to help organize and manage the Japan Sun Industries summer festival and sporting events for challenged people. By encouraging employees to participate in these contributions, OMRON aims to create synergies between direct and indirect contributions.
At OMRON, Global Human Resources and Administration HQ is tasked with managing social contributions and community involvement activities of the entire OMRON Group. Based on this system, all OMRON Group employees are encouraged to develop awareness as corporate citizens and address social issues on their own initiative.
In addition to individual employee’s participation, OMRON designates the scope of volunteer efforts as group-wide, multiple-site, or site-specific according to the theme of the activity so as to efficiently promote contribution programs at the appropriate scales.
OMRON also provides its Group employees with the opportunity to engage in community contribution activities on their own initiatives, by allowing them to take part in activities planned by each site during regular working hours.
Community activities and donations organized in Japan, the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Greater China, and Asia Pacific are compiled by Global Human Resources and Administration HQ, which then posts them on intranets. By sharing information regarding a wide range of social contribution activities conducted across the global OMRON Group, employees are encouraged to engage in social contributions on their own initiative and using their private time.
OMRON’s donations are mainly made to the areas related to improving QOL (quality of life) for persons with disabilities and supporting their active involvement in society. OMRON also strictly and objectively evaluates the effects of the donations, so as to make the donations more effective.
In fiscal 2017, OMRON’s community involvement expenditures totaled 751 million yen for a wide range of fields including science and technology, social welfare, and disaster relief, as well as corporate individually-organized social contribution programs.
With the aim of serving as a valued corporate citizen, the OMRON Group strives for harmonious coexistence with local communities. The Group not only complies with all applicable laws and rules but also respects local culture and customs. Proactive communication with local people and organizations is also promoted in order to build relations of mutual trust.
As a part of the efforts and to express the OMRON Group's gratitude to local communities for their daily support and cooperation, Group employees in Japan started community contribution activities in 1991 on every May 10th, its Founder's Day. Today, all OMRON Group employees worldwide participate in the OMRON Group Founder's Day community contribution activities.
Starting 2016, without limiting the day only to the Founder's day, employees can engage in the activities on the other days, determining what to do and when through engagement with local communities, to meet the needs of the communities. Doing so has allowed the Group to upgrade the initiatives to help solve even more local issues.