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Stakeholder Engagement

Community Engagement (Corporate Citizenship)

Proactive commitment to community contribution as a responsible corporate citizen

Basic Policy
Promotion System
Community Involvement Activities in Various Fields
Dialogue with Communities

Basic Policy

Promoting proactive involvement with communities as a responsible corporate citizen

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.

OMRON Group Sustainable Conduct Policies:
4-3. Community Involvement and Social Contributions

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).

Among all the initiatives, we particularly focus on the three areas that are aligned with the company’s business drivers to leverage our strength and maximize impact on beneficiaries; social welfare with emphasis on diversity promotion, science and technology and health promotion.

Our Three Focus Areas

1. Welfare

One of the focus of OMRON Group is the diversity promotion in welfare-related activities. We aim to improve QOL for persons with disabilities by encouraging diversity in society. For example, we provide support for Japan Sun Industries, a social welfare service corporation that creates work opportunities for persons with disabilities. We also contribute funds to NPOs and NGOs in this field.

(Link to Ratio of employees with disabilities - OMRON Group in Japan)

We support sports activities for persons with disabilities, including the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon and the Emperor’s Cup National Wheelchair Ekiden (relay race), and we sponsor opportunities for schools supporting people with disabilities at the Osaka Science & Technology Center.

2. Science and Technology

In the field of education in science and technology, for example, we support initiatives through Tateisi Science and Technology Foundation and provide opportunities such as Technology Foundation, Control Technology Education Camps for college students and a series of lectures at universities by leveraging our strength.

3. Health Promotion

In the field of health promotion, we support raising awareness for health and the impact of high blood pressure in various countries. For example, in Japan, we sponsor local events held by Japan Heart Foundation in every August that is designated as the month of heart. We also donate over 20,000 of blood pressure monitors to International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and World Hypertension league (WHL) since fiscal 2017 to support events held more than 100 countries world wide.

In addition, we deepen an understanding of social welfare activities within our employees by publicizing volunteer activities internally and providing opportunities for employees to volunteer.

Implemetation Structure

Promoting self-reliant community contributions based on awareness of corporate citizenship

OMRON Group is engaging with social contributions and community involvement activities through the leadership of Global Human Resources and Administration HQ. All OMRON Group employees are encouraged to develop awareness as corporate citizens and address social issues on their own initiative.
OMRON 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.

Community Involvement Activities in Various Fields

Donations for supporting persons with disabilities, science and technology, social welfare, disaster aid and other areas

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 2020, OMRON’s community involvement expenditures totaled 490 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.

Community Involvement Expenditures by Field

Social contribution activities in various fields (FY2019)

Science & Technology

  • The Tateisi Science and Technology Foundation finalized fiscal 2020 grant recipients (48 research projects and six international interchange programs)
  • OMRON co-sponsored the Science Lab program (outside workshops) offered by the Osaka Science & Technology Center to promote and offer science and technology education.

Health Promotion

  • In Japan, OMRON sponsored local events held by Japan Heart Foundation in August that is designated as the month of heart, and community lectures in every fall held by Japan Hypertension Association.
  • We donated over 20,000 blood pressure monitors to International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and World Hypertension league (WHL) to support events held more than 100 countries world wide since fiscal 2017.
  • OMRON also provided research and support programs over the past five years for pregnancy hypertension and other activities in Makoko, Nigeria.

Social Welfare

  • OMRON sponsored the 39th Oita International Wheelchair Marathon at which 75 employees served as volunteers.
    Official partner of Oita International Wheelchair Marathon since the 8th event in 1988
  • OMRON sponsored the 31st All-Japan Ekiden Long-Distance Wheelchair Relay Race. The Race was cancelled due to COVID-19.
    Special sponsor for National Wheelchair Ekiden since the first event in 1990
  • OMRON sponsored the KIDS Project at which 10 employees served as volunteers.
  • OMRON provided various volunteering opportunities for employees at Japan Sun Industries (Taiyo-no-Ie) .
    Employees at volunteer activities

Arts & Culture

  • OMRON has been a sponsor of the OMRON Cultural Forum (hosted by the NHK Kyoto Culture Center) since 1989. During fiscal 2019, we co-hosted 4 events (events 334 through 337).
  • OMRON sponsored the OMRON Pipe Organ Concert Series hosted by the Kyoto Concert Hall.

International Cooperation

  • OMRON has been a continuous sponsor of a project to donate knitted items to the children of the world (organized by MS&AD Unison Smile Club) since 1994. During fiscal 2019, OMRON donated 57 hand-knitted sweaters, 14 hats, 14 scarves, and 4 gloves.
    Project to send hand‐knitted sweaters to children in conflict/disaster areas in the world
  • OMRON has provided financial support to the Plan Sponsorship (donations and letter exchange with children in developing countries organized by Plan International Japan) on a continuous basis since 1996. During fiscal 2019, 20 OMRON Group employees exchanged letters with and observed the development of 10 children.
    Employees corresponding with children in areas in need of support

Environmental Activities

  • OMRON engaged in forest preservation activities, collecting donations through our Kyoto, Tokyo, and Kusatsu locations during fiscal 2019 to support forest preservation programs.

    Employees learning importance and difficulty in forest preservation through tree thinning and undergrowth mowing

Local Community Activities

  • The Kyoto OMRON Community Foundation held an awards ceremony recognizing one individual and two organizations as fiscal 2020 Kyoto Humanitarian Award winners.

Dialogue with Communities

Dialogue with Communities

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. In 1995, all OMRON Group employees worldwide started participating 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.

With regard to activities abroad, one example is UK group company's cooperation with Inter-Action MK. Working with the local NPO in Milton Keynes, the UK employees made flowerbeds along pathways in a community garden, which people with disabilities and those faced with hard times can visit anytime. Also, they donated carts, gloves and other tools needed for garden works. In addition, they donated cherry trees so people can enjoy growing fruits in the garden.

  • [Japan] Cleanup operation in the area around OMRON Relay & Devices Corporation's factory
  • [China] Tree-planting in Shanghai, China
  • [Asia Pacific] Book donation to an orphanage in Bangladesh
  • [Europe] Cleanup activity at Alatri central park, Italy
  • [Americas] Painting operation at an elementary school in Chicago

OFI (OMRON Foundation Inc.)

A non-profit organization OFI (OMRON Foundation Inc.) was established in 1989.
OMRON Group companies in North America (the United States and Canada) contribute part of their annual sales to OFI as funds, to provide support in the areas of disaster relief, disability aid, education and medicine.

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