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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2019, OMRON’s community involvement expenditures totaled 673 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.
Employees learning importance and difficulty in forest preservation through tree thinning and undergrowth mowing
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.
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.