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Nikon CSR

Nikon’s CSR Policy
In order to be an enterprise trusted by all, the Nikon Group has formulated “Our Aspirations” and “Our Commitments” to articulate the corporate philosophy, and also the Nikon Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Charter and Nikon Code of Conduct. We are thus striving to put CSR into practice. Nikon High-Level Policy

Our Philosophy

Trustworthiness & Creativity
Our unending dedication to unchanging principles
Vision Our Aspirations
Meeting needs. Exceeding expectations. Our vision for the future

Nikon Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Charter
Nikon Group’s basic policy on social responsibility

Guidelines for conduct

Our Commitments
The commitments we make on a daily basis in order to achieve Our Aspirations

Nikon Code of Conduct
Code for daily business activities

Nikon Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Charter
1. Sound corporate activities
The Nikon Group endeavors to comply with international regulations, related laws, and internal rules, exercise sound and fair corporate practices, earn the trust of stakeholders such as customers, shareholders, employees, business partners, and society. The Group will maintain constructive relationships with administrative bodies, remaining politically neutral and complying with laws, and will not engage in relationships with individuals or groups that threaten social order or safety.

Established April 27, 2007

5. Responsibility to society as a corporate citizen
The Nikon Group will carry out corporate activities that take into account the cultures and practices of each country and region and proactively engage in activities that contribute to society as a good corporate citizen.

6. Transparent operating activities
The Nikon Group will communicate extensively with customers, shareholders, employees, business partners, and society and disclose business information in a timely and fair manner. It will also conduct reliable financial reporting through accurate accounting processes.

2. Provision of valuable goods and services for society
The Nikon Group will provide valuable products and services to society, endeavoring to increase the satisfaction and trust of our customers and contributing to the healthy development of society.

7. Responsibility of top management
Top management and employees in managerial positions within each department must understand that they play an essential role in fulfilling the spirit of this Charter and thus, in addition to leading by example, they must ensure that this information is disseminated to everyone in the Group and all related parties. Management must always strive to understand the opinions of those both inside and outside of Nikon to develop a sound internal framework that ensures that the spirit of this Charter is upheld. If any incident occurs that violates this Charter, top management will demonstrate, internally and externally, their determination to solve the problem and strive to identify the cause and prevent its recurrence. Furthermore, they will uphold information disclosure and accountability obligations. They will clarify the authority and responsibility of each manager and employee and deal rigorously and objectively with all people involved in the matter, including top management.

3. Respect for human beings
The Nikon Group will respect diversity and individual human rights and provide a healthy and safe working environment in which all persons receive fair treatment without discrimination. It will also oppose enforced labor and child labor and respect fundamental human rights as well as workers’ rights.

4. Protection of the natural environment
The Nikon Group will proactively engage in environmental efforts and work to protect the natural environment, as these are common issues for all of mankind.

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Nikon CSR REPORT 2008

Nikon’s CSR Activities
In addition to setting up a CSR Committee and expert subcommittees that represent a...
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