Activity Policies

Nikon Group has established the Nikon Community Contribution Activities Policy. Based on this policy, Nikon Group shares its aim with all business facilities and Group companies and engages in community contribution activities in each area.

Nikon Community Contribution Activities "Basic Policy"

  • 1.Nikon will actively engage in community contribution activities in accordance with our corporate philosophy and CSR Charter to create a prosperous society with sustainable development.
  • 2.Nikon will conduct community contribution activities under the headings of "Environment," "Education," "Welfare," "Culture and Arts" and "Assistance for Reconstruction."
  • 3.Nikon will provide assistance to its employees' volunteer activities.

Community Contribution Activities promotion system

Nikon Group has distributed the Q&A format Explanation of the Nikon Community Contribution Activities Policy to all business facilities and Group companies so that the entire Nikon Group will be able to engage in community contribution activities based on the Policy. In addition, we have also introduced and deployed a self-check tool which is used prior to the start of community contribution activities so that the Policy is applied properly. In order to prevent corruption, the self-check tool requires that Nikon Group's Anti-Bribery Guidelines be reviewed prior to implementing any donations.
In the year ended March 31, 2017, the self-check rate for advance checks was 73.6%. In the year ending March 31, 2018, we are aiming for 90%, and are working to strengthen education for and communication with our l business facilities and Group companies. In addition, from the year ending March 31, 2018, Nikon Group is establishing a goal of increasing the community contribution activity participation rate beyond the average of the past three years and will encourage employees to join in community contribution activities.

Breakdown of Community Contribution Expenses
(Year Ended March 31, 2017)

Expenditure Breakdown by Type

The expenditure breakdowns in the year ending March 2017 by type were 32.3% for donations,  0.7% for Tohoku Reconstruction Donations, 2.2% for disaster relief donations, 57.2% for activity expenses and 7.5% for activity expenses for Tohoku reconstruction support.

Expenditure Breakdown by Category

Allocations of community contribution expenditures in the year ending March 2017 by category were 8.8% for welfare, 23.7% for education, 52.1% for culture & arts, 3.0% for the environment, 10.5% for assistance for reconstruction and 1.9% for others.

Expenditure Breakdown by Region

Allocations of community contribution expenditures in the year ending March 2017 by region were 74.4% for Japan (for domestic activities), 12.7% for Japan (for overseas activities), 2.0% for the Americas, 4.1% for Europe, 0.3% for Greater China and 6.4% for Asia/Pacific/Others.

Support for Employee Volunteer Activities

Nikon Group works to establish an environment which supports employee volunteer activities and strives to create opportunities for employees to participate in community contribution activities. Nikon Group offers numerous opportunities to make it easy for employees to participate, including providing a volunteer leave system, periodically announcing information related to volunteering, supporting participation in charity events and other contributive programs, and a matching gift initiative.

Number of Employees Participating in Community Contribution Activities in the Year Ended March 31, 2016

Results for FY 2016 (Year Ended March 31, 2017) total 3,302

Number of Nikon Group Employees Who Participated in Activities Supporting Reconstruction from the Great East Japan

Results for FY 2016 (Year Ended March 31, 2017) total 68
Total participants, all time total 685

Volunteer Leave System

Nikon provides volunteer leave to employees who wish to engage in volunteer activities such as social welfare activities in nursing facilities, international cooperation activities and recovery activities in disaster areas.
In addition, in Japan in the year ended March 31, 2012, the Nikon Group established the Rules for Activities Supporting Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and, through aid such as special leave and payment of traveling expenses, supports employees who volunteer in activities to aid recovery from the earthquake.
In the year ended March 31, 2017, a total of 19 Nikon Group employees in Japan received company aid based on the Rules for Activities Supporting Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, with 363 having received aid up until now.

Pro Bono Initiatives

Through cooperation with the Service Grant Japan, Inc., Nikon has created an environment which has enabled employees to participate in pro bono activities (volunteer activities which make use of a person's work skills and knowledge) from the year ended March 31, 2017. In the year ended March 31, 2017, Nikon invited employees to participate in the Tokyo Hometown Project, a one day pro bono challenge sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health and Service Grant, with five employees participating. In addition, Nikon is engaged in activities to promote understanding of and participating in pro bono activities, and from March to April 2018, Nikon will be holding internal pro bono briefing sessions.