Society has become increasingly interested in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Very early in its history, Chiyoda Corporation realized that its corporate activities serve as an effective means of fulfilling its obligations to society.
Since its foundation in 1948, Chiyoda Corporation's founder, Akiyoshi Tamaki, stated from the beginning that "corporations traditionally contribute to society by improving people's standard of living by providing them with services and property. However, we are now at a point where corporations have become a permanent fixture in society, and as their role in and influence on society increase, the more socially responsible they are expected to be. If corporations do not contribute to the welfare of society as expected, or have its trust, their very existence is at risk."
In 1972, Chiyoda issued a booklet entitled Legacy for the 21st Century that described the need for harmony between the advancement of humankind and conservation of the natural environment. The booklet declared that Chiyoda would always work to develop technologies that help solve problems involving energy and the environment. This spirit is passed on to the new generation of Chiyoda people so that our DNA remains the nucleus of all our technologies.
Thus, the Chiyoda Group has incorporated the principles of CSR in its business activities and continued to earn the trust and understanding of every stakeholder since its foundation, and has also established its CSR Visions. Each employee is to reflect the visions in their activities and the processes and achievements are publicly introduced in this website.
Ongoing Initiatives based on United Nation's Global Compact
In November 2012, the Chiyoda Group joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC*) to advance our CSR efforts on a global basis including addressing the issues of human rights, labor, the environment, anti-corruption etc. in line with the UNGC principles as the global codes understood by one and all, and to firmly establish CSR as a unifying force of the Group. In order to effectively promote CSR, Chiyoda has further been participating in the study groups of the Global Compact Network Japan on SRI(Socially Responsible Investment)/ESG(Environmental, Social & Governance), Human Rights, Anti-corruption and Supply Chain Management.
* The United Nation's Global Compact (UNGC)：
Note: The UNGC is a voluntary global initiative that encourages businesses to act as good corporate citizens and achieve sustainable growth by exercising responsible, creative leadership. It is centered on ten principles concerning human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.
Group CSR Reports
The Group has published Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report by introducing our activities relating to the aspects of "economy", "society" and "energy" in addition to "environment" .