TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OKI (TOKYO:6703) today released its “Social and Environmental Report 2013” in both English and Chinese language versions. In an effort to help stakeholders better understand the OKI Group’s initiatives, the report describes environmental protection efforts and CSR activities undertaken by the OKI Group in the preceding fiscal year (ended March 2013). It is scheduled to be published in PDF format on the OKI website at noon.
“A section entitled ‘Meeting our CSR Commitments’ describes important themes for the OKI Group which are also areas of interest for stakeholders and the general public. Covering seven key CSR priority themes, the ‘Social and Environmental Report’ concisely communicates the status of corporate activities by addressing key points under each theme and highlighting achievements over the past fiscal year,” says Naoki Sato, Senior Executive Vice President, overlooking OKI's CSR Division. “Meeting our CSR Commitments” covers OKI’s cash recycling ATM, which is expanding in overseas markets as well due to its high usability and reliability, in addition to measures to achieve OKI Group Environmental Vision 2020.”
The website also discusses OKI policies, systems, and other detailed information for each theme as well as core issues addressed by ISO 26000, the international standard addressing social responsibilities. The website provides a table comparing ISO 26000 and OKI Group activities.
OKI has published its ‘Social and Environmental Report’ since 2009. The report integrates the Environmental Report, published since 1999, and the Social Responsibility Report, published since 2005. The OKI Group will continue to incorporate the voices of its stakeholders into the content of this report as part of its efforts to seek the bonds of trust established between stakeholders and the company.
Outlined below are highlights of the Social and Environmental Report 2013:
Special Features: Meeting our CSR Commitments
1. OKI’s very convenient and reliable cash recycling ATMs contribute to society
OKI developed the first large ATM in Japan in 1977, and the world’s first cash recycling ATM in 1982. OKI’s ATMs have continued to evolve to meet the needs of society; by addition of security, and other functions for peace of mind, enhancing quality so customers don’t have to wait and development of an ATM which can handle 128 banknote denominations of multiple currencies. The product is widely used in overseas as well, such as China and Russia.
2. Towards Achieving the OKI Group Environmental Vision 2020
In the OKI Group Environmental Vision 2020 formulated in April 2012, OKI promotes environmental management and sets targets in the four fields - Realization of a low-carbon society, Prevention of pollution, Resource circulation and Biodiversity conservation and actively work on the targets. It describes IT technology to reduce electricity of network systems which has become high-speed with the expanding use of the Internet and IT system and business activities in response to enforced chemical substance management on a global basis.
Status of activities in areas of focus
In this report, OKI explains activities and achievements on the following seven priority themes: full compliance with laws and regulations; information security; improvements of customer satisfaction; good communication with shareholders and investors; respect for employees; social contributions; and consideration for the environment. For each priority theme, the report comments on focal points and achievements for fiscal year ending March 2013, as well as focal points for the fiscal year ending March 2014, based on actual OKI achievements. Through detailed examples, the report also seeks to clarify OKI's progress on each activity for its readers. The environmental conservation section—one of the seven priority themes—concludes with a reference section entitled "Detailed Data.”
About OKI Electric Industry (OKI)
Founded in 1881, OKI Electric Industry is Japan's leading telecommunications manufacturer. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, OKI provides top-quality products, technologies, and solutions to customers through its info-telecom systems and printer operations. Its various business divisions function synergistically to bring to market exciting new products and technologies that meet a wide range of customer needs in various sectors. Visit OKI's global website at http://www.oki.com/.