the corporation we want to be
In working toward becoming “the corporation we want to be in the future,” we would like to proactively press forward with operations with corporate social responsibility, satisfying the expectations of various stakeholders — the customers, the shareholders, the clients, the community, the employees, and the ecological environment.
The Basic Concept
The KOKUYO Group began when founder Zentaro Kuroda opened a small shop selling ledger covers made with Japanese paper in 1905.
The founder moved from his village to Osaka with the aspiration of making his business the pride of his hometown Etchu (present-day Toyoma Prefecture). Through the brand KOKUYO, which is the current company name KOKUYO, his aspiration has been passed down to the KOKUYO group and captured in its business. In 2004, we enacted the KOKUYO Group CSR Charter based on our corporate philosophy to establish better relations with various stakeholders as a good corporate citizen (which was partially revised in 2012). Our basic policy for ensuring the ongoing growth of society and the KOKUYO Group has been clarified in line with five key themes: our customers, regional communities, environmental conservation, corporate activities, and respect for human rights.