YKK GROUP

YKK PHILOSOPHY

All YKK Group business activities are based on the "Cycle of Goodness," which is the YKK Philosophy, and the YKK Management Principle:
"YKK seeks corporate value of higher significance."

YKK PHILOSOPHY

CYCLE OF GOODNESS

"No one prospers without rendering benefit to others."

CYCLE OF GOODNESS

As an important member of society, a company survives through coexistence. When the benefits are shared, the value of the company's existence will be recognized by society.
When pursuing his business, President Yoshida was most concerned with that aspect, and would find a path leading to mutual prosperity.
He believed that using ingenuity and inventiveness in business activities and constantly creating new value would lead to the prosperity of clients and business partners and make it possible to contribute to society.
This type of thinking is referred to as the "Cycle of Goodness," and has always served as the foundation of our business activities.
We have inherited this way of thinking, and have established it as the YKK Philosophy.

YKK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLE

"YKK seeks corporate value of higher significance."

YKK seeks corporate value of higher significance.

YKK Group companies seek to delight our customers, earn the high regard of society and make our employees happy and proud.
We are improving the quality of our products, technology, and management as the means to achieve this.
We make fairness the fundamental standard for all YKK Group business operations, and this is the basis for our management decisions.

YKK CORE VALUES

Do not fear failure; experience builds success.
/ Create opportunities for employees.
Insist on quality in everything.
Build trust, transparency and respect.

Permeation of the Management Principle and Core Values

The YKK Philosophy, which has been passed down since the founding of the company, has always served as the foundation for business activities and has supported the Group's expansion. In 1994, developing the Philosophy in keeping with the times, we launched the Management Principle, "YKK seeks corporate value of higher significance." Since then, we have been promoting the YKK Management Principles and Philosophy throughout our organization so that each employee understands and inherits them in order to ensure their succession down the generations. We have also been expanding our promotion activities in our overseas companies and have further solidified the position of the Management Principles throughout the Group.

Dialogue

We actively engage in dialogues concerning the YKK Management Principle with outside experts. Details of the dialogues are reported in This is YKK.

* Affiliations and titles indicated in the articles below are current as of the publication date.

Dr. Ikujiro Nonaka, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
Tadahiro Yoshida, Director, YKK Corporation; Director, YKK AP Inc.

The Strength of a Philosophy Born of Actual Practice
— The "Cycle of Goodness" and "Forest Management" as Seen by Professor Nonaka —

(Dr. Ikujiro Nonaka, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University Tadahiro Yoshida, Director, YKK Corporation; Director, YKK AP Inc.)

KidZania Founder & President Xavier López and Chairman & CEO Tadahiro Yoshida

Heading with the World toward a Better Future.
— Using Monozukuri to Make a Better World and Enrich the Future of Children —

(KidZania Founder & President Xavier López and Chairman & CEO Tadahiro Yoshida)

Professor Philip Kotler and Chairman & CEO Tadahiro Yoshida

Striving to Create Social Value
— YKK Group Business Activities as Seen in the"Cycle of Goodness" —

(Professor Philip Kotler and Chairman & CEO Tadahiro Yoshida)

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