The YKK Group strives to contribute to a sustainable society through its core businesses by implementing the YKK Philosophy of the "Cycle of Goodness" and the Management Principle.

Fundamental Approach

Ever since YKK's founding, the spiritual pillar of all YKK Group business activities has been the "Cycle of Goodness" YKK Philosophy, which embodies our belief that no one prospers without rendering benefit to others.
An enterprise is an important member of society, and as such it must coexist with other elements of society. The value of its existence will be recognized by the benefits it shares with society.
In pursuing our business, YKK has devoted great attention to the way in which we can realize such mutual prosperity—that this can be best achieved by the continual creation of new value through innovative ideas and inventions. This would result in business expansion for the YKK Group, which in turn would bring prosperity to consumers and trading partners, and thus benefit all society.
Every YKK company based in more than 70 countries and regions around the world shares the "Cycle of Goodness" philosophy and the management principle "YKK seeks corporate value of higher significance." "Fairness" is the standard on which we base our conduct.

The YKK Group's Corporate Social Responsibility

We do not take lightly our responsibilities as a good corporate citizen, not only toward society but also in the execution of fair business management. Significant changes are taking place in the environments that surround the YKK Group. Whether in Japan or abroad, it is our duty to respect diversity—of cultures, customs, and viewpoints—and play a role in the development of society through our business operations. The YKK Group is committed to helping build a more sustainable society through its main businesses. The YKK Group promotes initiatives aimed at realization of a sustainable society through its core businesses by implementation of the YKK Philosophy "Cycle of Goodness," and its Management Principle "YKK seeks corporate value of higher significance."

Promotion Structure

The YKK Group supports the activities of responsible divisions in each region with a Group-wide perspective in the light of the seven core subjects of ISO 26000. We established a Steering Committee in April 2014 to be able to grasp Group-wide activities in more detail.

Structure of the Steering Committee

Activity Goals and Results

We established key themes and measures for each core subject of ISO 26000, and are driving activities with goals set for each fiscal year.
Please refer to the most recent version of "This is YKK (Integrated Report)" for activity goals and results.

Main Initiatives of the YKK Group