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Sustainability at NEC

NEC creates the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world, where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. Each of us at NEC Group endeavours, under a spirit of self-help, to offer new values for society and customers by anticipating their expectations and comprehending their issues. This is in line with our commitment to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by strengthening our engagement with all other stakeholders.

A Message from our President

To fulfil our Purpose, we endeavour to connect digital technologies and human hopes, and to implement a vision of a brighter future world. This is in line with our commitment to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by strengthening our engagement with all other stakeholders.

As of April 1, 2021, I am proud to have become NEC’s President and CEO (Representative Director), and I sincerely look forward to your cooperation moving forward.

The year 2020 marked a major turning point for our society. Along with the heightening of uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, people’s lifestyles and workstyles, as well as medical, educational, and other social systems as a whole underwent major changes.

Through these changes, we have experienced the great power and value of digital technologies. These digitally spurred social changes are most likely to continue from now on. I would like to see NEC stand at the centre and be the driver of these dynamic changes.
In our more than 120 years of history, NEC has nurtured world-class technologies and capabilities to implement those technologies. In 2005, NEC became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, a global initiative aimed at sustainable growth for society and companies, and has since been building its sustainability management foundation based on the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles pertaining to the fields of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

We have a responsibility to transform these strengths into the concrete values of safety, security, fairness, and efficiency from the standpoint of the consumer, and to continuously deliver these values to society. I believe that this is exactly what society expects from us, in other words, this is the Purpose of NEC.

To fulfil our Purpose, we endeavour to connect digital technologies and human hopes, and to implement a vision of a brighter future world. This is in line with our commitment to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by strengthening our engagement with all other stakeholders.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

April 2021

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Takayuki Morita

President and CEO ( Representative Director )

NEC Corporation

Sustainability Management

The NEC way is common set of values that from the basis for how the NEC Group conducts itself. NEC is promoting sustainability management with the following basic principles based on NEC way.

Contribute to solving social issues through our Business Activities
Strengthen Risk Management and enforce Compliance
Promote communication with Stakeholders

Read more about our Sustainability Management Initiatives

Environmental Management Initiatives

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities, NEC seeks to reduce environmental impacts in its own business activities.

At the same time, it is carrying out “environmental management” that contributes to reducing the environmental impacts of society as a whole through its products and services.

Also, to promote environmental management throughout the entire Group, it has established the “Environmental Policy” to express its environmental philosophy and action guidelines. Conduct that complies with the charter is expected of all NEC employees including executive officers.

Read more about our Environmental Management Initiatives.

Governance

In recognition of the fact that reliable corporate governance is essential to the continues creation of social values and the maximisation of corporate values. NEC Corporation is committed to strengthening its corporate governance practices through:

  1. Assurance of transparent and sound management
  2. Realisation of prompt Decision making and business execution.
  3. Clarification of Accountability.
  4. Timely, appropriate and fair disclosure of information.

Read more about our Governance

Social

NEC believes that hiring employees of various backgrounds under the principle of equal employment opportunities enables the organisation to take on challenges and grow by receiving new input, and that this can lead to new ideas and generate innovation.

For this reason, it is important to create a culture in which employees can understand, respect, and empathise with diverse values and perspectives.

NEC is transforming its organisation structure and culture into one that transforms individual differences into strengths, responds with agility to change, and continues to compete strongly and win.

Read more about our commitment to inclusion and diversity.

NEC’s Green Initiatives

As society becomes more aware of environmental issues, governments throughout the world are pressing ahead with a range of measures to address these issues and protect the environment. However, environmental efforts have now moved beyond simple protection; they are also having an impact on the business world. Policies such as the United States’ Green New Deal are about to create a large and booming environmental business market.

The NEC Vision

In Europe, green communications technologies are drawing attention, stimulating the activities of telecommunications operators. Public organisations are accelerating their efforts to reduce energy consumption and increasing investments in low-energy technologies and products. In the private sector, companies are looking to participate in emissions trading schemes to meet anticipated strict environmental regulations and are focusing on visualising their carbon footprints in response to consumers’ growing interest in environmental issues.

Along with these trends, the social role of NEC is also growing. We announced our vision: “to be a leading global company leveraging the power of innovation to realise an information society friendly to humans and the earth”. This means that we will expand our efforts further by making protection of the global environment one of the primary goals of our core businesses. This vision signals our intention to tackle new challenges head-on so as to help build a low-carbon society.

NEC’S ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS VISION

To realise a society friendly to humans and the Earth

NEC will tackle all-new challenges by using ICT in accordance with our environmental business vision. To achieve this, we must review our current businesses and workflows from an environmental viewpoint, use ICT to expand people’s awareness, and improve productivity and energy efficiency by eliminating waste.

Today’s society is flooded with information. Enormous amounts of information can be collected and precisely monitored on computers by using networks. Data on environmental impact can be visualised by systematising (organising), analysing, and simulating information, and energy efficiency can be realised by automatically controlling devices and process flows. The objective of our environmental business vision is to realise a low-carbon society by circulating information through society, networks, and computers.

What are the seven fields connected by ICT in NEC’s environmental business vision?

The way to reduce environmental impact varies depending on the type of business. We, therefore, divided our environmental business concept into seven fields: industry, business, energy, transport, home, people, and nature. We plan to achieve our goals by connecting these seven fields using a common ICT-based platform.

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The seven fields connected by ICT Infographic

For example, total energy consumption can be optimised by regularly monitoring the energy consumption of each ICT devices and equipment scattered around an office building, which can lead to fundamental energy savings.

Energy savings at home can be fine-tuned by being smart and using low-priced electricity, such as by charging storage batteries during night time when the electricity rate is lower and using charged batteries during daytime. By visualising their power consumption, people can boost energy-saving efforts at home.

NEC has the know-how accumulated over decades to develop and supply high value-added products and services to the emerging environmental market.

SUSTAINABILITY AT NEC

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