OKI Releases Social and Environmental Report 2013

  OKI Releases Social and Environmental Report 2013

Business Wire

TOKYO -- September 30, 2013

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/.

Contact:

OKI Electric Industry
Sonomi Kitamura, +81-3-3501-3835
Public Relations Division
press@oki.com
 
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