Environmentally-Friendly Manufacturing at YKK
The YKK Group Environmental Pledge was signed in September 1994, and our commitment to promoting harmony with the environment remains our highest business priority.
YKK Group Environmental Pledge
It is recognized today as being a most important duty for all humankind that we preserve the abundantly endowed global environment and that we transfer it to the next generation in a sound condition. The YKK Group proclaims that it will address and promote “harmony with the environment” as the highest priority of its business activities.
YKK Group’s Actions Towards Sustainability
Pursuing innovation in manufacturing aimed at creating new value, YKK is working toward a sustainable society in cooperation with customers, employees and local communities.
Sustainable Sourcing in the Supply Chain
On the basis of the YKK Group Procurement Policy, YKK has been working with suppliers on sustainable sourcing since 2013.
YKK Group Procurement Policy
Ever since YKK’s founding, we have based our business activities on the conviction, under the “Cycle of Goodness” YKK Philosophy, that an enterprise is an important member of society, that it must thereby coexist with other elements of society, and the value of its existence will be recognized by the benefits it shares with society. The belief behind this is that no one prospers without rendering benefit to others. We carry out business activities with the aim of bringing mutual prosperity, and our intent is that innovative ideas and inventions will result in business expansion for the YKK Group, which in turn would bring prosperity to customers and trading partners, and thus benefit all society. This is none other than our execution of corporate social responsibility.