Corporate cultureKyosei, our philosophy
A company’s growth would make no sense without
contributing to the prosperity of the world, the happiness
of people and better communication between them. With a profound influence on our behaviour and methods, Kyosei, a Japanese word which means ‘living and working in harmony for the common good’ is a genuine philosophy.
It guides the mission, objectives and the culture which the
company strives to develop every day, and encourages each staff member to aim not just for high performance but for excellence.
San-ji, our ethical spirit
Guided by Kyosei, the company’s philosophy, the worldwide Canon group is constantly developing. To ensure fair and equitable rogress, Canon employees should be guided by San-ji. This is a universal principle that encourages each staff member to behave in a responsible way, exercise self-discipline and to strive to maintain a high level of corporate ethics and compliance with the law.
It is made up of three fundamental attitudes:
Ji-hatsu or self-motivation: be proactive in evreything you do
Ji-chi or self-management: conduct yourself responsibly
Ji-kaku or self-awareness: understand the situation you find yourself in and your role in the situation