DISCO has been promoting activities to realize a sustainable society based on DISCO’s corporate philosophy, DISCO VALUES, and DISCO VISION, which clearly outlines the state that DISCO aspires to achieve 10 years in the future in the form of milestones that exist in order to enable us to implement DISCO VALUES.
DISCO VALUES, DISCO’s Definition of Growth as a Company
Identification of Material Issues / Establishment Process of DISCO VISION 2030
DISCO VALUES Management Guidelines
DISCO VALUES, DISCO’s corporate philosophy established in 1997, clarifies the social mission (Mission), which is the role that DISCO intends to play in the society, and the corporate target (Target) necessary for DISCO to firmly forge ahead to achieve this Mission.
Bringing faraway science to comfortable living through advanced ‘Kiru’, ‘Kezuru’, ‘Migaku’ technologies
Our technology and services are to become international standards, bringing delight worldwide
By achieving excellence in all of our corporate activities, our existence will be welcomed by our stakeholders and society
“Advanced Kiru, Kezuru and Migaku technologies” is DISCO’s business domain. In other words, DISCO will never deviate from the three technology fields of Kiru (cutting), Kezuru (grinding), and Migaku (polishing) in our business activities. The company’s social mission is to connect the ever-advancing science to bountiful and comfortable lifestyles via these core technologies. For this purpose, DISCO believes that the most important thing is to increase value-exchange with our stakeholders.
In 2002, in order to make it easier for all DISCO members, including both officers and employees, to behave and make decisions in line with our Mission and Target stated above, on top of carrying out daily corporate activities and business operations, over 200 detailed statements were added to DISCO VALUES as “Management Guidelines”. To this day, in order to enable all our employees to act and make decisions according to DISCO VALUES in their daily activities, DISCO has been consistently implementing activities to further this initiative, such as company-wide workshops and workplace-based study sessions.
In addition, DISCO does not think of growth in terms of the expansion of the company’s sales, size, or market share. For DISCO, “growth” as mentioned in DISCO VALUES is defined as how close we come to achieving our Mission, the increase in value-exchange with our stakeholders, such as employees, customers, and shareholders compared to the previous year, and whether we further contributed to society.
DISCO VISION plays the role of a mid-term milestone that clearly outlines the future state that DISCO aspires to achieve and the goals toward which it should strive on the path to achieving our Mission.
DISCO VISION was established in 1997, and activities were first started with 2010 as the target. When we reached the target year of 2010, we reviewed our progress and activities thus far, and established DISCO VISION 2020 with the aim of pursuing further evolution for the next 10 years.
As with the previous VISION, we reviewed our activities thus far, and established DISCO VISION 2030 from a future perspective aiming at further evolution. This VISION defines not only quantitative targets such as sales and profits, but also includes qualitative targets.
This VISION clearly defines the goals that DISCO aims to achieve by 2030 from multiple angles: the Element Angle, which elucidates what the corporation is based on its main elements, such as the business, organization, and human resources, and the Stakeholder Angle, which focuses on the relationship between DISCO and our predominant stakeholders.
In this way, at DISCO, instead of implementing management plans that are focused on the present, we conduct our business activities by creating management plans reversely formulated from the future state that we want to achieve, our VISION, and strive to achieve even higher ideals.
Management carries out an achievement evaluation of the targets and KPI (Key Performance Indicator) for each item of DISCO VISION 2020
Management has evaluated the importance of the business issues, including sustainability issues, from the perspectives of “importance for the society and stakeholders” and “importance for DISCO,” and have identified the Material Issues.
Items from DISCO VISION 2030 have been incorporated into the Material Issues, and are indicated as shown below along with the achievement scores to be achieved by the end of FY 2030.
In addition, environment-related Material Issues have been established within the Environmental Vision.
A portion of the statements is as follows.