Charitable Donations and Grants Policy
Based on our corporate philosophy of "Making people's lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling" that provides the basis for all corporate activities, the Olympus Group (hereinafter, "Olympus") is committed to gain trust from society, in addition to creating social values through our business operations. Through charitable donations and grants, we live up to our commitment and responsibility to address social issues.
1. Priority Areas and Activities
Our charitable donations and grants efforts are focused on following areas: "Medicine and Health", "Culture and the Arts", "Global Environment" and "Science and Technology". Also, our contributions shall be socially just and shall follow ethical norms.
- 1. Charitable Donations
We provide monetary aid and/or in-kind donations to philanthropic activities, and contribution activity for local community based on CSR for humanitarian aid. Aid and donations provided for disaster relief will also be considered charitable donations.
- 2. Grants
We provide monetary aid and/or in-kind donations to education as well as research activities, conducted by organizations for public welfare, that relate to four priority areas: "Medicine and Health", "Culture and the Arts", "Global Environment", and "Science and Technology".
2. Compliance with Legal Regulations and Social Norms
We will fully comply with both Japanese and non-Japanese law and industry guidelines in respect to charitable donations and grants.
3. Rules and Organizational Systems
We clearly separate charitable donations and grants from any Olympus commercial activities, and establish guidelines and operational structures to ensure transparency.
4. Information Disclosure
We will fully comply with Japanese and non-Japanese law and industry guidelines, will assuredly record charitable donations and grants activities, and will commit to disclose information in a timely and appropriate manner. Furthermore, through information disclosure and active communication, we will commit to deepen mutual understanding with stakeholders.