Canon Medical Systems Corporation continued its contributions to the health and medical care sectors in 2021.
Despite the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic on our supply chain and organization, we maintained high levels of production. I am most proud of our employees who even extended their efforts to support medical professionals around the world without asking for anything in return. My gratitude goes out to them for their dedication to our Made for Life philosophy.
We continued to promote and invest in diverse work styles such as telecommuting to ensure active communication amongst ourselves and with our customers in the medical field. In addition to providing tools and access to the company’s IT infrastructure, we also focused on the mental and physical health of our employees. Human-to-human contact was one of my priorities in 2021.
I also see our environmental and other CSR related activities growing in importance. We have a solid CSR policy that has mainly been implemented at our headquarters in Japan. Going forward, we will continue to promote our CSR efforts by spreading our vision on a global scale. I will make it a personal mission to include environmental messages in my talks with subsidiaries around the world.
Toshio Takiguchi, President and CEO, Canon Medical Systems Corporation
In the areas of diversity and inclusion, we made good progress overall.
Management is dedicated to providing fair opportunities and evaluations regardless of gender or background. For example, we aim to provide institutional support for child-rearing and nursing care in Japan where diversity and inclusion measures do not always lead to immediate results. I believe we are creating an environment at Canon Medical Systems Corporation where everybody can maximize their potential without being limited by gender, nationality or other personal attributes.
Having come from the Development Department years ago, I hold the planet aspect of CSR close to my heart.
Finally, we are proud to be part of the healthcare industry and strive to contribute to society through all of our business activities rather than just through special CSR activities. Based on our Made for Life philosophy, which supports the SDGs, we will continue to pursue goals that reflect our policies and contribute even more to society.
- Toshio Takiguchi, President and CEO, Canon Medical Systems Corporation