Formulated in 1988, and based on our founding principles, the Yokogawa Philosophy articulates Yokogawa's social mission and sets out the values that guide the actions of Yokogawa's people. Governing our corporate activities, it aims to ensure that we all continue to live up to the ideals of our founders.
Yokogawa was founded on September 1, 1915, and started out with just four people. They were eager young minds, and ready to blaze a trail on a totally new frontier ─ the establishment of Japan's measurement industry.
Our founder, Tamisuke Yokogawa, exhorted his young colleagues, saying, "You don't need to worry about profits. Just learn and improve our technology. You must make products that earn us the respect of our customers."
At Yokogawa, this is still who we are.
The Yokogawa brand emphasizes our responsibility to our clients. It reflects the trust that we have earned and the satisfaction that we deliver to our clients and partners. The key to building an even stronger Yokogawa is for all of us in the Yokogawa Group to stand for the same things that the Yokogawa brand represents, and realize that our actions each day have an influence on the strength of the bond that we share with our clients and partners.
The corporate symbol reflects our values and ideals, and is the emblem for all Yokogawa employees. It symbolizes that we are a dynamic, yet balanced corporation that provides real value. The image is inspired by the sun, which is the main source of energy for all life on earth, and is an affirmation of Yokogawa's commitment to benefit humankind through the development of the industrial sector.
Co-innovating conveys our determination to continually engage in the co-creation of value with our clients by working with them in long-term partnerships to develop solutions.
tomorrow expresses our resolve to move steadily into the future, one step at a time.
The vision statement charts our course to the future. It is a promise to our clients, markets, and society ─ and also to ourselves. By engaging in process co-innovation with its clients and society as a whole, Yokogawa creates value for a brighter tomorrow.
We expect that all our staff combine good citizenship with a courageous pioneering spirit and each day bring a spirit of challenge to all those activities in which we engage in fulfilling our roles as citizens of the communities to which we belong.
We Shall always conduct our selves as good citizens of the communities of which we are a part by understanding and respecting their cultures and natural environments and in so doing, develop a standard of global conduct. At the same time, each of us individuals and bring to every aspect of our daily activities a spirit of challenge, without the fear of failure.