Our Brand and Identity

Yokogawa's Identity

We want to help make our customers' dreams come true and do everything we can to contribute to society. This is our unchanging identity, and it is who we are. This shapes the actions of all Yokogawa Group employees and ensures outstanding teamwork across all regions and business fields.

The Yokogawa PhilosophyThe Yokogawa Philosophy

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.

Founding PrinciplesFounding Principles

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.

Core ValuesCore Values

The core values that shape our corporate culture are exemplified by the priorities and commitments made by our employees.

When we live these values, we become a driving force for business excellence and achieve a competitive advantage by engaging in co-innovation with our clients.

We aspire to be a globally dynamic and enterprising organization that works toward a brighter future through the co-creation of value with our clients.

Yokogawa’s Brand

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.

Corporate brand (trademark)Corporate brand (trademark)

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.

Corporate brand sloganCorporate brand slogan

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.

Vision statementVision statement

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.

Chapter 1: Basic Policy

  1. Realizing corporate philosophy

    We act in accordance with our corporate philosophy of "As a company, our goal is to contribute to society through broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control and information. Individually, we aim to combine good citizenship with the courage to innovate."
  2. Compliance with laws and regulations and cooperation with society

    • We observe the laws and regulations of each country and region, respect social norms and international guidelines, and act with high ethical standards.
    • We respect the cultures and customs of each country and region.
  3. Respect for human rights

    • We support internationally recognized human rights standards and respect the dignity and human rights of all people.
    • We strive to ensure that our business activities do not infringe on human rights, and if we discover such situations, we will respond quickly.
  4. Fair business practices

    • We do not engage in any form of corruption, such as the payment of bribes or kickbacks, and conduct our business in a fair and sincere manner, maintaining sound relationships with all stakeholders.
    • We reject unjust and unlawful demands, and we do not engage in activities or organizations that pose a threat to the order and safety of civil society or foster criminal conduct.
  5. Contributing to society and the environment

    • We contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through our business activities, including developing and providing safe, socially useful products and service solutions for our customers.
    • We understand that realizing a sustainable society is a common concern for all humankind and essential for the continued existence of the company, and act on our own initiative to address this challenge.
  6. Relationship of mutual trust with all our stakeholders

    We disclose information appropriately and fairly to all stakeholders, and build and foster trust-based relationships with them by maintaining a constructive dialogue.

Chapter 2: Standards of Conduct

  1. Relationship with customers

    • Providing safe, high-quality products and services
      By providing safe, high-quality products and service solutions, we aim to build long-term partnerships with our customers and grow together with them.
    • Accurately providing essential information
      We accurately and appropriately provide essential information to ensure the safe and satisfactory use of our products and services by our customers.
    • Customer entertainment and gifts
      We neither offer nor receive gifts or money to/from customers or sales partners that are in violation of sound business practices and deviate from societal and international norms.
  2. Relationship with shareholders

    • Timely and appropriate information disclosure
      We actively disclose necessary information to shareholders in a timely and appropriate manner and aim for highly transparent management that wins the trust of the market.
    • Prohibition on the provision of unjust benefits
      We provide no incentives whatsoever with regard to the exercise of shareholders' rights, and maintain a sound and transparent relationship with all shareholders.
  3. Relationship between the company and employees

    • Prohibition of forced and child labor
      We do not allow the use of forced or child labor in any workplace, wherever that may be around the world.
    • Eliminating discrimination and creating a comfortable working environment
      We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, political opinion, country of origin, social origin, disability, or other circumstances. We also strive to improve the abilities of our employees, foster workstyles that respect individual differences, and provide a pleasant work environment that is healthy and safe.
    • Respect of workers' rights
      We observe labor laws and agreements and respect the rights of workers, including the freedom to participate in labor unions. We also strive through good communication to maintain and develop a relationship of trust between labor and management.
    • Prohibition of harassment
      We build a corporate culture that encourages employees to treat each other with respect and does not tolerate sexual, power, and other forms of harassment.
  4. Relationship with local communities and society

    • Environmental protection
      We work with our customers to protect the environment by reducing the environmental impact of our products and services. We also observe environmental laws and regulations and are guided in our actions by the need to protect the environment.
    • Contribution to local development
      As a good citizen, we build cooperative relationships with local communities, and through the provision of employment and other means, we contribute to the sustainable development of the countries and regions in which we operate.
  5. Relationship with suppliers

    • Prohibition of unfair transactions
      We engage in fair business transactions based on trust with our suppliers. We do not discriminate against suppliers or use advantages to impose unilateral conditions on them.
    • Entertainment or gifts from suppliers
      We refuse to accept offers of entertainment or gifts from suppliers.
  6. Relationship with competitors

    • Fair and free market competition
      We promote fair and free competition by complying with the laws and regulations concerning fair competition and fair trade stipulated in each country and region, and we do not participate in cartels and other anti-competitive arrangements or any type of unfair trade practice.
    • Respecting intellectual property rights
      Just as we protect our own intellectual property from infringement, we respect the intellectual property rights of others, and ensure that our intellectual property rights do not infringe on others.
  7. Relations with politics and government

    • Prohibition on provision of entertainment and gifts to public officials
      We maintain sound and transparent relationships with politicians and civil servants and never pay bribes or provide anything of value that could be construed as a bribe.
    • Regulation of political contributions
      We comply with laws and regulations concerning political contributions and do not make contributions that go beyond legally permissible limits.
  8. Compliance in international transactions

    • Security trade controls
      We comply with laws and regulations related to security trade control and cooperate in maintaining international peace and security. When exporting or providing goods or technology that may be used or diverted for weapons or the development of weapons, and when exporting or providing regulated goods or technology, we observe the relevant procedures and do not commit any act in violation thereof.
    • Proper tax payment
      We contribute to public finances by complying with tax laws around the world, providing products and services at an appropriate price and properly paying taxes to the tax authorities in each country.
  9. Proper use and management of Group assets

    • Proper use and preservation of Group property
      We make proper use of the Yokogawa Group's tangible and intangible assets in our business activities and do not divert them for personal or third-party use.
    • Thorough information security management
      We have the duty to maintain the confidentiality of all confidential information held by the Yokogawa Group, including information belonging to any third party that has come into our possession through the course of our business activities. Confidentiality shall be maintained not only during employment but also after one has retired from a position with the Group. With the use and operation of information devices and other information systems, we comply with the company's security regulations and endeavor to prevent data theft and damage.
    • Prohibition on conflicts of interest
      We do not harm or endanger the company by acting in our own personal interests or the interests of a third party. We conduct all business activities in the best interests of the Yokogawa Group.
  10. Management responsibility

    The management takes the initiative in conducting sound business operations in accordance with this Code of Conduct. In the event of any violation of this Code of Conduct, the management will promptly take corrective and preventive measures, and strictly punish the offending individuals, regardless of their position within the company.
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