• Message from the President

Message from the President

Tsugio Mitsuoka President and Chief Executive Officer

Turning Dreams into Reality Worldwide

IHI's Raison D'être

Manufacturing technology from IHI has been contributing to society since 1853. Originally a shipbuilder, IHI gradually expanded in parallel with the growth of Japan. Today, IHI tackles challenges that affect the global environment, energy, industry and infrastructure. As expressed in our corporate message "Realize your dreams," our mission is to help customers and society realize their dreams. Every IHI employee understands the value of their work and strives to turn aspirations into reality around the world. That is the raison D'être of IHI.

Duties as a Global Company

As IHI steadily globalizes, it has been reinforcing its continuing commitment to sustainable growth through a variety of measures. This includes the achievement of targets under the Sustainable Development Goals, which the United Nations adopted in September 2015 to encourage public and private entities to adopt more sustainable practices. Going forward, we expect to support society's sustainable development on an even greater level as we continue to expand worldwide.

To succeed in the global environment, a business must take an interest in local culture and history, and respect human rights. Moreover, to meet the diverse demands of people worldwide, a company must build a corporate culture that facilitates creativity and innovation. For such reasons, IHI is actively diversifying its workforce. However, as the IHI workforce of some 30,000 employees becomes more diverse in terms of nationality and race, it is important that we all continue to share the same values. This is why the handbook on IHI's Basic Code of Conduct was renewed and translated into 18 languages and copies were provided to employees in FY2015.

Linking with Society through Dialogue

To continue reforming our company and nimbly adapt to the rapidly changing business environment, we are proactively engaging our stakeholders in dialogue. Looking ahead, we will attach increasing importance to constructive dialogues with stakeholders to explain our business strategies in detail. At the same time, IHI will make a united and concerted effort to maximize its contributions to society's sustainable development. On these and other matters, we welcome candid feedback from our stakeholders.

Tsugio Mitsuoka President and Chief Executive Officer