Contributions to SDGs The JVCKENWOOD Group’s Sustainability

The JVCKENWOOD Group recognizes that contributions by companies are essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Accordingly, we have identified eight of the 17 SDGs connected particularly closely to our material issues as priority goals.

Connections between sustainability management icons and SDGs

The following diagram shows the connections between the Sustainability Management Icons (see The JVCKENWOOD Group’s Sustainability for details) established in identifying issues for JK3.0 (the third era of JVCKENWOOD) and the eight goals from SDGs closely related to our business.

Connections between Sustainability Management Icons and SDGs

Contributing to SDGs through business activities

Presented below are some of the specific contributions that can be expected from our company’s products and services to the respective priority goals. For further details of each business, please click the links given.

Eight Priority
Goals from SDGs
Principal initiatives and expected contributions
Goal 3
MS55i2plus mammography/tomosynthesis image display monitor
Bringing high-resolution medical imaging monitors to market

We have developed the MS55i2plus and the i3 Series (CL-S200/CL-S300) as our mainstay medical-use image display monitors. The MS55i2plus contributes to improved efficiency of mammography interpretation with higher luminance and contrast than conventional medical-use monitors, while the i3 Series use our proprietary Dynamic Gamma function to achieve optimal gradation expression for both monochrome and color images and improve the efficiency of radiogram interpretation for complex diagnoses. These all support proper and rapid diagnoses in clinical settings.

ExoCounter (prototype)
Developing ExoCounter to support very early diagnoses of illnesses

ExoCounter is our proprietary device for digitally measuring exosomes (small vesicles found in bodily fluids) expected to serve as biomarkers for cancer and a variety of other diseases. Applying this device to joint research with university laboratories and other research organizations, pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic equipment manufacturers, etc., will help us advance development toward the very early diagnosis of diseases and treatments tailored to individual patients.

Gazefinder gaze tracking system
Developing the gaze tracking system Gazefinder to contribute to social issues of low birthrate and longevity

The gaze tracking system Gazefinder is expected to support the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) which is one of the developmental disorders and also to be applied to diagnosis of dementia patients. In both cases, it will reduce the burden of patients and their family by realizing proper medical treatment and care through early and accurate diagnosis. As the measures to encourage the youth to participate in the society, as well as to extend the elderly’s healthy life expectancy within the society of low-birthrate and longevity, we are working to promptly develop the application of Gazefinder into medical equipment in collaboration with universities.

Navigation-linked dashcams
Contributing to secure and safe driving with dashcams

The navigation-linked dashcams that are a mainstay product for JVCKENWOOD link up to Saisoku-Navi to enable simultaneous recording from the front and rear of vehicles and easy confirmation of recorded video. Our varied lineup meets the needs of customers and contributes to a safer and more comfortable automotive society.

Goal 5
Promoting diversity

To establish diversity as an integral part of our corporate culture, we periodically conduct diversity training for all employees, including those at Group companies. We are also organizing a project team called Purejo-Bu(abbreviation for Pleasure in the job)whose purpose is to create a company in which all employees can take pleasure in their work, regardless of their race, nationality, religion, physical ability, gender, age, or sexual orientation, etc., conducting training to promote active roles for women, holding LGBT study group sessions, running childrearing and nursing care seminars, enhancing harassment consultation systems, etc. We are actively seeking to promote diversity across the company through such activities.

Goal 9
Top page of Innovation Act website
Creating an environment that produces innovation: Innovation Act

Innovation Act is an umbrella term for activities that lay the groundwork for uncovering ideas buried within the company and organically producing innovation, and for transforming the company into an organization that can spur on innovation. We will continue to vigorously pursue programs such as technology idea contests and business idea auditions as means of turning new technology/product ideas from employees into businesses.

Goal 11
IVA
Providing image analysis solutions that make public facilities more secure and safe

The new image analysis solutions provided by JVCKENWOOD comprise Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) systems*, integrated-control facial recognition systems, etc. Real-time analysis of enormous volumes of surveillance camera videos and rapid recognition of specific visitors contributes to public security and safety through greater precision while also reducing the personnel/work required.

*IVA systems: analysis software that identifies events, attributes, and behavioral patterns through analysis of videos of a monitored environment

Wall-mounted emergency & professional-use multilingual broadcasting equipment
Introducing emergency & professional-use multilingual broadcasting equipment

We have made use of JVCKENWOOD’s audio system knowledge and technology to introduce emergency & professional-use multilingual broadcasting equipment that addresses the inbound demand by foreign visitors to Japan in recent years. We hope to help build the foundations for stimulating inbound demand by providing suitable information and evacuation guidance during emergencies to a growing number of foreign visitors.

Goal 12
Goal 13
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

We are working on company-wide initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of our efforts to address climate change issues. At major production sites in particular, we are making facility upgrades to highly efficient production and air conditioning equipment, actively introducing LED lighting, and working to conserve energy in production processes.

Goal 16
Promoting compliance

We are promoting compliance activities throughout the JVCKENWOOD Group with leadership from the Compliance Committee chaired by the CEO and the Internal Governance Office, maintaining and fostering keen awareness of the importance of compliance by conducting periodic compliance training and actively utilizing whistleblower systems.

Goal 17
Collaborating with outside stakeholders: pursuing social implementation projects through industrial-government-academic cooperation

JVCKENWOOD has stressed the need to aggregate wisdom from both inside and outside the company by undertaking closer collaboration with a variety of outside stakeholders to help resolve social issues as a company. For that reason, we have been participating in innovation creation projects with motor sports organizations, the Tokyo University of the Arts, etc., as part of social implementation projects carried out through industrial-government-academic collaboration, and creating businesses that make use of our company’s strengths in order to have a broader impact on society.

The JVCKENWOOD Group’s initiatives related to SDGs are introduced as “Good Practices” on JAPAN SDGs Action Platform, the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

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