YKK AP Inc. Releases 2021 Integrated Report
November 22, 2021
YKK AP Inc. issued its annual report, “YKK AP Integrated Report 2021.” The report serves as a communication tool for all stakeholders such as customers, business partners, and local communities. It can now be viewed at ykkapamerica.com or ykkap.co.jp.
YKK AP Inc.’s business policy is “Providing social value through products and realizing manufacturing reform,” say officials. In order to convey the company's thinking and business activities based on this policy, the annual report organizes financial and non-financial information and medium-to-long-term business initiatives from the perspective of sustainability and conveys the current status of YKK AP’s progress.
In 2021, YKK AP Inc.’s momentum was driven by its newly formulated purpose, “We Build a Better Society Through Architectural Products,” which shows the significance of the organization’s existence. In order to be a company that makes society happy through business activities, YKK AP Inc. is working to solve various social issues such as climate change and disasters, changes in demographics, health and comfort, safety and security, and environmental problems. The special feature of this report introduces YKK AP’s product development and business activities that address these social issues. YKK AP Inc. will continue to contribute to solving social issues through its business activities and strengthen communication with stakeholders by actively disclosing information.
In North America, YKK AP America’s focus remains on building upon its foundation as a leading architectural products manufacturer. “From product performance to sustainable design, we think of ourselves as a partner. A partner in imparting knowledge, in pushing innovation and in sharing ideas for the good of society. By honoring this ‘Cycle of Goodness’ philosophy introduced by our founder Tadao Yoshida, we continue to improve upon our value,” says Oliver Stepe, president of YKK AP America. “This year’s report demonstrates our continued commitment to understanding the needs of our society and introducing philosophies, practices and products that will continue to benefit the greater good.”