The Company’s Reason for Existence

DISCO Values, DISCO’s corporate philosophy established in 1997, clarifies the social mission (Mission), which is the role that DISCO intends to play in the society, and the corporate target (Target) necessary for DISCO to firmly forge ahead to achieve this Mission.

Mission

Bringing faraway science to comfortable living through advanced ‘Kiru’, ‘Kezuru’, ‘Migaku’ technologies

Target

Our technology and services are to become international standards, bringing delight worldwide

By achieving excellence in all of our corporate activities, our existence will be welcomed by our stakeholders and society

“Advanced Kiru, Kezuru and Migaku technologies” is DISCO’s business domain. In other words, DISCO will never deviate from the three technology fields of Kiru (cutting), Kezuru (grinding), and Migaku (polishing) in our business activities. The company’s social mission is to connect the ever-advancing science to bountiful and comfortable lifestyles via these core technologies. In addition, DISCO does not think of growth in terms of the growth of sales, scale, or market share. For DISCO, growth is measured by how close we come to achieving our Mission and by the increase in our exchange of value with and satisfaction of our stakeholders, such as the employees, customers, and shareholders. Therefore, sustainability is considered to be the company’s reason for existence, and is something that we have been pursuing since the establishment of DISCO Values in 1997.
In 2002, in order to make it easier for all DISCO members, including both officers and employees, to behave and make decisions in line with our Mission and Target stated above, on top of carrying out daily corporate activities and business operations, over 200 detailed statements were added to DISCO Values as “Management Guidelines”. To this day, in order to enable all our employees to act and make decisions according to DISCO Values in their daily activities, DISCO has been consistently implementing activities to further this initiative, such as company-wide workshops and workplace-based study sessions.

DISCO Vision 2020 and Stakeholders

DISCO Vision 2020 was established as a mid-to-long term milestone on the path to achieving our Mission stated in DISCO Values. DISCO Vision 2020 defines the goals that DISCO aims to achieve by the end of the 2020 fiscal year in terms of the main elements that the corporation is comprised of, such as business, organization, corporate culture, and in terms of the relationship between DISCO and our stakeholders, including employees, customers, shareholders, suppliers, and local communities.
One of our goals is to be a company that possesses an exceptional level of vitality that allows it to survive in any environment, and to represent Kai (worthy or useful) for many stakeholders. In other words, DISCO aims to be a corporation that has a clear reason for its relationships with each and every one of its stakeholders. An overview of the initiatives and goals for each stakeholder is as shown below.

  1. Employees
    Activities to improve employee satisfaction by making the company a rewarding workplace.
    DISCO believes that in order to increase our exchange of values with stakeholders as a member of society, we must first increase the satisfaction of the employees, who work directly with those stakeholders.
  2. Customers
    Activities to improve customer satisfaction so that customers will first and foremost think of and ultimately choose DISCO when it comes to Kiru, Kezuru, Migaku.
  3. Shareholders
    Activities to earn our shareholders’ understanding and agreement with the state and conduct of DISCO’s business management, our sincere and high-quality governance, and our efforts towards improving continuity.
  4. Suppliers
    Activities to mutually improve the relationship between DISCO and its suppliers, as a result of which suppliers feel comfortable working with us.
  5. Local Communities
    Activities to encourage smooth, relevant, and bidirectional communication so that DISCO continues to be an existence welcomed by the local communities.
  6. Environment
    Activities stipulated in DISCO Environmental Vision 2020: reduction of CO2 emissions, resource saving activities, pollution prevention, and conservation of biodiversity.
DISCO Vision 2020 and Stakeholders

An Excerpt from the Management Guidelines, DISCO Values

A portion of the statements is as follows.

General Principles of Management

  • DISCO VALUES is shared throughout DISCO on a worldwide scale.
  • DISCO conducts stakeholder-oriented management. “Highly transparent governance” is absolutely required.
  • The manner to maintain steady and favorable relationships with stakeholders, such as customers, employees and shareholders, is a vital management issue.
    And, consistently confirming the increase in value-exchangeability between DISCO and its stakeholders is the key to the issue.
  • DISCO is fair in all its corporate activities.
  • DISCO proceeds in a spirit of openness and fairness.
    Therefore, DISCO’s management is not to create an environment that generates negativity, must discourage negativity and is never to conceal negativity.
  • Disregard for human rights is not condoned in DISCO’s corporate activities.
  • Consideration for the environment, health and safety is a common principle to all corporate activities.
  • Risk management is intended to protect the stakeholders. DISCO ensures thorough risk management.
  • A good organization nurtures its members.
  • Avoiding or concealing the need for a recall is a betrayal of the stakeholders and benefits nobody.
  • DISCO and its employees exchange value. They mutually aim to better this exchange. HR and our HR system are based on this principle.
  • Equal opportunity is given and equitably rewarded.
  • Organizational management supports operational management. Executives must be professionals in organizational management.
  • The implementation of DISCO VALUES is an important role of management. Management that does not consider DISCO VALUES cannot be regarded as DISCO’s management.
  • Be loyal to the principles and always reconfirm the principles and the goal. Above all, place importance on the essentials. Forgetting these fundamentals puts the organization at risk.
  • A successful result is not evaluated if it is done without regard to DISCO VALUES.
  • “Fairness” is important at DISCO. It should be asserted without effect by emotion or general atmosphere. An example of this would be the expression, “justice overrides harmony”.
  • “Create a company where customers feel reassured in doing business”
    “Create a company where we, as employees, can work without risk”
    This is the vision of Business Continuity Management (BCM).
  • DISCO will continue to conduct its business no matter the contingency. This will reassure our stakeholders.

Human Resources

  • The capability of an individual increases many times over via organic interaction with others.
  • Displays of originality and capability depend on the intent of each member. DISCO encourages such intentions and ambitions.
  • DISCO establishes an environment in which those suited to be members of the organization may continue to perform for as long as possible.
  • Personal and family values may differ among individuals. Neither the corporation nor its employees seek to interfere in the individual matters of its employees.
  • When evaluating an employee, DISCO does not consider personal attributions such as gender, age, nationality, race, religion or educational background.

Line of Business

  • Application Engineering, products and services all together constitute our “Line of Business”.
  • After-sales service and customer complaints should be perceived as opportunities to find new customer needs.

Creating

  • DISCO always keeps in mind the brilliance of “going for it”.

Manufacturing

  • DISCO has the responsibility to provide a stable supply of first class products to our customers.

Money

  • “Money” is not the goal but the means to accomplish DISCO’s mission.
  • DISCO does not pursue “Money” that does not comply with DISCO VALUES.
  • DISCO only depends on “Money” generated from business and “quality investment”.
  • Profits are to be invested in the reproduction of value. Returning profits to our stakeholders is based on the same idea.
  • Whether money is “clean” or “dirty” depends on the people who handle it. DISCO’s “Money” has nothing to do with “easy money”.
  • DISCO does not speculate when investing or using funds. DISCO only makes investments that contribute to our growth.

Buying

  • “Buying” is an important function which can enhance DISCO’s products.
  • In DISCO’s “Buying”, the suppliers should be given equal information, be selected fairly and receive the correct payment.
  • DISCO and its suppliers are on an equal footing. As a partner participating in DISCO’s business, they should be treated with respect. DISCO’s “Buying” should never create a bad image.
  • When equal offers are made, our preference is given to suppliers “who have a higher sense of social responsibility”, such as for the environment and human rights, as well as to suppliers of the local community to which DISCO belongs.
  • In selecting the supplier, we should correctly understand the true state of their company as well as the quality of their products.

Selling

  • “Selling” is the act of realizing the optimal value-exchange between DISCO and customers.
  • DISCO’s “Selling” is not to offer the products but the values generated by the business with DISCO.

Organization

  • The quality of an “Organization” is determined by the quality of its members. Therefore, DISCO’s “Organization” should consist of high quality members.
  • In order to build an “Organization” that functions organically in the same way as the human body, it must have strong leadership that continuously encourages the organization to function organically.
  • Escalation is a duty in order to bring out the full potential of the organization.

Corporate Social Relations

  • Being a good corporate citizen forms the basis of DISCO’s “Corporate Social Relations”.
  • Relations between DISCO and society should always be considered, and efforts to maintain the relationships expended.

Corporate Culture

  • The core of DISCO’s corporate culture is DISCO VALUES.
  • High quality “Corporate Culture” is a long-lasting source of vitality for an organization.

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