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NEC Initiatives for Contributing to the Achievement of the SDGs

NEC contributes to each of the goals outlined in the SDGs by engaging in dialogue and co-creation with various stakeholders and maximizing ICT possibilities.

Message from the President and CEO

Since its establishment in 1899, NEC has been creating valued products and services centered on IT and networks for customers under the motto of “Better Products, Better Services.”
We adopted “Orchestrating a brighter world” as our brand statement in 2014, and aim to provide value through our seven themes for social value creation that help to resolve global issues.

In 2005, NEC became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a global initiative aimed at sustainable growth for society and companies. In our corporate activities we now observe the compact’s 10 principles pertaining to the fields of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.

Since information and communications technology (ICT) has the potential for responding to a variety of issues,I believe that we can contribute in various ways to all the goals outlined in the SDGs by engaging in dialogues and co-creation with customers and stakeholders.

Takashi Niino
President and CEO
(Representative Director)

NEC is creating social value by capitalizing on a wide range of advanced assets
under our Seven Themes for Social Value Creation.
Moreover, we aim to solve challenging social issues that contribute to the realization of SDGs
and our goal of "Orchestrating a brighter world" through conscientious business activities.

Top Commitments

Case Studies

Co-creation of Digital Hospital with Kitahara Neurosurgical Institute
Transforming hospital management and enabling early patient rehabilitation

Social Issues

  • Prolonged patient hospitalization
  • Reducing workload of medical workers
  • Sustainable hospital management

Social Value

- Early patient rehabilitation
- Work style reform for medical workers
- Safety and security of medical settings

Supply and Demand Optimization platform
Resolving food waste and disposal issues throughout the value chain

Social Issues

  • Optimization of inventory and production
  • Food waste and disposal
  • Energy waste during transport
  • Labor shortage

NEC Initiatives

Social Value

- Reduction of food waste and disposal
- Reduction of energy and resource consumption
- Resolving labor shortage

Agricultural ICT Solution at Kagome
Providing farming advice and predicting yields and proper harvesting time

Social Issues

  • Stabilization of yield and harvesting period

NEC Initiatives

Social Value

- Reduction of food waste and disposal
- Optimized use of resources
- Reduction of CO? emissions

Airport Solutions in Brazil
Creating a safe society through efficient airport operations

Social Issues

  • Safe and efficient airport operations
  • Reduction of passenger waiting time at customs control

NEC Initiatives

Social Value

- Ensuring safety at airports, inside airplanes, and in international affairs

Bus Rapid Transit System in Ahmedabad
Improving safety and convenience of public transportation

Social Issues

  • Monitoring of bus operation status
  • Cumbersome cash-based payment
  • Bus delays, traffic congestion

NEC Initiatives

Social Value

- More comfortable use of public transportation
- Improvement of safety

School Lunch Program in Chile
Nurturing children’s health through school lunches

Social Issues

  • Proper administration of meal program
  • High obesity rate in children

NEC Initiatives

Social Value

- Ensuring proper meal distribution
- Curbing the rise in childhood obesity

Electronic coupons in Mozambique
Eradicating poverty by improving agricultural productivity

Social Issues

  • Low agricultural productivity
  • Low incomes

Social Value

- Alleviation of poverty
- Fair distribution of social welfare services

Co-creation program established with Nagasaki Univ to develop a maternal, child health, and medical information system in Kenya
Fahamu Mama-Mtoto(To know mother-child)
Protecting mothers and children from disease by promoting the widespread use of biometrics-based electronic maternal and child health handbooks

Social Issues

  • High mortality rates for those under the age of five as well as expectant and nursing mothers
  • Slow progress in the provision of maternal and child health services as well as the promotion of vaccinations
  • Inaccuracy and lack of continuity in information recorded in maternal and child health handbooks

NEC Initiatives

Social Value

- Expected to improve the health and safety of mothers and children
- Will contribute to the planning and evaluation of health measures

Co-creation with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and UK-based Simprints company
Promote vaccination using child fingerprint identification solution

Social Issues

Many children in developing countries do not reach their fifth birthday due to

  • disease which can be prevented by vaccination
  • difficulty to assist in giving vaccine to children who don’t have proper IDs linked to medical records

NEC Initiatives

Social Value

- Contributing to the healthy growth of childrenn
- Providing fair social welfare

Related Links

Priority Management Themes from an ESG Perspective — Materiality
To realize our aim of "Orchestrating a brighter world,” and to generate both economic value and social value, NEC is focusing attention on ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) perspectives as a priority area, and sets as our strong point the theme “materiality.”

NEC Vision for Social Value Creation
NEC focuses on Solutions for Society businesses that utilize the strengths of ICT to create the social value of safety, security, efficiency and equality.

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