Challenge for Change
The era has changed from Heisei to Reiwa, and the whole world is reaching a significant turning point. Until now, the world has continuously pursued the abundance of goods, believing that people would get richer and happier through the continuous pursuit of economic development. However, the reality shows that economic development does not bring about the world we hope for. The spiritual richness is left unattended and the wealth gap is increasing. Disparities create poverty, and poverty creates conflicts. The number of refugees has surpassed a record high of 70 million due to widespread conflicts and persecutions around the world. Furthermore, global environmental issues are becoming more acute. As things stand now, it would be doubtful whether this blue planet could be left for humans to survive.
Under these circumstances, we humans begin to realize that the pursuit of mere materialistic fulfillment would fail to build a happy future, and the values themselves are about to change. The world is embarking on a journey to find true happiness, including spiritual richness.
The COMANY Group has begun its "challenge for change." We boldly change what must be changed while preserving our universal policies to make the future bright and beautiful.
What COMANY values
COMANY INC. was founded in 1961 as a cabinet manufacturer. Soon after becoming a partition specialist, it has developed into a leading company in the industry for about half a century. However, its history has not been smooth. Founder Nobuyoshi Tsukamoto continued to ask what the company meant to overcome the difficult start-up phase. Since then, more than anything, we have consistently cherished the spirit of "humanity," meaning to stick to the right thing as a human being, and the spirit of "fraternity," meaning to encourage each other through friendly competition in our management. Believing that "companies should exist to contribute to the well-being of the world," we are working daily to realize our corporate mission, that is, “to provide opportunities for the material and intellectual growth of all our employees, and through our joint efforts, contribute to the advancement of society and humankind”.
We believe that the SDGs’ objectives to realize a world where "no one will be left behind" and "to seek to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom." share the same value with our management goal "to make everyone involved happy." We empathize with the SDGs and expand our business as a company contributing to the realization of the SDGs. Therefore, our management embodies the SDGs.
We aim to create a sustainable environment and to develop human resources for people to work better, learn better and live better from the moment they step out of their house
The circumstances around us are changing drastically. In Japan, the population is declining due to the unprecedented declining birthrate, the aging population, and the decreasing productive-age population. There are too many problems to mention, such as the excessive concentration of population and industry in the Tokyo metropolitan area, the expanding income disparities, global warming, and frequent natural disasters.
Under such circumstances, how to increase productivity with limited people, resources, and time is an urgent issue. The era of "materialistic pursuit" has shifted to the era when increasing value of limited "time" holds greater importance. Time is the length of life given to each person, and it is no exaggeration to say that it is our precious lives themselves.
As professional creators of space, we must ask ourselves how we can help people enrich their lives and live their lives to the fullest. We believe that creating a spatiotemporal space
that significantly affects people's minds and behaviors is our primary role.
With our mission to contribute to the happiness of this world through our business activities, we will use our technology that we have long cultivated as the key solution to social issues. We will also create values and expand social impacts through advancing our technology to the global level. Therefore, we will launch a moonshot to the year 2030, the deadline for achieving the SDGs, and develop business activities that bring greater value to people's actions through back-casting thinking.
The most satisfying moment for us is to see people shining in a space we create. We work towards our mission "to contribute to the creation of a sustainable environment and human
development for people to work better, learn better, and live better from the moment they step out of their houses."
To realize a world where everyone shines
The objective of SDGs, “to seek universal peace in larger freedom,” means to leave no one behind, and everyone can live their lives to the fullest. We have established the “COMANY SDGs ∞ (Mobius) Model” as a value creation framework to make everyone involved with us happy. We create and steadily implement concrete plans and targets while valuing active dialogues with all stakeholders, including customers, employees, and business partners such as suppliers, local communities, the global environment, shareholders and investors.
Besides, we believe that it is companies’ responsibility to proactively address the issues surrounding human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. These are the four
areas with ten principles in the United Nations Global Compact. We also see such an effort as a potential for innovation, and we therefore signed the United Nations Global Compact and committed to promote the realization of the ten principles.
We have committed in incessant challenges in our time. That is because we know that our future only exists after continuous challenges. COMANY will continue to take on the challenge for change, create new value, and become an indispensable company in the world.
Kenta Tsukamoto Representative Director and President