To All Our Stakeholders
* At the ESPEC History Hall, in front of a replica of a small shed from when the company was founded.
In July 2017, ESPEC celebrated the 70th anniversary of its foundation. Since we started business in 1947, we have continued to take on various challenges and have now successfully consolidated our position as a top manufacturer of environmental test equipment. We have also formulated the ESPEC Vision 2025, our long-term vision that sets the stage for further growth, and clarifies the direction of our management moving forward. All employees are now working together as a cohesive unit to realize the vision.
The demand for ESPEC environmental test equipment and services is growing as the development of electric vehicles, automated driving technology and other cutting-edge technologies continues to intensify in a world that is becoming increasingly globalized and connected through proliferation of IoT. We are committed to developing these advanced technologies and proactively meeting our customers' needs.
Nowadays, companies are also being called on to play a greater role in environmental conservation through initiatives such as the Paris Agreement, which is an international framework on global warming mitigation measures, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We at ESPEC are also striving to realize a sustainable society through our business activities.
We have added new targets to our mid-term plan on the environment that reflect society's need to preserve biodiversity and other areas of environmental conservation. Our promotion of diversity in the workplace focuses on supporting women's advancement through various initiatives, including a female leadership development program and management seminars. In September 2016, ESPEC acquired the top "Eruboshi" certification mark as awarded by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in accordance with the Act on the Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace.
We will continue to implement initiatives to create a pleasant work environment that supports diversity among employees.
All employees at ESPEC are able to know and understand our corporate philosophy embodied in THE ESPEC MIND through our newsletter Progressive, which captures our entrepreneurial spirit. ESPEC will remain focused on achieving further growth as a company that makes a difference in society.