YKK AP

YKK philosophy & management principle

“No one prospers without rendering benefit to others.”YKK's Founder, Tadao Yoshida, named this philosophy the "Cycle of Goodness" and made it central to all business activities as he built the YKK Group into what it is today. Our mission at YKK AP is to carry on this philosophy and provide our customers with windows and other architectural products to lead healthy and comfortable lifestyles. Going forward, we will continue refining the technical skills we have accumulated over the years to offer products that will bring happiness to people around the world.

YKK PHILOSOPHY

CYCLE OF GOODNESS “No one prospers without rendering benefit to others.”

As an important member of society, a company survives through coexistence. When the benefits are shared, the value of the company's existence will be recognized by society. When pursuing his business, YKK's Founder, Tadao Yoshida was most concerned with that aspect, and would find a path leading to mutual prosperity. He believed that using ingenuity and inventiveness in business activities and constantly creating new value would lead to the prosperity of clients and business partners and make it possible to contribute to society. This type of thinking is referred to as the "Cycle of Goodness" and has always served as the foundation of our business activities. We have inherited this way of thinking, and have established it as the YKK Philosophy.

YKK MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLE

“YKK seeks corporate value of higher significance.”

The YKK Group Management Principle is based on the philosophy of the “Cycle of Goodness” and states: “YKK seeks corporate value of higher significance.” YKK Group companies seek to delight our customers, earn the high regard of society and make our employees happy and proud. We are improving the quality of our products, technology, and management as the means to achieve this. We make fairness the fundamental standard for all YKK Group business operations, and this is the basis for our management decisions.

Seeking corporate value of higher significance,
YKK will pursue innovative quality in the seven key areas shown above.

The Management Principle inherits Tadao Yoshida’s philosophy and was formulated in 1994 by Tadahiro Yoshida, who was the president of YKK and YKK AP at the time. It epitomizes our resolve to relentlessly strive toward creating value based on fairness, which forms the fundamental standard of all our decisions.

The Management Principle inherits Tadao Yoshida’s philosophy and was formulated in 1994 by Tadahiro Yoshida, who was the president of YKK and YKK AP at the time. It epitomizes our resolve to relentlessly strive toward creating value based on fairness, which forms the fundamental standard of all our decisions.