A message from our Chief Operating Officer on sustainability

Ichibei Furukawa, the founder of The Furukawa Electric Company (FEC), parent company of OFS, left us these memorable words:  “Value employees. Value customers. Value new technologies. And contribute to society.”

Along with our parent company, OFS fully embraces the founder’s belief.  Since its inception, OFS has focused on safety, protection of the environment, and growth.  FEC’s and OFS’ beliefs are much in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015. As a member of society responsible for the future, OFS will continue to adhere to these beliefs.

The “Furukawa Electric Group Vision 2030” sets the year 2030 as its target in a backcasting– defining a desirable future and then working backwards to identify policies and programs that will connect that specified future to the present.

We firmly believe that accelerating our efforts to achieve Vision 2030 and implementing ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) management will become the foundation upon which OFS contributes to the sustainability of society.  For achieving Vision 2030, FEC and OFS concluded that the important management issues for the FEC Group are:

  • Creation of businesses that solve social issues
  • Development of business activities that consider climate change
  • Strengthening human capital management and organizational execution abilities
  • Building a governance system to strengthen risk management

In a rapidly shifting world OFS will continue to evolve to become a sustainable corporate entity that promotes safety and meets the expectations of all stakeholders.  Our actions will contribute to achieving a truly affluent, sustainable society.

We hope that we can count on your continued support.

 

 

 


 

Our Vision

Guiding Light for a Better Life™

At OFS, We Improve the Quality of Life for Everyone, Everywhere for our Generation and Those to Come.

Our Values

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Safety

Our primary value and the responsibility of each employee to plan and execute our work to protect our own and our coworkers safety.

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Customer Satisfaction

Our company exists to serve our customer; we relentlessly work to understand and meet their requirements.

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Respect

For each other, for the richness of our differences, for our communities and our environment and for our contributions to serving our customers.

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Teamwork

Required to meet our many challenges.

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Integrity

We do what we say we will do.

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Innovation

Our core is understanding customers’ requirements and using our knowledge and skills in new ways to meet them.

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Operational Excellence

A constant effort to improve our use of our resources to meet the customers’ requirements.

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Learning Organization

Free and effective sharing of everything we learn across our whole enterprise to increase our capability and capacity.

 

Environmental, Social, and Governance at OFS

 

United Nations Global Compact

Furukawa Electric, parent company to OFS, has been involved in the United Nations Global Compact since February 24, 2020. The Group believes that respecting and fulfilling the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact will lead to the strengthening of the management base in order to continue sustainable growth as a global company. “Furukawa Electric Group Vision 2030” was formulated to provide clarity for the groupʼs business domains based on the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

Below are just some of the SDGs OFS is active in.

 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

 

 

 

For more information about our sustainability efforts please contact us.

 

 

Knowledge Base

Our scientists and engineers create the products and solutions that become industry standards. We publish their results and most important publications on our website.Knowledge Base Ebook

 

They discuss a wide variety of topics ranging from our suggested solutions to technical problems to breakthroughs in numerous products.

 

Visit Our Knowledge Base