In recent years, the ethical role of corporations has increased in importance amid wide-ranging societal expectations and responsibilities. Canon adopted kyosei as its corporate philosophy in 1988, and since then we have worked to fulfill our responsibilities to society and build solid relationships not only with our customers and business partners, but also with countries, communities, nature and the global environment. The approach we take with our corporate philosophy harmonizes with the ideals laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. As members of society, high expectations are being placed on corporations. Accordingly, we will contribute to society by leveraging our technological capabilities to create new value, resolve social issues and engage in activities to preserve and protect the global environment.