KIOXIA Group Initiatives in Support of the SDGs
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was unanimously adopted at the United Nations headquarters in New York in September 2015. The agenda calls for no one to be left behind and stipulates 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as important guidelines aimed at driving the international community’s realization of sustainable development and the elimination of poverty by 2030.
Contribution to the Solving of Social Issues through Our Business
Humanity is facing a variety of issues on a global scale including global environmental problems; climate change; the water crisis; an increasing population; shortages of energy, resources, and food caused by industrialization; and disparity of wealth. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted at the United Nations Summit in September 2015. In order to address various social issues, companies are required to contribute to the development of a sustainable society by demonstrating creativity and innovation in order to create business opportunities from a long-term perspective.
In October 2019, the KIOXIA Group changed its name and began life as a new company. The name “KIOXIA” reflects our strong determination to change the world by storing “memories” (“kioku” in Japanese) created by society and using them to create new “value” (“axia” in Greek). Our mission is to uplift the world with “memory.”
The KIOXIA Group, which provides the value of “memory” to society through products such as flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs), will continue to develop a sustainable society by contributing to the SDGs through its business.
Based on a full understanding of its mission and its role as a global company, the KIOXIA Group contributes to achieving goals 9, 11, 12 and 13 of the SDGs through its main business. In addition to contributing via our existing business, we are investigating technology development in new business sectors with a focus on future social issues.
KIOXIA Enriches People’s Lives by Uplifting the World with “Memory”
The KIOXIA Group wants to achieve a world where many people can experience an “uplifting” human culture. However, to do so, we must first create the lifestyle infrastructure that allows people to acquire a minimum level of food, clothing and shelter and to live peaceful lives. The groundwork for this safe and secure lifestyle infrastructure cannot be laid unless global environmental problems are solved. The KIOXIA Group is helping to lay this groundwork by implementing measures against climate change and ensuring the effective use of resources in the course of its business activities. Furthermore, with our flash memory and SSD products, we are helping people achieve convenient and comfortable lifestyles where internet access is available anytime and anywhere. In addition, we believe that once such lifestyles have been achieved, we can provide people with more creative lifestyles through “memory.”
The KIOXIA Group has a history of leading the industry in the development of products such as NAND flash memory and 3D flash memory. Going forward, we will continue to change the world by remaining a leader in cutting-edge technology.
When we look at the environment surrounding us, in addition to the physical space in which people live, the advancement of technology has also provided digital space. As digital technology advances, it will lead to the realization of environmental conservation, smart cities, the ability to provide people with creative experiences that transcend time and space, and more. The KIOXIA Group supplies storage products that serve as the foundation for a digital society, and we continue to pursue further research and development. In addition, we aim to contribute to future society by undertaking digital technology research and development through a process of ‘backcasting’ from the perspective of various envisaged future social issues in the physical environment.
Introduction to the KIOXIA Group’s SDG Initiatives