Since its founding in 1887, the Yamaha Group has provided various products and services centered on sound and music and continued to meet a wide range of needs related to music, education, and culture. Music has the amazing power to warm people’s hearts and can transcend language barriers to inspire people around the world. We therefore believe that music has the potential to resolve various social issues. Our unshaken faith in the power of music acts as the core of the Company’s management. Conversely, products and businesses that do not help resolve social issues quickly become commoditized and are unable to establish a competitive position. Accordingly, companies with such products and businesses cease to grow. In addition, if a company is unable to offer a rewarding work experience to its employees, then in-house motivation levels will fall, and in time this will lead to the decline of that company. We are aware that creating management and business strategies from the perspective of social issues is extremely important for achieving the sustainable growth of the Yamaha Group, and we formulated the medium-term management plan NEXT STAGE 12 under this awareness. If you look at the smooth progress we have made toward achieving our key indicators for operating income ratio, return on equity (ROE), and earnings per share (EPS), then you can gain a sense of how the resolution of social issues through sound and music and the Group’s profit growth are linked.
Based on our corporate slogan of "Sharing Passion & Performance," we will draw on the technologies, know-how, and sensitivities that we have cultivated throughout our long history to provide products and services that exceed customer expectations. By doing so, we will realize growth together with customers and society as a whole.