Fundamental Approach

Nomura Group actively engages in initiatives to address social issues to fulfill its social responsibilities as a corporate citizen. The Group believes that promoting and managing corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities properly is an important factor to maintain and to increase its corporate value.

The basic policy concerning CSR is set forth in Our Founder’s Principles established by founder Tokushichi Nomura, Nomura Group’s Corporate Philosophy, the Code of Ethics of Nomura Group and its Basic Management Policy. Our Code of Ethics is in line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Moreover, Nomura Holdings Corporate Governance Guidelines, formulated in November 2015, set out the principle that the Company shall endeavor to contribute to the development of society at all times and shall fulfill Nomura Group’s social responsibilities as a corporate citizen by putting into practice Our Founder’s Principles that have been inherited since the foundation of the Company.

Founder's Principles and Corporate Philosophy

We have been committed to the development of society since our founding. Corporate social responsibility is an essential part of the tenets embodied in Our Founder's Principles. These principles also drive the corporate philosophy that underpins everything we do.

Nomura Group Corporate Philosophy

About our founder Tokushichi Nomura

Code of Ethics of Nomura Group

Nomura Group established a "Code of Ethics of Nomura Group" in March 2004. The Code is based on our Founder's Principles and covers the precepts that each Nomura Group executive and employee is expected to observe in relation to corporate governance and our corporate social responsibility.

Code of Ethics of Nomura Group

Nomura Group ESG Statement

Nomura Group established Nomura Group ESG Statement to further promote the realization of a sustainable environment and society by informing stakeholders about its approach to ESG-related activities and its envisaged response to environmental and social risks.

Nomura Group ESG Statement (PDF 148KB)

For Future Generations

In March 2010, the Group formulated "For Future Generations" as a fundamental guideline to be shared among all of our Executive Officers and employees globally for its approach to CSR.

For Future Generations

To ensure our business goals are aligned with providing positive contribution to our stakeholders and the communities where we operate.

We create opportunities for a sustainable future, making sure that the decisions we make today support the success of future generations.

Initiatives and Guidelines

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