Responsible corporate business practices
Olympus attaches a great deal of importance to responsible corporate business practices. Essentially, the global strategy for corporate social responsibility (CSR) is based on three pillars: support for employees, social commitment and environmental protection. So Olympus Europa offers its employees a variety of additional benefits – from child care, to regular continued training, to a modern and flexible pension plan.
The social commitment of Olympus is concentrated mainly on the areas of medicine and health as well as science and education.
The Olympus Europa Science for Life Foundation promotes science and research in the areas of endoscopic diagnostics and therapy, childhood diseases, as well as microscopy and scientific photography. Olympus supports the organization “Doctors of the World” that advocates for improved global medical care. Together with the organization “Brücke nach Afrika” (Bridge to Africa) we originated the “health caravan”. Its objective is to improve medical care and health education in rural regions of Togo. In addition, Olympus also supports several local initiatives as part of Olympus' CSR strategy.
Olympus also attaches special importance to the protection of the environment and the earth's resources. An important goal is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by half by the year 2020. So Olympus Europa is reducing water consumption and is avoiding chemicals with high greenhouse potential.