Since its establishment in 1934, the YKK Group has advocated the "Cycle of Goodness:, the Group's philosophy conceived by YKK's founder Tadao Yoshida who said, "No one prospers without rendering benefit to others"
The cycle, in other words the circulation of benefits, begins with innovative ideas and inventions that create value, which in turn leads to business expansion and then greater benefits for society. Through this cycle, companies prosper while contributing to the enrichment of all people. On August 1, 1994, Yoshida Kogyo K.K. became YKK Corporation under a new management structure and Principle: "YKK Seeks Corporate Value of Higher Significance". This Principle, an expression of the management's aspirations, complements the YKK spirit embodied in the "Cycle of Goodness". To contribute to improved living standards and the prosperity of all people in the ever-changing global economy, YKK will seek corporate value of higher significance by pursuing innovative quality in relation to customers, employees, society, products, technology, management and fairness.
At YKK, we believe that everything we do has an effect on everyone we work with, whether they're customers or co-workers. It was with this in mind that our founder, Tadao Yoshida, developed the Cycle of Goodness. This is a philosophy of mutual benefit which, as expressed in Tadahiro Yoshida's management principle, leads to everyone being treated with complete respect, in the belief that no one prospers unless they help to bring prosperity to others. It is a way of doing business that extends far beyond the conventional barriers of commerce.
Striving to be an 'Earth Friendly Company' YKK group proclaims that we will address and promote harmony with the environment as the highest priority of our business activity.
It is our policy to always improve on and exceed the requirements of local environmental regulations. At our plants in India, we hold the Oeko-Tex certificate which officially recognizes the ecological harmlessness of textile products.
Our adherence to Oeko-Tex standards is totally voluntary, and reflects our desire to protect humankind and the planet Earth.
Besides, we have obtained ISO 14001 : 2004. certification from TUV Management Services for the Environmental Management System.