“Joy and Fun” represents our desire to see all employees performing work that is rewarding and allows them to lead happy and fulfilling lives. We want our people to put “Joy” into their work through their own efforts by making the most of the time they spend in the workplace. To that end, the company provides places where employees can work with a sense of “Joy and Fun.” Furthermore, if employees do work with a sense of “Joy and Fun,” their ability to generate ideas increases, their imagination expands, their efficiency also rises, and corporate value increases. This results in a “win-win” relationship for customers, shareholders, suppliers, and the society.
“Omoi” means an emotional feeling, passion, thoughts, enthusiasm, desire, aspiration, ambition, commitment, mission, and objective. We encourage our employees to have the following “Omoi,” which is the essence of acting on “Joy and Fun” through their work.
In the past few years, the number of our employees all over the world has increased dramatically as a result of acquisitions alliances and the establishment of new operating bases. With the company growing in size and conducting its operations on a global scale, it will be necessary to invest even greater effort to preserve and nurture the HORIBA corporate culture. This was what spurred us to publish the HORIBA Brand Book as the “bible” for the HORIBA group companies, enabling our employees to reconfirm their understanding of what the HORIBA brand is, and offering a basis for sharing and passing on that understanding. The HORIBA Brand Book was published on January 26, 2007 and distributed to about 4,700 employees around the world.
In addition to the HORIBA mottos “Joy and Fun” and “Omoi,” the HORIBA Brand Book also includes 36 contributions from HORIBA employees, and is available in six languages: Japanese, English, French, German, Chinese and Korean.
In 2013, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of HORIBA’s founding and true to our commitment to sharing awareness across national and cultural boundaries, we created our One Company Song, “Joy & Fun,” which can be sung by all HORIBA Group company employees around the world.