• Morita is Weaving the World of Tomorrow

Sustainability for a Better Future Active contriburtions to the UN goals for sustainable development

The traditional craft of kyokumihimo (a type of cord braiding) has been practiced and handed down in the Kyoto region since the Heian period.
Cords were originally used as an everyday item for binding or connecting things together. The craft of braiding several strands into one, combining the practical benefits of sturdiness and strength with Kyoto’s graceful cultural tradition, goes back more than a thousand years.

We at Morita, from the time of our founding to the present day, have lived according to Sion (the “Four Great Obligations”). These are “Nature”, “Nation,” “Family” and “Life.” We believe that all living things are indebted to something or someone and that we should cherish our feelings of gratitude. By making this philosophy the backbone of all our activities, we try to embody the ideal form of social contribution in our business activities. This approach supports the principles of the SDGs.

We strive to implement the concept set forth in the SDGs of creating a diverse and inclusive society in a way that is unique to Morita. We envision a future woven with the combination of 18 threads, comprising the 17 goals of the SDGs with the addition of our corporate color to bind it together. We will continue to evolve in our own unique way, staying forever grateful for our diverse and valued relationships with people.


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Hr. Tsukamoto (left), former President der J. MORITA MFG. CORP., and Mr. Morimoto (right), President of JQA, are presenting the certificate

As in any company, the Morita Group also follows growth targets. For us, however, this economic alignment is not in contradiction to ecological aspects.

The reason for this is that we are convinced that we are creating the basis for lasting success through an intelligent combination of economy and ecology – and in this way fulfil our responsibility to future generations. In daily practice, this includes the careful and efficient use of resources. In addition, we are striving to achieve an effective reduction in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) in all work processes.

Our particular involvement in the sector of environmental protection can also be seen in the production processes. Here, Morita is the very first manufacturer of medical equipment to receive an award from the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA). This certificate confirms the implementation of a management system relating to chemical substances in products. With this, we ensure that our products do not contain dangerous substances such as cadmium and lead – as is required by the EU directive 2011/65/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS).

How the SDGs are implemented at the Tottori Factory in Japan

Our zero-discharge system lead explains our efforts to protect the local environment with state of the art manufacturing processes. Our Tottori factory embodies the spirit of the global SDGs initiative and our members are proud to share with you the efforts we have made toward sustainable, eco-conscious manufacturing.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted at the UN General Assembly in September 2015. The SDGs are a global initiative that sets out 17 goals for the creation of a prosperous and vibrant future and aims to achieve them by 2030.