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Coordination with External Initiatives

FANUC promotes partnerships with various organizations including public institutions and organizations in industrial and academic fields, to realize sustainable development.

Public Institution

The Consortium of Human Education for Future Robot System Integration (CHERSI) FANUC participates in the Study Group on Establishing an Industry-Academia Collaborative Framework for Human Resource Development, held by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. We are actively engaged in robotics human resource development activities, such as participating in CHERSI, which will develop human resources specialized in robotics, and giving online lectures on the latest robotics technology for College of Technology.
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) FANUC participated in the Strategic Innovation Program for Energy Conservation Technologies conducted by NEDO by submitting a research plan on the development of machine tools for realizing energy saving, “R&D on Energy-Saving Machine Tools that Apply New Structural Materials”, jointly with the Japan Machine Tool Builders' Association and other organizations and achieved the plan's energy-saving targets through research extending over three years.

Economic and Business Associations

FA Foundation This foundation was established for the purpose of giving awards for research achievements related to FA (factory automation) and industrial robot technology. It is operated using the interest from funds donated by FANUC at the time of its establishment and subsequent donations by FANUC.
Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN) As a member of KEIDANREN, FANUC strives to resolve international issues and strengthen economic relations with other countries through dialogue with concerned parties and attendance at committees, while complying with the Charter of Corporate Behavior.
Japan Machinery Federation This organization aims to contribute to the overall progress and development of the machinery industry and to the advancement of the Japanese economy. FANUC belongs to this organization as a company member and serves as a general executive officer.
Japan Machine Tool Builders' Association The Association is a comprehensive organization related to the machine tool business, which is mainly comprised of machine tool builders in Japan. FANUC's Chairman, Dr. Yoshiharu Inaba, serves as its Chairman.
Japan Robot Association The Association is an organization that encourages research and development on robots and associated system products, and promotes the use of robot technology. FANUC's President and CEO, Kenji Yamaguchi, serves as its Chairman.
The Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers FANUC is a member of the Society, which is an organization that drafts and promotes measures to increase productivity and to rationalize production structure in the field of environmental equipment, plastic machinery, and other industrial machinery.
Optoelectronics Industry and Technology Development Association FANUC regularly participates in the Multi-Technology Integrated Optical Process Study Group hosted by the Association.
Japan Forming Machinery Association FANUC participates in the drafting of relevant ISO standards as a member of this Association.
ROBOT Industrial Basic Technology Collaborative Innovation Partnership (ROBOCIP) FANUC participates as a member of the ROBOT Industrial Basic Technology Collaborative Innovation Partnership (ROBOCIP), in which robot manufacturers collaborate in basic technological research of industrial robots, with the aims of broadening and deepening the scale and content of research beyond what could be accomplished independently as well as strengthening the foundation for technological innovation in line with the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) In December 2021, we have agreed to the TCFD recommendations and disclosed information on the impact of climate change on our business activities.
SBT (Science Based Targets) initiative GHG emissions reduction targets have been certified by the SBT initiative.

Academic Associations

Participation in various conferences FANUC participates as a sponsor in academic societies of relevant fields (The Japan Society for Precision Engineering, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, The Robotics Society of Japan, The Japan Society for Abrasive Technology, The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, The Japan Society of Polymer Processing, etc.), as well as in academic lectures, to collect the latest technical information.
Exchange of opinions with universities Every year, FANUC invites faculty members of several universities to its new products open house show in April, where we introduce our latest products and have the professors introduce the latest technologies, targeting technical exchange.
Collaboration with universities FANUC collaborates with major domestic and overseas universities, such as the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, the University of California, Berkeley (USA), and other universities to conduct joint research and exchange opinions. We also provide scholarship donations to help cultivate young researchers for the future.