We established a mission statement that reads, "NSK aims to contribute to the well-being and safety of societies and to protect the global environment through its innovative technology integrating Motion &Control. We are guided by our vision of NSK as a truly international enterprise, and are working across national boundaries to improve relationships between people throughout the world." This mission statement makes clear our commitment to contributing to the protection of the global environment and the development of humanity and society. This is, in other words, the objective of NSK's very existence. The NSK Group's mission is to control friction and reduce energy loss in mechanical devices to as close to zero as possible. We now keenly appreciate that our greatest corporate social responsibility is to deliver to the world products that fulfill this mission.