When I was appointed the CEO two years ago, I spent one year to visit our offices worldwide to meet and exchange opinion in person with our employees, what we called "team members". That was when I noticed a spark twinkling in each of their hearts. I did not know what those sparks were, but they were noticeable. I also found these sparks in the hearts of Wacom's clients and partners. We need to keep these sparks lit. Through conversations with the team members, I was moved by a strong feeling you could call a yearning. That was the impetus for why I decided to start activities to achieve a sustainable society.
We named Wacom's technology "Lifelong Ink," since our technology is an immediate part of people's lives. Lifelong Ink originates from actions such as "writing/drawing" based on people's instincts/feelings. It depicts people's trajectories; who, when, where, and in what mindset they wrote/drew. We offer technology to continue depicting the varying shades of people's lives, from joy to sadness, as they age from children to adults. The small sparks I saw in our team members, customers, and partners link with Lifelong Ink in my mind. I realized that Lifelong Ink has the power to keep those sparks lit and that this power is the value that Wacom must offer.
We sensed the need for more substantive social activities in current circumstances that are questioning company values to achieve a sustainable society. Wacom faces society in our own unique way while further exploring the potential of Lifelong Ink. Wacom’s way to seek to achieve a sustainable society is never-ending journey to ask hopeful questions – if Lifelong Ink can keep and pass the sparks Wacom related people’s heart, and if our activities may be able to change how people’s live. In order to offer Lifelong Ink as part of human life, while pursuing answers to these questions, Wacom will conduct our business and social activities for future society.
President & CEO