Slide background

Value-based corporate philosophy

The YKK Group is shaped by the Cycle of Goodness and the monozukuri philosophy. Monozukuri describes the art and craft of making things, guided by the pursuit of the continuous improvement both of the manufactured product and of the production processes and systems.

The Cycle of Goodness

Initiated by YKK company founder Tadao Yoshida, the “Cycle of Goodness” describes the corporate philosophy of shared benefits. It is based on the conviction that no one can be successful without allowing others to share in their success. In this spirit, YKK STOCKO contributes to the growth of its customers with its high-quality products and services.

In accordance with the Cycle of Goodness, YKK President Tadahiro Yoshida coined the management principle that YKK is seeking corporate value of higher significance. This is based on the claim that we only produce perfect and high-quality products from which the end product can benefit.

Fair and equitable cooperation

Behind these management principles is the vision of a fair and equitable cooperation. This applies to all the business activities within the YKK GROUP, which are focused on a single objective: to provide all our customers with the highest level of quality and service.

The basic management principles of all the companies in the YKK GROUP also include contributing to the growth of a sustainable society.

Top quality in harmony with the environment

The name YKK STOCKO stands for the top quality, consistent precision and lasting security of all the fastener systems.
Products on which you can rely. Products, which deliver on their promises, even when they are in constant use.

Quality management

The consistent quality of the products is secured by a comprehensive quality management system. The production facilities are certified according to the international standard ISO 9001:2015, in compliance with the globally applicable laws and regulations.

YKK STOCKO offers a global clientele, products and finished materials, which are certified in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and meet the criteria of the EC Directive 94/27/EC.

Environmental management

In 2002, YKK STOCKO introduced an environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001. With this system, YKK STOCKO commits itself to compliance with all the relevant environmental laws and regulations, to the continuous reduction of pollution and to the achievement of environmental objectives, which are constantly redefined.

This is linked to the endeavour to use its technical skills, together with the entrepreneurial spirit of YKK, for the constant promotion of environmentally friendly methods in all its business activities. With an improved climate footprint, its re-use and recycling and its pursuit of harmony with nature, YKK STOCKO is doing its bit towards social progress and towards securing a stable future.

Environmental charter of 1994

As early as 20th September 1994, the YKK GROUP enacted an environmental charter. Aware that everyone is able to make a contribution to the preservation of the bases for living, the charter codified consideration for the protection of the environment in all areas, from product design and production to disposal.

Certificates

Fastening Products Group