Realizing "a brighter world"

NEC seeks fundamental solutions to social issues by looking at the world from a wide perspective that includes the global environment, society, industry, and people’s lifestyles.
Through co-creation with customers and partners, NEC aims to realize a brighter and more prosperous future that maintains a compatible balance between customer values and social values.

We look ten years ahead and introduce the initiatives NEC is taking for the future based on the Seven Themes for Social Value Creation NEC is engaged in. Through value creation that focuses on the three processes of awareness of fundamental issues of customers and society, collaboration for generating value such as open innovation, and value creation that leverages leading-edge information and communications technologies (ICT) including artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), NEC is committed to providing value to our customers and working together with them to create the social values of Safety, Security, Efficiency, and Equality.

Co-creation of Social Value

We are conducting activities to create social value through
co-creation initiatives with our customers.

The Seven Themes for Social Value Creation

Sustainable Earth

Establish a sustainable lifestyle base by utilizing limited resources effectively and taking measures to prevent damage to the global environment in order to live in harmony with the earth.

Safer Cities & Public Services

Help emerging countries build safe
and secure cities, and help developed countries mature their societies. Establish a “glocal” administrative service platform through joint initiatives between the public and private sectors.

Lifeline Infrastructure

Establish ICT systems that resolve disparities of area and delivery time, and build safe and efficient lines for travel, utilities, etc. that can support around-the-clock activities in society.


Build a platform for information and communications infrastructure to support the distribution of information and knowledge, which becomes more important as society advances.

Industry Eco-System

Innovate a new industrial ecosystem including connection of industrial machinery with the Internet, 3D printers, crowdsourcing, and reverse innovation.

Work Style

Create new work styles and relationships with society in which people collaborate with AI and robots regardless of gender, generation, and region.

Quality of Life

Build a diversified and equal society to support people’s enriched and active lives through contributions to education, healthcare, and medicine.

Reading NEC Vision Book 2017

More information about NEC's vision for social value creation and the steps we are taking to achieve this vision can be found in NEC's Vision Books.