Cameras and medical equipment
Established in 1919, today they are the world's #1 digital camera maker (along with Sony). The company also makes binoculars, medical equipment such as endoscopes, and industrial imaging systems.
This company appeared second on RepRisk's top ten "most environmentally and socially controversial companies of 2012". Companies on the list were severely criticised during 2012 by the world's media, governments and NGOs. Criticisms of Olympus include fraudulent activities and supply chain issues.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
This company has faced several lawsuits following revelations in 2011 that Olympus had filed false financial statements between 2000 and 2011. The scandal is one of the biggest financial frauds in Japan's history. The largest amount among these civil lawsuits was for a total of 27.9 billion yen ($273 million) in damages, paid to six banks.
[Source 2014][More on Finance]
This company has Corporate Social Responsibility claims on its website, including the areas of environment, human rights and working environments.
[Source 2014][More on Sustainability Reporting]
C+ grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Ethical Electronics Guide 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, traceability & transparency, monitoring & training and worker rights.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$6.9 billion in 2014|
|# Employees||30,702 in 2014|
|Subsidiaries||Olympus Imaging Australia Pty Ltd|
Products / BrandsOlympus Australia