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  • 20200706 154 - 2 - Be Vigilant About Safety

    20200706 154 - 2 - Be Vigilant About Safety

    Many accidents and mistakes could have been avoided if I had had the courage to leave pride and overconfidence aside.

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  • 2020-06-29 Issue 153 - Fundamental Behavior 1 - Do the right thing always

    2020-06-29 Issue 153 - Fundamental Behavior 1 - Do the right thing always

    This article will mark the start of the 7th cycle of YKK’s 25 Fundamental Behaviors. “Do the Right Thing, Always” had to be at the top of the list since it represents the most important behavior...

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  • YKK El Salvador S.A. de C.V. builds a wall at a local school to protect students from crime

    YKK El Salvador S.A. de C.V. builds a wall at a local school to protect students from crime

    YKK El Salvador S.A. de C.V. recently completed a project supporting Tecpan School, a local school with a student population of 290, from kindergarten to 9th grade. The school needed support...

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  • 2020-06-22 Issue 152 - Fundamental Behavior 25 - Be positive

    2020-06-22 Issue 152 - Fundamental Behavior 25 - Be positive

    You have the power to choose your attitude.

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  • 2020-06-15 Issue 151 - Fundamental Behavior 24 - Be an ambassador

    2020-06-15 Issue 151 - Fundamental Behavior 24 - Be an ambassador

    These occurrences left me with gratitude and respect for YKK.  I heard and I witnessed the “Cycle of Goodness” come to life.

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  • YKK Corporation of America’s campaign “One Conversation at a Time” is a PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards finalist

    YKK Corporation of America’s campaign “One Conversation at a Time” is a PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards finalist

    We’re excited to announce that YKK Corporation of America’s campaign “One Conversation at a Time” has been selected as one of Ragan Communications and PR Daily‘s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social...

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  • 2020-06-08 Issue 150 - Fundamental Behavior 23 - Give back

    2020-06-08 Issue 150 - Fundamental Behavior 23 - Give back

    Giving is like throwing a pebble in a pond.  It makes a splash where it lands, then ripples form. Your giving back has a ripple effect beyond your own horizons to people and places you may never see.

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  • 2020-06-01 Issue 149 - Fundamental Behavior 22 - Take pride in our appearance

    2020-06-01 Issue 149 - Fundamental Behavior 22 - Take pride in our appearance

    We must understand that “Taking Pride in Our Appearance” is our reputation. Our reputation is the hardest thing in life to KEEP and the easiest thing to LOSE.

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  • YKK is one of 150 global corporations to urge world leaders for net-zero recovery from COVID-19

    YKK is one of 150 global corporations to urge world leaders for net-zero recovery from COVID-19

    We are proud to join more than 150 companies — with a combined market capitalization of over US$ 2.4 trillion and representing over 5 million employees — in signing a statement urging governments...

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  • 2020-05-25 Issue 148 - Fundamental Behavior 21 - Be a lifelong learner

    2020-05-25 Issue 148 - Fundamental Behavior 21 - Be a lifelong learner

    If you have the drive to leave your comfort zone and seek out new knowledge, it’s amazing what you can learn about the world. The key is to have the courage to raise your hand and seek answers.

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  • 2020-05-18 Issue 147 - Fundamental Behavior 20 - Pay attention to the details

    2020-05-18 Issue 147 - Fundamental Behavior 20 - Pay attention to the details

    If we had not noticed this subtle change at that time, the product might not have been completed yet. I realized again the importance of continuing to focus on quality and doing work accurately.

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  • YKK Sri Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. employees rally their community to reduce plastic waste

    YKK Sri Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. employees rally their community to reduce plastic waste

    In this installment of “A Journey Around YKK Global Facilities,” we take you to YKK Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. where our team is doing incredible work to help reduce plastic waste. Current situation with...

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  • 2020-05-11 Issue 146 - Fundamental Behavior 19 - Be proactive

    2020-05-11 Issue 146 - Fundamental Behavior 19 - Be proactive

    It is very important to always to try to see beyond the problem, to see what other things can be affected and what alternative plans we have.

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  • 2020-05-04 Issue 145 – Fundamental Behavior 18 – Take ownership

    2020-05-04 Issue 145 – Fundamental Behavior 18 – Take ownership

    I am very honored to be asked to talk about this important Fundamental Behavior, “Take Ownership,” as it is very near and dear to my heart.  As a young manager within YKK many years ago, we...

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  • 2020-04-27 Issue 144 – Fundamental Behavior 17 – Practice blameless problem-solving

    2020-04-27 Issue 144 – Fundamental Behavior 17 – Practice blameless problem-solving

    The next time a problem arises, don’t point the finger. Instead,  work  on solving the problem and how to prevent this from happening in the future.

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  • Talking about YKK with Lee Smith

    Talking about YKK with Lee Smith

    We asked Lee Smith, vice president manufacturing operations  at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc., to talk about his 40+ year career with YKK and to share his advice for people wanting to start a career in this...

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  • 2020-04-20 Issue 143 – Fundamental Behavior 16 – Provide meaningful appreciation

    2020-04-20 Issue 143 – Fundamental Behavior 16 – Provide meaningful appreciation

    Employees who feel valued at work are more likely to stay with this organization, are more productive, and achieve more goals than someone who is not recognized or valued.

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  • YKK India- Empowering young women through vocational training

    YKK India- Empowering young women through vocational training

    In this installment of “A Journey Around YKK Global Facilities,” we introduce you to YKK India’s Social Development and Vocational Training Center. According to the United Nation’s Sustainable...

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  • 2020-04-13 Issue 142 – Fundamental Behavior 15 – Listen to understand

    2020-04-13 Issue 142 – Fundamental Behavior 15 – Listen to understand

    My husband calls me “the interrupter.”  I have a bad habit of interrupting people while they speak.  (At least I know I do it and try very hard not to do it now.)  I am not trying to be rude.  I...

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  • Kozue Childress talks about her professional journey at YKK

    Kozue Childress talks about her professional journey at YKK

    Meet Kozue Childress, director-supply chain management at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. She’s been with the company 30 years. We asked Kozue to tell us how her journey at YKK got started and to share her best...

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