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CSR Priority Measures

"CSR Priority Measures 2020"

The Fujikura Group CSR committee has resolved to set the "CSR Priority Measures" as the theme for the new CSR topics to be emphasized in efforts over the 5 years until 2020. 2016 will be the second year of these efforts.

2020 Medium-term Fujikura Group CSR Targets and Priority Measures

[Target] "Making the Fujikura Group highly valued by the international community, including investors”

[Priority Measures]

Subjects Environment (E) Social (S) Governance (G)
CSR Priority Measures
(12 Items)
1. CO2 Emissions Reduction
2. Water Risks
3. Biodiversity Conservation
4. Respecting Human Rights
5. Diversity
6. Global Personnel Growth
7. Work-Life Balance
8. CSR Supply Chain Management
9. Local Community Coordination and Contribution
10. Group Management Philosophy MVCV
11. Collaboration with Society
12. Disclosure and Communication
Following Items
(11 Items)
-Environmental Management Action Guideline
-Legal Compliance and Environmental Audit
-Thorough and Enriching Environmental Education
-Complete Zero Emission
-Enhancement of Environmentally Friendly Products
-Occupational Safety and Health
-Quality Management from the Customers' Viewpoint
-Corporate Governance
-Complicance
-Risk Management
-Introduction and Utilization of International Initiatives and Guidelines

Formulation Policy and Formulation Process

2020 Mid-term Business Vision

  • “Utmost importance on profitability” to ensure sound growth.
  • Build a company that creates value for customers by accelerating “metabolism”.
  • To secure sustainability, establish corporate governance, enhance reputations of environment and social aspects.
  • Share the objectives and aim at the goal by “team” having broad-minded and free in the disposition.

[Formulation Process 1] Schedule

Procedure Target Period
1.  Collect information on advanced companies, international standards etc. 2015/4
2.  CSR Committee Meeting (Goal and Procedure) 2015/5
3.  Expert's recommendations |
4.  Extraction of issues |
5.  CSR Medium- and long-term issues |
6.  CSR's 20th Medium-Term Vision
7.  CSR Committee Meeting (Goals and Task Determination) 2015/11
8.  Printing with relevant departments
9.  CSR Committee Meeting (final draft) 2016/2
10. Priority Policy Promotion Division: Five-Year Implementation Plan Preparation |
11. Fujikura Group CSR Committee (Business judgment and decision)
12. Transmission and dissemination within the group 2016/5

[Formulation Process 2] Review Contents

CSR priority strategy III draft (2016 - 2020)

[Formulation Process 3] Expert's Recommendations
<How to proceed with the dialog>
I. Trends and issues of CSR seen in the medium term as common recognition
II. From the management side Think about the themes and issues for 2020
Ⅲ. Think about the themes and tasks of 2020 from the social aspect
Ⅳ. From the environmental aspect Think about the themes and issues for 2020

(The following is a part of the recommendation.)

Proposal for Experts Towards 2020
The global environment that is the foundation of corporate activities deteriorates and is shaking
 ⇒ Anxiety and adverse effects are starting to emerge in future corporate activities
Corporations are required to have a value "social value" that society plus evaluates
 ⇒ CSR is a force for companies to see the future, strengthen corporate competitiveness
Strong investor's point of view (ex. Corporate Governance Code etc.)
 ⇒ Utilize positive initiatives as 'incentive for growth' to become "competitive to sustainable growth"
CSR communication
The expectation value of stakeholders who decide the value of enterprises, the demand for information disclosure worldwide will be strengthened
 ⇒ It is important to reflect feedback from stakeholders in corporate management with information disclosure
CSR Supply Chain · Management
 ⇒ Effects such as reduction of business risk, improvement of efficiency of operation, creation of business opportunities etc.
 ⇒ Understand the risks by phase of the company's supply chain, initiate actions with PDCA
CSR efforts to increase company stock price
 ⇒ Benchmark firms' stock price growth rate is + 400% over 2003/2014

[Formulation Process 4] Review Meeting

[Formulation process 4] Review meeting

[Formulation Process 5] Function Confirmation

Functions of CSR Policies

[Formulation Process 6] Materiality Matrix

Environmental Materiality Matrix

Targets and Plans for CSR Priority Measures

ESG Themes CSR Priority Measures FY2020 Goal
Environmental Themes
(E)
1. CO2 Emissions Reduction
1. CO2 Emissions Reduction
(1) Fujikura and affiliated domestic companies:
More than 3% reduction (compared to 2013)
(Long-term goals for FY2030: more than ▲6.5% reduction compared to 2013)
(2) Overseas affiliated companies (Mid-term goals: under consideration)
2. Water Risks 1. Setting goals and implementing improvements for the amount of water used.
2. Implementing water risk valuation and risk minimization.
3. Reply to "CDP Water," received evaluation.
3. Biodiversity Conservation
1. The on-premises green activities of the Kiba Millennium Woods, Sakura Millennium Woods, and Suzuka Millennium Woods are popular among employees.
2. The preparations to open to neighboring citizens finished at Sakura and Suzuka, and the plan for communicating with those citizens was completed.
Social Themes
(S)
4. Respecting Human Rights 1. Becoming a company where personnel from varied nationalities, races, genders, religions, ages, and origins can work and excel.
2. Entire Fujikura group holds proper understanding of harassment, fostering non-permissive/non-harassment culture.
5. Diversity 1. Create human rights guidelines and distribute in English as well.
2. Implement new general training and e-learning, distribute harassment articles through company newsletter.
6. Global Personnel Growth 1. The "Fujikura Group HRM Vision" is jointly created and shared by the group to work toward common goals.
2. We are becoming a "company with a dream" as we respect employees and develop appealing personnel globally.
7. Work-Life Balance 1. Various personnel contribute to the company in many ways and accomplish their roles through various work styles.
2. Development of an air of contributing to the company by working efficiently in a limited amount of time.
8. CSR Supply Chain Management 1. Partners' meetings are underway between Fujikura and key group companies to ensure appropriate administration.
2. Surveys to partners are being implemented and reviewed appropriately.
3. Fujikura group CSR procurement guidelines respected.
4. Risks ascertained and managed at Fujikura and group companies.
9. Local Community Coordination and Contribution 1. Become the pride of the local area with people thinking, "I'm glad it's Fujikura."
2. Become the business that represents the community and receive high regard.
3. Employees to be proud members of the Fujikura group.
Management (Governance) Themes
(G)
10. Group Management Philosophy MVCV 1. Sharing of information with the entire group (Japanese and English).
(1) MVCV textbook + overseas access on the intranet.
(2) Introduce the Fujikura Odyssey to group companies.
2. Fulfillment of MVCV training: Vitalization of permeation investigation and actions.
3. Link to the Fujikura brand.
11. Collaboration with Society 1. Quick CSR response to initiative information, etc.
2. Respond speedily to regulations and principles of governments and ministries, etc.
3. Respond speedily to information from affiliates or customers, etc.
4. Quickly display information on efforts requests from SDGs, etc.
12. Disclosure and Communication 1. Able to post information highly valued by international society.
2. Stable selection as a global index brand.
3. Disclosure of information in response to stake holders' expectations.
4. Able to regularly communicate with stake holders.

FY2016 CSR Efforts

Using the group-decided materiality (4 priority areas) as a base, the Fujikura group created CSR goals for the Medium-term Management Plan (2020 MT) via identification of issues based on effects on administration and stake holder interests, as well as third-party, expert opinions. We undertook various efforts toward that aim in FY2016.

The Fujikura Group's CSR Activities Explained with Numbers

The Fujikura group has continued to make efforts to display an overall image of CSR activities in "easy-to-understand numbers" since 2014. This year's "Fujikura Group's CSR Activities Explained with Numbers (FY2016)" was compiled by 61 key companies of our group. Also, monetary units used to calculate social contributions are taken from the social contribution survey conducted by the Japan Business Federation.

Number of employees participating in the activities

Number of employees participating in social contribution activities, regional culture support, regional revitalization support, sports support, youth education support, etc.

Supporting education of youth

Converted amount of the activities of employees participating
in educational science support for young people,
business lessons, factory tours, internship etc.

Conversion amount of contribution activities

Converted amount of employee activities such as employee's contribution activities, education / sports support for youth, community contribution, and total amount of donation

Opening up of support facilities

Conversion amount such as sports aid for young people,
opening of in-house facilities such as grand and
gymnasium etc.

Number of employees donated their blood

Number of employees who participated in blood donation

Support for and contribution to local cultures

Converted amount of the activities of employees who participated in regional culture support, regional revitalization, support for regional festivals, etc.

Number of caps collected in the Ecocap Movement

The number of bottles that collected caps of PET bottles
(1) Donation of BCG vaccine to children in developing
countries: 557 people,
(2) CO2 reduction amount by recycling: 1,225 kg

Donation to culture and society and other purposes

Donation amount to social contribution, regional culture,
sports support, youth education, etc.

Number of employees contributed to protecting the environment

Number of employees who participated in global warming prevention, waste reduction, resource saving, recycling,
nature conservation activities, biodiversity activities, etc.

Conversion amount of environmental contribution activities

Converted amount of activities of employees participating in energy conservation activities, tree planting activities, waste reduction, recycling activities, nature conservation activities, etc.

Number of employees participated in global warming prevention activities

Number of employees who participated in activities to prevent global warming such as energy conservation

Amount of recycled goods and reduced wastes

Quantity of resource conservation, waste reduction,
recycling activities

Number of trees planted for environmental conservation

Number of trees planted with global warming prevention

CO2 reduction by recycling eco-caps

CO2 emissions reduced by recycling the collected PET bottle cap without burning it

Number of participants in safety and sanitation activities

Number of employees who participated in workplace
safety activities, traffic safety, health promotion,
disaster prevention drills, etc.

Number of participants in working environment improvement activities

Number of employees who participated in improving workplace environment for creating a comfortable workplace such as clean office, no overtime day, family recruitment recreation, employee's resting flower bed creation, etc.

FY2016 New Efforts

In FY2016, Fujikura's primary new activities addressing human rights were the "Establishment of the Human Rights Policy" and "Diversity Declaration." The main activity themes were as follows.

ESG Category Field New Activity Themes (2016)
Environment
(E)
Water Risks Dealing with CDP Water
Collaboration with Society Introduction of the "Kiba Millennium Woods" at local event
Disclosure Sales ratio of green related products
Biodiversity The launch of Project "Sakura Millennium Woods"
Social
(S)
Diversity President issues "Promotion of Diversity"
"Eruboshi" certification obtained for promotion of women in the workplace
Respecting Human Rights "Fujikura Group Human Rights Policy" established
"UK Modern Slavery Act" statement issued
Ease of Work "Ikuboss Declaration" issued
"Kurumin" certification obtained for support of child-rearing and work balance
Health Management "White 500" Recognition for Corporate Excellence in Health Management
Excellent Facility Management Award
Safety and Health Essential safety efforts
Social Responsibility Joined Japan Business Federation's 1% Club
Collaboration with Society Participation in regional cultural center events
Collaboration with regional volunteer groups 
Joined Kotoku Shakafukishi Kyogikai (Korabora)
Governance
(G)
Management Goals "2030 Vision" established
Fair Business Practice Tax transparency
Social Regard Continued selection for FTSE4Good, MS-SRI
Selected for two ESG indices set by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Governance Transition to a company with audit and supervisory committee

Fujikura Group's Priority CSR Measures and Initiatives and Evaluation of the Results

Using the group-decided materiality (4 priority areas) as a base, the Fujikura group created CSR goals for the Medium-term Management Plan (2020 MT) via identification of issues based on effects on administration and stake holder interests, as well as third-party, expert opinions.

For the 2020 MT CSR goal of "winning high regard for the Fujikura Group across international society, including investors," we established priority policies, set goals to promote the realization of those policies, and promoted routine activities while circulating the PDCA.

[Standard]◎: Progressed further than goals / ○: Progressed in line with goals / △: Some goals not met / X: Goals not met

ESG Themes CSR Priority Measures FY2020 Goal FY2016 Progression Plan Activity Results Evaluation
Environmental Themes
(E)
1. CO2 Emissions Reduction
1. CO2 Emissions Reduction
(1) Fujikura and affiliated domestic companies:
More than 3% reduction (compared to 2013)
(Long-term goals for FY2030: more than ▲6.5% reduction compared to 2013)
(2) Overseas affiliated companies (Mid-term goals: under consideration)
1. Reduction of Total CO2 Emissions
-Fujikura and affiliated domestic companies: More than 0.6% reduction (compared to 2013)
-Overseas affiliated companies: Goal value: under consideration
(Domestic) FY2016 saw a 1.2% increase compared to FY2013 (base year). Energy-saving activities are showing definite results, but the targets are expanded due to restructuring of domestic production bases. The increase in total CO2 emissions could not be covered.
(Leaving out the restructuring, total domestic CO2 emissions reduced by 2.7% compared to FY2015.)

2. Water Risks 1. Setting goals and implementing improvements for the amount of water used.
2. Implementing water risk valuation and risk minimization.
3. Reply to "CDP Water," received evaluation.

1. More than 1% improvement (compared to FY2015).
2. Investigation of the scope of water risk.

(Domestic) Water Use per Unit (sales volume)
FY2016 saw a 25% increase compared to FY2015.
Due to the restructuring of domestic production bases, and the large change in methods of use and sales itemization.
(Leaving out restructuring, total water use reduced by 1.1% compared to FY2015)
3. Biodiversity Conservation
1. The on-premises green activities of the Kiba Millennium Woods, Sakura Millennium Woods, and Suzuka Millennium Woods are popular among employees.
2. The preparations to open to neighboring citizens finished at Sakura and Suzuka, and the plan for communicating with those citizens was completed.
1. Setting and promotion of 2020 MT goals.
2. Spreading knowledge of Road Map 2030.
3. Promotion of the workplace mountain design.
Started the "Sakura Millennium Woods" project inside the company, set a 3-year maintenance plan, currently promoting activities
Social Themes
(S)
4. Respecting Human Rights 1. Becoming a company where personnel from varied nationalities, races, genders, religions, ages, and origins can work and excel.
2. Entire Fujikura group holds proper understanding of harassment, fostering non-permissive/non-harassment culture.
1. Establishment of Human Rights Principles.
2. Human rights awareness activities.
1. Create human rights guidelines and distribute in English as well.
2. Implement new general training and e-learning, distribute harassment articles through company newsletter.
5. Diversity 1. Create human rights guidelines and distribute in English as well.
2. Implement new general training and e-learning, distribute harassment articles through company newsletter.

1. Create HRM vision and construct systems.
2. Employ diverse personnel.
3. Promote the advancement of women.
4. Promote the employment of people with disabilities.

*HRM: Human Rights Management

1. Set a diversity promotion policy.
2. Employ diverse personnel.
3. Implement opinion polls, interviews, and change-in-awareness training.
4. Special subsidiary company (Fuji Cube) recognized, legal employment rates achieved.
6. Global Personnel Growth 1. The "Fujikura Group HRM Vision" is jointly created and shared by the group to work toward common goals.
2. We are becoming a "company with a dream" as we respect employees and develop appealing personnel globally.
1. Continuation of overseas trainee system.
2. National staff support.
1. Continuation of overseas trainee system (Philippines, Thailand, etc.)
2. Implementation of educational support training.
7. Work-Life Balance 1. Various personnel contribute to the company in many ways and accomplish their roles through various work styles.
2. Development of an air of contributing to the company by working efficiently in a limited amount of time.
1. Implementation of a flexible shift pattern.
2. Revolutionizing work styles.
1. Implementation of tele-working trials for all companies.
2. Revising the 36 Agreement overtime maximum, promoting acquisition of "My Holdiays," and creating tele-working environments.
8. CSR Supply Chain Management 1. Partners' meetings are underway between Fujikura and key group companies to ensure appropriate administration.
2. Surveys to partners are being implemented and reviewed appropriately.
3. Fujikura group CSR procurement guidelines respected.
4. Risks ascertained and managed at Fujikura and group companies.
1. Holding of partners' meetings.
2. Partner CSR promotion.
3. Global supply chain human rights security promotion.
4. Risk extraction and PDCA by supply chain phase.

1. Implementation in Japan, Thailand, and China.
2. Implementation of surveys in Japan and China.
3. Establishment of CSR procurement guidelines, request for observance at the Japan and Thailand partners' meeting.
4. Coordination with CSR division.

9. Local Community Coordination and Contribution 1. Become the pride of the local area with people thinking, "I'm glad it's Fujikura."
2. Become the business that represents the community and receive high regard.
3. Employees to be proud members of the Fujikura group.
1. Promotion of coordination with local communities.
2. Consideration of volunteer systems.
1. New participation in community cultural center events.
2. Coordinate with community volunteer centers. Coordinate with Koto ward businesses.
Management (Governance) Themes
(G)
10. Group Management Philosophy MVCV 1. Sharing of information with the entire group (Japanese and English).
(1) MVCV textbook + overseas access on the intranet.
(2) Introduce the Fujikura Odyssey to group companies.
2. Fulfillment of MVCV training: Vitalization of permeation investigation and actions.
3. Link to the Fujikura brand.
1. Developing workplace preachers.
2. Stratified MVCV training.
3. All participate in MVCV education.
4. Development for overseas group companies.
1. Implementation of philosophy training and information exchanges.
2. Implementation of stratified training.
3. Implementation of philosophy reinforcement months.
4. Implementation of meetings with local holding companies.
11. Collaboration with Society 1. Quick CSR response to initiative information, etc.
2. Respond speedily to regulations and principles of governments and ministries, etc.
3. Respond speedily to information from affiliates or customers, etc.
4. Quickly display information on efforts requests from SDGs, etc.
1. Respond to changes in "Society."
2. Coordination of domestic and overseas society.
1. Subscription to Quick ESG Laboratory Service.
2. Participation in UN sponsored semniars (SDGs, etc.).
12. Disclosure and Communication 1. Able to post information highly valued by international society.
2. Stable selection as a global index brand.
3. Disclosure of information in response to stake holders' expectations.
4. Able to regularly communicate with stake holders.
1. Response to investor ESG information.
2. Add substance to the contents of the integrated report.
1. FTSEGOOD index analysis and brand incorporation.
2. Arrange reports into ESG items and release.

Self-Evaluation of the Activities Conducted in line with the Priority CSR Measures in FY2016

The results of self-evaluation of activities of FY2016 are as indicated in the above table. "Self-evaluation" as a whole CSR activity in FY2016 evaluated that "we achieved the target in general."

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