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CSR Integrated Report

Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2015
[ISO 26000 Core Subject] Organizational Governance

Information Disclosure and Communication

Information Disclosure and Communication

Fujikura Group is working to increase its corporate value through communication, specifically by providing all its stakeholders with correct corporate information in a prompt, accurate, and fair manner and helping them understand the corporate brand concept, which is based on the Corporate Philosophy MVCV.

Measures for Our Stakeholders

In starting CSR activities in 2009, the Fujikura Group clarified the relationships between the Group and society (its stakeholders) based on the following idea of the Fujikura Group CSR Committee chaired by the president of Fujikura Ltd.: "Companies cannot survive on their own without society. We need to detect and respond to social changes toward the future through communication with society." Specifically, the CSR Committee and the working teams under the Committee discussed the Group-stakeholder relationships and, as a result, we classified stakeholders who were strongly related to our corporate activities into the following six categories: customers; employees including their families; shareholders and investors; business partners (suppliers); local communities; and governments and the environment. For the fulfillment of our CSR, it is indeed essential for us to disseminate information about our corporate activities in a timely manner to these important stakeholders and incorporate their expectations and opinions into the management of the Group.

Accordingly, the Group will globally dispatch information mainly about its responsibilities and tasks to be fulfilled for its stakeholders. We will also foster new measures for our management priorities and CSR activities, while checking whether we are making appropriate responses to the opinions and ideas expressed by individual stakeholders.

Fujikura Group's Communication with Stakeholders

Stakeholders Our responsibilities and tasks Communication methods
Customers ・Provision of safe products and services
・Manufacturing from customers' viewpoints
・Assurance of quality
・Provision of eco-friendly products
・Management for higher CS
・Protection of personal information・Provision of safe products and services
・Manufacturing from customers' viewpoints
・Assurance of quality
・Provision of eco-friendly products
・Management for higher CS
・Protection of personal information
・Website (production and technological information)
・News releases
・Responses to CSR questionnaire surveys and audits
・Publication of newsletters on new products and technologies
・Display of products at showrooms and exhibitions
・Contact for inquiries
Employees ・Respect for human rights
・Respect for diversity
・Provision of equal employment opportunities
・Respect for work-life balance
・Human resource development
・Fair evaluation and treatment
・Occupational health and safety
・Comfortable workplaces
・In-house magazines of each company and the Group
・Intranet
・Publication of CSR newsletters
・Invitation of employees' children and families to the workplaces
・Internal whistle-blowing system
・Discussion-oriented labor-management relationship
・Management of employees' health and safety
・Employees' awareness surveys
Shareholders and investors ・Appropriate return of profit through dividends
・Timely and proper information disclosure
・IR communication
・Enhancement of the auditing function
・Communication about eco-funds and SRI
・Increase of corporate value
・Website (investor information)
・Business reporting and annual reports
・General meetings of shareholders
・Briefings on financial results, including those for analysts
・Visits to and individual meetings with investors
・Contact for inquiries
Business partners ・CSR-oriented procurement criteria
・Fair and appropriate trading
・Green procurement
・Supply chain management
・CSR-related support across the supply chain
・Partners' meetings
・CSR questionnaire surveys targeting suppliers
・Website for exclusive use by suppliers
・Daily discussion with suppliers
・Contact for inquiries
Local communities ・Local social contribution activities
・Volunteer activities and collaboration with NGOs
・Dialogue and collaboration with local inhabitants
・Community investment
・Respect for local culture and customs
・Environmental protection
・Safety and prevention of accidents
・Factory tours and open access to the corporate facilities
・Local volunteer activities
・Regular meetings with local governments
・Disaster support agreements with local governments and others
・Support to local cultural and traditional events
・Participation in and support for activities to revitalize local industries
・Support for school education (through the dispatch of lecturers)
Governments and the environment ・Tax payment
・Formulation of environmental protection policies
・Collaboration with NGOs
・Biodiversity conservation
・Zero emissions and recycling
・Anti-global warming measures and energy conservation activities
・Management and reduction of the use of hazardous chemicals
・Participation in economic and industrial associations
・Discussions with and requests to the governmental authorities
・Submission of various notifications and questionnaire replies
・Compliance with legal regulations
・Responses to environmental authorities and regulations
・Public disclosure of the environmental policies and activities

Investor Relation

Information Disclosure for Investors

In particular, we are making efforts to ensure speedy information disclosure via the Tokyo Stock Exchange and through our own press conferences. In our IR web pages, we post our schedule for quarterly information disclosure, data on quarterly performance results, and information on the Mid-Term Business Plan, new business projects, R&D results, the launch of new subsidiaries, and others both in Japanese and English.

Briefing for analysts

In IR activities, domestically, we explained quarterly accounts for institutional investors and securities analysts, and top management explained directly to the results at the settlement accounts briefing session during the interim period and the fiscal year, and in Q & A Also corresponded. In addition, we also explain the medium term business plan for sustainable development in the future once a year. Overseas, the president and other officers place importance on direct dialogue with investors, such as visiting meetings to overseas institutional investors and securities analysts in Europe and the United States.

Information disclosure for individual investors

For general shareholders and individual investors, we provide information on a timely basis at the WEB site on the Internet, and the PR group acts as a contact point for inquiries about business results.

■Other information disclosure

・General meeting of shareholders
・annual report
・ Securities report
・ Corporate Governance Code
・ CSR Integration Report
・ "Investor Information" Website
・ CDP carbon information to CDP (emission information of CO2)

Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)

Socially responsible investment (SRI) is an investment method that investors and investment institutions make based on investment judgment of "whether they are actively fulfilling social responsibility" in addition to conventional financial information . The judgment criterion is based on the idea that "Corporate fulfilling social responsibility will enhance corporate sustainability and contribute to the improvement of shareholder value".

In addition, the SRI fund (fund: fund - funds, funds etc) is a fund that conducts investment method that emphasizes CSR (corporate social responsibility). Since CSR activities cover a wide range such as compliance with laws and ordinances, consideration for the environment, sincere responses to customers and local communities, human resource development, and so on, the types of SRI funds are also diverse.

In order to obtain satisfaction of investors, multi-stakeholders including SRI funds, the Group actively promotes CSR and is also focusing on disclosure of information on CSR activities.

External evaluation

■Incorporation of constituent stocks (June 2016)

FTSE4Good Japan Index

■Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Incorporation of stock index constituents (January 2016)

■EIRIS Global Platform Rating "B" (May 30, 2016)

Rating "B" rating refers to within 20% of the global 2000 company.

Information dissemination to local communities

Seminar on biotopes

We hold a seminar on biotopes at the Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods for local people twice a year in the spring and fall. In fiscal 2014, we held one seminar on May 28, when beautiful spring flowers can be enjoyed, and another one on November 21, which is the best season for colored autumn leaves. On these days, a total of 300 people, including couples and families with baby buggies taking walks in the biotope in Kiba, as well as elementary school and kindergarten children participated in the events.

Information about the Millennium Woods

The Fujikura Group CSR Committee posts weekly information about the seasonal lives of organisms living in the Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods at a special website titled "Gatharia Bio-Garden Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods." In FY2015, information dissemination was done about 30 times.

■Dispatch of other information

・Posting board in Fukagawa Gazalia

Government, disseminate information to the environment

■Information related to the government

■Information related to the environment

・ CSR Integration Report
・ CDP carbon
・ Seasonal information on Biotope "Fujikura Kiba 1000-year-old forest" on the website

Information dissemination to customers

Fujikura News (information about new products)

We issue Fujikura News once a month in both hardcopy and online formats.

Fujikura News

Fujikura Technical Review (information about new technologies)

We issue Fujikura Technical Review twice a year in Japanese and English in both hardcopy and online formats.

Fujikura Technical Review

■Other information disclosure

・ "Product information" site on the website
・ Showroom product display

Disseminate information to business partners

Fujikura Group partners' meetings

In order to foster and expand CSR-oriented procurement, we deem it critical to have direct dialogue with suppliers. Based on this idea, the Fujikura Group holds partners' meetings to gain suppliers' understanding and support to foster CSR-oriented procurement across the supply chain.
We also held one such meeting in Tokyo, China and Thailand to foster CSR-oriented procurement globally across the supply chain.

Held in Tokyo

Held in China

Held in Thailand

■Dispatch of other information

・ Fujikura Group Procurement Guidelines
・ CSR Integration Report
・ "Corporate information" section on the website

Dispatch of information to employees

In-house magazines

Fujikura issues its monthly in-house magazine TSUNAGU in both hardcopy and online formats, and other Group companies also have their own in-house magazines.

The Group's in-house magazine

We also issue the Group's in-house magazine TSUNAGU TIMES in five languages.

Activity information

We also dispatch CSR-related information on the intranet for employees twice a week.

CSR World

We publish CSR information papers every month for employees at our offices and group companies in Japan and overseas. In fiscal 2015, we made 12 articles annually, in Japanese and English, and gave information to approximately 70 bases globally.

Proactive Information Dispatch (by Stakeholder)

The fujikura group is actively disseminating information to each stakeholder.

Target Tools
Stakeholders in general Webpage (on a continuing basis):
http://www.fujikura.co.jp/
CSR Site (on a continuing basis):
http://www.fujikura.co.jp/csr/index.html
News Release (as needed):
http://www.fujikura.co.jp/newsrelease/index.html
Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report (once a year):
http://www.fujikura.co.jp/csr/csr_report/index.html
Shareholders and investors Annual Report (once a year):
http://www.fujikura.co.jp/ir/library/annual.html
Investor Relations Site (every quarter):
http://www.fujikura.co.jp/ir/index.html
Business Results Presentation(every quarter):
http://www.fujikura.co.jp/ir/presentation.html
General Meeting of Shareholders(once a year):
http://www.fujikura.co.jp/ir/library/b-report.html
Local communities and the environment Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods:
http://www.forest1000.fujikura.jp/
Fukagawa Gatharia:
http://www.gatharia.jp/
Customers and business partners Fujikura News (information about new products):
http://www.fujikura.co.jp/f-news/index.html
Fujikura Technical Review (twice a year):
http://www.fujikura.co.jp/rd/gihou/index.html
Dispatch of information to employees In-house magazines(monthly in both hardcopy and online formats)
The Group's in-house magazine(twice a year in five languages)
Intranet for employees(on a continuing basis)
Intranet for employees 「CSR-related information」(twice a week)
CSR Information「CSR World」(once a month)