This year, as in the previous year, we have created our CSR report based on the seven core subjects of the ISO 26000 international standard on social responsibility while also working to enhance the content of the report in line with the following editorial policy.
- We will report about the in-house company system adopted for the structural reform of the Fujikura Group in the “Message from the President.”
- We will respond to the “Third-Party Opinion” given in the previous CSR report in the section following this “Editorial Policy.”
- For recommendations made in the stakeholder dialogue introduced in the “Feature Article” of this CSR report, we will report how we have responded to these (as of June 2013) in “6. The Environment.”
In the online CSR Report 2013 (in HTML format), we also report about new initiatives to help stakeholders deepen their understanding of our CSR activities.
The following outlines the major features of the online report:
- We introduce the details of our first stakeholder dialogue meeting in the “Feature Article.”
- In “4-7. Information Disclosure and Communication,” we report how we disclose information to each category of stakeholders in a more intelligible manner.
- For the clarification of the “materiality” of measures, which was deemed necessary in the “Third-Party Opinion” in our previous CSR report, we report about materiality and related activities as well as about the relationship between materiality and our priority CSR measures in “4.4 Concept and Initiatives for CSR.”
- We introduce CSR activities conducted by Group companies more widely than before.
- We also report about the addition of a provision on biodiversity to the Fujikura Global Environment Charter, the launch of a new website for children titled “Ikimono Wonderland” and also about a seminar on biotopes.
- In the “Social Contribution Activities” section, we report about our support to the Fujikura Foundation in addition to an introduction of Fujikura Gakuen.
- In the “Business Continuity Plan (BCP)” section, we introduce the Fujikura Group’s BCP policy, and in the “Procurement Activities” section, we introduce the newly established Fujikura Group Basic Procurement Policy.
- In order to increase the completeness of information disclosure made in the report, we have included tables for comparison with the GRI Guidelines, ISO 26000 and the Fujikura Group CSR Basic Principles in the “List of Comparison Tables.”
For the annual CSR report, starting last year we shifted our focus from the hardcopy version to the online HTML version in a bid to increase the amount of information provided in the CSR report in accordance with the expansion of Fujikura Group’s CSR measures. We hope you take the time to look at both versions.
- Scope of Reporting
This report mainly describes the CSR activities conducted by the Fujikura Group during fiscal 2012 (April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013).
(Next publication is scheduled for September 2014.)
- Scope of Data
Fujikura Ltd. and its 84 consolidated subsidiaries (85 companies in total)
(Breakdown: 22 companies in Japan and 63 overseas)
Fujikura Ltd. and its 42 consolidated subsidiaries included in the scope of consolidated environmental data (43 companies in total)
(Breakdown: 22 companies in Japan and 21 overseas)
Two non-consolidated subsidiaries included in the scope of consolidated environmental data
(Breakdown: two in Japan)
*For details of the consolidated and non-consolidated subsidiaries included in the scope of consolidated environmental data, please refer to “6. The Environment,” in which Group companies included in the scope of our environmental management activities are listed.
- Reference Guidelines
Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Version 3.1 (G3.1), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2012, Japanese Ministry of the Environment
CSR Promotion Team, Corporate Strategy Planning Division, Fujikura Ltd.
- The CSR Report and Related Reports
The Fujikura Group CSR Report 2013 is available online, and the digest version of this report is also available both offline (hardcopy) and online (PDF). In addition we post our Annual Report 2013 (in English) on our website, in which we disclose financial information to our shareholders and investors.
Fujikura Group CSR Report 2013 (full version in HTLM format)
- Online report
- Available in Japanese and English
- Published in September 2013
Fujikura Group CSR Report 2013 digest version
- Available in Japanese
- Published in September 2013
Annual Report 2013
- Hardcopy and PDF (54 pages)
- Available in English
- Published in August 2013
Response to the Third-Party Opinion
- 1.In its CSR report, the Group needs to align its CSR measures more with the core subjects set in ISO 26000 and clarify the materiality of the measures.
》In this 2013 report, we clarify the materiality of the measures in “Materiality and related activities” and show the relationship between the core subjects of ISO 26000 and our priority CSR measures in “Fujikura Group’s priority CSR measures and initiatives, and evaluation of the results.”
- 2.The Group needs to explain the overall results of the three-year plan for the priority CSR measures.
》We indicate the overall results in “Fujikura Group’s priority CSR measures and initiatives, and evaluation of the results.”
- 3.Regarding CSR, the Group needs to have a medium-to long-term vision, while setting specific targets on a short-term basis and steadily implementing measures to achieve those targets.
》We show our medium-term vision and the background to this vision in relation to the Fujikura Group’s new CSR priority measures, and report the annual targets, initiatives, results and assessment results in “Fujikura Group’s priority CSR measures and initiatives, and evaluation of the results.”We show our medium-term vision and the background to this vision in relation to the Fujikura Group’s new CSR priority measures, and report the annual targets, initiatives, results and assessment results in “Fujikura Group’s priority CSR measures and initiatives, and evaluation of the results.”
- 4.Regarding human rights and labor practices, the Group needs to expand the scope of data tabulation in light of the fact that employees working outside Japan account for a large percentage of its workforce.
》As the first step to expanding the scope of data, we have introduced a breakdown of employees by region in “Global Fujikura Group” under the “Corporate Profile” section.
- 5.Additional measures are expected to be taken to help female employees display more of their abilities.
》We regard the utilization of our female workforce as a priority target to be achieved by fiscal 2015 and are now implementing measures to attain this goal. We report about this specific initiative in “Fujikura Group’s priority CSR measures and initiatives, and evaluation of the results.”
- 6.The Group is expected to accumulate more know-how on supply chain management and use it for the future in light of the fact that the public will pay even more attention to CSR measures taken by companies regarding their supply chains.
》We have established a new organization to promote measures to meet this expectation following the introduction of the in-house company system, and are making further efforts toward better management of the supply chain.