This Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2014 provides more substantial information than our previous annual CSR reports.
We have created this integrated report based on the seven core subjects and classification method of the ISO 26000 international standard on social responsibility as in the previous year, while also working to enhance the content of the report as described below.
1.In December 2013, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) published the International Integrated Reporting Framework, which requires companies to provide both nonfinancial information, such as CSR-related data, and also financial information in a more substantial manner. To meet this requirement and the needs of shareholders and investors, we decided to include more information in our annual CSR reports, and have changed the report's title from "CSR Report" to "CSR Integrated Report."
2.In May 2013, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) published the fourth version of its Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G4) as the global standards for CSR reports, and the revised guidelines require companies to shift their focus from the quantity to quality of reporting. In response, the Fujikura Group began making preparations for the full introduction of the G4 in 2016. We are also continuing to comply with the conventional G3.1 to maintain both the quantity and quality of our CSR reporting at a satisfactory level.
3.We are now making examinations to obtain independent third-party certification for our CSR integrated report in fiscal 2015. The CSR Integrated Report 2014 was reviewed by an evaluation organization and we have included the review report made by the organization in the Report.
4.We introduce Fujikura's announcement of support for the United Nations Global Compact (made on September 3, 2013) at the end of the president's message and also describe the initiatives we have been implementing for the ten principles of the Global Compact in the Integrated Report.
5.In the first feature article, we introduce the health management system fostered across the Group and show the whole picture of the Fujikura Group's health management activities. Also we report about the second stakeholder dialogue in the second feature article. We are committed to identifying what society wants and expects us to do through direct dialogues with our stakeholders, and we regard their requests and expectations as new CSR tasks for us.
6.On March 10, the Fujikura Group CSR Committee (Management Committee) decided on and approved the Fujikura Group's basic policies on social contributions. In line with the policies, we describe the number of employees who participated in the Group's social contribution activities and the monetary value of the activities (as reference) for the first time in the report, as an initiative to provide a new type of information to stakeholders.
In addition, in order to help stakeholders deepen their understanding of our CSR activities, we describe a range of new initiatives online (in the HTML format), as shown below.
■Online report (detailed version in the HTML format)
- On our official website, we publish the online version of the CSR Integrated Report in both Japanese and English.
- The number of items reported in the Integrated Report has been increased from about 200 in the previous CSR report to about 300, including CSR activities conducted under new themes.
■Hard-copy report (digest version)
- This report in Japanese is composed of 20 pages and is comprised of extracts from the online report.
- Targeted readers include employees, customers, business partners, shareholders and investors.
- Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Version 3.1 (G3.1), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
- Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2012, Japanese Ministry of the Environment
- ISO 26000: Guidance on Social Responsibility by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
- Version 4.0 of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G4), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
- Version 1.0 of the International Integrated Reporting Framework, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
- The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact
■Website of Fujikura Ltd.:
- This report mainly describes the CSR activities conducted by the Fujikura Group during fiscal 2013 (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014).
- September 2014
(Next publication is scheduled for September 2015.)
- Fujikura Ltd. and its 94 consolidated subsidiaries (95 companies in total)
(Breakdown: 21 companies in Japan and 73 overseas)
- Fujikura Ltd. and its 44 consolidated subsidiaries included in the scope of consolidated environmental data (45 companies in total)
(Breakdown: 22 companies in Japan and 22 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 "7. The Environment," in which Group companies included in the scope of our environmental management activities are listed.
- CSR Promotion Team, Corporate Strategy Planning Division, Fujikura Ltd.
■The CSR Report and Related Reports
- The Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2014 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 2014 (in English) on our website, in which we disclose financial information to our shareholders and investors.
Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2014 (full version in HTML format)
- Online report
- Available in Japanese and English
- Published in September 2014
Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2014 digest version
- Available in Japanese
- Published in September 2014
Annual Report 2014
- Hardcopy and PDF
- Available in English
- Published in August 2014
Process to deciding on the Editorial Policy
The Fujikura Group began deliberating the creation of the new report by collecting information about the issues identified in the publication of the previous report, opinions of third-party experts, comments by stakeholders, and trends in the related guidelines. Subsequently, discussions were made at the meetings of the in-house editors, CSR experts and the CSR Committee composed of executives (Management Committee) to decide on the editorial policy for the new report. It took about six months for us to complete the process from information collection to deciding on the editorial policy.
The Fujikura Group has been disclosing information to stakeholders on various occasions and through a range of media and tools. Following the publication of the first version of the International Integrated Reporting Framework as the guidelines on a new information disclosure method called "integrated reporting," we have decided to create a report in line with this Framework. Accordingly, in the CSR Integrated Report we disclose, in an easily understood manner, both financial information and nonfinancial information, including the information about the activities we are conducting to make the creation of a sustainable society compatible with the achievement of sustainable growth as a company. In line with the Integrated Reporting Framework, the Fujikura Group will continue to clearly report its measures and perspectives for continuous corporate development, as well as the activities it is conducting toward the creation of a sustainable society.
Response to the Third-Party Opinion
- It is important for the Group to maintain and increase the CSR awareness of individual employees by continuously providing them with education and enlightenment about global compliance and codes of conduct.
In addition to regular employee education on compliance and codes of conduct, we conducted enlightenment activities (a lecture by the president, briefing on CSR, partner meetings, and others) and biannual in-house awareness raising campaigns to inform every employee of the United Nations Global Compact's ten principles in the four areas, following Fujikura's participation in the global initiative in September 2013. We also constantly post the list of the Fujikura Group's policies and regulations corresponding to the ten principles of the Global Compact on the intranet to clarify how these principles are related to the Group's regulations and norms. Furthermore, we post the global norms, such as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy continuously on the intranet, in order to show employees engaged in global business operations the norms that they should obey and help them check whether they are behaving in line with the global principles, guidelines and norms.
- It is necessary for the Group as a global business entity to continue expanding its scope of information disclosure to introduce more data and measures regarding its overseas activities.
As a new initiative, we collected from 48 Fujikura Group companies (90% of the total number of Group employees) data about the number of participants and hours spent in the activities they conducted to contribute to society and local communities, to protect the global environment, and to ensure occupational health and safety for more comfortable workplaces. We then compiled the quantitative data thus collected as the Group and disclosed them in the "Promotion of CSR Activities" section of this report in an intelligible manner.
- The Group is expected to link its global business operations with strategic CSR measures.
In the "Global Fujikura Group" section of this report, we introduce (1) 94 consolidated subsidiaries by region, country, industry; (2) number of employees by business segment; (3) number of male and female employees by region for 48 major Group companies across the world; and (4) overseas sales and the composition of employees in Japan and abroad to make the report more substantial. Further, in the "Introduction of our businesses" section, we provide more information in an easier- to understand manner. Also in the "The Fujikura Group's Management Approach" section, we introduce for the first time our "overseas quality-manufacturing training school" as an example of linking global business operations with strategic CSR measures.