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CSR Integrated Report

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

Concept and Intiatives for CSR

Concept and Intiatives for CSR

The Fujikura Group conducts its CSR activities based on its mission statement in the Corporate Philosophy MVCV, which is to help customers create value and contribute to society through its "Tsunagu" technologies. We regard CSR as one of the key pillars of our business activities and are actively implementing measures to fulfill CSR.

ISO 26000:Basis for our CSR activities

To earn trust from society, we are conducting CSR activities based on ISO 26000, which is the international standard on social responsibility.

The Seven key principles and seven core subjects of ISO 26000

ISO 26000 was officially released in November 2010 after the end of an examination period that lasted for 10 years. During this period, a range of stakeholders, including both developed and developing countries, examined the drafts of the standard from various aspects. The final version is based on seven key principles and seven core subjects. The Fujikura Group regards the internationally recognized ISO 26000 as important guidelines that effectively help the Group fulfill its social responsibility across the organization.

■Seven key principles

■Seven core subjects

Fujikura Group CSR philosophy

Fujikura Group believes that the corporate social responsibilities the Group should follow are comprised of activities required for sustainable corporate management and activities for the establishment of a sustainable society, based on Fujikura Group's Corporate Philosophy (MVCV).

Fujikura Group CSR Basic Principles

Fujikura Group aims to serve as a bridge to an affluent future for people, society and the global environment through "Tsunagu" Technologies by becoming a company that serves the anticipated growth and development of society. We have established the following four focus areas to fulfill our social responsibilities in all aspects of our corporate activities so that each and every employees will comply with the relevant laws and regulations of every country or region we operate in as well as international rules and social norms; become aware of his or her own role as a member of society, and act according to good social sense.

[four focus areas]

Fujikura Group Activity Guidelines

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

Our major stakeholders Our responsibilities and tasks Communication methods
Customers The Fujikura Group has been manufacturing electric wires and cables, optical telecommunications devices, electronic wiring components, and automotive components for 130 years since its foundation in 1885. As a global corporate group, we have customers across the world, including commercial enterprises and governments. ・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 The Fujikura Group has 94 consolidated subsidiaries (21 in Japan and 73 abroad) and about 53,000 employees (about 6,000 in Japan, 32,000 in other Asian countries, 11,000 in the United States and 3,000 in Europe), who are conducting business activities globally across the world. ・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 Fujikura Ltd. has paid-in capital of 53 billion yen and is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The number of outstanding shares totals about 360 million and the number of shareholders totals 23,101, of whom 23.75% are foreign nationals (as of the end of March 2015). ・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
・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
Business partners The Fujikura Group manufactures and sells products in more than 20 countries and regions in the world. In the course of our business activities, we procure materials, parts and equipment from local suppliers. They are our business partners with whom we strive to build win-win relationships. ・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 The Fujikura Group has 99 consolidated subsidiaries across the world. These bases are engaged in production and sales activities, while respecting the local culture, customs, tradition and history of the area they operate in. They also conduct various activities with local residents for the development of their community. ・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 The Groups' business sites are regulated by local governments and administrative organizations. These sites conduct activities and exchange information also in their capacity as members of related business associations. For environmental conservation, the sites are proactively conducting activities in line with the Group's environmental policies and guidelines and based on the environmental policies of local governments.
・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

Materiality and the related activities

Issues of materiality

The Fujikura Group formulated the Fujikura Group CSR Basic Principles in 2009 and designated the following four items ("four focus areas") set under the principles as the "issues of materiality" for the Fujikura Group.

Four focus areas

Process leading to the selection of issues of materiality

We designated the aforementioned "four focus areas" as "issues of materiality" based on internal discussions made in reference to the comments and viewpoints offered by a range of stakeholders including experts, customers, advanced companies, business partners, the environment, governments and employees. The Fujikura Group is committed to making its sustainable growth compatible with the creation of a sustainable society through its corporate activities as its CSR, and we at the Group believe that the "four focus areas" will and should continue to be the "issues of materiality" for the Group, even if the social environment surrounding our business changes in the future.

Initiatives related to the issues of materiality

The Fujikura Group has been fostering its CSR initiatives based on the "four focus areas," which the Group has clarified as the "issues of materiality" We specified the stakeholders for the four areas and also clarified the relationship between the areas and the core subjects of ISO 26000 after this international standard on social responsibility was issued in 2010. Moreover, we conducted a materiality matrix analysis to select specific "areas of activity" and examine them from the viewpoint of stakeholders ("interest of stakeholders" - external factor) and in consideration of the impact of the areas on our business management ("degree of impact on the business" - internal factor). Further, we incorporated the opinions given by third-party experts and our stakeholders in setting the CSR goal in the 2015 Mid-Term Business Plan, formulating the priority CSR measures to achieve the goals, and in selecting the annual targets for the achievement of the medium-term goal. We have thus implemented initiatives related to "issues of materiality" one by one and we report on their progress and results in our CSR report

Relationship with the issues of materiality

In the following table, we show the relationship of the "four focus areas," which are the "issues of materiality" for the Group, to the "areas of activity" for the fulfillment of CSR, the targeted stakeholders and with the ISO 26000 international standard on social responsibility.

Four focus areas Core subjects of ISO 26000 Areas of activity Priority measures (medium-term/annual) Major stakeholders
1. Sincere corporate activity 1 Organizational governance Corporate philosophy CSR
CSR management
Information disclosure and communication
Compliance
(1)
(2)(3)(4)(5)
(6)(7)
・Investors
・Shareholders
・Customers
・Business partners
・The environment and governments
・Employees
・Local communities
5 Fair operating practices Risk management
Business continuity plan (BCP)
Procurement activities
(19)
(18)
(20)
2. Concern for environment 4 The environment Fujikura Environmental Action Guidelines, Version 4 (2011-2015) (15)(17)
(16)
3. Respect for human beings 2 Human rights Provision of safe and healthy work environments (8)(9)
3 Labour practices Diversity (provision of equal opportunities) (10)(11)
Employment of diverse human resources (12)
Work-life balance (13)(14)
4. In harmony with society 6 Consumer issues Quality management and quality assurance (21)
7 Community involvement and development Enhancement of cooperation with local communities (22)(23)
Social contribution activities (24)(25)

Relationship between the issues of materiality and ISO26000

Relationship between the issues of materiality and ISO26000

Formulation of New Priority CSR Measures for 2020

The Fujikura Group CSR Committee is working to attain all targets set in the Priority CSR Measures (II) by the end of fiscal 2015, while at the same time creating the Priority CSR Measures (III) as a plan that showcases new priority CSR issues to be tackled during the five years from fiscal 2016 to 2020. However, making decisions on what we will do and how during the next five years to 2020 is difficult given that we are facing a range of international issues and social needs. Based on this recognition, the CSR Committee is fostering dialogue with experts to obtain their opinions in a timely and appropriate manner and set priority CSR targets to be attained by fiscal 2020 based on these opinions. Priority CSR Measures (III) will officially be announced in March 2016.
The following shows the process toward the finalization of the new plan (III).

Deciding new CSR priority measures

Deciding new CSR priority measures

Fujikura Group's priority CSR measures and initiatives and evaluation of the results

The Fujikura Group aims to become a company advanced in CSR, and its CSR goal has accordingly been set to be attained by the end of fiscal 2015. In order to achieve this goal, we set 25 items within the priority CSR measures along with annual targets to be achieved through a PDCA cycle.
In fiscal 2014, we conducted activities designed to achieve the annual targets under the leadership of the supervising departments. The results and evaluation of the activities are shown in the following table.


In fiscal 2014,Fujikura Group's priority CSR measures evaluation of the results

[Evaluation]○:Attained as planned △:Attained later than planned X:Not attained

Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2015
Core subjects of ISO 26000 Areas of activity Priority measures Annual targets Activity results Evaluation Plans
1.Organizational governance Corporate philosophy (1)Implementation of the Corporate Philosophy MVCV 1.MVCV training as part of stratified training
2.Enlightenment through the awareness month
3.Competition on "1,000 exemplary actions"
- Provided the training in 3 groups
- Provided training to new hires, employees in their 3rd year, section chiefs, and others (160 in total)
- Activity reports were submitted from 325 workplaces in response to the awareness month
1.MVCV training as part of stratified training
2.Enlightenment through the awareness month
3.Enhancement of internal information dispatch
CSR management (2)Enhancement of the CSR-related campaigns 1.Number of CSR campaigns: 17
2.Frequency of CSR information dispatches to employees:105 times
3.Dispatch of the Millennium Woods information: 30 times
- Implemented 31 CSR campaigns
- Dispatched CSR information 65 times
- Dispatched the Millennium Woods information 61 times
1.Number of CSR campaigns: 20
2.Frequency of CSR information dispatches to employees:105 times
3.Utilization of the CSR Integrated Report
(3)Organization of a stakeholder dialogue meeting 1.Examinations to decide on the theme
2.Selection of guests (stakeholders)
3.Holding of a dialogue meeting
- Theme: Long-term vision for biodiversity
- Guest: Representative of a consulting company specializing in biodiversity
11.Conduct examinations to hold a dialogue meeting on CSR trends in fiscal 2020
(4)Independent Assurance Report in the CSR report 1.Examination of the method with related departments
2.Determination on the inspection details with the evaluation company
3.Inspection and acquisition of the certification
- Decided on the inspection items, etc. and the evaluation company
- Received onsite inspection (May. 26)
- Received a report on the results (Jun. 26)
1.Examine the method with related departments
2.Determine the inspection details with the evaluation company
3.Receive the inspection
(5)Use of ISO 26000 1.Examination of the activity areas and details
2.Number of core subject-related activities: 17
3.Description of the activities in the CSR Report
- Checked the details regarding advanced activities (Jun.)
- Implemented 31 CSR campaigns
- Quantified the CSR activities (May)
1.Examine the activity areas and details
2.Conduct ISO 26000-based activities
3.Disclose information in the CSR Report and on the website
Information disclosure and communication (6)Promotion of the disclosure of CSR information 1.Enhancement of online disclosure of CSR information
2.Greater provision of CSR information on the intranet
- Enhanced provision of financial information in the Integrated Report
- Added 100 items to the reporting items
- Dispatched campaign information 31 times
1.Enhance online disclosure of CSR information
2.Provide more CSR information on the intranet
3.Disclose Group companies' CSR information
(7)Enhancement of external communications 1.Organization of a dialogue meeting and announcement of the results
2.Information exchange with advanced companies, etc.
3.Improvement in responses to stakeholders
- Held a dialogue meeting (Mar. 17)
- Participated in Tokyo’s project for native species
- Held a biotope seminar twice with 250 participants in total
1.Hold a dialogue meeting
2.Exchange information with advanced companies, etc.
3.Improve responses to stakeholders
2.Human rights
3.Labour practices
Provision of safe and healthy work environments (8)Steady implementation and promotion of OSHMS within the Group 1.Implementation at Group companies
- Implementation and follow-up activities in Japan
- Implementation outside Japan
- Planned safety patrols in Japan
First half: Aomori Fujikura (Sept. 17) and Sakura Plant (Sept. 26)
Second half: Tohoku Fujikura, Fujikura Automotive Asia, Yonezawa Electric Wire, DDK, etc.
1.Foster steady implementation at Group companies in Japan
- Enhance mutual checks between the sites
2.Foster implementation at overseas Group companies as well
(9)Mental healthcare system 1.Mental health measures to prevent illness
- Enhance the health insurance system
- Continue mental stress checks
- Examined mental health plans and systems
- Provided mental health supervisors/managers with training (3 times)
- Conducted a mental stress check for all employees
1.Implement mental health measures to prevent illness
2.Implement a workplace revitalization program
Diversity (provision of equal opportunities) (10)Personnel management of global human resources Development of global human resources
1.Employment
2.Rotation
3.Career development
4.Evaluation and education
- Held research seminars several times
-Conducted preparations for the SuccessFactors human resource database
- Began career counseling
- Enhance the employment of non-Japanese/mid-career workers
- Improve the public solicitation system
- Implement the SuccessFactors-based system
(11)Employment of more people with disabilities Employment of more people with disabilities
1.Achievement of the targeted employment rate (2%)
2.Examination on a special subsidiary
- Installed an elevator in the Sakura office building
- Employment rate of people with disabilities: 1.9% (Target not achieved)
- Conducted examinations for the establishment of a special subsidiary
- Increase the employment of people with minor disabilities
- Establish a special subsidiary and begin employing people with intellectual disabilities
Employment of diverse human resources (12)Percentage of female managers Setting of a target rate of female managers
1.Higher rate of female managers
2.Employment rate of women in office work: 50% of the total
- Female employees qualified as career counselors: 3
- Employment rate of women in office work: 50% of the total
- Female experts in planning: 18% of the total
Set the target rate of female managers
1.Decrease the turnover rate through the career counseling service
2.Employment rate of women in office work: 50% of the total
Work-life balance (13)Steady use of the parental leave system by men (on an unconsolidated basis) Steady use of the parental leave system by men (on an unconsolidated basis)
1.Continuation of the enlightenment activities
- Brief on the system in educational seminars
- Parental leave taken by 2 men
- Brief on men’s use of the parental system in training for new career-track employees
Foster the steady use of the parental leave system by men (on an unconsolidated basis)
1.Continue the enlightenment activities
- Brief on the system in educational seminars
(14)Examination of various working styles Examination of various working styles
1.Examination of working styles
2.Feasibility studies
- Allowed employees to change the end of the parental leave period more flexibly
- Made it possible for employees to use more of their holidays carried over for specific purposes
- Completed the introduction of the "job return"system
Examine various working styles
1.Examine working styles
2.Conduct feasibility studies
4.The environment Initiatives to reduce environmental impacts (15)-(17): As described in the environmental section of the Fujikura Environmental Management Action Guidelines (2011-2015)
5.Fair operating practices Risk management Business continuity plan(BCP) (18)Enhancement and expansion of BCP to BCM 1.Promotion of BCP at in-house companies
2.BCP at Group companies' bases
3.Maintenance of the BCP system
- BCP on telecommunications (Aug. 26)
- BCP on logistics operations and at the Real Estate Business Company
- Completed BCP at FETL in Thailand
- Promote BCP at in-house companies
- Foster BCP at Group companies' bases
- Maintain the BCP system
(19)Examination of information security management (based on the ISMS) 1.Examination of JISQ 27000 (revised in Mar. 2014)
2.Review of the policies following the revision
- Examined 2 items (encryption and communication security)
- No major changes regarding the acquisition of ISMS certification 
1.Continue monitoring and examining the trends
2.Enhance information leakage prevention measures
Procurement activities (CSR measures by suppliers) (20)CSR-oriented supply chain management 1.Organization of a partners' meeting
2.CSR survey on the supply chain
3.Regular organization of a liaison meeting on CSR-oriented procurement
- Held at Fujikura (May 17)
- Held in Shanghai (Dec. 22)
- Asked participating suppliers to reply to the CSR questionnaire
- Continue holding a partners' meeting
- Continue conducting the supply chain CSR survey
- Examine how to evaluate suppliers
6.Consumer issues Quality management and quality assurance (21)Increase in customer satisfaction (CS) Sharing of quality information for higher CS
1.Implementation at Group companies
2.Expansion of the activity to other business divisions
- Completed transfer to the Power & Telecommunication Systems Company (Nov.)
- Completed the system improvement
Share quality information for higher CS
1.Continue operation and foster management
7.Community involvement and development Enhancement of cooperation with local communities (22)Enhancement of cooperation with local communities 1.Response to local stakeholders
2.Cooperation with local stakeholders
- Held a local biotope seminar
- Provided support to a local cinema festival
- Cooperated with the Tokyo metropolitan government for the Millennium Woods
1.Respond to local stakeholders
2. ooperate with local stakeholders
(23)Support to employees working as volunteers 1.Examination to support employees working as volunteers
2.Participation in external volunteer activities
- A total of 47employees participated in the biotope seminar
- A total of 15 employees participated in the Fujikura Gakuen sales fair
- Employees worked as volunteers in disaster-afflicted areas (Nov.)
1.Examine how to support employees working as volunteers
2.Participate in external volunteer activities
Social contribution activities (24)Formulation of the basic policies on social contribution 1.Enlightenment through policy announcement
2.Review of Group companies’ social contribution activities
- Announced the policies in the CSR Report (in Japanese and English)
- Summarized the activities conducted by 59 Group companies (May)
- Summarized 300 social contribution activities
1.Foster enlightenment through policy announcement
2.Review the activities conducted by Group companies
(25)Expansion of the Fujikura Gakuen Support Group activity 1.Enlightenment activities
Continuation of new employees’ visits to Tama Fujikura Gakuen
2.Utilize the in-house magazine to foster campaign activities
- Gave a lecture during new employee training (Apr. 22)
- New employees visited Tama Fujikura Gakuen (Apr. 23)
- Held a sales fair at Fujikura Gakuen (Jun. 4 and Dec. 4)
Conduct enlightenment activities
1.Continue new employees’ visits to Tama Fujikura Gakuen
2.Implement a campaign to collect more support money

Self-evaluation of the activities conducted in line with the priority CSR measures in fiscal 2014

The Fujikura Group made a self-evaluation of the activities conducted in line with the 25 items of the priority CSR measures in fiscal 2014, and the results are shown in the table in the "Fujikura Group's priority CSR measures and initiatives and evaluation of the results" section. As for the activities conducted on environmental themes, the results are described in "The Environment" section. For overall CSR activities conducted in fiscal 2014, which was the 3rd year of the four-year plan to be completed in fiscal 2015, we self-evaluated that " it has been progressing toward achieving goals".Regarding the attained targets, we would like to finish them by the end of FY2015.In the next fiscal year, FY2015, we will collaborate with related departments,enhance our activities at higher level and will attain targets of 25 items of "CSR key measures."

Self-evaluation method

Across the Fujikura Group, the administrative departments,such as the personnel, general affairs and environment- and quality assurance-related departments, supervise the implementation of the priority CSR measures. In line with the measures, specific activities are conducted based on the CSR goal set in the 2015 Mid-Term Business Plan and on the annual targets to be achieved for the attainment of the goal. We disclose the self-evaluation results of the activities in the CSR report. We ensure the integrity of the self-evaluation by taking the following steps: (1) supervising departments implement a four-grade self-evaluation for each item of the priority CSR measures; (2) a four-grade "peer evaluation" is made by each of the 20 members of the CSR Committee; and (3) comprehensive analysis of the evaluations is undertaken by the 21 parties, and the final evaluation of the analysis results by the director in charge.

Introduction and Utilization of International Initiatives and Guidelines

The Fujikura Group regards it as the Group's corporate social responsibility (CSR) to make the creation of a sustainable society and the sustainable development of the Group compatible. Based on this recognition, we are fostering a range of CSR activities in line with the Group's philosophy, basic policies and action guidelines on CSR.

We are accelerating our global business activities in more than 20 countries and regions toward the achievement of the highly ambitious targets set in the Group's 2015 Mid-Term Business Plan. In the process, we are receiving more expectations and requests from society and stakeholders regarding our CSR activities. In our effort to firmly meet these expectations and requests, which are increasing in depth and complexity, we are proactively introducing the relevant international initiatives and guidelines.

The Fujikura Group is mainly fostering the introduction and use of the following international initiatives and guidelines in the globalization of its business.

  • Sustainability Reporting Guidelines of the GRI
  • ISO 26000: Guidance on Social Responsibility by the ISO
  • The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact
  • United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
  • ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy
  • Version 1.0 of the International Integrated Reporting Framework, IIRC
  • UK Stewardship Code, Financial Reporting Council
  • Japan's Stewardship Code, Financial Services Agency
  • Japan's Corporate Governance Code, Tokyo Stock Exchange and Financial Services Agency
  • FTSE4Good Index Series, London Stock Exchange
  • United Nations Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Revised EICC Code of Conduct (v.5.0), Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)
  • Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the Sendai Declaration
  • Gender equality-related ideas and measures implemented in the EU
  • United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) (seven principles)
  • Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women, United Nations
  • Basic Act for Gender Equal Society of Japan
  • Third Basic Plan for Gender Equality 2010, Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office of Japan
  • Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2012, Japanese Ministry of the Environment
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) (Non-governmental organization)
  • United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21)
  • United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050
  • BLUE Map Scenario, International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
  • Convention on Biological Biodiversity, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, Earth Summit)
  • National Biodiversity Strategy of Japan 2012-2020
  • Global Risks Report 2015, World Economic Forum
  • GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard, World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development

etc

Status of introduction and utilization

The following shows the status of introduction and utilization of the initiatives and guidelines.

Initiatives/guidelines Status of utilization
Introduction to CSR activities Used as the CSR report creation criteria Inclusion of a comparison table in the report Introduction and utilization on the intranet Creation of a yearly report
Sustainability Reporting Guidelines of the GRI
ISO 26000: Guidance on Social Responsibility by the ISO
The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact
United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy
Version 1.0 of the International Integrated Reporting Framework, IIRC
UK Stewardship Code, Financial Reporting Council
Japan's Stewardship Code, Financial Services Agency
Japan's Corporate Governance Code, Tokyo Stock Exchange and Financial Services Agency
FTSE4Good Index Series, London Stock Exchange
United Nations Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Revised EICC Code of Conduct (v.5.0), Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)
Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the Sendai Declaration
Gender equality-related ideas and measures implemented in the EU
United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) (seven principles)
Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women, United Nations
Basic Act for Gender Equal Society of Japan
Third Basic Plan for Gender Equality 2010, Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office of Japan
Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2012, Japanese Ministry of the Environment
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) (Non-governmental organization)
United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21)
United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050
BLUE Map Scenario, International Energy Agency (IEA)
United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Convention on Biological Biodiversity, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, Earth Summit)
National Biodiversity Strategy of Japan 2012-2020
Global Risks Report 2015, World Economic Forum
GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard, World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Activities to help establish an international framework

Fujikura became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) on September 3, 2013, expressing support for the universal and international principles advocated by the United Nations on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. By participating in the UNGC activities, the company is helping the United Nations build up an international framework beyond national and regional boundaries. Under the leadership of the United Nations and the Global Compact Network Japan (GC-NJ), the Fujikura Group is conducting activities for the establishment of the framework.

[Major activities]

  • When the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held from March 14 to 18, 2015, we participated in the Public Forum, which was held at 14 venues in relation to the conference. In the Forum, we participated in activities to build an international framework for disaster control/reduction, including exchanging relevant information at the exhibition booths of organizations from around the world participating in the event.
  • The UN Secretary-General attended the meeting held by Global Compact Network Japan (GC-NJ) on March 16, which included a Q&A session on present international issues. As a member of the Network, Fujikura also participated in the meeting, which made us re-recognize the importance of building an international framework beyond national and regional boundaries through direct dialogue with the United Nations.
  • To implement the specific measures for our Roadmap 2030 long-term vision for biodiversity, we held a dialogue meeting with an expert in biodiversity. In the meeting, we discussed the direction that about 100 Fujikura Group companies located across more than 20 countries should move toward based on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the Convention on Biological Diversity fostered by the United Nations.
  • In Japan and also in Shanghai, China, the Fujikura Group held a partners’ meeting by inviting its suppliers and other parties as part of its CSR-oriented supply chain management activity. In the meeting, we asked participating suppliers to conduct CSR activities themselves and cooperate with our own CSR activities based on the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, which addresses human rights, anti-corruption, and other issues.

Activities supporting the UN Global Compact

President Nagahama
President Nagahama signed the Global Compact
(in Sept. 2013)

Following a decision made by its CSR Committee (Management Committee) in July 2013, Fujikura Ltd. announced its support to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which outlines the universal and international principles on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Subsequently, on September 13, 2013, the company became a signatory to the UNGC and also joined the Global Compact Network Japan (GC-NJ). The UNGC, which is based on the Ten Principles, provides a global framework for companies and other organizations to act as good corporate citizens for the creation of a sustainable society by displaying leadership in a responsible manner. Fujikura is conducting activities under this framework.

Introduction of the Global Compact in the president's speeches

Campaign poster

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■Awareness-raising activities conducted to steadily implement the UNGC

Actor Description of the activity
President of Fujikura The president explains the significance of the UNGC in the following speeches:
- Speeches made in educational seminars for new employees
- Speeches addressed to employees of Fujikura and other Group companies
- Speeches addressed to suppliers
CSR Committee The CSR Committee is working to raise employees' awareness through the following:
- Educational seminars for new employees
- CSR education provided to employees
-Awareness-raising campaign held every September
- Dispatch of information to employees on the intranet
- Creation of a comparison table between the Ten Principles and the Group's activities
Procurement department At the partners' meeting held by the procurement department, participating suppliers are briefed on the UNGC.
- The president and director in charge formulate explanations about the UNGC in the meeting.

Meeting with the UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Japan to attend the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, and also had a meeting with Global Compact Network Japan (GC-NJ) on March 16. Fujikura participated in the meeting as a UNGC member company. The UNGC is the only UN organization that has its headquarters within the office of the UN Secretary-General. Member companies and organizations of this innovative UN organization directly cooperate with the Secretary-General to build up an international framework beyond national borders. Members, including Fujikura, are required to take initiatives for the establishment of the framework based on the Ten Principles.

The following outlines the Secretary-General’s speech made at the meeting:
(1) Contributions made by companies for recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake embody the Global Compact spirit of shared responsibility.
(2) Companies should play an important role to foster gender equality in society.
(3) Companies are also expected to play an important role to solve the unprecedented global issue of climate change.
The Secretary-General also urged participants to increase advocators of the UNGC to raise the public’s interest in creating a sustainable society while also ensuring companies’ continuous development. The meeting and the Secretary-General’s speech provided us with a great opportunity to recognize the significance of cooperating directly with the United Nations as a company beyond national and regional boundaries.

New initiatives

The Fujikura Group CSR Committee is conducting examinations concerning new initiatives to be implemented by the Group to create an international framework under the UNGC. Specifically, we are examining measures regarding (1) Guide to Corporate Sustainability: Shaping a Sustainable Future announced by UNGC in January 2015; and (2) GC Issue Program as described below:

Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and the new international disaster risk reduction strategy

The Fujikura Group announces the president's message every March 11 in order to keep the memory of the Great East Japan Earthquake alive, and is reexamining disaster control and reduction measures to be taken against mega-quakes as part of its business continuity planning and management (BCP/BCM) activities. The Group CSR Committee participated in the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai from March 14 to 18, 2015 with a view toward fostering monitoring of the risks posed to Group companies operating on a global scale, and checking the current status of the disaster-afflicted areas in Tohoku, which are on the path to full recovery.

According to the announcement made by the United Nations, as many as 700,000 people lost their lives, 1.4 million people were injured, and 23 million people lost their homes due to earthquakes, floods, flood tides, and other disasters during the past decade, with the economic damage totaling 1.3 trillion dollars (156 trillion yen). Disasters are worsening in scale due to global warming, and the number of people exposed to disaster risks is increasing. The Fujikura Group operates in 24 countries and regions around the world, and the Conference made us re-recognize the need to make preparations against future mega-quakes and continue offering support to disaster-afflicted areas. The following shows the Conference outline.

Name Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Organizer United Nations
Venue City of Sendai
The Conference was held at Sendai International Center and the Public Forum was held at 14 venues in the City, including Tohoku University.
Period March 14 to 18, 2015
Participating countries 187 (largest number in the history of the Conference)
Participants About 5,000 leaders, ministers and delegates from participating countries
143,000 people dispatched from international organizations, local governments, NGOs and citizen groups
Participating organizations About 200
Events About 400 events such as symposiums were held
Results (1) Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
- Expected achievements and goals (for the next 15 years)
- Guiding principles
- Four priorities for action set for the national and local governments
- Roles to be played by stakeholders for disaster control
- International cooperation and global partnership
(2) Political declaration: Sendai Declaration

Promotion of CSR activities

At the Fujikura Group, the CSR Committee takes the leadership in fostering CSR-oriented management under the in-house company system. Under the four in-house companies, the business/sales bases and domestic and overseas subsidiaries of Fujikura Ltd. foster activities to fulfill their corporate responsibilities in cooperation with local communities in each country and region.
We also foster the sharing of CSR-related information by Group employees through the CSR website on the intranet and the internal CSR newsletter, CSR World (published in Japanese, English and other languages), aiming to encourage them to conduct CSR activities in their countries and regions on an equally high level. Through these activities, the Fujikura Group will be able to contribute to the creation of a society that is friendly to both people and the environment and "become a corporate group that is appreciated by customers and highly evaluated by society."

Promotion of CSR activities

Promotion of Fujikura Group CSR activity

Promotion of Fujikura Group CSR activity

CSR website

We dispatch information to employees twice a week and more than 100 times a year via the CSR website on the intranet. This site provides information on the range of CSR campaigns, biodiversity conservation initiatives and local community activities conducted by the Fujikura Group, and has already attracted more than 60,000 hits per year.

CSR website

CSR newsletter "CSR World"

Since July 2011, this monthly newsletter has been sent to employees working at all business sites and manufacturing facilities of Fujikura Ltd. and to about 70 Group companies in Japan and abroad for the promotion of CSR activities across the Group. The newsletter is issued in Japanese and English and is also translated into Thai, Spanish, Chinese and other languages used at overseas Group companies.

Fujikura Group CSR Philosophy,Basic Principles,Activity Guidelines and others

Fujikura Group CSR Philosophy,Basic Principles,Activity Guidelines and others

Generic names for the Group's CSR activities

The Fujikura Group is conducting a range of CSR activities including environmental and social contribution activities, and some of these activities are conducted with the participation of not only employees but also their families, including children and retirees of the Group. In the past we did not have any generic names for the CSR activities, and there was no uniformity in the activities conducted by the Group. In the first stakeholder dialogue held in December 2012, one stakeholder suggested that the Fujikura Group foster the activities conducted with the participation of employees, their families, retirees of the Group and local residents through the branding of the activities. In response to this suggestion, the CSR Committee decided to give generic names to each type of activity conducted by the Group. Various name proposals were submitted by the members of the committee and other parties. The committee eventually settled on the following three names.

1.Generic name for environment-related activities: Green & Clean Team Fujikura

2.Generic name for social contribution activities: "Tsunagu" Team Fujikura for People and Society

3.Generic name for conventional corporate environmental activities: Global Fujikura Save the Earth Activity

Quantitative reporting of the Group's CSR activities

Since the Fujikura Group launched its group-wide CSR activities in 2009, the CSR Committee has been proactively working to establish the Group's CSR philosophy and basic principles while implementing measures for priority CSR issues. In 2014, the Committee also began quantifying the entire Group's CSR activities in an intelligible manner for its multiple stakeholders. In this section, we quantitatively report the CSR activities conducted by 59 major Group companies in fiscal 2014. To calculate the monetary value of these activities, we referred to the unit prices used in the social contribution questionnaire survey conducted by the Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN).

The above 59 Group companies together account for 95% or more of the total number of employees.

Fujikura Group's Social and Local Community Contribution Activities

Fujikura Group's Global Environment Protection Activities

Fujikura Group's safety and sanitation activities and worker-friendly workplace creation activities