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Fujikura Group CSR

Stakeholder Engagement

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.

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
-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 -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
-In-house magazines of each company and the Group
-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

Constructive dialogue with Shareholders and Investors

Fujikura promotes initiatives by which the President and senior management can engage in dialogue with shareholders and investors as a means to achieve sustainable growth and increase corporate value over the mid to long-term.

Fujikura places a director in charge of handling constructive dialogue to ensure the effectiveness of dialogue and information disclosure, under whom the IR Group of the Corporate Strategy Planning Division is set up and that cooperates with related departments to conduct a timely, fair, and adequate disclosure of information. The President and director in charge of investor relations adequately provide feedback on the results of interviews with the aforementioned shareholders and investors to directors.

For the purpose of preventing the leakage of financial information and ensuring fairness, Fujikura has established a quiet period. During this quiet period, Fujikura does not make any comments about its financial information neither responds to questions about this information. In addition, pursuant to its internal information management rules, Fujikura endeavors to prevent the leakage or proliferation of important information, and to prevent insider trading.

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.

Activities for Institutional Investors

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.

The President and director in charge of investor relations directly visit institutional investors in Europe, North America, and Asia to provide a rundown of business operations, give briefings on earnings performance, and present an explanation of the Mid-term Business Plan. In addition, extensive dialogue is carried out through pertinent visits with investors allowing opportunities to exchange opinions on matters such as the agenda of the General Meeting of Shareholders, the corporate governance structure, and ESG.

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 IR group acts as a contact point for inquiries about business results.

IR Activities (Results of FY 2017)

Results briefing
Four times (1Q, 3Q is a telephone conference format)
Overseas IR Three times
Individual interview 248 companies (including telephone conference format)

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. On these days, a total of 356 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.

Government, Disseminate Information to the Environment

Information Related to the Government

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry:

  • Energy report (periodic)

Local Government:

  • Report on measures against global warming
  • Industrial waste status report, etc.

Information Dissemination to Customers

"Product information" site on the website
Industrial waste status report, etc.
"Fujikura News"
Information about new products, once a month, Japanese and English
"Fujikura Technical Review"
Information about new technologies, once a year, Japanese and English
Other Information Disclosure

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.

In fiscal 2017, We also held one such meeting in Tokyo, China and Thailand to foster CSR-oriented procurement globally across the supply chain.

Dispatch of Information to Employees

In-house Magazines
Fujikura issues its monthly in-house magazine TSUNAGU in both hardcopy and online formats (eight times a year), 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 (four times a year) in five languages quarterly.
CSR 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 2017, 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):
Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report (once a year):
Company Brochure (Always / Booklet, WEB / Japanese, English)
Shareholders and Investors Investor Relations Site (every quarter):
Annual Report (once a year):
Business Report (notice of general meeting of shareholders meeting) (once a year / booklet, WEB / Japanese)
Securities Report (4 times a year/ WEB / Japanese)
Analyst Results Briefing
IR Visit Meeting
General Meeting of Shareholders
Local Communities and the Environment Webpage (on a continuing basis):
Fukagawa Gatharia (Japanese) :
Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods (Japanese) :
Seminar on biotopes
Customers and Business Partners Webpage (on a continuing basis):
Fujikura News (information about new products):
Fujikura Technical Review (twice a year):
Showcase at the Headquarter Showroom
Partners Meeting
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)