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Brother's CSR

GRI Standards Comparison Table

Below is a comparison table of the standard disclosures in the Sustainability Reporting Standards provided by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the information we provide on our website.

Scope of report:
Brother Industries, Ltd. and its global group companies (including those in Japan)
Period:
Brother's CSR: April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 and important matters up until September 12, 2019.
Environmental Activities: April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 and important matters up until September 12, 2019.

100 Series (Universal)

Number Title of disclosure Website
GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016
102-1 Name of the organization

Facilities All Over the World

102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services

Business Segments

102-3 Location of headquarters

Corporate Data

102-4 Location of operations

Facilities All Over the World

102-5 Ownership and legal form

Corporate Data

102-6 Markets served

Financial Highlights
Business Segments

102-7 Scale of the organization

Corporate Data
Facilities All Over the World
Financial Information
Business Segments

102-8 Information on employees and other workers

Corporate Data
Ensuring Diversity of Human Assets

102-9 Supply chain

Brother's unique management system
Promoting CSR Procurement

102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

Financial Information

102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach

The Brother Group Principles of Social Responsibility
Corporate Governance Structure
Environmental Policy and Management Structure Preventing Pollution and Managing Chemical Substances

102-12 External initiatives

Data Collection (Environment)

102-13 Membership of associations

To Be Trusted by All Stakeholders Open PDF FileBrother Group's commitment to Aichi Biodiversity Targets [PDF/346KB] Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB]

102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker

Message from the Management
Message on CSR from the Management
Message from the Management (Environment)

102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities

Message on CSR from the Management
To Be Trusted by All Stakeholders
CSR Targets of the Brother Group Environmental Action Plan Open PDF FileBrother Group's commitment to Aichi Biodiversity Targets [PDF/346KB] Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB] Open PDF FileCDP Water 2019 Report [PDF/333KB]

102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

The Brother Group Global Charter
To Be Trusted by All Stakeholders
The Brother Group Principles of Social Responsibility
Promoting CSR Procurement
Corporate Governance
Environmental Policy and Management Structure
Green Procurement

102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics

Compliance

102-18 Governance structure

Board of Directors, Statutory Auditors and Executive Officers
Corporate Governance

102-19 Delegating authority

Corporate Governance Structure

102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics

Board of Directors, Statutory Auditors and Executive Officers
Corporate Governance Structure Environmental Policy and Management Structure Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB]

102-21 Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics

Brother Group Basic Policies on Corporate Governance
Environmental Policy and Management Structure

102-22 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees

Board of Directors, Statutory Auditors and Executive Officers
Corporate Governance Structure Environmental Policy and Management Structure

102-23 Chair of the highest governance body

Corporate Governance Structure

102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body

Corporate Governance Structure

102-25 Conflicts of interest

Corporate Governance Structure

102-26 Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy

Corporate Governance Structure

102-27 Collective knowledge of highest governance body

Internal Control System
To Be Trusted by All Stakeholders

102-28 Evaluating the highest governance body's performance

Corporate Governance Structure

102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts

Corporate Governance Structure
Internal Control System
Environmental Policy and Management Structure

102-30 Effectiveness of risk management processes

Corporate Governance Structure
Environmental Policy and Management Structure

102-31 Review of economic, environmental, and social topics

Internal Control System
Environmental Policy and Management Structure

102-32 Highest governance body's role in sustainability reporting

-

102-33 Communicating critical concerns

Corporate Governance Structure
Environmental Policy and Management Structure

102-34 Nature and total number of critical concerns

-

102-35 Remuneration policies

Brother Group Basic Policies on Corporate Governance
Brother Communication Report (p.40)

102-36 Process for determining remuneration

Brother Group Basic Policies on Corporate Governance
Brother Communication Report (p.40)

102-37 Stakeholders' involvement in remuneration

Brother Communication Report (p.40)

102-38 Annual total compensation ratio

Brother Communication Report (p.40)

102-39 Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio

-

102-40 List of stakeholder groups

The Brother Group Global Charter
With Stakeholders

102-41 Collective bargaining agreements

Consolidated Financial Statements (p.10)

102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders

The Brother Group Global Charter
To Be Trusted by All Stakeholders

102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement

Brother's unique management system
To Be Trusted by All Stakeholders
Talent Development
Promoting CSR Procurement
IR Communication
Social Contribution Activities on a Global Scale

102-44 Key topics and concerns raised

CSR Targets of the Brother Group

102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

Consolidated Financial Statement (p.5-9)

102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries

CSR Targets of the Brother Group

102-47 List of material topics

CSR Targets of the Brother Group

102-48 Restatements of information

-

102-49 Changes in reporting

What's new

102-50 Reporting pueriod

GRI Standards Comparison Table
(This page)
Open PDF FileAn Editing Policy [PDF/259KB] (Environment)

102-51 Date of most recent report

CSR Report PDF Download

102-52 Reporting cycle

CSR Report PDF Download

102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report

Contact Us

102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

-

102-55 GRI content index

GRI Standards Comparison Table
(This page)

102-56 External assurance

Open PDF FileLRQA assurance statement [PDF/57KB]

GRI 103: Management Approach 2016
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

The Brother Group Global Charter
The Brother Group Principles of Social Responsibility
CSR Targets of the Brother Group
Global Environment Actions and SDGs

103-2 The management approach and its components

The Brother Group Global Charter
The Brother Group Principles of Social Responsibility
CSR Targets of the Brother Group
Corporate Governance
Brother's unique management system
Promoting CSR Procurement
Environmental Policy and Management Structure Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB] Open PDF FileCDP Water 2019 Report [PDF/333KB]

103-3 Evaluation of the management approach

Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB]

200 Series (Economic Topics)

Number Title of disclosure Website
GRI 201: Economic Performance 2016
201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed

Financial Information

201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change

Open PDF FileEnvironmental Accounting [PDF/447KB] Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB]

201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans

-

201-4 Financial assistance received from government

-

GRI 202: Market Presence 2016
202-1 Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage

-

202-2 Proportion of senior management hired from the local community

-

GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts 2016
203-1 Infrastructure investments and services supported

Social Contribution Activities on a Global Scale

203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts

Open PDF FileEnvironmental Accounting [PDF/447KB]

GRI 204: Procurement Practices 2016
204-1 Proportion of spending on local suppliers

-

GRI 205: Anti-corruption 2016
205-1 Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

Internal Control System
Compliance

205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

Compliance

205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

-

GRI 206: Anti-competitive Behavior 2016
206-1 Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices

-

300 Series (Environmental Topics)

Number Title of disclosure Website
GRI 301: Materials 2016
301-1 Materials used by weight or volume

Open PDF FileMaterial Balance [PDF/484KB]

301-2 Recycled input materials used

The Eco Declarations*

  • The percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials is calculated for each product.
301-3 Reclaimed products and their packaging materials

-

GRI 302: Energy 2016
302-1 Energy consumption within the organization

"Environmental Vision 2050" Reduction of CO2 Emissions
Open PDF FileMaterial Balance [PDF/484KB] Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB]

302-2 Energy consumption outside of the organization

"Environmental Vision 2050" Reduction of CO2 Emissions

302-3 Energy intensity

Open PDF FileMaterial Balance [PDF/484KB]

302-4 Reduction of energy consumption

Environmental Action Plan
"Environmental Vision 2050" Reduction of CO2 Emissions Open PDF FileMaterial Balance [PDF/484KB]

302-5 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services

"Environmental Vision 2050" Reduction of CO2 Emissions

GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018
303-1 Interactions with water as a shared resource

Open PDF FileCDP Water 2019 Report [PDF/333KB]

303-2 Management of water discharge-related impacts

-

303-3 Water withdrawal

Open PDF FileMaterial Balance [PDF/484KB] Open PDF FileCDP Water 2019 Report [PDF/333KB]

303-4 Water discharge

Open PDF FileMaterial Balance [PDF/484KB] Open PDF FileCDP Water 2019 Report [PDF/333KB]

303-5 Water consumption

"Environmental Vision 2050" Resource Recycling Open PDF FileCDP Water 2019 Report [PDF/333KB]

GRI 304: Biodiversity 2016
304-1 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

Open PDF FileBrother Group's commitment to Aichi Biodiversity Targets [PDF/346KB] Environmental Activities

(Brother's special website on the environment)

304-2 Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity

Open PDF FileBrother Group's commitment to Aichi Biodiversity Targets [PDF/346KB] Environmental Activities

(Brother's special website on the environment)

304-3 Habitats protected or restored

Open PDF FileBrother Group's commitment to Aichi Biodiversity Targets [PDF/346KB] Environmental Activities

(Brother's special website on the environment)

Click for the Earth

(Brother's special website on the environment)

304-4 IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations

-

GRI 305: Emissions 2016
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

"Environmental Vision 2050" Reduction of CO2 Emissions Open PDF FileMaterial Balance [PDF/484KB] Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB]

305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

"Environmental Vision 2050" Reduction of CO2 Emissions Open PDF FileMaterial Balance [PDF/484KB] Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB]

305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

"Environmental Vision 2050" Reduction of CO2 Emissions Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB]

305-4 GHG emissions intensity

Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB]

305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions

"Environmental Vision 2050" Reduction of CO2 Emissions Open PDF FileMaterial Balance [PDF/484KB] Open PDF FileCDP Climate Change 2019 Report [PDF/398KB]

305-6 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

-

305-7 Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions

Open PDF FileEnvironmental Accounting [PDF/447KB]

GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016
306-1 Water discharge by quality and destination

Preventing Pollution and Managing Chemical Substances Open PDF FileMaterial Balance [PDF/484KB] Open PDF FileCDP Water 2019 Report [PDF/333KB]

306-2 Waste by type and disposal method

Preventing Pollution and Managing Chemical Substances Open PDF FileMaterial Balance [PDF/484KB]

306-3 Significant spills

Preventing Pollution and Managing Chemical Substances

306-4 Transport of hazardous waste

-

306-5 Water bodies affected by water discharges and/or runoff

-

GRI 307: Environmental Compliance 2016
307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Environmental Policy and Management Structure

GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016
308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

-

308-2 Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

-

400 Series (Social Topics)

Number Title of disclosure Website
GRI 401: Employment 2016
401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover

-

401-2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees

-

401-3 Parental leave

Supporting Diverse Work Styles

GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations 2016
402-1 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

-

GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018
403-1 Occupational health and safety management system

Safety, Health and Disaster Prevention

403-2 Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation

Safety, Health and Disaster Prevention

403-3 Occupational health services

Promotion of Health and Productivity Management

403-4 Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety

-

403-5 Worker training on occupational health and safety

Safety, Health and Disaster Prevention

403-6 Promotion of worker health

Promotion of Health and Productivity Management

403-7 Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships

-

403-8 Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system

-

403-9 Work-related injuries

Safety, Health and Disaster Prevention

403-10 Work-related ill health

Promotion of Health and Productivity Management

GRI 404: Training and Education 2016
404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee

-

404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

Talent Development

404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

-

GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016
405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees

Supporting Diverse Work Styles

405-2 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

-

GRI 406: Non-discrimination 2016
406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

-

GRI 407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2016
407-1 Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk

-

GRI 408: Child Labor 2016
408-1 Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor

Promoting CSR Procurement

GRI 409: Forced or Compulsory Labor 2016
409-1 Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor

Promoting CSR Procurement

GRI 410: Security Practices 2016
410-1 Security personnel trained in human rights policies or procedures

-

GRI 411: Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2016
411-1 Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples

-

GRI 412: Human Rights Assessment 2016
412-1 Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

-

412-2 Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

-

412-3 Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening

-

GRI 413: Local Communities 2016
413-1 Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Social Contribution Activities on a Global Scale
Social Contribution Activities in Various Regions

413-2 Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities

-

GRI 414: Supplier Social Assessment 2016
414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

-

414-2 Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

-

GRI 415: Public Policy 2016
415-1 Political contributions

-

GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety 2016
416-1 Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

Basic Product Safety Policies

416-2 Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services

-

GRI 417: Marketing and Labeling 2016
417-1 Requirements for product and service information and labeling

Environmental Labels
Environmental Compliance
The Eco Declarations*

  • The environmental characteristics of information equipment, including legal requirements, are disclosed.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

417-2 Incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labeling

-

417-3 Incidents of non-compliance concerning marketing communications

-

GRI 418: Customer Privacy 2016
418-1 Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data

Compliance
Information Security

GRI 419: Socioeconomic Compliance 2016
419-1 Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area

-

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