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Communicating Environmental Commitment

Environmental Communication Activities

Engagement with stakeholders

The Brother Group's relationship with stakeholders is defined in "3. Stakeholders" of the Basic Policies in the Brother Group Global Charter published in 1999. All Group companies and all our employees base their decisions and actions on the Charter. Six types of stakeholders are specified in the Basic Policies: "Customers," "Our Associates," "Business Partners," "Shareholders," "Local Community," and "The Environment." Notably, "The Environment" affects all aspects of our business operations. Thus, the Brother Group endeavors to enhance its engagement in environmental conservation to fulfill mutually acceptable social responsibility with the five other stakeholders.

Under the environmental slogan "Brother Earth" formulated in 2010, the Brother Group has been accelerating these activities based on the unified message of "Working with you for a better environment."

Brother Earth logo and slogan

Stakeholders Examples of engagement in environmental conservation
Customers
Our Associates
  • Disseminate environmental information and ensure interactive communication on the intranet
  • Encourage employees to work on environmental conservation and contribute to local communities
Business partners
  • Hold dialogues and build partnerships through green procurement activities
  • Hold dialogues and promote collaboration by calculating Scope 3 and reducing GHG emissions
Shareholders
  • Disseminate environmental information through shareholder newsletters (Brother Industries, Ltd.)
  • Introduce environmental activities and hold dialogues with shareholders at communication meetings (Brother Industries, Ltd.)
Local community
  • Clean up areas around facilities, beaches, etc.
  • Promote activities to conserve biodiversity in collaboration with communities

Promote and upgrade Brother's special website on the environment (brotherearth.com)

Brother's special website on the environment (brotherearth.com) was launched to publicize Brother's environmental vision and efforts, and environmental technologies.

"Environmental Views" presents videos about environmental conservation activities on which Brother has been working with many stakeholders in different parts of the world. "Eco-conscious products" aims to introduce the designers' commitment to the product development.

The website also explains the environmental performance of Brother's main products, hosts Click for the Earth (an environmental conservation activity which enables visitors to donate with a single click), and provides information about events based on the theme of the environment, in particular.

Brother's official Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube SNS accounts are also utilized to disseminate information. On the night of January 31, 2018, the total lunar eclipse was broadcast by live streaming on Brother Earth, Brother's special website on the environment.

Video contents released in 2017

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