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August 31, 2017
Outline of the report
The Brother Group Environmental Report 2017 presents the results of activities under the Brother Group Environmental Action Plan 2018 (2016-2018) and CSR Targets by Brother Group , as well as important activities under the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G4). (Regarding correspondence to required disclosure categories under GRI, refer to the GRI Guidelines Comparison Table .) Note that the items to be reported are selected based on (i) the relevance between environmental awareness in and outside the company and important issues in business operations and (ii) the disclosure requirements in and outside the company.
Scope of report*
Target organizations: Brother Industries, Ltd. and its global group companies (including those in Japan)
Period: April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 for results; April 1, 2017 to present for updates
- : The organizations and periods subject to aggregation (e.g., environmental accounting and environmental impact data) are indicated on respective pages.
- : For matters related to the scope of consolidation, refer to the information about the Financial Information for FY2016 (April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017)
Date of release on the website
August 31, 2017 (next release scheduled for the end of August 2018)
Objective of the report
The Brother Group, which operates its business globally, works on environmental activities to meet the needs of respective stakeholders to fulfill its corporate social responsibility under the slogan of "Brother Earth" - Working with you for a better environment. This report presents the results of these activities so that Brother is recognized as a trustworthy brand.
Arrangements to help deepen understanding
This report is released in three languages (Japanese, English, and Chinese) to help as many stakeholders as possible understand the environmental activities of the Brother Group which operates its business globally with manufacturing facilities and sales/service facilities in more than 40 countries and regions around the world.
Efforts to ensure reliability
The website includes feedback from external experts regarding objective evaluation of the report and consistency of released data. Third-party Opinion presents objective evaluation made by Mr. Hideto Kawakita, CEO of IIHOE (International Institute for Human, Organization and the Earth). The Brother Group obtained an LRQA assurance statement for its calculation and disclosure of GHG emissions.
Past reports are available from CSR Report PDF Download .