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Brother holds the Brother Global Recycling Summit to provide hints and know-how available in respective facilities

Aiming to establish a recycling-based society, Brother started the recycling of used toner cartridges at Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd. (BIUK) in 2004 in response to demands from European customers with high environmental concerns. Subsequently, Brother has expanded its recycling efforts globally to include Slovakia, the U.S. and Japan, and now conducts various activities with BIUK's Recycle Technology Centre serving as a hub for recycling in the Brother Group.

Employees listening to presentations on activities conducted by the group facilities in the summit
Employees listening to presentations on activities conducted by the group facilities in the summit
Clean room in BIUK
Clean room in BIUK

Brother has held the Brother Global Recycling Summit every year since 2011 to efficiently produce recycled products that are high quality and as good as new. In 2017, this summit was held at Brother Industries (Slovakia) s.r.o. with attendance of more than 45 employees from BIUK, Brother Industries (U.S.A.) Inc., Brother Industries, Ltd. and other group facilities.

The summit functions as a place for participating employees to obtain hints and know-how usable in their own facilities, providing them with opportunities to share Brother's toner recycling activities and recycling technologies and to see improvements in the process of recycling on site. In addition, their interaction in the summit led to creating the opportunity of personnel exchange, in which development personnel in BIL stay in BIUK for three months and study recycling technologies to reflect recycling know-how in the design of toner cartridges.

The Brother Group will continue to share technologies and information on a global basis and promote the production of recycled toner cartridges with the quality that satisfies customers' demands to build a recycling-based society.

Managing Director of BIUK Craig McCubbin

Comment from the person in charge of the Brother Global Recycling Summit

Promote the recycling of toner cartridges on a global basis

Managing Director of BIUK
Craig McCubbin

The Brother Global Recycling Summit brings together representatives from design, production and the sales offices and is a great opportunity to share best practice and hear the voice of the customer. We should continue this event and try to promote the recycle activity of toner cartridges on a global basis.

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December 1, 2017
"With Business Partners - Comments from suppliers" has been renewed.
November 10, 2017
"FY2017 Brother Group CSR Report (website data)" was posted on the CSR Report PDF download site.

Brother held events for individual shareholders for the first time

Brother Industries, Ltd. (BIL) strives to build a relationship of trust with its shareholders and investors by creating various communication opportunities, such as biannual shareholder newsletters (The full year's issue is integrated with the notice of a shareholders meeting.) and company information sessions.
During FY2017, BIL, for the first time, held events for individual shareholders in August and September, responding to many requests to provide more information on Brother and to increase communication opportunities in a questionnaire for shareholders.

The lecture held in the Nagoya City Science Museum (in August)
The lecture held in the Nagoya City Science Museum (in August)
The history of Brother was introduced in Museum Brother Communication Space (in September)
The history of Brother was introduced in Museum Brother Communication Space (in September)

In August, BIL held an event at the Nagoya City Science Museum in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, where the head office of BIL is located. This event, attended by 235 people including those from the general public, consisted of a presentation on Brother's efforts to address various environmental issues all over the world, a lecture on endangered species, and a planetarium show in the planetarium dome "Brother Earth."
In September, BIL organized a tour in Museum Brother Communication Space.
This tour, having a total of 29 participants composed of individual shareholders and their companions, introduced Brother's 109-year history and business, changes in business performance, and so forth. The tour also provided a time for the participants to try out some Brother products and experience their attractiveness. The participants, for example, cut out a snowflake from a piece of construction paper with a "ScanNCut," a home cutting machine designed for cutting paper or cloth, and also made their own name labels with a "P-touch," a labeling system capable of creating original labels.

The comments BIL received from the participants include: "I have felt much closer to Brother than before." "I thought Brother was a company centering on sewing machines. I, however, have understood the company focuses on overseas expansion and nature conservation." "I had already known that Brother is an excellent company through its shareholders meetings, and this conviction was further strengthened through the explanation provided in the tour."

BIL values opportunities to directly communicate with shareholders and investors in order to convey the attractiveness of the company and its products, and remains committed to further generating "Brother fans."

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September 28, 2017
"Brother's CSR" and "Environmental Activities" have been updated.
August 1, 2017
"With Business Partners - Comments from suppliers" has been renewed.