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Brother Group's CSR

CSR Data

Brother Group's CSR in Figures

The below tables show main figures associated with the Brother Group's CSR.

The Brother Group Global Charter

The Brother Group Global Charter  Established in 1999
Translation languages 27 languages
Dialogues between top management and employees* More than 700 times
  • *:   FY2016

For other information, please see "To be trusted by all stakeholders. "

Corporate Governance

Directors* 11 directors (including 5 outside directors)
Statutory auditors* 5 auditors (including 3 outside auditors)
Directors, Statutory auditors and Executive officers* 36 officers in total (including 1 non-Japanese officer)
The Brother Group Principles of Social Responsibility  Established in 2012
Global internal audit meeting Started in 2010
Group Information Management Regulation Established in 2015 (The information management regulation of Brother Industries, Ltd. was established in 2008.)
  • *: As of June 23, 2017

For other information, please see "Corporate Governance. "

Customers

Manufacturing facilities and sales facilities In more than 40 countries and regions
Basic Product Safety Policies Established in 2008
Sales revenue* Consolidated: ¥641,185 million
Sales revenue by region* Japan 18.6%
The Americas 31.6%
Europe 25.1%
Asia & Others 24.6%
  • *:   FY2016

For other information, please see "With Customers. "

Employees (Brother Industries, Ltd.)

Number of employees*1 Consolidated : 36,929 / Non-consolidated : 3,828
Employment rate of disabled persons*2 2.19%
Percentage of female managers*1 3.4% (28 managers)
Number of employees on childcare leave*3 60 employees (including 17 male employees)
Number of employees on family-care leave*3 5 employee (including 3 male employees)
Number of employees using the short-time working system for childcare*2 153 employees (including 5 male employees)
Number of employees using the short-time working system for family-care*2 2 employees (including 1 male employee)
Number of employees on nursing care leave*2 31 employees (including 8 male employees)
Number of employees using the homeworking system*3 41 employees (including 8 male employees)
The Brother Group Health & Productivity Management Philosophy  Established in 2016
Number of occupational injuries reported at manufacturing facilities*2 16
Incident rate ((number of incidents/number of employees) x 1,000) at manufacturing facilities*2 0.65
Global Safety Convention Held every year since 2008
  • *1: As of March 31, 2017
  • *2: FY2016
  • *3: This indicates the number of employees who started their leave or homeworking in FY2016.

For other information, please see "With Employees. "

Business Partners

Procurement policy and CSR procurement standards Established in 2008
Green Procurement  Started in 2001
CSR questionnaire Conducted every three years since 2012
Number of companies that answered the CSR questionnaire* More than 500 companies
  • *:   FY2015

For other information, please see "With Business Partners. "

Shareholders*1

Financial results briefing Held twice a year
Shareholder newsletter Issued twice a year (A full year's issue is integrated with the notice of a shareholders meeting)
Company information session for private investors*2 Held 12 times in total
Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index Included for the ninth consecutive year since 2008
SNAM Sustainability Index Included for the fifth consecutive year since 2012
2017 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Chosen for the first time in 2017
2017 Excellent Health & Productivity Enterprises (White 500) Recognized in 2017
  • *1: For Brother's financial closing information, please see "Financial Information " in "Investor Information."
  • *2: FY2016

For other information, please see "With Shareholders. "

Local Communities

Tokai Young Entrepreneur Seminar Supported by Brother Industries, Ltd. since 2008
Employees' participation in the Golden Ring Project* At 18 facilities over the world
  • *: FY2016

For other information, please see "With Local Communities. "

Environment 

Reduction of environmental impacts of business sites
Target Reduce CO2 emissions of Scopes 1 and 2  of the entire Brother Group by 3% from FY2015 levels by FY2018 (per unit of sales)
Achievements in FY2016 Achieved 7.4% reduction from FY2015
Target Reduce CO2 emissions of business sites in Japan by 28% from FY1990 levels by FY2018 (absolute value)
Achievements in FY2016 Achieved 28.4% reduction from FY1990
Target Reduce water consumption of manufacturing facilities by 30% from FY2010 levels by FY2018 (per unit of sales)
Achievements in FY2016 Achieved 16.7% reduction from FY2010 (Increased 8.0% from FY2015)

For other information, please see "Environmental Activities. "