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Successfully attaining targets in many areas
In accordance with the Brother Group Global Charter , the Brother Group promises to actively and continuously consider the environmental impact of all aspects of its operations. The Brother Group Environmental Action Plan 2015 (2011-2015) , which is a specific roadmap to fulfill its mission, set ambitious environmental targets to be achieved by 2015 in respective areas. In FY2015 (April 1, 2015-March 31, 2016), which is the final year of the plan, employees worked together to achieve the targets, and successfully achieved the targets in many areas.
Targets and accomplishments in FY2015
- FY2015 targets and achievements (table) [PDF/70KB]
- FY2014 targets and achievements (table) [PDF/93KB]
- FY2013 targets and achievements (table) [PDF/49KB]
- FY2012 targets and achievements (table) [PDF/86KB]
- FY2011 targets and achievements (table) [PDF/97KB]
- *1: The report format has been changed from the total of Type I, Type II, and Type III labels acquired to the number of labels acquired by type.
- *2: Excluding tape cassettes for Brother P-touch
- *3: In FY2014 (April 1, 2014-March 31, 2015) and FY2015 (April 1, 2015-March 31, 2016), a group company (Brother Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd.) was added to the scope of aggregation in FY2013 (April 1, 2013-March 31, 2014).
- *4: Due to the expansion of activities, the number of facilities was changed to the number of regions for reporting results.
In-depth data for before FY2012 (April 1, 2012-March 31, 2013) is available on the CSR Report PDF Download page.
Brother Industries, Ltd. (BIL) joined the Green Purchasing Network in January 1997 and established purchasing guidelines in August 1997. BIL set standards for selecting products (e.g., energy conservation performance, avoidance of hazardous substances, reusability, and recyclability) and designated recommended products in 1998. Efforts have been made to enhance the penetration of the standards within the organization while reviewing the standards as needed. The green purchasing rate, which increased year after year, reached 99.00% in FY2009 (April 1, 2009-March 31, 2010) and 99.97% in FY2010 (April 1, 2010-March 31, 2011). The rate reached almost 100%, based on which we confirmed that the process was fully established. Thus, BIL excluded the rate from the scope of the disclosure of accomplishments from FY2011 (April 1, 2011-March 31, 2012).
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