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Performance Data

In-depth Data

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.

Brother Group's Environmental Strategy 

Targets and accomplishments in FY2015

Brother Group Environmental Action Plan 2015 (2011-2015) 

Priority items Graph FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Eco-conscious products
Number of product models for which Brother acquired Type I environmental labels*1   135 models
Including 28 consumables
158 models
Including 24 consumables
119 models
Including 14 consumables
  Blue Angel   43 models 49 models 25 models
  Eco Mark   56 models
Including 28 consumables*2
56 models
Including 17 consumables*2
39 models
Including 14 consumables*2
  Ten Circle Mark   9 models 12 models 1 model
Number of Type II environmental label certifications*1   7 7 12
Number of product models for which Brother acquired Type III environmental labels*1   5 models 66 models 23 models
Reducing environmental impact of business sites   Click icon to see the graph
Changes in CO2 emissions: On a group basis*3 75,528 t-CO2 77,582 t-CO2 78,368 t-CO2
Water consumption 852,231m3 860,818m3 883,972m3
Waste generated 10,226t 10,878t 10,941t
Recycle rate 99.95% 99.98% 99.99%
Complying with laws, regulations and social trends
Number of chemical substances (groups) subject to investigation in green procurement   185 substances (groups) 196 substances (groups) 204 substances (groups)
Number of requests made to conduct investigations to comply with the REACH Regulation in green procurement   More than 82,000 More than 85,000 More than 83,000
Number of fluorescent x-ray measurements performed to comply with EU RoHS   More than 100,000 More than 120,000 More than 50,000
Environmental communication
Number of facilities that have introduced the Brother eco point program   43 countries and regions*4 44 countries and regions 44 countries and regions
Number of environmental conservation activities in which employees were involved   More than 90 More than 100 More than 100
Cumulative total number of employees who participated in the Brother eco point program   21,440 persons 25,908 persons 31,899 persons
  • *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.

List of ISO 14001-certified Facilities and History of Auditing for ISO 14064 

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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