Global Brother Environmental Activities Sitemap (Environment)/Editing Policy


Sitemap (Environment)/Editing Policy

Sitemap of the "Environmental Activities"

Environmental Activities - Editing Policy

Outline of the report

The Brother Group Environmental Report 2016 presents the results of activities under the Brother Group Environmental Action Plan 2015 (2011-2015)  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, 2015 to March 31, 2016 for results; April 1, 2016 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 FY2015  (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016)

Date of release on the website

September 31, 2016 (next release scheduled for the end of September 2017)

Features for ease of understanding

"Highlights " explains (i) the background of our efforts to promote various activities to reduce environmental impacts from 1991 under "Brother Earth  - Working with you for a better environment," (ii) the main results of the Brother Group Environmental Action Plan 2015 (2011-2015), and (iii) the Brother Group Environmental Action Plan 2018 (2016-2018). This report is given in three languages: Japanese, English, and Chinese.

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).

Past reports

Past reports are available from CSR Report PDF Download .