Editorial Policy

In 2000, the Yamaha Group began issuing a CSR Report to communicate its CSR vision and initiatives to the Group’s broad stakeholder base. Since we first published the report, we have worked to prioritize information that is of greater interest and crucial based on our ongoing communication with stakeholders. We have introduced a two-pronged approach, presenting key points more concisely in a printed report (digest edition) to make content easier to read and understand, and posting detailed information, including the contents of a printed report and variety of data on the website (full report). To enhance transparency and make the report as easy to understand as possible, in 2014, we reorganized it to reflect ISO 26000, which provides guidelines for social responsibility. In preparing the report, we referenced ISO 26000 and “Environmental Reporting Guidelines (2012 Version)” of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. We also conducted a review of items for disclosure in response to the issuance of “Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (v. 4.0)” of the Global Reporting Initiative


Organizations Included in the Scope of Reporting

In principle, the Yamaha CSR Report comprises Yamaha Group companies (Yamaha Corporation and its 69 consolidated subsidiaries in Japan and overseas). Certain sections of the report, however, such as those containing detailed numerical data, have specific targets.

Reporting Period

April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015

* The above period is referred to as fiscal 2014 in this report.
* Certain initiatives underway prior to March 2014 and information from April 2015 onward are also included in this report.

Date of Issue

Report Published: June 24, 2015
Website: July 2015

Previous Issue
Report Published: June 24, 2014
Website: July 2014

Next Issue Schedule
Report Publishing: June 2016
Website: July 2016

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