The Yamaha Group issues a CSR Report in order to communicate its CSR vision and initiatives to the Group's broad stakeholder base. Since we first published the report in 2000, we have worked to prioritize information that is of greater interest based on our ongoing dialogue with stakeholders.
We have continued to review the format of the report each year since 2009, and have decided to take a two-pronged approach, posting detailed information and environmental performance data on the website and presenting key points more concisely in a printed report to make it easier to read and digest. In preparing this report, we referred to the Japanese Ministry of the Environment's “Environmental Reporting Guidelines (2007 Version)” and the Global Reporting Initiative's “Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (v. 3.0).”
Organizations Included in the Scope of Reporting
It is Yamaha Corporation's intention to report to the fullest extent possible on activities carried out by the organizations that fall within the scope of its consolidated financial accounting. The environmental protection activities discussed in this report cover the 21 business sites (23,301 total employees, 84% of consolidated employees) that have obtained ISO 14001 certification. Reported items other than environmental protection and social contribution activities are primarily activities by Yamaha Corporation, although certain items focus on activities carried out by Yamaha Group companies. We will continue to expand the scope of reporting on Group company activities.
April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013
* The above period is referred to as fiscal 2011 in this report.
* Certain initiatives underway prior to fiscal 2012 and information from April 2013 onward are also included in this report.
Next Scheduled Issue
We plan to issue the next CSR Report in August 2013