Editing Policy

The Nisshinbo Group discloses its CSR-related activities on its website to report them to a broad range of stakeholders.

1. Period Covered

In principle, centers on fiscal 2018* (January 1, 2018–December 31, 2018).

*Following the approval of the “Partial Change of the Articles of Incorporation” at the 175th General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 28, 2018, the Company changed the fiscal year-end from March 31 to December 31, starting in the fiscal year that ended in December 2018. As a result, the consolidated fiscal year that ended in December 2018 was a transitional period with an irregular fiscal year adjusted for changes in the fiscal periods of the Company and consolidated subsidiaries as follows: the Company and consolidated subsidiaries switching from fiscal years ending in March (nine-month consolidation from April 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018); consolidated subsidiaries switching from fiscal years ending in February (10-month consolidation from March 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018), and consolidated subsidiaries with fiscal years ending in December (12-month consolidation from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018). Consequently, performances indicated are for the consolidated fiscal period. However, comparisons (% of change) versus past results are based on results for the current consolidated fiscal year adjusted to 12-month figures for use as a reference.

2. Scope

The report covers Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. and its 103 consolidated subsidiaries.

3. Guidelines Used for Reference

• Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2012, Japan’s Ministry of the Environment
• Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005, Japan's Ministry of the Environment
• Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, version 4.0, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
• ISO 26000