into an Environmentally Advanced Corporate Group
President and CEO
I am very happy to present our Environmental Sustainability
The Kobe Steel Group sets forth a vision of contributing
to society through its material business (steel, welding,
aluminum, and copper); the wholesale electricity supply
business (IPP); the machinery business (industrial machinery,
construction machinery, environmental solutions, and plant
engineering); and other businesses. Through our businesses,
we are striving to supply products, services, and technology
that win the approval of people around the world.
To achieve this ambitious goal requires not just to provide
better products and services, but also to comply fully
with environmental laws, and to carry out environmental
management, in which evaluation from the viewpoint
of the environment is included in all corporate activities.
To this end, I constantly make decisions from the standpoint
of consideration for the environment.
This report broadly covers our group-wide environmental
efforts. Your candid comments on this report would be
very much appreciated.
I look forward to your continued understanding and support
of the environmental activities of the Kobe Steel Group.
Kobe Steel Group has established a symbol mark with
the aim to cultivate an environmental mind"
among its employees and to enable an environment
image to take root.
The fresh green leaf drawn freehand expresses a
natural and gentle image. By combining an arrow
mark with the word ECO WAY, the mark expresses the
Kobe Steel Groups corporate stance to progress,
step by step, on a path to become an environmentally
was created referring to the "Environmental
Reporting Guidelines (Fiscal Year 2003 Version)"
published by the Ministry of the Environment in
March 2004. Technical terms are explained for easy
understanding and the sources of related information
are included so that readers can obtain more detailed
Period / Applicable Organizations
Sustainability Report 2005 presents the Kobe Steel
Group's activities and achievements in environmental
protection and creation in fiscal 2004 (April 1,
2004 to March 31, 2005). Some data from previous
years are also included. The report also sets forth
the company's basic policy on environmental protection
as well as its future activities.