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
Report was prepared by using the Global Reporting
Initiative's Guidelines for Sustainability Reporting
2004 and a draft of the 2006 edition as references.
The Environmental Report section was put together
by using the Environmental Reporting Guidelines
(Fiscal 2003 Edition) published by the Ministry
of the Environment in March 2004 as a reference.
The section on disaster prevention was based on
PR material published by the working group on company
valuation and business continuity in the Cabinet
Office's Central Disaster Prevention Council.
Technical terms are explained for easy understanding
and the sources of related information are included
so that readers can obtain more details.
and Scope Covered
Report 2006 presents the Kobe Steel Group's achievements
in environmental protection and community activities
in fiscal 2005 (April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006).
Some data from previous years are also included.
The report includes the Group's basic stance on
environmental protection and social contributions.
It also describes current as well as future activities.