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 represents the Kobe Steel
Group's corporate stance to progress, step by step, on a path to become an environmentally
Report was prepared by using the Global Reporting
Initiative's Sustainability Reporting Guidelines
2006. The environmental report section was put
together by using the Environmental Reporting Guidelines
(fiscal 2003 edition and 2007 interim edition)
published by the Ministry of the Environment as
references. The section on disaster prevention
used PR material published August 1, 2005 by the
working group on company valuation and business
continuity in the Cabinet Office's Central Disaster
Prevention Council, as a reference. 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 2007 presents the Kobe Steel Group's achievements
in environmental protection and community activities
in fiscal 2006 (April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007).
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 past, current and future activities.