Sustainability Report 2009
|Third-Party Comment and Editorial Postscript|
|Comments on Reading the Kobe Steel Group's Sustainability Report 2009|
*The Third-Party Comment does not contain opinions concerning the accuracy of the information included in this report.
|The 2009 Sustainability Report contains expanded coverage of activities we believe are of interest to our stakeholders, including the strengthening of our compliance system, our relations with customers and business partners, and the consideration we give to the environment when we conduct R&D and manufacture our products. In the special feature at the beginning of the Report, we describe how we have developed effective ways to utilize previously unused resources, such as low-grade iron ore and coal, and introduce some of the Group's unique technologies that enable us to make a positive contribution to society. We have also newly instituted a readers' opinion and evaluation page at the end of the Report with the intent of fostering true two-way communication. We look forward to receiving further frank opinions from readers in our effort to make the Report more comprehensive.|
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