This report was created with reference to "GRI Guidelines Ver. 4.0" and "ISO 26000 - Social Responsibility," environmental reporting based on "Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2012," and disaster prevention based on the PR document published August 1, 2005 by the Central Disaster Prevention Council Working Group on Corporate Evaluation and Operational Continuity.
As the 2016 edition, this report reflects the results of environmental and social activities undertaken by the Kobe Steel Group in fiscal 2015 (April 1, 2015-March 31, 2016). A portion of the material may be from outside this timeframe. Reporting covers the Group's basic stance toward environmental and social initiatives, with reference to past, present and future activities.
Scope of Reporting
In principle, this report covers the activities of Kobe Steel Ltd., as well as its group companies within Japan and overseas.