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CSR Report 2013 GRI Index

The EBARA Group CSR Report 2013 discloses information in accordance with the reporting framework of GRI Sustainability Reporting Guideline Ver. 3.1. According to in-house check, it was judged to be equivalent to the Application Level C.

Profile Disclosure Description Page (Booklet) Web Posted Place
1.1
Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization. 4-5 Message from the President
1.2
Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities. 4-5 Message from the President
18 Medium-Term Management Plan E-Plan 2013
2.1
Name of the organization. 6
Back Cover
About the EBARA Group
2.2
Primary brands, products, and/or services. 6-7 About the EBARA Group
16-17 The "Unsung Hero" for a Safe and Secure Society and Better Life
2.3
Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. 6 About the EBARA Group
2.4
Location of organization's headquarters. 6 About the EBARA Group
2.5
Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report. 6 About the EBARA Group
2.6
Nature of ownership and legal form. 6 About the EBARA Group
2.7
Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries). 6 About the EBARA Group
18 Medium-Term Management Plan E-Plan 2013
2.8
Scale of the reporting organization. 6-7 About the EBARA Group
2.9
Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership. 33 EBARA Group Environmental Management (Expanding the scope of the subsidiaries' ISO14001 certification by merging group companies)
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44
Large increase of the total workforce of EBARA Corporation by merging two consolidated subsidiaries
2.10
Awards received in the reporting period. 24 Unused Hot Water Process Vaporization System
36 Award by customers
37 FTSE4Good
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
Award by a local government supervising the area where its office is located
Report Profile
3.1
Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided. 2 Editorial Policy
3.2
Date of most recent previous report (if any). 2 Editorial Policy
3.3
Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.) 2 Editorial Policy
3.4
Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents. 2
Back Cover
Editorial Policy
Scope and Boundary of Report
3.5
Process for defining report content. 2 Editorial Policy
8 EBARA Group CSR
3.6
Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers). See GRI Boundary Protocol for further guidance. 2 Editorial Policy
3.7
State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report (see completeness principle for explanation of scope). 2 Editorial Policy
3.8
Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organizations. 38 Diversity Data for Principal Group Companies
39 Status of Programs Related to Work-Life Balance at Key Group Companies
44 Occurrence of Occupational Accidents in Key Group Companies
About EBARA, values from two subsidiary companies combined for April, 2012
3.9
Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report. Explain any decisions not to apply, or to substantially diverge from, the GRI Indicator Protocols. 33 CO2 emission coefficient
3.10
Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g.,mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods). 38 Diversity Data for Principal Group Companies
39 Status of Programs Related to Work-Life Balance at Key Group Companies
44 Occurrence of Occupational Accidents in Key Group Companies
About EBARA, values from two subsidiary companies combined for April, 2012
3.11
Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report. N/A  
GRI Content Index
3.12
Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report. Web GRI Index
Assurance
3.13
Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report. 48 Third-Party Comments
The comments of external intellectual are posted (they are not for assurance of the report).
Governance
4.1
Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight. 10 Corporate Governance
4.2
Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer. 10 Corporate Governance
4.3
For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number and gender of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members. 10 Corporate Governance
4.4
Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body. 40 Information Disclosed by the EBARA Group to Key Stakeholders and Opportunities for Communication
42 Communication between Labor and Management
43 Dialogue between Executives and New Employees
4.5
Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organization's performance (including social and environmental performance). 10 Amount of Compensation Paid to Directors of the Board and Audit & Supervisory Board Members (FY2012)
4.6
Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided. 10 Outline of EBARA’s Corporate Governance Framework
4.7
Process for determining the composition, qualifications, and expertise of the members of the highest governance body and its committees, including any consideration of gender and other indicators of diversity. 10 Discretionary Governance Structure
4.8
Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation. 2
8
EBARA Group CSR Policy
4-5 Message from the President
9 Five Basic Principles for Actions of the EBARA Group
4.9
Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization's identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles. 2 Global Compact
4-5 Message from the President
9 CSR Promotion Organization
4.10
Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance. 9 CSR Committee
Commitment to External Initiatives
4.11
Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization. 11-13 Enhancement of Internal Control
Efforts to Mitigate Risks
14-15 Business Continuity Management System
Improvement of Information Security
30-31 Anti-Corruption
4.12
Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses. 2 Global Compact
4-5 Message from the President
4.13
Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations in which the organization: * Has positions in governance bodies; * Participates in projects or committees; * Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues; or * Views membership as strategic. N/A  
Stakeholder Engagement
4.14
List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization. 2 What We Would Like to Convey to the Reader
40 Information Disclosed by the EBARA Group to Key Stakeholders and Opportunities for Communication
46 Aiming to be a company in which both stakeholders and we can be proud of
4.15
Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. 2 What We Would Like to Convey to the Reader
40 Information Disclosed by the EBARA Group to Key Stakeholders and Opportunities for Communication
46 Aiming to be a company in which both stakeholders and we can be proud of
4.16
Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group. 2 What We Would Like to Convey to the Reader
40 Information Disclosed by the EBARA Group to Key Stakeholders and Opportunities for Communication
46 Aiming to be a company in which both stakeholders and we can be proud of
4.17
Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. 20-29 2. The EBARA Group innovates to supply technologies, products, and services that delight its customers. (Customers)
31 3. The EBARA Group operates in a spirit of free and fair competition. (Suppliers)
42-45 8. The EBARA Group creates secure, safe, and positive work environment. (Employees)
46-47 9. Through high-quality communication, the EBARA Group aims to be a company everyone can take pride in. (Communities)
Economic
Disclosure on Management Approach 7 Summary of Business Results
18 Medium-Term Management Plan E‐PLAN2013
Economic performance
EC1
Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments. 7 Summary of Business Results
EC2
Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change. 18 Increase in demand for social and industrial infrastructure, particularly within emerging countries
20 A Business to Address the World’s Water and Energy Issues
33 EBARA Group Environmental Management
Web Environmental Accounting
EC3
Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations. 45
Financial Report
System to Support Life After Retirement
EC4
Significant financial assistance received from government. N/A  
Market presence
EC6
Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation. 27 Production and Procurement Activities Responsive to the Policy of Regional Production for Regional Supply
31 Fair Trading Practices
Future Measures Relating to the Supply Chain
31
Web
EBARA Group Procurement Policy
EBARA Group CSR Procurement Guideline
EC7
Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation. 38 Basic Idea on Respecting Diversity
Indirect economic impacts
EC8
Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind, or pro bono engagement. 47 Social Welfare (Support for Disaster-Stricken Communities)
Environmental
Disclosure on Management Approach 32 Environmental Vision, Environmental Objectives
Materials
EN1
Materials used by weight or volume. Web EBARA Group business activities and environmental impact
EN2
Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials. Web EBARA Group Green Procurement Guidelines are established. By green procurement, EBARA is concerned to purchase raw materials derived form recycling. (Related information)
Energy
EN3
Direct energy consumption by primary energy source. 33 Major Environmental Performance Data
Web EBARA Group business activities and environmental impact
EN4
Indirect energy consumption by primary source. Web EBARA Group business activities and environmental impact
EN5
Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements. 34 Adoption and Effects of Energy Management Standards
EN6
Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives. 24 Developing Products to Leverage Untapped Energy Sources
Water
EN8
Total water withdrawal by source. Web EBARA Group business activities and environmental impact
Biodiversity
EN11
Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. N/A  
EN12
Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. N/A  
EN13
Habitats protected or restored. Web Efforts for biodiversity
EN14
Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity. 34 Survey of Biodiversity at the Fujisawa District Green Space
Web Efforts for biodiversity
EN15
Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk. N/A  
Emissions, effluents and waste
EN16
Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. 33 Change in CO2 emissions
EN17
Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. Not Mentioned  
EN18
Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved. 34 Adoption and Effects of Energy Management Standards
EN19
Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight. Not Mentioned  
EN20
NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight. Web Data of Emissions to the Air
EN21
Total water discharge by quality and destination. Web Data of Discharged Water
EN22
Total weight of waste by type and disposal method. 33 Major Environmental Performance Data
Web EBARA Group business activities and environmental impact
EN23
Total number and volume of significant spills. N/A  
EN24
Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally. N/A  
Products and services
EN26
Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation. 22 Developing Product Solutions to Energy Saving in Buildings and Industrial Installations
24 Developing Products to Leverage Untapped Energy Sources
EN27
Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category. Not Mentioned  
Compliance
EN28
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations. N/A  
Transport
EN29
Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization's operations, and transporting members of the workforce. Web EBARA Group business activities and environmental impact
Overall
EN30
Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type. Web Environmental Accounting
Social: Labor Practices and Decent Work
Disclosure on Management Approach 42 Basic Policies for Structure and Operation of Personnel System
Employment
LA1
Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender. 6 About the EBARA Group
38 Diversity Data for Principal Group Companies
LA2
Total number and rate of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender, and region. Not Mentioned  
LA15
Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender. 39 Status of Programs Related to Work-Life Balance at Key Group Companies
Labor/management relations
LA4
Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. 42 100% for union-shop
LA5
Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements. Not Mentioned To revise the labor agreement, the company and the labor union must notify to one another by one month before expiration of the agreement. (The labor agreement is not disclosed.)
Occupational health and safety
LA6
Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs. 44 Occurrence of Occupational Accidents in Key Group Companies
LA7
Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region and by gender. 44 Occurrence of Occupational Accidents in Key Group Companies
LA8
Education, training, counseling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases. 44-45 Industrial Health and Safety, Mental Health(Mental Health Provisions), Life Improvement Program for Promoting and Maintaining Health
Training and education
LA10
Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category. Not Mentioned  
LA11
Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings. 42-43 Human Resources Development of EBARA Group
Diversity and equal opportunity
LA13
Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity. 38 Diversity Data for Principal Group Companies
LA14
Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category, by significant locations of operation. Not Mentioned  
Social: Human Rights
Disclosure on Management Approach 8 EBARA Group CSR
38 Basic Idea on Respecting Human Rights
Investment and procurement practices
HR1
Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements and contracts that include clauses incorporating human rights concerns, or that have undergone human rights screening. Not Mentioned  
HR2
Percentage of significant suppliers, contractors and other business partners that have undergone human rights screening, and actions taken. 38 Consideration to human rights at supply chain
HR3
Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained. 9 CSR Lecture
38 Human rights enlightenment activities
Non-discrimination
HR4
Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken. N/A  
Freedom of association and collective bargaining
HR5
Operations and significant suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights. Not Mentioned  
Child labor
HR6
Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor. 8 Four Fields of Global Compact
31
Web
CSR Procurement Guideline
38 Consideration to human rights at supply chain
Prevention of forced and compulsory labor
HR7
Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor. 8 Four Fields of Global Compact
31
Web
CSR Procurement Guideline
Assessment
HR10
Percentage and total number of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews and/or impact assessments. 30 The information is recognized by whistle-blowing desks. (The information is not disclosed.)
Remediation
HR11
Number of grievances related to human rights filed, addressed and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms. 30 The whistle-blowing information contains matters related to human rights.
Social: Society
Disclosure on Management Approach 46 Five Pillars of Sociial Contribution
Local communities
SO1
Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs. 46-47 Five Pillars of Sociial Contribution
SO9
Operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities. N/A  
SO10
Prevention and mitigation measures implemented in operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities. N/A  
Corruption
SO2
Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption. 11 Efforts to Mitigate Risks
SO3
Percentage of employees trained in organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures. 30 Compliance
30-31 Anti-Corruption
SO4
Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption. N/A  
Public policy
SO5
Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying. N/A  
SO6
Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country. N/A  
Anti-competitive behavior
SO7
Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes. N/A  
Compliance
SO8
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations. N/A  
Social: Product Responsibility
Disclosure on Management Approach    
Customer health and safety
PR1
Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures. 22 Developing Product Solutions to Energy Saving in Buildings and Industrial Installations
Product and service labelling
PR3
Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements. Not Mentioned  
PR4
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes. Not Mentioned  
PR5
Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction. 24 CSR Activities at Yantai Ebara
25 For the Trust of Our Customers
Marketing communications
PR6
Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. Web Complying with Laws and Regulations
PR7
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship by type of outcomes. N/A  
Customer privacy
PR8
Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data. N/A  
Compliance
PR9
Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services. N/A