Yokohama Adds New Company Reports to Website
Yokohama Rubber has posted English language pdf files of its “CSR Report 2008” environmental and corporate responsibility report and “Site Information” report about its Japanese and international facilities on the company’s website. These reports, initially available only in Japanese when released in late September, can be downloaded at http://www.yrc-pressroom.jp/env_en/site01.html.
The 54-page “CSR Report 2008” describes the Yokohama Rubber Group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, including basic CSR-related concepts and policies, the company’s environmental-aspect activities to combat global warming, reduce waste and develop environmentally sound products, and its social-aspect activities related to employees, customers, shareholders & investors, suppliers and local communities. The “Site Information” files present CSR activities at each Yokohama Rubber production base – eight factories/plants and 14 domestic and overseas group companies.
The company has published a report annually since 2000 on the environmental aspects of its activities, and has included information on social aspects since 2004. It posted the first English PDF version on its website in 2007. In 2008, the nature of the report was redefined as “disclosure of CSR-related information” and, accordingly, the title was changed from “Environmental and Social Report” (used until last year) to “CSR Report.”
With the launch of the company’s “GD100” medium-range management plan in 2006, and the inclusion within it of a basic policy to “assert world-class strengths in technologies for protecting the environment,” Yokohama Rubber in June this year established its “CSR Division,” and a “CSR & Environmental Affairs Council”, chaired by its president, to further strengthen its CSR management. Deeming “responsibility” in the phrase “corporate social responsibility” to mean that the actions of the company must be approved and trusted, Yokohama Rubber says it endeavours to become a “planet-friendly enterprise” that earns the solid trust of society.