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GRI Content Index 2017

■General Standard Disclosures

Description Discrosure information location or Comment
Strategy and Analysis
G4-1 Provide a statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (such as CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization's strategy for addressing sustainability. P9-13
Organizational Profile
G4-3 Report the name of the organization. P42
G4-4 Report the primary brands, products, and services. P5
G4-5 Report the location of the organization's headquarters. P42
G4-6 Report the number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries where either the organization has significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report. P3-4
G4-7 Report the nature of ownership and legal form. P42
G4-8 Report the markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers and beneficiaries). P3-4; P5
G4-9 Report the scale of the organization. P3-4; P5; P6; P35
G4-10 a. Report the total number of employees by employment contract and gender.
b. Report the total number of permanent employees by employment type and gender.
c. Report the total workforce by employees and supervised workers and by gender.
d. Report the total workforce by region and gender.
e. Report whether a substantial portion of the organization's work is performed by workers who are legally recognized as self-employed, or by individuals other than employees or supervised workers, including employees and supervised employees of contractors.
f. Report any significant variations in employment numbers (such as seasonal variations in employment in the tourism or agricultural industries).
P6; P17
Also, we described about our workforce in the Security Report (Japanese only).
G4-11 Report the percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. Nitto Group employees are allowed collective bargaining in accordance with the laws of each country and actually conduct.
G4-12 Describe the organization's supply chain. P30
Nitto website:
https://www.nitto.com/about_us/procurement/
G4-13 Report any significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization's size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain. P22; P25; Summary of Consolidated Financial Statements
G4-14 Report whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization. P15; P29
G4-15 List externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses. P41
G4-16 List memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organizations in which the organization. A Nitto employee serves as Secretary of ISO/TC207 WG8 Material Flow Cost Accounting. (See Nitto Group Report 2014.)
Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-17 a. List all entities included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.
b. Report whether any entity included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.
a. Nitto website:
https://www.nitto.com/about_us/access/
b. Summary of Consolidated Financial Statements
G4-18 a. Explain the process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries.
b. Explain how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content.
P7-8
G4-19 List all the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content. P8
G4-20 For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization. P1
G4-21 For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization. P41
G4-22 Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements. P15; P37; P42
G4-23 Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries. No change
Stakeholder Engagement
G4-24 Provide a list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization. P41
G4-25 Report the basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. P7
G4-26 Report the organization's approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process. P41
G4-27 Report 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. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns. P8; P21-26; P41
Report Profile
G4-28 Reporting period (such as fiscal or calendar year) for information provided. P1
G4-29 Date of most recent previous report (if any). July 29, 2016
G4-30 Reporting cycle (such as annual, biennial). Annual
G4-31 Provide the contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents. P42
G4-32 a. Report the 'in accordance' option the organization has chosen.
b. Report the GRI Content Index for the chosen option.
c. Report the reference to the External Assurance Report, if the report has been externally assured. GRI recommends the use of external assurance but it is not a requirement to be 'in accordance' with the Guidelines.
a: P1
b: Nitto website:
https://www.nitto.com/about_us/sustainability/report/2017/gri/
c. N/A
G4-33 a. Report the organization's policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
b. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, report the scope and basis of any external assurance provided.
c. Report the relationship between the organization and the assurance providers.
d. Report whether the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking assurance for the organization's sustainability report.
a, b and c: N/A
d: P7; P42
Governance
G4-34 Report the governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body. Identify any committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts. P13
G4-38 Report the composition of the highest governance body and its committees. Nitto website:
https://www.nitto.com/others/ir/shareholdersmeeting/file/152_notice.pdf
G4-40 Report the nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees, and the criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members. Nitto website:
https://www.nitto.com/ir/governance/board_policy/
G4-49 Report the process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body. Nitto website:
https://www.nitto.com/jp/en/ir/governance/control/
https://www.nitto.com/about_us/sustainability/governance/management/support/
G4-52 Report the process for determining remuneration. Report whether remuneration consultants are involved in determining remuneration and whether they are independent of management. Report any other relationships which the remuneration consultants have with the organization. Nitto website:
https://www.nitto.com/ir/governance/board_policy/
G4-53 Report how stakeholders' views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration, including the results of votes on remuneration policies and proposals, if applicable. Nitto website:
https://www.nitto.com/ir/governance/board_policy/
https://www.nitto.com/jp/en/others/ir/shareholdersmeeting/file/152_resolution.pdf
Ethics and Integrity
G4-56 Describe the organization's values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics. P1; P16
G4-58 Report the internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as escalation through line management, whistleblowing mechanisms or hotlines. P16
Partner Hotline: https://www.nitto.com/jp/en/about_us/procurement/partner_hotline/
G4-DMA P7

■Specific Standard Disclosures

Description Discrosure information location or Comment
Economic
Economic Performance
G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed P6; P35-38
Market Presence
G4-EC5 Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation. P17
G4-EC6 Proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation P17
Environmental
Energy
G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization P6; P33; P34
G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption P6; P34
Water
G4-EN8 Total water withdrawal by source P33
Emissions
G4-EN15 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) P6; P33; P34
G4-EN16 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2) P6; P33; P34
G4-EN19 Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions P32; P34
G4-EN21 NOX, SOX, and other significant air emissions P33; P34
Effluents and Waste
G4-EN22 Total water discharge by quality and destination P33
G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method P33; P34
Products and Services
G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services P24
Social
Labor Practices and Decent Work
Occupational Health and Safety
G4-LA6 Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender P14
Training and Education
G4-LA10 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings P18;
Nitto website:
https://www.nitto.com/jp/ja/employment/2017/development_system.html(Japanese Only)
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
G4-LA12 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity P17
Human Rights
Investment
G4-HR2 Total hours of employee training on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained P16
Child Labor
G4-HR5 Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor P16
Forced or Compulsory Labor
G4-HR6 Operations and 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 P16
Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms
G4-HR12 Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms P16
Society
Compliance
G4-SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations P16 (N/A)
Product Responsibility
Customer Health and Safety
G4-PR2 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes P16 (N/A)
Product and Service Labeling
G4-PR3 Type of product and service information required by the organization's procedures for product and service information and labeling, and percentage of significant product and service categories subject to such information requirements P30-32
Nitto website: https://www.nitto.com/jp/en/about_us/sustainability/social/customer_satisfaction/risk/
G4-PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes P16 (N/A)

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