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Casio’s CSR information disclosure is done in accordance with "Core" level of the 4th Edition of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines.

GENERAL STANDARD DISCLOSURES

Strategy and Analysis

Organizational Profile

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G4-3 Name of the organization. Corporate Overview
G4-4 Primary brands, products, and/or services. Products
Corporate Overview
Corporate Report
G4-5 Location of organization’s headquarters. Corporate Overview
G4-6 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. Corporate Overview
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form. Corporate Overview
G4-8 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers and beneficiaries). Corporate Overview
G4-9 Scale of the organization. Corporate Overview
Prioritizing local hiring and promotion at subsidiaries outside Japan
Building Workplaces for a Diverse Workforce
G4-10
  • Total number of employees by employment contract and gender.
  • Total number of permanent employees by employment type and gender.
  • Total workforce by employees and supervised workers and by gender.
  • Total workforce by region and gender.
  • 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.
  • Any significant variations in employment numbers (such as seasonal variations in employment in the tourism or agricultural industries).
Prioritizing local hiring and promotion at subsidiaries outside Japan
Building Workplaces for a Diverse Workforce
Annual Securities Report (in Japanese only)
G4-11 Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. Annual Securities Report (in Japanese only)
G4-12 Organization’s supply chain. Casio is supplied with materials by approximately 500 suppliers in around 20 countries around the world.
Responsibilities to Suppliers
G4-13 Any significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization’s size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain. None
COMMITMENTS TO EXTERNAL INITIATIVES
G4-14 Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization. Compliance and Risk Management
Environmental Compliance
Respect for Human Rights
Design and Procurement
Green Procurement Related Documents
G4-15 Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses. United Nations Global Compact
G4-16 Memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organizations in which the organization. United Nations Global Compact

Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries

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G4-17
  • All entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.
  • Whether any entity included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.
Scope of the report
G4-18
  • Process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries.
  • How the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content.
Specification of Materiality
G4-19 Material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content. Specification of Materiality
G4-20 For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization. Specification of Materiality
G4-21 For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization. Specification of Materiality
G4-22 Effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements. Environmental Performance
G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries. None

Stakeholder Engagement

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G4-24 Stakeholder groups engaged by the organization. Specification of Materiality
Main stakeholders of the Casio Group
G4-25 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. Specification of Materiality
Welcoming the challenge of helping to build a more sustainable global society
Main stakeholders of the Casio Group
G4-26 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. Specification of Materiality
[Conversation] Pursuing Strategic CSR Initiatives Driven by Materiality
Product Development and Design Initiatives
Responsibilities to Suppliers
Responsibilities to Society
Environmental Communication
Main stakeholders of the Casio Group
G4-27 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. Specification of Materiality
[Conversation] Pursuing Strategic CSR Initiatives Driven by Materiality
Product development incorporates insights from the classroom

Report Profile

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G4-28 Reporting period (such as fiscal or calendar year) for information provided. Scope of the report
G4-29 Date of most recent previous report (if any). Scope of the report
G4-30 Reporting cycle (such as annual, biennial). Scope of the report
G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents. Scope of the report
GRI CONTENT INDEX
G4-32
  • ‘In accordance’ option the organization has chosen.
  • GRI Content Index for the chosen option.
  • Reference to the External Assurance Report, if the report has been externally assured.
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ASSURANCE
G4-33
  • Organization’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
  • If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, scope and basis of any external assurance provided.
  • Relationship between the organization and the assurance providers.
  • Whether the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking assurance for the organization’s sustainability report.
Third-party verification

Governance

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GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION
G4-34 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight. Corporate Governance Framework
CSR Committee
G4-35 Process for delegating authority for economic, environmental and social topics from the highest. CSR Committee
G4-36 Whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics, and whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body. CSR Committee
G4-37 Whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics, and whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body. Corporate Governance
CSR Committee
G4-38 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees.
G4-39 Whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, his or her function within the organization’s management and the reasons for this arrangement).
G4-40 Nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees, and the criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members.
G4-41 Processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed.Report whether conflicts of interest are disclosed to stakeholders, including, as a minimum.
HIGHEST GOVERNANCE BODY’S ROLE IN SETTING PURPOSE, VALUES, AND STRATEGY
G4-42 Highest governance body’s and senior executives’ roles in the development, approval, and updating of the organization’s purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to economic, environmental and social impacts. Corporate Governance Framework
Environmental Management
CSR Committee
HIGHEST GOVERNANCE BODY’S COMPETENCIES AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
G4-43 "Measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body’s collective knowledge of economic, environmental and social topics."
G4-44
  • Processes for evaluation of the highest governance body’s performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics. Report whether such evaluation is independent or not, and its frequency. Report whether such evaluation is a self-assessment.
  • Actions taken in response to evaluation of the highest governance body’s performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics, including, as a minimum, changes in membership and organizational practice.
CSR Implementation System
Corporate Governance Framework
HIGHEST GOVERNANCE BODY’S ROLE IN RISK MANAGEMENT
G4-45
  • Highest governance body’s role in the identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities. Include the highest governance body’s role in the implementation of due diligence processes.
  • Whether stakeholder consultation is used to support the highest governance body’s identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities.
CSR Implementation System
Corporate Governance
Environmental Management 
G4-46 Highest governance body’s role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization’s risk. System of internal controls
G4-47 Frequency of the highest governance body’s review of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities. CSR Implementation System
Corporate Governance
Environmental Management 
HIGHEST GOVERNANCE BODY’S ROLE IN SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
G4-48 Highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization’s sustainability report and ensures that all material Aspects are covered.
HIGHEST GOVERNANCE BODY’S ROLE IN EVALUATING ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PERFORMANCE
G4-49 Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body. Corporate Governance
Whistleblower Hotline
G4-50 Nature and total number of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body and the mechanism(s) used to address and resolve them.
REMUNERATION AND INCENTIVES
G4-51 Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives for the below types of remuneration. Annual Securities Report (in Japanese only)
Corporate Governance Report
G4-52 Process for determining remuneration.
G4-53 How stakeholders’ views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration. Corporate Governance Framework
Annual Securities Report (in Japanese only)
G4-54 Ratio of the annual total compensation for the organization’s highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.
G4-55 Ratio of percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization’s highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total  compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.

Ethics and Integrity

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G4-56 Organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics. Casio’s Corporate Creed and Approach to CSR
Environmental Vision
Casio Green Star Plan
Casio Super Green Star Products
Biodiversity
Casio Group Code of Conduct
G4-57 Internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as helplines or advice lines. Whistleblower Hotline 
G4-58 Iternal 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. Whistleblower Hotline 

SPECIFIC STANDARD DISCLOSURES

GENERIC DISCLOSURES ON MANAGEMENT APPROACH

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G4-DMA   Why the Aspect is material

CATEGORY: ECONOMIC

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Aspect: Economic Performance
G4-EC1 Direct economic value generated AND DISTRIBUTED
G4-EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change Climate Change Action
Annual Securities Report (in Japanese only)
G4-EC3 Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations Annual Securities Report (in Japanese only)
G4-EC4 Financial assistance received from government
Aspect: Market Presence
G4-EC5 Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operatIon
G4-EC6 Proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operat
Aspect: Indirect Economic Impacts
G4-EC7 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported Raising up the next generation
G4-EC8 Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts Environmental Accounting
Aspect: Procurement Practices
G4-EC9 Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation

CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENTAL

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Aspect: Materials
G4-EN1 Materials used by weight or volume Material Balance
G4-EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials Material Balance
Aspect: Energy
G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organization Business Processes
Material Balance
G4-EN4 Energy consumption outside of the organization
G4-EN5 Energy intensity Climate Change Action
G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption Business Processes
G4-EN7 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Climate Change Action
Developing Products that Save Resources and Energy
Aspect: Water
G4-EN8 Total water withdrawal by source Material Balance
Environmental Performance
G4-EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water
G4-EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused Environmental Performance
Aspect: Biodiversity
G4-EN11 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Specification of Materiality
Environmental Action Plan (Targets and Performance)
G4-EN12 Description on significant impacts on activities, products,and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas
G4-EN13 Habitats protected or restored
G4-EN14 Total number of iucn red list species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk
Aspect: Emissions
G4-EN15 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (SCOPE 1) Climate Change Action
Material Balance
Environmental Performance
Scope3
G4-EN16 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (SCOPE 2) Climate Change Action
Material Balance
Environmental Performance
Scope3
G4-EN17 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (SCOPE 3) Climate Change Action
Material Balance
Environmental Performance
Scope3
G4-EN18 Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity Calculation Standards
G4-EN19 Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions Environmental Vision
Climate Change Action
Business Processes
Environmental Performance
Scope3
G4-EN20 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)  
G4-EN21 Nox, Sox, and other significant air emissions Material Balance
Environmental Performance
Aspect: Effluents and Waste
G4-EN22 Total water discharge by quality and destination Material Balance
G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method Material Balance
Environmental Performance
G4-EN24 Total number and volume of significant spills
G4-EN25 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the basel convention2 annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally
G4-EN26 Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the organization’s discharges of water and runoff
Aspect: Products and Services
G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services Climate Change Action
Material Balance
Products
Scope3
Developing Products that Save Resources and Energy
G4-EN28 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category Material Balance
Casio Super Green Star Products
Aspect: Compliance
G4-EN29 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Environmental Management
Aspect: Transport
G4-EN30 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials for the organization's operations, and transporting members of the workforce Material Balance
Scope3
Business Processes
Aspect: Overall
G4-EN31 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type Environmental Accounting
Aspect: Supplier Environmental Assessment
G4-EN32 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria
G4-EN33 Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
Aspect: Environmental Grievance Mechanisms
G4-EN34 Number of grievances about environmental impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

CATEGORY: SOCIAL

SUB-CATEGORY: LABOR PRACTICES AND DECENT WORK

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Aspect: Employment
G4-LA1 Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region
G4-LA2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by significant locations of operation Creating Supportive Workplaces
G4-LA3 Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender Creating Supportive Workplaces
Aspect: Labor/Management Relations
G4-LA4 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes, including whether these are specified in collective agreements Communication between labor and management
Aspect: Occupational Health and Safety
G4-LA5 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 Communication between labor and management
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 Promoting health and safety initiatives for employees
G4-LA7 Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation
G4-LA8 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions Promoting health and safety initiatives for employees
Communication between labor and management
Aspect: Training and Education
G4-LA9 Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category Effectively appointing and deploying employees
G4-LA10 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings Effectively appointing and deploying employees
G4-LA11 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category Effectively appointing and deploying employees
Aspect: 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 Building Workplaces for a Diverse Workforce
Aspect: Equal Remuneration for Women and Men
G4-LA13 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category, by significant locations of operation
Aspect: Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices
G4-LA14 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria
G4-LA15 Significant actual and potential negative impacts for labor practices in the supply chain and actions taken Responsibilities to Suppliers
Aspect: Labor Practices Grievance Mechanisms
G4-LA16 Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms Whistleblower Hotline 

SUB-CATEGORY: HUMAN RIGHTS

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Aspect: Investment
G4-HR1 Total number and percentage of significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening
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 Respect for Human Rights
Aspect: Non-discrimination
G4-HR3 Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken Whistleblower Hotline 
Aspect: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
G4-HR4 Operations and suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and measures taken to support these rights Responsibilities to Suppliers
Aspect: 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 " Responsibilities to Suppliers
Respect for Human Rights
Aspect: Forced or Compulsory Labor
G4-HR6 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 Responsibilities to Suppliers
Respect for Human Rights
Aspect: Security Practices
G4-HR7 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization's human rights policies or procedures that are relevant to operations
Aspect: Indigenous Rights
G4-HR8 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples and actions taken
Aspect: Assessment
G4-HR9 Total number and percentage of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments Creating and using a tool for checking the status of human rights
Aspect: Supplier Human Rights Assessment
G4-HR10 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria  
G4-HR11 Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Responsibilities to Suppliers
Aspect: Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms
G4-HR12 Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms Whistleblower Hotline

SUB-CATEGORY: SOCIETY

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Aspect: Local Communities
G4-SO1 Percentage of operations With implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs
G4-SO2 Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities
Aspect: Anti-corruption
G4-SO3 Total number and percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruption and the significant risks identified
G4-SO4 Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures Compliance and Risk Management
G4-SO5 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken  
Aspect: Public Policy
G4-SO6 Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary
Aspect: Anti-competitive Behavior
G4-SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes
Aspect: Compliance
G4-SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations
Aspect: Supplier Assessment for Impacts on Society
G4-SO9 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society
G4-SO10 Significant actual and potential negative impacts on society in the supply chain and actions taken Responsibilities to Suppliers
Aspect: Grievance Mechanisms for Impacts on Society
G4-SO11 Number of grievances about impacts on society filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

SUB-CATEGORY: PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY

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Aspect: Customer Health and Safety
G4-PR1 Percentage of significant product and service categories for which health and safety impacts are assessed for improvement Offering users peace of mind
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 outcomesAspect: Product and Service Labelin Offering users peace of mind
Aspect: 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 Casio Super Green Star Products
instruction manual
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
G4-PR5 Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction Activities to Improve Customer Satisfaction
Customer Support Center
Aspect: Marketing Communications
G4-PR6 Sale of banned or disputed products Initiatives for compliance with fair trade and advertising laws
G4-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
Aspect: Customer Privacy
G4-PR8 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data
Aspect: Compliance
G4-PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services