Calsonic Kansei's Sustainability Report Receives Excellence Award at the Environmental Communication Awards

SAITAMA, Japan - February 21, 2019 - Calsonic Kansei Corporation (President & CEO: Beda Bolzenius, Headquarters: Kita-ku, Saitama City) received the Excellence Award for Environmental Reporting at the 22nd Environmental Communication Awards co-organized by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and the Global Environmental Forum (GEF).

The Excellence Award for Environmental Reporting is awarded to reports that disclose appropriate information and serve as examples to others, such as reports by businesses proactively pursuing environmentally friendly management and reports that disclose information in an easy to understand way.

Since 2000, Calsonic Kansei has issued an environmental report. And since 2015, Calsonic Kansei has reported its CSR activities, including environmental actions, in the form of its Sustainability Report. This year's award is for the Sustainability Report 2018, which reports activities from Fiscal 2017. In order to make it easier for stakeholders to access necessary information, detailed information is published on Calsonic Kansei's website and a summary version is available as a brochure and PDF.
Calsonic Kansei will continue to promote CSR initiatives to meet the demands of society and strive to maintain a dialogue with our stakeholders.

Review by the Environmental Communication Awards Organizers
"Calsonic Kansei, based on science-based targets (SBTs), has set CO2 reduction targets of 35% by Fiscal 2030 and 90% by Fiscal 2050 when compared to Fiscal 2016 levels, and has clearly stated how these targets correspond to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The readability of the summary version is a perfect example. One of the domains from the medium-term business plan 2021 is energy efficiency and environmental performance, and the report shows the relationship between environmental/social value creation and business strategy, the attitude towards domains of focus, and the commitment of employees globally. On the other hand, no issues are plotted on the materiality map, making the analysis unclear and leaving the figure unutilized. Because of the substantial disclosure of data and the clear KPI boundaries, we understand working on third party assurances is the next issue, but the fact that it states 'None' is good."

190221.jpg      Award ceremony at the 22nd Environmental Communication Awards
           (February 20, 2019 Shinagawa Prince Hotel)
      From left, Tsukasa Akimoto, State Minister of the Environment and
    General Manager Tomomi Kumagai of the Global Communication Department

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