Editorial Policy

The Aichi Steel Integrated Report 2020 was prepared to assist understanding among our many stakeholders of the approaches taken by Aichi Steel and the Aichi Steel Group in fiscal 2019, ended March 31, 2020. Besides describing these approaches with specific examples, it sets forth as much as possible the causes and future initiatives concerning items for which targets have not yet been met.

As we celebrate our 80th anniversary, we have written this report with a focus on the clear communication of our growth strategies, and the value we contribute to society, during this major once-in-a-century transition. The report follows an integrated reporting format, combining financial and non-financial information, and introduces our initiatives for creating medium- to long-term corporate value as we strengthen our efforts to achieve the SDGs*1 to put our ESG*2 management into action.

*1 SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals
*2 ESG: Environmental, social and governance

Readers

This Report is mainly intended for our customers, suppliers, other business partners, shareholders and investors, affiliated companies and our employees.

Report Period and Scope

The Report covers activities conducted by the Aichi Steel Group during fiscal 2019 (April 2019 to March 2020). However, some activities conducted before or after fiscal 2019 are also explained where necessary.

Reporting Media

Our reporting via print and the web takes advantages of the characteristics of each medium. The print version narrows down the content to those items of significant importance and those of greatest interest to the public, presented in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format. The web version offers a more complete overview of our ESG initiatives.

Reference Guidelines

GRI Standards
ISO 26000 (Corporate Social Responsibility)
International Integrated Reporting Framework (published by IIRC)

Important note about forecasts
The financial results forecasts in this report are based on judgments and assumptions from currently available information. Actual business results may differ greatly from targets, in light of their inherent uncertainty and the potential of revision due to future business operation or changes to information inside or outside the company.