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Data Table

Economic data

Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation.

Location ※1 Ratio (%)
The same ratio for male and female
Japan FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters) 100
Asia FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., (HONG KONG) LTD. and group companies 172
FOSTER ELECTRIC (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. and group companies N/A
FOSTER ELECTRIC (VIETNAM) CO., LTD. and group companies 100
North America FOSTER ELECTRIC (U.S.A.), INC. and group companies 100
Europe FOSTER ELECTRIC (EUROPE) GmbH and group companies 221
  • ※1 Significant locations of operations: The headquarters and 11 main sites whose operation processes are to be checked based on the J-SOX.

Proportion of senior management※3 hired from the local community※2 at significant locations of operation.

Location ※1 Ratio(%)
Japan FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters) 100
Overseas Significant locations of operations 74
  • ※1 Significant locations of operations: The headquarters and 11 main sites whose operation processes are to be checked based on the J-SOX.
  • ※2 Local community: In this data, it refers to the country and region to which the sites above belong.
  • ※3 Senior management: In this data, it refers to department managers or highter, excluding directors.

Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation.

Location ※1 GRI Ratio(%)
All procuring sites in China Local procurement rate of materials at overseas manufacturing sites (China). ※2 80
All procurement sites in ASEAN Local procurement rate of materials at overseas manufacturing sites (Vietnam, Indonesia, and Myanmar). 49
  • ※1 Significant locations/regions/local areas of operation: The above-mentioned areas where Foster’s manufacturing sites reside.
  • ※2 An index that indicates the trade amount with corporate bodies in the targeted site, out of the material procurement trades.

Environmental data

Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials.

Location Ratio(%)
Domestic and overseas companies All procuring sites 14

Recycled materials as a percentage of all resin materials purchased.

Energy consumption within the organization.

Location Purchased Electricity
(MWh)
Gasoline
(liter)
Diesel Oil
(liter)
Type-C
Heavy Oil
(liter)
LPG
(kg)
Natural
Gas
(㎥)
City
Gas
(㎥)
Japan FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters) 2,255 10,591 0 0 0 0 13,367
Asia GUANGZHOU PANYU JIU SHUI KENG FOSTER ELECTRIC FACTORY (*outsourcee) 45,307 81,364 12,862 0 0 73,237 0
FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., (NANNING) LTD. 14,637 62,549 15,679 0 0 0 0
FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., (HEYUAN) LTD. 19,102 53,175 23,846 0 0 72,567 0
FOSTER ELECTRIC (VIETNAM) CO., LTD. 30,156 32,464 22,120 0 133,830 0 0
FOSTER ELECTRIC (DA NANG) CO., LTD. 10,765 18,794 11,624 0 60,128 0 0
FOSTER ELECTRIC (QUANG NGAI) CO., LTD. 4,700 4,104 1,000 0 30,091 0 0
FOSTER ELECTRIC (BAC NINH) CO., LTD. 18,513 35,721 1,869 0 46,601 0 0
PT FOSTER ELECTRIC INDONESIA 6,232 6,302 10,593 240 14,232 0 0
FOSTER ELECTRIC (THILAWA) CO., LTD. 4,517 11,037 25,537 0 0 0 0
North America FOSTER ELECTRIC (U.S.A.), INC. (EL PASO OPERATIONS) 401 773 0 0 133 0 49.008
Total 156,585 316,875 125,130 240 285,015 145,804 62,375

Energy intensity. / Reduction of energy consumption. / Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) / Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2). / Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity. /Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

GRI 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Scope1
(Direct greenhouse gas emission from business activities)
(Unit:t-CO2) 2,198 2,403 2,431 2,155 2,549 2,381
Scope2
(Indirect greenhouse gas emission due to energy usage in business activities)
(Unit:t-CO2) 87,232 91,545 88,568 86,668 88,328 87,828
Scope1+2 total (Unit:t-CO2) 89,430 93,948 90,999 88,823 90,877 90,209
Unit of net sales (Unit:t-CO2/100 Million yen) 62.3 56.6 48.1 46.5 56.4 48.8

Scope
 FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters) and 10 overseas manufacturing sites as in EN3)
CO2 conversion factor (Electric)
 Japan: Ministry of Environment, 2012 factor based on CO2 conversion factor of electric power supplier (2013)
 Overseas: IEA, 2012 factor based on CO2 emissions from fuel combustion (2014)
CO2 conversion factor (Fuel)
 Japan/overseas: Factor based on the “Greenhouse gas emissions calculation and report manual” released by the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Global warming potential
 Incorporated 100 year value of IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)
Based on the “Low Carbon Implementation Plan” by the electrical and electronics industries in Japan, we have set the medium-term target for 2020 of a 1% reduction in emissions per year per sales unit, using the fiscal 2012 value as a standard).

Total water withdrawal by source. / Total water discharge by quality and destination.

Location Water
consumption
(Unit:㎥)
Japan FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters) 9,907
Asia GUANGZHOU PANYU JIU SHUI KENG FOSTER ELECTRIC FACTORY (*outsourcee) 793,152
FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., (NANNING) LTD. 104,526
FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., (HEYUAN) LTD. 375,767
FOSTER ELECTRIC (VIETNAM) CO., LTD. 416,423
FOSTER ELECTRIC (DA NANG) CO., LTD. 111,479
FOSTER ELECTRIC (QUANG NGAI) CO., LTD. 58,139
FOSTER ELECTRIC (BAC NINH) CO., LTD. 86,557
PT FOSTER ELECTRIC INDONESIA 13,289
FOSTER ELECTRIC (THILAWA) CO., LTD. 108,654
North America FOSTER ELECTRIC (U.S.A.), INC. (EL PASO OPERATIONS) 3,008
Total 2,080,901

Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3). / Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce.
Scope 3 emissions

Category Emissions
(Unit:t-CO2)
1. Purchased products and services 5,541
2. Capital goods 1,168
3. Fuel and energy activities that do not fall under Scopes1 and 2 96
4. Transportation and distribution (upstream) 34,850
5. Waste generated from operation 94
6. Business trip 513
7. Employee commute 235
9. Transportation and distribution (downstream) 16,232
10. Fabrication of sold products 1
11. Use of sold products 46,962
12. Disposal of sold products 2,851
Total 108,543

Calculation range: domestic companies, FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD.
Calculation period: Fiscal 2016

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.
Weight of disposed waste

Location Hazardous Waste(Unit:ton) Non-hazardous Waste(Unit:ton)
Waste
Generation
Recycled Final Disposal Waste
Generation
Recycled Final Disposal
Japan FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters) 0.46 0.00 0.46 166.30 74.29 92.01

Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.

Location Environmental preservation cost (classification through business operations)
Category Key activity and the outcome Investment Unit
(one thousand yen)
Cost Unit
(one thousand yen)
Japan FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters) (1)Business area cost 0 38,523
Breakdown (1)-1 Pollution prevention costs Air and water control-related prevention countermeasures 0 530
(1)-2 Global environmental conservation costs Prevention of global warming, as well as energy-saving measures 0 1,238
(1)-3 Resource circulation costs Waste disposal and recycling 0 36,756
(2) Upstream / downstream cost Green purchasing expenses 0 0
(3) Administration costs Environmental education, EMS construction expenses etc. 0 11,373
(4) R&D costs Research and development 0 1,648,287
(5) Social activity costs Tree planting 0 560
(6) Environmental damage handling costs 0 0
Total 0 1,698,742
  • * “Investment” refers to equipment investments for the purpose of environmental conservation. “Cost” refers to personnel and miscellaneous expenses/costs incurred for environmental conservation activities.

Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria.

Location Rate(%)
Domestic and overseas companies All procuring sites 100

We have distributed the environmental rules to all suppliers, updated them, and also obtained environment-related materials.

Social data

Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region.

Location Number of new employees hired(person) Number of displaced employees(person)
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 30 13 43 21 8 29
Overseas All overseas companies 2,636 9,342 11,978 3,072 15,935 19,007

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part time employees, by significant locations of operation.

Location ※1 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part time employees
Japan FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters) Insurance, benefit plan, bonus, retirement plan, leave system and others
Overseas Significant locations of operations Insurance, benefit plan, bonus, retirement plan, leave system and others
  • ※1 Significant locations of operations: The headquarters and 11 main sites whose operation processes are to be checked based on the J-SOX.

Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender.
Number of employees who have or exercised those rights

Location Total number of employees who have those rights
(person) ※1
Total number of employees who have exercised those rights
(person) ※2
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 35 5 37 1 5 6
Overseas All overseas companies 350 5,447 5,797 234 3,231 3,465

Return to work and retention rates regarding the above

Location Total number of employees who have returned to work
(person) ※3
Return to work rate after parental leave(%)
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 1 5 6 100 100 100
Overseas All overseas companies 230 2,735 2,965 98 85 86
  • ※1 Number of employees that had the right to take parental leave during the applicable period.
  • ※2 Number of employees that had the right to take parental leave and exercised it during the applicable period.
  • ※3 Number of employees that had the right to take parental leave, exercised it, and returned to work during the applicable period.

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.

Location Rate(%)
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 100
Overseas All overseas companies 100

Type of disability and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities by region and gender.

Location Total working hours(hour) Number of lost days(day)
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 1,035,973 324,570 1,360,543 0 0 0
Overseas All overseas companies 17,314,764 99,730,784 117,045,548 106 676 782
Location Number of injured employees(person) Number of work-related fatalities(person)
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 2 0 2 0 0 0
Overseas All overseas companies 48 182 230 1 2 3
Location Frequency rate ※1 Severity rate ※2
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 1.931 0.000 1.470 0.000 0.000 0.000
Overseas All overseas companies 2.830 1.845 1.991 0.006 0.007 0.007
  • ※1 Frequency rate = Number of work-related injuries or fatalities / Total working hours X 1,000,000
  • ※2 Severity rate = Workdays lost / Total working hours X 1,000

Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions.

Location Rate(%)
Asia GUANGZHOU PANYU JIU SHUI KENG FOSTER ELECTRIC FACTORY (*outsourcee) -
FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., (NANNING) LTD. -
FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., (HEYUAN)LTD. -
PT FOSTER ELECTRIC INDONESIA 16
FOSTER ELECTRIC (THILAWA) CO., LTD. -
FOSTER ELECTRIC (VIETNAM) CO., LTD. 6
FOSTER ELECTRIC (DA NANG) CO., LTD. 6
FOSTER ELECTRIC (QUANG NGAI) CO., LTD. 6
FOSTER ELECTRIC (BAC NINH) CO., LTD. 6
ESTec CORPORATION 9

“-” indicates no applicable agreements. The specialized department promotes health and safety activities in cooperation with the employees.

Training hours (training hours per employee)

Location Average training hours(hour)
By gender By employee category
Male Female Management General
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 19.93 19.32 15.23 21.75
Overseas All overseas companies 14.20 11.08 8.44 11.58

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category.

Location Rate(%)
By gender By employee category
Male Female Management General
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 100 100 100 100
Overseas All overseas companies 62 31 84 33

Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority, and other indicators of diversity

Location Rate(%)
Less than 30 year old 30-50 year old Over 50 year old
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 0 0 100
Overseas All overseas companies 2 32 66

Ratio of basic salary of women to men by employee category, by significant locations of operations

Location ※1 Rate(%)
By employee category
Management General
Japan FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters) 100 100
Overseas All overseas companies 100 100
  • ※1 Significant locations of operations: The headquarters and 11 main sites, whose operation processes are to be checked based on the J-SOX.

Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria. / Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria./ Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society.

Location Rate(%)
Domestic and overseas companies All procuring sites 98

Percentage of suppliers who have procurement contract with Foster Groups and agreed to “Foster Group Supplier CSR Code of Conduct” by the end of March, 2018.

Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.

Location Number of grievances
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 0

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.

Location Employee training
Total hours
(hour)
Employees Rate(%)
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 117 19
Overseas All overseas companies 65,761 76

Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization’s human rights policies or procedures that are relevant to operations.

Location Rate(%)
Internal Outsourcing
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. N/A ※1 100
Overseas All overseas companies 100 100
  • ※1 No applicable persons.

Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken.

Location Rate(%)
Domestic and overseas companies Domestic and overseas companiesAll procuring sites 99

Rate of replies collected for the conflict mineral survey from business associates.

Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

Location Number of grievances
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 7

Total number and percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruption

Location Total number of operations Rate(%)
Domestic and overseas companies Domestic and overseas locations of operations 13 68

There were no significant risks related to corruption identified by the risk assessment.

Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures.

Location Total number and rate of notifications on anti-corruption related organizations’ policies and procedures.
Governance body members
Total Rate(%)
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 34 100
Overseas All overseas companies 74 77

Number of grievances about impacts on society filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.

Location Number of grievances
Japan Domestic Companies: FOSTER ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Headquarters), FOSTER TRANSPORTATIONS LTD., FOSTER ELECTRONICS LTD. 0

Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data.

Location Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy Total number of leakage, theft, and loss of customer data
Petitions filed by external parties interested and approved publicly by the organization Petitions filed by the regulatory authorities
Domestic and overseas companies All sites in Japan and other countries 0 0 1