DIC Report and the GRI Standards

DIC Report 2018 was prepared in compliance with the GRI Standards’ “Core” option.

100 Universal

GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016

1Organizational profile

102-1

Name or organization

Page(s), etc.

The DIC Group: A Global PowerhouseP3

G4stan-dard

G4-3

102-3

Location of headquarters

Page(s), etc.

The DIC Group: A Global PowerhouseP3

G4stan-dard

G4-5

102-4

Location of operations

G4stan-dard

G4-6

102-5

Ownership and legal form

Page(s), etc.

The DIC Group: A Global PowerhouseP3

G4stan-dard

G4-7

102-7

Scale of the organization

G4stan-dard

G4-9

102-8

Information on employees and other workers

Page(s), etc.

Basic Personnel Statistics (DIC)P116

G4stan-dard

: G4-10

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.3

102-9

Supply chain

Page(s), etc.

Sustainable ProcurementP131

G4stan-dard

: G4-12

102-10

Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

Page(s), etc.

Information on new organizationP22), Information on new acquisitions(P24,P26

G4stan-dard

: G4-13

102-11

Precautionary principle or approach

G4stan-dard

: G4-14

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-12

External initiatives

G4stan-dard

: G4-15

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-13

Membership of associations

Page(s), etc.

: UNGC, JCIA, Keidanren, Keizai Doyukai, Japan Printing Inks Makers Association

G4stan-dard

: G4-16

ISO26000

: 6.2

2Strategy

102-14

Statement from senior decision-maker

Page(s), etc.

A Message from the PresidentP7-12

G4stan-dard

: G4-1

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-15

Key impacts, risks, and opportunities

Related information/Reasons for omission

Packaging & Graphic,Color & Display,Functional Products

G4stan-dard

: G4-2

ISO26000

: 6.2

3Ethics and integrity

102-16

Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

G4stan-dard

: G4-56

102-17

Mechanisms for advice and concern about ethics

G4stan-dard

: G4-57,G4-58

4Governance

102-18
102-19

Delegating authority

G4stan-dard

: G4-35

102-20

Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics

G4stan-dard

: G4-36

102-21

Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics

G4stan-dard

: G4-37

102-22

Composition of the highest governance body and its committees

Page(s), etc.

Corporate GovernanceP39-40),official corporate governance report

G4stan-dard

: G4-38

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-23

Chair of the highest governing body

Page(s), etc.

Corporate GovernanceP39-40),official corporate governance report

G4stan-dard

: G4-39

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-24

Nominating and selecting the highest governance body

Page(s), etc.

Corporate GovernanceP39-40),official corporate governance report

G4stan-dard

: G4-40

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-25

Conflicts of interest

Page(s), etc.

G4stan-dard

: G4-41

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-26

Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy

G4stan-dard

: G4-42

102-27

Collective knowledge of highest governing body

G4stan-dard

: G4-43

102-28

Evaluating the highest governing body’s performance

G4stan-dard

: G4-44

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-29

Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts

G4stan-dard

: G4-45

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-30

Effectiveness of risk management processes

G4stan-dard

: G4-46

102-31

Review of economic, environmental and social topics

G4stan-dard

: G4-47

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-32

Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reporting

G4stan-dard

: G4-48

102-33

Communicating critical concerns

G4stan-dard

: G4-49

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-34

Nature and total number of critical concerns

G4stan-dard

: G4-50

102-35

Remuneration policies

G4stan-dard

: G4-51

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-36

Process for determining remuneration

G4stan-dard

: G4-52

102-37

Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration

G4stan-dard

: G4-53

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-38

Annual total compensation ratio

Related information/Reasons for omission

:Yuka Shoken Hokokusho(“Employees”)

G4stan-dard

: G4-54

102-39

Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio

G4stan-dard

: G4-55

5Stakeholder engagement

102-40

List of stakeholder groups

Page(s), etc.

Communication with StakeholdersP144

G4stan-dard

: G4-24

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-41

Collective bargaining agreements

Page(s), etc.

:Japan: 62.7% of employees belong to a labor union (for eligible employees, the rate is close to 100%) Overseas: Employees have collective bargaining rights as allowed for by the laws and regulations of the country/territory in which they are employed (as of the end of fiscal year 2017)

G4stan-dard

: G4-11

ISO26000

: 6.3.10,6.4,6.4.3,6.4.4,6.4.5

102-42

Identifying and selecting stakeholders

Page(s), etc.

Communication with StakeholdersP144

G4stan-dard

: G4-25

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-43

Approach to stakeholder engage

G4stan-dard

: G4-26,G4-PR5

ISO26000

: 6.2,6.7,6.7.4,6.7.5,6.7.6,6.7.8,6.7.9

102-44

Key topics and concerns raised

Related information/Reasons for omission

G4stan-dard

: G4-27,G4-PR5

ISO26000

: 6.2

6Reporting practice

102-45

Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

G4stan-dard

: G4-17

ISO26000

: 6.2

102-46

Defining report content and topic boundaries

Page(s), etc.

Sustainability initiativesP50-51

G4stan-dard

: G4-18

102-47

List of material topics

Page(s), etc.

Materiality AnalysisP53

G4stan-dard

: G4-19

102-48

Restatements of information

Page(s), etc.

:NA

G4stan-dard

: G4-22

102-49

Changes in reporting

Page(s), etc.

Materiality AnalysisP53),Review of materiality

G4stan-dard

: G4-23

102-50

Reporting period

Page(s), etc.

:About this Report(P2

G4stan-dard

: G4-28

102-51

Date of most recent report

Page(s), etc.

:About this Report(P2

G4stan-dard

: G4-29

102-52

Reporting cycle

Page(s), etc.

:About this Report(P2

G4stan-dard

: G4-30

102-53

Contact point for questions regarding the report

Page(s), etc.

: Back cover

G4stan-dard

: G4-31

102-54

Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI standards

Page(s), etc.

:About this Report(P2

G4stan-dard

: G4-32-a

102-55

GRI content index

Page(s), etc.

:DIC Report 2019 and the GRI Standards (this table)

G4stan-dard

: G4-32-b

102-56

External assurance

G4stan-dard

: G4-32-c,G4-33

ISO26000

: 7.5.3

103 Management approach
GRI 103: General disclosures 2016

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its boundary

Page(s), etc.

Materiality AnalysisP53

G4stan-dard

: G4-DMA-a,G4-20,G4-21

103-2

The management approach and its components

Page(s), etc.

: DIC Group general materiality issues
• Transformation to a sustainable business structure
• Efforts to strengthen product development capabilities and create new businesses
• Response to a circular economy
Business Models that Respond to Social ImperativesP134
• Product stewardship
ESHP64), QualityP112),Sustainable ProcurementP131
• Response to climate change
• Reduction of environmental impact (emissions into the air and water)
ESHP64
• Response to changes in environmental laws and regulations
BCM and Crisis ManagementP56
• Promotion of sustainable procurement
• Strengthening of partnerships
Sustainable ProcurementP131
• Governance at subsidiaries
ComplianceP54
• Information securityy
Information securityP62
Ability to maximize capital efficiency
• Digital transformation
• Food security
New Medium-Term Management Plan: DIC111P13
• Communication with customers and markets
Communication with StakeholdersP144

G4stan-dard

: G4-DMA-b,G4-EN34,G4-LA16,G4-HR12,G4-SO11

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Page(s), etc.

: As above, assessment results are indicated on various pages;
System for Promoting Sustainability InitiativesP51

G4stan-dard

: G4-DMA-c

200 Economic topics

GRI 201: Economic performance 2016

201-1

Direct economic value generated and distributed

Page(s), etc.

The DIC Group: A Global PowerhouseP3-P4),of the Financial Section (“Management’s Discussion and Analysis”)( P155

G4stan-dard

: G4-EC1

ISO26000

: 6.8,6.8.3,6.8.7,6.8.9

201-2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change

Page(s), etc.

Support for the TCFDP92

G4stan-dard

: G4-EC2

ISO26000

: 6.5.5

201-3

Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans

Page(s), etc.

Yuka Shoken HokokushoP78

G4stan-dard

: G4-EC3

201-4

Financial assistance received from government

G4stan-dard

: G4-EC4

GRI 202: Market presence 2016

202-1

Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage

Related information/Reasons for omission

Yuka Shoken Hokokusho

G4stan-dard

: G4-EC5

ISO26000

: 6.4.4,6.8

202-2

Proportion of senior management hired from the local community

G4stan-dard

: G4-EC6

ISO26000

: 6.8,6.8.5,6.8.7

GRI 203: Indirect economic impacts 2016

203-1

Infrastructure investments and services supported

Related information/Reasons for omission

:Global corporate website (Home page > Sustainability > Harmony with the Community and Social Contributions

G4stan-dard

: G4-EC7

ISO26000

: 6.3.9,6.8,6.8.3,6.8.4,6.8.5,6.8.6,6.8.7,6.8.9

203-2

Significant indirect economic impacts

Related information/Reasons for omission

:Global corporate website (Home page > Sustainability > Harmony with the Community and Social Contributions

G4stan-dard

: G4-EC8

ISO26000

: 6.3.9,6.6.6,6.6.7,6.7.8,6.8,6.8.5,6.8.6,6.8.7,6.8.9

GRI 204: Procurement Practices 2016

204-1

Proportion of spending on local suppliers

G4stan-dard

: G4-EC9

ISO26000

: 6.6,6.6.8,6.8.5,6.8.7

GRI 205: Anti-corruption 2016

205-1

Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

Related information/Reasons for omission

Compliance

G4stan-dard

: G4-SO3

ISO26000

: 6.6,6.6.3

205-2

Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

Page(s), etc.

ComplianceP54-55

Related information/Reasons for omission

Encouraging CSR Procurement

G4stan-dard

: G4-SO4

ISO26000

: 6.6,6.6.3

205-3

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken

Related information/Reasons for omission

Goals and Achievements of Major Achievements

G4stan-dard

: G4-SO5

ISO26000

: 6.6,6.6.3

GRI 206: Anti-competitive behavior 2016

206-1

Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices

Related information/Reasons for omission

Goals and Achievements of Major Achievements

G4stan-dard

: G4-SO7

ISO26000

: 6.6,6.6.5,6.6.7

300 Environmental topics

GRI 301: Materials 2016

301-1

Materials used by weight or volume

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN1

ISO26000

: 6.5.4

301-2

Recycled input materials used

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN2

ISO26000

: 6.5.4

301-3

Reclaimed products and their packaging materials

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN28

ISO26000

: 6.5.3,6.5.4,6.7.5

GRI 302: Energy 2016

302-2

Energy consumption outside the organization

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN4

ISO26000

: 6.5.4

302-3

Energy intensity

Page(s), etc.

Nonfinancial InformationP6

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN5

ISO26000

: 6.5.4

302-4

Reduction of energy consumption

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN6

ISO26000

: 6.5.4,6.5.5

302-5

Reductions in energy requirements of products and services

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN7

ISO26000

: 6.5.4,6.5.5

GRI 303: Water 2016

303-1

Water withdrawal by source

Page(s), etc.

Managing Water ResourcesP99

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN8

ISO26000

: 6.5.4

303-2

Management of water discharge related impacts

Page(s), etc.

Managing Water ResourcesP99

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN9

ISO26000

: 6.5.4

303-3

Water withdrawal

Page(s), etc.

Managing Water ResourcesP99

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN10

ISO26000

: 6.5.4

303-4

Water discharge

Page(s), etc.

Managing Water ResourcesP99

ISO26000

: 6.5.4

GRI 304: Biodiversity

304-1

Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN11

ISO26000

: 6.5.6

304-2

Significant impacts of activities, products, and services in biodiversity

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN12

ISO26000

: 6.5.6

304-3

Habitats protected or restored

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN13

ISO26000

: 6.5.6

304-4

IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN14

ISO26000

: 6.5.6

GRI 305: Emissions 2016

305-1

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Page(s), etc.

Preventing Global WarmingP77-P95

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN15

ISO26000

: 6.5.5

305-2

Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN16

ISO26000

: 6.5.5

305-3

Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN17

ISO26000

: 6.5.5

305-4

GHG emissions intensity

Page(s), etc.

Nonfinancial InformationP6

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN18

ISO26000

: 6.5.5

305-5

Reduction of GHG emissions

Page(s), etc.

CO2 Emissions by RegionP80-P81

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN19

ISO26000

: 6.5.5

305-6

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

Page(s), etc.

Protecting the Ozone LayerP87

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN20

ISO26000

: 6.5.3,6.5.5

305-7

Nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), and other significant air emissions

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN21

ISO26000

: 6.5.3

GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016

306-1

Water discharge by quality and destination

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN22

ISO26000

: 6.5.3,6.5.4

306-2

Waste by type and disposal method

Page(s), etc.

Reducing Industrial WasteP97

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN23

ISO26000

: 6.5.3

306-3

Significant spills

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN24

ISO26000

: 6.5.3

306-4

Transport of hazardous waste

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN25

ISO26000

: 6.5.3

306-5

Water bodies affected by water discharges and/or runoff

Related information/Reasons for omission

Managing Water Resources

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN26

ISO26000

: 6.5.3,6.5.4,6.5.6

GRI 307: Environmental Compliance 2016

307-1

Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Page(s), etc.

ESH AuditingP68

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN29

ISO26000

: 4.6

GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016

308-1

New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

Related information/Reasons for omission

Sustainable Procurement

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN32

ISO26000

: 6.3.5,6.6.6,7.3.1

308-2

Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Page(s), etc.

Sustainable ProcurementP131

Related information/Reasons for omission

: The number of suppliers and negative impacts identified cannot be disclosed because of confidentiality concerns.

G4stan-dard

: G4-EN33

ISO26000

: 6.3.5,6.6.6,7.3.1

400 Social topics

GRI 401: Employment 2016

401-1

New employee hires and employee turnover

Page(s), etc.

Basic Personnel Statistics (DIC)P116

Related information/Reasons for omission

Promoting Diversity

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA1

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.3

401-2

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees

Related information/Reasons for omission

Human Resources Management

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA2

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.3,6.4.4

401-3

Parental leave

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA3

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.3

GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations 2016

402-1

Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

Page(s), etc.

: A minimum notice period is provided as specified in labor agreements.

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA4

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.3,6.4.4,6.4.5

GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016

403-1

Occupational health and safety management system

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA5

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.6

403-2

Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA6

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.6

403-3

Occupational health services

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA7

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.6,6.8,6.8.3,6.8.4,6.8.8

403-4

Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA8

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.6

403-5

Worker training on occupational health and safety

Page(s), etc.

Kiken Yochi Training (KYT)P71

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.6

403-6

Promotion of worker health

Page(s), etc.

Occupational HealthP75

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.6

403-7

Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships

Page(s), etc.

Reducing RisksP70

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.6

403-8

Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.6

403-9

Worker-related injuries

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.6

403-10

Work-related ill health

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA8

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.6

GRI 404: Training and Education 2016

404-1

Average hours of training per year per employee

Related information/Reasons for omission

DIC’s Training Program

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA9

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.7

404-2

Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA10

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.7,6.8.5

404-3

Percentage of employee receiving regular performance and career development reviews

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA11

ISO26000

: 6.4,6.4.7

GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016

405-1

Diversity of governance bodies and employees

Related information/Reasons for omission

: Directors, Audit & Supervisory Board Members and Executive Officers
Advancing the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities,Reemployment after Retirement and Support for Retirement Planning,Global Talent Development

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA12

ISO26000

: 6.3.7,6.3.10,6.4,6.4.3

405-2

Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA12

ISO26000

: 6.3.7,6.3.10,6.4,6.4.3

GRI 406: Non-discrimination 2016

406-1

Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken

G4stan-dard

: G4-HR3

ISO26000

: 6.3,6.3.6,6.3.7,6.3.10,6.4.3

GRI 407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2016

407-1

Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk

G4stan-dard

: G4-HR4

ISO26000

: 6.3,6.3.3,6.3.4,6.3.5,6.3.8,6.3.10,6.4.3,6.4.5

GRI 408: Child Labor 2016

408-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor

Page(s), etc.

Human Resources ManagementP118

Related information/Reasons for omission

Sustainable Procurement

G4stan-dard

: G4-HR5

ISO26000

: 6.3,6.3.3,6.3.4,6.3.5,6.3.7,6.3.10

GRI 409: Forced or Compulsory Labor 2016

409-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor

Page(s), etc.

Human Resources ManagementP118

Related information/Reasons for omission

Sustainable Procurement

G4stan-dard

: G4-HR6

ISO26000

: 6.3,6.3.3,6.3.4,6.3.5,6.3.7,6.3.10

GRI 410: Security Practices 2016

410-1

Security personnel trained in human rights policies or procedures

Related information/Reasons for omission

Human Resources Management

G4stan-dard

: G4-HR7

ISO26000

: 6.3,6.3.5,6.4.3,6.6.6

GRI 411: Rights of Indigenous Peoples

411-1

Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples

G4stan-dard

: G4-HR8

ISO26000

: 6.3,6.3.6,6.3.7,6.3.8,6.6.7

GRI 412: Human Rights Assessment 2016

412-1

Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

Page(s), etc.

G4stan-dard

: G4-HR9

ISO26000

: 6.3,6.3.3,6.3.4,6.3.5

412-2

Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

Related information/Reasons for omission

Human Resources Management

G4stan-dard

: G4-HR2

ISO26000

: 6.3,6.3.5

412-3

Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening

G4stan-dard

: G4-HR1

ISO26000

: 6.3,6.3.3,6.3.5,6.3.6

GRI 413: Local Communities 2016

413-1

Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Related information/Reasons for omission

Communication with Stakeholders

G4stan-dard

: G4-SO1

ISO26000

: 6.3.9,6.6.7,6.8,6.8.5,6.8.7

413-2

Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities

G4stan-dard

: G4-SO2

ISO26000

: 6.3.9,6.5.3,6.5.6,6.8.9

GRI 414: Supplier Social Assessment 2016

414-1

New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

Related information/Reasons for omission

Sustainable Procurement

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA14,G4-HR10,G4-SO9

414-2

Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Page(s), etc.

Sustainable ProcurementP131

Related information/Reasons for omission

: Disclosure regarding the specific number of suppliers and specific negative social impacts is protected by confidentiality agreements.

G4stan-dard

: G4-LA15,G4-HR11,G4-SO10

GRI 415: Public Policy 2016

415-1

Political contributions

G4stan-dard

: G4-SO6

GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety

416-1

Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

Related information/Reasons for omission

Focus on Product Stewardship,Quality

G4stan-dard

: G4-PR1

ISO26000

: 6.3.9,6.6.6,6.7,6.7.4,6.7.5

416-2

Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services

Related information/Reasons for omission

Preventing the Recurrence of Problems

G4stan-dard

: G4-PR2

ISO26000

: 6.3.9,6.6.6,6.7,6.7.4,6.7.5

GRI 417: Marketing and Labeling 2016

417-1

Requirements for product and service information and labeling

Related information/Reasons for omission

Initiatives Aimed at Increasing Customer Satisfaction

G4stan-dard

: G4-PR3

ISO26000

: 6.7,6.7.3,6.7.4,6.7.5,6.7.6,6.7.9

417-2

Incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labeling

G4stan-dard

: G4-PR4

ISO26000

: 6.7,6.7.3,6.7.4,6.7.5,6.7.6,6.7.9

417-3

Incidents of non-compliance concerning marketing communications

G4stan-dard

: G4-PR7

ISO26000

: 6.7,6.7.3,6.7.6,6.7.9

GRI 418: Customer Privacy 2016

418-1

Substantial complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data

G4stan-dard

: G4-PR8

ISO26000

: 6.7,6.7.7

GRI 419: Socioeconomic Compliance 2016

419-1

Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area

G4stan-dard

: G4-SO8,G4-PR9

ISO26000

: 6.6,6.6.3,6.6.7,6.8.7