DIC Publishes DIC Report 2020 Integrated Report —Highlights include an introduction to the new DIC Sustainability Index and a special feature on DIC Group products that contribute to the creation of social value—
- News Release
Tokyo, Japan—DIC Corporation announced today the publication of the summary and complete versions of DIC Report 2020, the latest edition of its annual integrated report, which provides vital information on the DIC Group’s businesses, financial performance and sustainability initiatives, among others, in an efficient and coherent form.
As well as introducing the new DIC Sustainability Index, developed as a way of expressing social value that is crucial to the resolution of key social imperatives, this year’s report includes a message from the CFO on the basic strategic policies underpinning the Group’s approach to financial management and a special feature on DIC Group products that contribute to the creation of social value.
To meet the needs of an increasing number of stakeholders, DIC prepares two versions of its annual integrated report: a simplified summary version (printed and PDF) and a detailed version containing extensive quantitative data (PDF only). To convey information in an accessible manner, DIC Report 2020 was designed in accordance with the principles of color universal design (CUD)*, earning official certification from Japan’s Color Universal Design Organization (CUDO). Having pledged to contribute through its business activities to the success of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, later summarized as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), DIC also used the official icons of the SDGs to identify pertinent DIC Group initiatives in the sustainability portion of the report. In consideration of the environment, the summary version was printed using environment-friendly 100% vegetable oil–based inks manufactured by subsidiary DIC Graphics Corporation. In preparing the report, DIC referenced ISO 26000, the International Organization for Standardization’s standard for social responsibility, released in 2010, as well as Japan’s Responsible Care Code and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s† GRI Standards, to ensure it provides the information sought by its diverse stakeholders.
The DIC Group is working to provide both social value, which contributes to sustainability and markets, and economic value, which underpins corporate growth, with the aim of becoming a unique global company that is trusted by society. DIC is working with its approximately 170 Group companies around the world to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society and has declared a target for reducing its emissions of CO2 by 30% from the fiscal year 2013 level by fiscal year 2030. Looking ahead, the Group will continue to use a variety of tools to extend information to its many stakeholders, as well as to encourage greater awareness of its activities.
* CUD is a design philosophy that seeks to use color schemes that make products, facilities and structures, environments, services and information accessible to individuals with all types of color vision.
† The GRI is an international nonprofit organization, the mission of which is to formulate international sustainability standards. In its role as an official collaborating center of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the organization developed the GRI Standards, which apply to sustainability reporting by a variety of entities.
Contents page of the summary version of DIC Report 2020