Editorial Policy

This Report, which introduces the outcome of efforts by Subaru Corporation with its domestic and overseas affiliates in corporate social responsibilities (CSR), has been released to promote communication with our stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, business associates, local communities, and employees, aiming to further strengthen our commitments.

Specifically, in the feature article, we introduce the Subaru Group’s unique initiatives that we particularly want to highlight to our stakeholders, while in the section describing the Group’s CSR activities, we report on our CSR measures focusing on eight areas: customers and products; compliance; corporate governance; the environment; social contributions; information disclosure; procurement; and employees.

Approach to report media


Regarding Report Media

To facilitate understanding of Subaru Corporation’s CSR initiatives by a greater number of stakeholders, some of the CSR activity information have been published in the Annual Report as well as in the CSR Report, starting with the 2013 editions. In addition, the publishing media has been transferred to the website in an effort to alleviate the burden on the environment. Further, the website information is also available as a PDF file, which is stored in the Library section of the website. Please utilize them according to your purpose.

Report Cycle

The CSR activities reports for the Subaru Group in the previous fiscal year are compiled and released annually.

Subjects of Reports

Reported Organizations

The report covers Subaru Corporation together with its Group member companies both domestic and overseas.

Period Covered

  • The information in this report is primarily for the period from April 2016 to March 2017, but there is some information that is from outside this period.
  • The departments and titles etc. of the people introduced in this report are correct as of the time of writing.

Guidelines Referenced

  • ISO26000
  • GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G4)
  • Environmental Report Guidelines (2012) by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment

Special Notice on Prospects

This report includes a variety of information on the prospects, plans, forecasts, etc., for the future of Subaru Corporation and the Subaru Group member companies. Since information contained is based on past facts and those materials currently available, it may differ markedly depending on future economic trends, the company’s business environment and other factors. We therefore request your understanding in this matter.

Issue Periods

  • Previous issue: August 2016
  • Current issue: October 2017
  • Next scheduled issue: August 2018