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Editorial policy

In preparation for the “Sustainability Report 2020”

This report has been prepared as Unicharm Group's corporate sustainability which is embodied by our corporate philosophy “NOLA & DOLA*”. Here, we will take a closer look at how we are working to practice NOLA & DOLA through our businesses. This year as well, we will stipulate the progress of our initiatives for corporate social responsibility (CSR) key topics and, at the same time, strive to further improve the report from the view-point of ESG information disclosure.

Furthermore, as for our global report, we refer to the UN Global Compact, ISO26000 and GRI Guidelines throughout the whole report.

We will continue to accommodate the requests of our stakeholders to the greatest extent possible. Therefore, we ask that you go through our “Integrated Report 2020” as well as the newly published update summary, and provide whatever any frank opinions and comments you may have.

  • * NOLA&DOLA: “Necessity of Life with Activities & Dreams of Life with Activities.” From newborn infants to the elderly, Unicharm aims to provide people with products that provide physical and psychological support through gentle care so that they may be free of their burdens to fulfill their dreams.


Areas Covered
Business outline, CSR vision, activity goals, promotional structure, business performance, accounting data, etc. This report presents details of results for FY2019 as well as the latest information for the early part of FY2020.
Unicharm Group companies are shown on a consolidated basis. Details of companies mentioned in the environmental activity report can be found on the Unicharm website.
Intended Audience
All Unicharm stakeholders inclusive of customers, shareholders, investors, business partners, employees and society in general
January 1 to December 31, 2019 (including some activities before and after this period as well as future targets)
Reference Guidelines
  • GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards
  • 2018 Environmental Reporting Guidelines of the Ministry of the Environment
  • ISO26000
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
  • Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Annual report (World Energy Outlook) by the International Energy Agency (IEA)
Date of issue
May 2020 (the next edition is scheduled for publication in May 2021)
Available at
  • “Sustainability” on the Unicharm website

List of contents

Chapter Title Topic Web version PDF version
Overview of Unicharm Group Company Profile
Primary Consolidated Subsidiaries and Affiliates
Production and Sales Areas
Main Business Indicators
Editorial Policy/Contents Editorial Policy
Message from the President
Unicharm Group's Sustainability Our basic approach and strategy
Management Structure
Reference Framework for Unicharm's CSR strategy
Communicating with Stakeholders
CSR Key Topics 1. Lengthening Healthy Life Expectancy
2. Supporting Women's Independence and Improving Hygiene
3. Contributing to Global Environment
4. Contributing to the Community
Environment Environmental Management
Climate Change
Pollution Prevention and Resource Utilization
Supply Chain (Environment)
Water Resources
Activity Results
Site Data
Human Rights
Responsibility to Customers Communicating with Customers
Product Development and Marketing
Labor Standards View Concerning Human Resources
Personnel Utilization and Training
Respect for Diversity
Health and Safety
Human Resources Data
Local Communities Our Attitude toward Social Contribution and its Structures
Making Contributions to Society through Business Development
Community-based Social Contribution Activities (Japan)
Community-based Social Contribution Activities (Overseas)
Supply Chain (Society) Our basic approach and strategy
Management Structure
Shareholders and Investors Our Basic Policy on Profit Returns to Our Shareholders
Information Disclosure for Our Investors
Status of Inclusion in ESG Indexes
Governance Corporate Governance
Risk Management
Tax Compliance
Third Party Assurance Report
List of Awards and Commendations Received in Fiscal 2019
GRI Standards Comparison Table

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