Tokyo, Sept 9, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - The azbil Group, headed by Yamatake Corporation, has on September 9 issued "azbil report 2010," a publication offering detailed information on the Group's corporate activities - including financial, environmental and CSR reports - for FY2009 (April 2009 to March 2010).
Previously the Group's annual report was compiled separately from its environmental and CSR report, but these have now been combined in order to provide all stakeholders - including investors, local community members, and customers - with a fuller, multifaceted picture of the Group's activities. The material covered by these reports has been reorganized under such headings as Business Overview, Management & Society, the Environment, and Financial Report. It is hoped that this new format will encourage a better understanding of the azbil Group.
At the same time, close links have been established between the printed azbil report 2010 and the related website to enable readers to go on-line and access more detailed information if desired. This has made it possible to condense the content of the printed report, resulting in a slimmer publication and helping to conserve resources.
azbil report 2010 topics
- FY2009 was the final year of the Medium-Term Plan designated for "firmly establishing the foundation" for attaining the Group's mission. Reflecting the difficult business climate, the azbil Group's consolidated performance for FY2009 recorded sales of 212.2 billion yen, a fall of 10.1% compared to the previous year, and operating income of 12.3 billion yen, down 30.5% on the previous year.
- The new Medium-Term Plan that began in FY2010 covers the "period of growth," during which the azbil Group will be aiming to achieve further growth, working to find on-site solutions for the issues faced by customers by providing distinctive products and services. Emphasis is being placed on realizing a world of automation created by human ingenuity and technology, with the goal of establishing azbil as one of the world's top names in automation.
- The Feature section reports on the following initiatives of key importance to the new Medium-Term Plan:-- Contributing to the environment through the Group's core businesses for a better earth; and -- Expanding overseas markets to serve a greater number of customers.
- As regards its social responsibilities, the azbil Group is committed to "human-centered CSR management" and is planning initiatives aimed at fostering a corporate culture of high compliance, promoting management that prioritizes people, contributing to the global environment, and reinforcing measures to contribute to society.
- The azbil Group is also actively engaging in efforts to reduce the environmental load associated with its business activities. It has announced that during the "period of growth" under the new Medium-Term Plan it will reduce by FY2013 total CO2 emissions by at least 10% (compared with FY2006 levels).
azbil report 2010 can be downloaded from the following URL: http://www.azbil.com/library/report.html
About Yamatake Corporation
Founded in 1906, Yamatake utilizes its measurement and control technologies to realize safety and comfort, and to contribute to the global environment. The azbil Group has operations in 15 countries, a total of 8,000 employees, and sales of US$2.2 billion. Under azbil, the Group strives to realize safety, comfort and fulfillment in people's lives and contribute to the global environment through "human-centered automation."For detailed information about Yamatake see: http://www.yamatake.com/
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