Environmental Report

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Discussion Paper
1. Background In order to compare the current status of Corporate Sustainability Management in China, Korea and Japan, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES, headquartered in Japan) has conducted a survey project with cooperation from the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy of State Environmental Protection Agency...
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At the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), "changing unsustainable patterns of consumption and production" was determined to be the key task for the future. The prospective direction of corporate environmental conservation activities is an important factor in solving global environmental issues-corporations' roles as producers and...
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Author:
Lee, Byung-Wook
This paper aims to identify differences and similarities between Japanese and Korean corporate managements in terms of environmental conservation practices and their institutional frameworks. Similar efforts have been made in the countries regarding the introduction of ISO14001 etc. However, there seems to be much difference between their...
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The publication by corporations of information relating to the environment is becoming more and more widespread. In particular, there has been a rapid increase in the number of companies which disclose information in the form of environmental reports. An environmental report is a document for public consumption which sets out a company's efforts to...
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Along with the growing influence of the environmental factor on business management, there has been an increase in the number of companies which compile environmental reports. According to the Survey on Environmentally-friendly Corporate Behavior carried out annually by the Ministry of the Environment, there has been a rapid rise in the number of...
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For several years now, the number of Japanese companies which publish environmental reports has been increasing. In compiling environmental reports, most people refer to the Environmental Reporting Guidelines (Ministry of the Environment, 2001a, 2001b) issued by the Ministry of the Environment. As indicated in the Guidelines, as basic principles of...
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The purpose of this research is to indicate what is needed to make corporate environmental disclosure more meaningful by revealing the reality of ER published in Japan. We believe that our research has a unique meaning in the following points: It carefully examines the relevance of information disclosed in Japanese ER with the MOE Environmental...