Editorial Policy

Editorial Policy

The Olympus Group's Sustainability information is reported on the Sustainability page.
In addition to annual updates in August, the Sustainability page is updated as needed to ensure timely information disclosure.
We also publish the information on our Sustainability page in October each year as our Sustainability Report. The Sustainability Report and Archives are available in the Sustainability Library.

Organizations Covered by the Report

Taking the Olympus Group as its basis, any references in this report that fall outside that basis are identified separately.
The descriptions used herein denote the following.

  • Olympus Group: Olympus Corporation and subsidiaries (global)*
  • Olympus: Olympus Corporation
  • Japan subsidiaries: Major subsidiaries in Japan
  • Subsidiaries outside Japan: Major subsidiaries outside Japan

*Some information for Evident Corporation, which assumed the Scientific Solutions Business, a non-ongoing business of Olympus Group, was excluded from reporting.

Period Covered by the Report

Latest annual update: FY2023 (April 1, 2022–March 31, 2023)
The report contains some information outside this period.

Reporting cycle, date of most recent report

Latest annual update: August 21, 2023 (in Japanese and English)
Previous annual update: July 25, 2022 (in Japanese and English)

Reference Guidelines

  • GRI, Sustainability Reporting Standard
  • Environmental Reporting Guidelines (2018) of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

The ISO 26000 guidelines and the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact were also used as reference when selecting items for inclusion in the report.

External Assurance

Environmental Data

  • Scope of external assurance
    The amounts of CO2 emissions in Scope 1, Scope 2 (location based and market-based methods), and Scope 3: Categories 1 to 7, 11, 12; and energy consumption, water usage, and waste discharged.
  • External Assurance Organization
    SOCOTEC Certification JAPAN

Occupational Safety and Health Data

  • Scope of external assurance
    Number of Lost Time Injuries , Lost Time Injuries (of one day or more) Frequency Rate (LTIFR), Number of Fatalities
  • External Assurance Organization
    SOCOTEC Certification JAPAN