Editorial Policy

Editorial Policy

The Olympus Group Sustainability Website provides detailed data on our governance, and social and environmental efforts. (Details of our corporate governance are available in the Integrated Report.)
From July 2021, utilizing the flexible nature of website publishing, we intend to publish the above data, previously released annually, in a timely manner.
We also plan to compile the information published on this Sustainability Website as of October every year, as a PDF version of the Olympus Group Sustainability Report for the corresponding fiscal year.

Olympus Group Sustainability Report 2021

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.

* Data for the imaging business, which was transferred in January 1, 2021, are not included unless otherwise specified.

  • Social aspects:
    Some part of information such as human resources, etc. covers Olympus Corporation or Olympus Japan subsidiaries
  • Environmental aspects:
    Small businesses are excluded.
    As the environmental performance data has been revised due to expansion of the coverage of information disclosure, the data values may differ from past disclosed environmental performance.

    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

Period Covered by the Report

[FY2020: April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020]
The report contains some information outside this period.

Reporting cycle, date of most recent report

Once a year, October 30, 2020 (in Japanese and English)

Reference Guidelines

  • GRI, Sustainability Reporting Standard
    The report does not, however, address all of the requirements of the "comprehensive" and "core" level options of the guidelines.
  • 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 (locationbased and market-based methods), and Scope 3: Categories 2 to 8, 12, and 15; and energy consumption, water usage, and waste discharged.
  • External Assurance Organization
    Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA)

Occupational Safety and Health Data

  • Scope of external assurance
    Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate (LTIFR), Occupational Illness Frequency Rate (OIFR), Number of Industrial Accidents, Number of Fatal Industrial Accidents (Fiscal 2021)
  • External Assurance Organization
    Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA)


The Olympus Group actively discloses and publishes corporate information to ensure that our stakeholders have a complete understanding of the Group.
Our major publication and communication tools, excluding the Integrated Report and the Sustainability Report, are as follows.