Editorial Policy

Daiwa Securities Group's policy on information disclosure regarding the SDGs is as follows.

Editorial Policy

At Daiwa Securities Group, we have been reporting our CSR activities annually since FY2002 for the following two objectives: to disclose our CSR activities in an easy-to-understand way and to evaluate the current state of affairs and the challenges we face. From the second half of FY2018, our CSR activities were expanded as part of our initiatives for achieving SDGs. In conjunction with this change, we sorted out our business activities and the content of the Group's CSR activities anew, and redesigned our previous CSR Report into the SDGs Data Book.
From fiscal 2020, we will post comprehensive data on the Group's SDGs on the "SDGs" page of the Daiwa Securities Group's web site with the aim of improving the convenience of readers and timely disclosure of information.

Intended Readership This report is intended for the broad range of Daiwa Securities Group stakeholders defined by ISO 26000, including customers, shareholders and investors, employees, business partners, and local communities.
Reporting Boundary This report generally discusses the principal companies of Daiwa Securities Group. It does not, however, include all data from the Group's principal companies on items reported. The information is selected based on the respective companies' size and type of business. Each set of data specifies the scope of coverage. The term "Daiwa Securities Group" refers to our entire group, while the terms "Daiwa Securities Group Inc." and "Daiwa Securities" refer to Daiwa Securities Group Inc. and Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd., respectively.
Period Covered by Report FY2018 (April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019) The report, however, also includes some information on events and activities carried out prior to the beginning of or after the end of FY2018, or scheduled to take place during FY2019.
Inquiries SDGs Promotion Office, Corporate Planning Department, Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
Tel +81-3-5555-1111(Main)
E-mail daiwacsr@daiwa.co.jp
URL https://www.daiwa-grp.jp/english/sdgs/group_sdgs/
Reference Guidelines GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards 2016
ISO 26000: Guidance on social responsibility
Sustainability accounting standards for the Financials sector, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005, Ministry of the Environment, Japan