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[Priority issue 2]Promote Resource Recycling

 

[Image] 推進方針2 Promotion policy 2

Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2016.

Basic Approach

[Image] Water source in FUJIFILM Ashigara Factory

Water source in FUJIFILM Ashigara Factory

The Fujifilm Group has always been aware of the importance of effective use of natural resources, as the main raw material for photographic film, the main product at the time of our establishment, is the precious natural resource, silver, and to which lots of clean water and fresh air are essential in manufacturing. Since our establishment, we actively continue with our efforts to reduce the amount of virgin resources, such as by reducing water usage, recycling and reusing water, recovering and reusing silver, and establishing a resource recycling system for multifunction devices and copiers, etc. We are conducting efforts to use resources effectively and reduce waste through measures which take into account the total lifecycle of a product, by considering the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) in the product design, reducing loss at the manufacturing stage, collecting, reusing and recycling used products, and recycling or converting into valuables.

Data and Information : Environmental Aspects(PDF:93KB)

Target

  • (1) Reduce volume of waste generated by 8% compared to FY2012 by FY2016
    (2) Reduce material input per unit by 10% compared to FY2012 by FY2020 (Create an input control system by FY2016, such as setting indices per unit and verifying the efficacy)
    (3) Maintain water usage per sales (water input per unit) at FY2012 levels

Topics

Activities to Reduce Environmental Impact in Europe and U.S.A.
Low-carbon energy utilization and water usage reduction

●Building the first large-scale joint wastewater treatment plant in the Netherlands

Together with Water Board De Dommel, FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V. (EF), and three other companies in the Netherlands are constructing a large-scale joint wastewater treatment plant in the premises of EF. The ground-breaking ceremony was held in November 2015. The companies are combining their wastewater flows within the plant to minimize the environmental impact from their businesses, while at the same time reducing wastewater treatment costs. Benefits of the plant include not only being able to release treated water as clean water, but also generating biogas from the wastewater sludge. The plant is expected to start operations in summer 2016.

● Commencing production solely by wind power (Netherlands)

[Image]The 100 gigawatt hours of electricity required for all plant operations is equivalent to the energy used by 30,000 households.

The 100 gigawatt hours of electricity required for all plant operations is equivalent to the energy used by 30,000 households.

On January 13, 2016, FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V. (EF) concluded a contract with Eneco, a Dutch energy company, to commence production using only wind power. Since 2011, Eneco has been directly supplying 20% of EF’s electricity needs from five wind turbines on Eneco’s site. The new contract is for additional electricity required from Eneco’s wind farm in Tholen to power EF’s entire production requirement, enabling Fujifilm to achieve complete carbon neutrality.

● Redesigning the company garden reduces water usage as an adaptation measure (U.S.A.)

[Image]Plants in the 23,183-square foot garden were replaced with drought-tolerant plants and ground cover that require minimum watering.

Plants in the 23,183-square foot garden were replaced with drought-tolerant plants and ground cover that require minimum watering.

California has been suffering from drought for the last five years,and mandatory water restriction and water rationing by the State of California have been introduced. Taking the initiative in water usage reduction, FUJIFILM North American Corporation(FNAC) has collaborated with the owner of the facility, Cypress Land Company, to replace greenery and plants that require significant amounts of water with drought-tolerant plants, and change watering systems to drip irrigation to minimize water consumption. These measures reduced water usage in FY2015 to some 60% of that in FY2014.

●Solar power generation realized 39.62 tons CO2 emissions reduction (U.K.)

[Image]These solar panels use FUJIFILM backsheets for solar cell.

These solar panels use FUJIFILM backsheets for solar cell.

FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems Ltd. (FSIS) has installed 800 solar panels measuring 1,320 m2 at its premises to generate power for its own use. The solar power generation system started full-scale operations on February 1, 2016, and 39.62 tons worth of carbon had been offset by the end of March.

Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2016.

Related Information

The Fujifilm Group examines CSR issues from both corporate and stakeholders' viewpoints and moves forward with its CSR activities by setting priority CSR targets and implementing specific measures.



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