Assessment of the total image of environmental burdens based on LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)
The Fujifilm Group is engaged in a variety of activities founded on the objective of promoting and paying due attention to reduction of environmental burden and assurance of product safety in all of its corporate activities and product life cycles.
In order to assess the overall impact on the environment, the Fujifilm Group has adopted the LCA method.(*) Environmental burden (greenhouse gases converted in the form of CO2) is measured in each stage of our operations―from the “procurement” of materials used to manufacture products, through “manufacturing” and “transportation,” to the “use” and “disposal” of products by users. This method enables an assessment of the level of environmental burden in each life stage, and effective engagement in programs and measures aimed at reducing such burdens.
* LCA method: “Life Cycle Assessment,” a method for quantitative evaluation of the overall environmental burden throughout all the stages of a product's life, from “procurement” of materials to “manufacturing,” “transportation,” “use,” and “disposal.”
Environmental burdens evaluated based on life cycle assessment (FY2011 results for Fujifilm Group)