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Environmental Aspects


Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2017.

Organizations covered in the environmental performance data are, as a general rule, those that are shown in the consolidated financial statements, and are significant in terms of environmental burden.
However, certain sales and manufacturing (assembly) subsidiaries are excluded.
Those not shown specifically are included in the tabulation figures above.
Moreover, figures for the Group total may not reflect the sum of each subtotal.

Figures for the environmental data have been revised after recalculating past data to take into account the change in the database in FY2016.

Anti-Global Warming Measures

CO2 emissions (*) (Scope 1, 2)

FY2005 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Japan /
1,084 895 872 846 806 787
Japan /
28 30 27 30 33 33
Overseas /
345 350 344 306 274 283
Overseas /
30 42 40 37 51 43
Group total 1,487 1,317 1,283 1,219 1,164 1,146
Vehicle 35 30 33 31 23 29
total 1,522 1,348 1,316 1,250 1,187 1,175

* Calculation method: Calculation of CO2 emission by energy usage specified in the Act on the Rational Use of Energy. Emission coefficient by electric power utility used for purchased power.

FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 Target(FY2017)
Scope1 694 688 649 634 642 Less than 99% compared to FY2016
Scope2 622 562 538 541 524
total 1,316 1,250 1,187 1,175 1,175

2016 CO2 emission by region (*) (manufacturing)

CO2 emission
Japan 829
Overseas Americas (USA, Canada & Brazil) 163
Europe (Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, UK & France) 56
China 83
Asia excl. China & Oceania (Australia, South Korea, Singapore, etc.) 39
Group total 1,170

* Calculation method: Calculation of CO2 emission by energy usage specified in the Act on the Rational Use of Energy. Emission coefficient by electric power utility used for purchased power.

Energy-Saving Measures

Annual changes in energy consumption (*1)

[Image]Annual changes in energy consumption

*1 Per unit calorific value is based on the Energy Conservation Act. 9,760J =1 kWh

*2 Total of heavy oil A, heavy oil C, kerosene, light oil and gasoline

*3 Total of natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), city gas, butane and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

Breakdown of consumption of heavy oil, etc. (FY2016) (*)

(thousand kiloliters)
Heavy oil Kerosene Light oil Gasoline
Japan 34.4 1.1 0.1 0.0
Overseas 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.2
Group total 34.4 1.1 0.8 0.2

* Consumption in manufacturing only

Renewable Energy

Total Renewable Energy Input

[Image]Total Renewable Energy Input

FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Total Renewable Energy Input 35,559 25,547 22,978 46,675 101,812

Environment Conscious in Logistics

Annual changes in total CO2 emissions in domestic logistics (*)

(tons of CO2/year)
FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Total CO2 emissions 44,278 47,075 45,633 50,229 46,464

* Total CO2 emissions are calculated as the amount of CO2 emitted by FUJIFILM Logistics Co., Ltd. in its logistics activities for the Fujifilm Group companies. Since FY2006, we shifted calculation method to the method based on revised Energy Conservation Law (travel distance of empty cars not included in calculations, etc.).

Annual changes in amount of CO2 reductions and reduction rates through transportation efficiency improvements (*) (Domestic distribution)

FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Amount of CO2 reductions
(tons of CO2/year)
7,754 6,354 11,404 12,692 15,790
CO2 reduction rate (%) 14.9 11.9 20.0 20.2 25.4
CO2 reduction rate (%) =
Amount of CO2 reductions
Total CO2 emissions + CO2 reductions

* In the FY2016, we enforced our activities for CO2 reductions in collaboration with a specified consigner. Major reduction initiatives, which proved effective, include starting modal shifts (road transport to sea transport) in FY2016, as well as improving carrying efficiency by double stacking during transport and enhancing gasoline mileage by eco-driving. The amount was a total figure of each facility’s CO2 reduction measure.

Annual changes in domestic transport volume (*)

(million tons/kilometer)
FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Transportation volume 194 186 181 190 184

* Range of transportation volume is calculated within the range of ownership in compliance with reporting under the Revised Act on the Rational Use of Energy.

Annual changes in reduction in export packaging material weight (*) (Cumulative total)

FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Packaging material reduction rate 10.1 15.5 9.3 10.5 12.7
Packaging material reduction rate (%) =
Weight reduced
Total material weight + weight reduced

* Total weight of export packaging materials handled by FUJIFILM Logistics in FY2016 was 1,573,041.3 tons. Weight was reduced by 227,827.1 tons, with yearly reduction rate of 12.7%.

Annual changes in container and packaging material (*) used (Fujifilm non-consolidated)

(thousand tons/year)
FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Total consumption 18.2 16.3 15.5 15.2 15.6

* Total of corrugated paper boxes, paper materials, paper containers, metal materials, plastic molds, plastic film / sheet and glass used.

Conserving Resources Measures

Annual changes in waste generation (*1), recycling & final disposal (*2)

[Image]Annual changes in waste generation,
recycling & final disposal

*1 Processed by external service providers and simple incineration or landfill disposal on sites

*2 Simple incineration or landfill disposal

Annual changes in valuable resources (*)

(thousand tons/year)
FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Japan 38.1 34.0 34.0 34.1 29.6
Overseas 28.4 27.2 30.1 24.5 42.1
Group total 66.5 61.2 64.1 58.6 71.7

* Valuable resources sold to the third party.

Main recycling methods for waste products

Waste product Recycling method
Plastics (sorted) Pallets, pipes, clothing, heat insulation materials
Plastics (mixed)/Filters Blast furnace fuel
Magnetic tape Blast furnace fuel, tatami mat material, heat insulation materials
Aluminum hydroxide Aluminum sulfate
Inorganic sludge, polishing agent Cement, roadway material, construction materials
Organic solvent Paint thinner
Acids and alkalines Neutralizer
Mixed flammable waste products Solid fuels, electricity and hot water production
Fluorescent lamp Glass wool
Batteries Zinc, smelt iron
Left over food, raw garbage, organic sludge Fertilizer, animal feed
Documents, empty boxes Recycled paper
Iron, aluminum, copper, etc. Smelt metal

Annual trend in water input, recycling and discharge as wastewater

[Image]Annual trend in water input, recycling and discharge as wastewater

*1 Includes water, rainwater, etc. used in the business activities

*2 Recycle rate including cooling water usage

Water usage(Details)

(million tons/year)
FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 Target
Municipal water 8.3 8.1 7.6 8.2 8.0
Grougwater 40.2 39.3 36.9 35.9 37.9

FY2016 water usage by region

[Image]FY2016 water usage by region

Activities on Biodiversity Conservation

Activities on biodiversity conservation —Outline—

Reducing Chemical Substances Emissions

Response to the PRTR Law (Fujifilm and its domestic affiliates)

In addition to those substances that must be reported under the PRTR Law (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Law), Fujifilm controls another items on a voluntary basis, primarily substances specified by the Japan Chemical Industry Association(JCIA) as requiring autonomous monitoring, and has achieved the target of JCIA, 30% as volatile organic compound reduction compare to FY2000. Data (usage volume, atmospheric emissions volume, emission into public water, volume going into sewage water, volume moved outside of facilities, and volume recycled) on substances used in amounts of one ton or more per year by Fujifilm and its domestic affiliates may be found on the following Fujifilm website.

Annual changes in atmospheric emissions of VOCs

(hundred tons/year)
FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Japan 6.6 6.8 6.5 5.9 6.5
Overseas 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.6
Group total 8.0 8.4 8.3 7.5 8.0

Storage and management of devices / equipment containing PCBs (*) (FY2016)

Types of equipment containing PCBs Unit Storing and managing amount
Japan Group total
High voltage transformers Quantity 11 28
High voltage condensers Quantity 33 123
PCB oil waste, etc. kg 1,197 1,197
Sludge, etc. 0.1 0.1
Fluorescent lamp stabilizers Quantity 13,553 15,792
Low voltage condenser excluding fluorescent lamps Quantity 116,991 116,991
Low voltage transformer Quantity 0 0
Rags kg 915 915
Other devices Quantity 17 17

* Excludes PCB in minute quantity

Reductions in VOCs atmospheric emissions (*) (Fujifilm non-consolidated) (FY2016)

Category Name of substance Reduction (tons) Reduction rate in comparison to previous fiscal year (%)
Substances requiring reporting under the PRTR Law Dichloromethane 17 29
Substances voluntarily controlled by the company Methyl alcohol 44 20
Ethyl acetate −35 −63
Methyl ethyl ketone 0 0
Acetone 8 29

* Reduction in volumes in FY2016 compared with actual levels in previous year

Pollution Prevention Measures

Annual changes in volume of atmospheric emissions

FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
SOx emissions Japan 20 21 22 9 19
Overseas 1 4 6 10 8
Group total 20 25 28 19 27
NOx emissions Japan 376 416 394 424 369
Overseas 66 74 61 78 96
Group total 442 490 455 502 465
Soot particle emissions Japan 5.5 4.8 4.2 3.1 2.3
Overseas 0.6 6.9 1.0 4.2 4.1
Group total 6.1 11.7 5.2 7.3 6.4
Atmospheric emissions of specified CFCs (*) CFC-11 0.20 0.00 0.21 0.21 0.00
CFC-12 0.01 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.00

* Group total, below the limit of detection = 0

Annual changes in water contaminant burden & emissions (*1)

FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Total amount of COD (*2) Japan 85.0 85.2 82.3 82.1 90.2
Overseas 24.4 31.3 57.0 67.3 54.9
Group total 109.4 116.5 139.3 149.4 145.1
Total amount of BOD (*3) Japan 43.7 43.5 38.5 37.1 44.4
Overseas 2.9 1.6 10.1 16.6 0.5
Group total 46.6 45.1 48.6 53.7 44.9
Total amount of nitrogen emissions Japan 259.0 246.5 223.3 232.3 170.9
Total amount of phosphorous emissions Japan 2.5 3.4 5.3 4.2 1.4

*1 Effluent release into public water bodies

*2 COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand): An indicator of water pollution. COD indicates the amount of oxygen consumed when water-borne pollutants (primarily organic contaminants) are oxidized upon the introduction of an oxidant.

*3 BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand): BOD is a way to measure the degree of water pollution, and indicates how much oxygen in the water is being used by organisms to decompose contaminants by looking at the reduction in oxygen in the water.

Surveying and remediating soil and underground water pollution
(FUJIFILM Corporation and its domestic affiliates / Fuji Xerox and its domestic affiliates)

The Fujifilm Group autonomously conducts environmental surveys on soil and underground water pollution. Regarding substances that are used at manufacturing facilities and that are subject to environmental limits set by regulations, the Group rigorously manages the usage and storage of such substances and monitors the concentrations of such substances in underground water. We are prepared to deal with any unforeseen pollution incidents in a timely fashion.

Legal Compliance Measures

Legal compliance and reports on complaints in FY2017

In 2017, there were none violation of environment-related laws and none customer complaint, and none incidents.

Japan Overseas Group total
Number of legal violations
(number of cases solved)
0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Number of complaints
(number of cases solved)
0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Number of incidents
(number of cases solved)
0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)

Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2017.

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