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Environmental Aspects


Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2018.

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 FY2017.

Measures for Climate Change

CO2 emissions (*)

FY2005 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
R&D /
/ Office
Japan /
1,102 912 896 869 829 787
Japan /
28 30 27 30 33 33
Overseas /
345 350 344 306 274 283
Overseas /
30 42 40 37 51 43
Group total 1,505 1,335 1,307 1,242 1,188 1,146
Vehicle 35 30 33 31 23 29
total 1,540 1,365 1,340 1,273 1,211 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 701 690 656 634 642 Less than 97% compared to FY2016
Scope2 639 583 555 541 533
total 1,340 1,273 1,211 1,175 1,175

2017 CO2 emission by region (*) (R&D / Manufacturing / Office)

CO2 emission
Japan 820
Overseas Americas (USA, Canada & Brazil) 152
Europe (Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, UK & France) 57
China 81
Asia excl. China & Oceania (Australia, South Korea, Singapore, etc.) 37
Group total 1,146

* 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 in Japan, and emission coefficient released by IEA for each country used for other countries.

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.

*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)

*4 FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V. (EF) classified as renewable energy because the supply of wind-generated power has been 100% since FY2015.

Breakdown of consumption of heavy oil, etc. (FY2017) (*)

(thousand kiloliters)
Heavy oil Kerosene Light oil Gasoline
Japan 30.9 1.1 0.1 0.0
Overseas 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.1
Group total 30.9 1.1 0.7 0.1

* Consumption in manufacturing only

Use of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy (electric power) consumption

[Image]Total Renewable Energy Input

Environment Conscious in Logistics

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

(tons of CO2/year)
FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Total CO2 emissions 47,075 45,633 50,229 49,761 47,100

* 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)

FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Amount of CO2 reductions
(tons of CO2/year)
6,354 11,404 12,692 15,790 13,156
CO2 reduction rate (%) 11.9 20.0 20.2 25.4 21.8
CO2 reduction rate (%) =
Amount of CO2 reductions
Total CO2 emissions + CO2 reductions

* In the FY2017, 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 FY2017, 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)
FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Transportation volume 186 181 190 190 168

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

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

FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Packaging material reduction rate 15.5 9.3 10.5 12.7 17.5
Packaging material reduction rate (%) =
Weight reduced
Total material weight + weight reduced

* Total weight of export packaging materials handled by FUJIFILM Logistics in FY2017 was 1,230,052 tons. Weight was reduced by 261,049 tons, with yearly reduction rate of 17.5%.

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

(thousand tons/year)
FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Total consumption 16.3 15.5 15.2 15.6 14.9

* 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 by external service providers and on sites.

Annual changes in valuable resources (*)

(thousand tons/year)
FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Japan 34.0 34.0 34.1 30.3 26.9
Overseas 27.2 30.1 24.5 42.1 30.5
Group total 61.2 64.1 58.6 72.4 57.4

* 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

Response to Water Risks

2025 water stress map and 2017 Fujifilm Group's water usage

Annual Trend in Water Input, Recycling and Discharge as Wastewater

[Tmage]Annual Trend in Water Input, Recycling and Discharge as

*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 8.7 8.5 8.0 8.2 8.0
Groudwater 40.3 39.3 37.1 35.7 37.9
Rainwater, etc 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 -

FY2017 Water Usage by Region

[Image]FY2017 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 10 items on a voluntary basis, primarily substances specified by the Japan Chemical Industry Association as requiring autonomous monitoring, and has been endeavoring to reduce those emission on consolidated basis. 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 6.4
Overseas 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.6
Group total 8.0 8.4 8.3 7.5 8.8

Storage and management of devices / equipment containing PCBs (*) (FY2017)

Types of equipment containing PCBs Unit Storing and managing amount
Japan Group total
High voltage transformers Quantity 11 29
High voltage condensers Quantity 6 96
PCB oil waste, etc. kg 1,000 1,000
Sludge, etc. 0.0 0.0
Fluorescent lamp stabilizers Quantity 13,562 15,783
Low voltage condenser excluding fluorescent lamps Quantity 116,947 116,947
Low voltage transformer Quantity 0 0
Rags kg 981 981
Other devices Quantity 174 174

* Excludes PCB in low concentration

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

Category Name of substance Reduction (tons) Reduction rate in comparison to previous fiscal year (%)
Substances requiring reporting under the PRTR Law Dichloromethane 3 6
Substances voluntarily controlled by the company Methyl alcohol 34 20
Ethyl acetate −22 −24
Methyl ethyl ketone -5 -14
Acetone 15 77

* Reduction in volumes in FY2017 compared with actual levels in previous year

Pollution Prevention Measures

Annual changes in volume of atmospheric emissions

FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
SOx emissions Japan 21 22 9 19 15
Overseas 4 6 10 8 8
Group total 25 28 19 27 23
NOx emissions Japan 416 394 424 369 288
Overseas 74 61 78 96 119
Group total 490 455 502 465 407
Soot particle emissions Japan 4.8 4.2 3.1 2.3 2.4
Overseas 6.9 1.0 4.2 4.1 10.3
Group total 11.7 5.2 7.3 6.4 12.7
Atmospheric emissions of specified CFCs (*) CFC-11 0.00 0.21 0.21 0.00 0.16
CFC-12 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.01

* Group total, below the limit of detection = 0

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

FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Total amount of COD (*2) Japan 85.2 82.3 82.1 69.0 54.5
Overseas 31.3 57.0 67.3 55.5 49.6
Group total 116.5 139.3 149.4 124.5 104.1
Total amount of BOD (*3) Japan 43.5 38.5 37.1 30.2 24.3
Overseas 1.6 10.1 16.6 0.5 0.1
Group total 45.1 48.6 53.7 30.7 24.4
Total amount of nitrogen emissions Japan 246.5 223.3 232.3 170.9 181.7
Total amount of phosphorous emissions Japan 3.4 5.3 4.2 1.4 2.7

*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 no violations of environment-related laws and no customer complaints, and no 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 2018.

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