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[Priority Issue 1] Promote Global Warming Countermeasures: Outline of Activities in FY2016 “Design for Environment”


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

Fujifilm Group

Based on our Green Policy (environmental policy), the Fujifilm Group is developing and offering products and services that contribute to reducing the impact on the global environment across the whole product lifecycle.


[Image]Won the Director General Prize of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy 2016 Energy Conservation Grand Prize Magnetic tape archiving appliance

Fujifilm has been working on reducing environmental impact for its all new and renewed products according to “Rule for Design for Environment” since 2003. In FY2016, the Medium-Term CSR Plan (SVP 2016) to “reduce CO2 emission by 20 million tons by FY2020 (compared to the 2005 level)” neared completion. Our “Onsite Archive System” business model with energy saving using magnetic tapes won the Director General's Prize at the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy Award, and our cosmetics products with a carbon offset won recognition for excellence in the Carbon Offset Awards.

We are currently assessing the volume of contribution for products and services based on our internal guidelines to Calculate the Environmental Contribution for the Reduction in CO2 Emissions (*) formulated in 2013. In FY2016, we increased the visibility of the contribution made by all our products to include software, services and IT systems products.

For water usage which is now growing world attention, we are making effort to visualize water usage across the product life cycle, under the internal guidelines to Calculate the Water Footprint formulated in 2014.

* The internal guidelines to Calculate the Environmental Contribution for the Reduction in CO2 Emissions: The guidelines set out the policy and methods for calculating the volume of CO2 emissions that can be reduced when customers use our products and services by comparing to the emissions when our products or services are not in use, or when other alternatives are used.

Progress of “Design for Environment”

[Image]Progress of Design for Environment

Future Prospects

In FY2017, the first year of the new CSR plan, we will start to build the foundations for achieving our new CSR targets by making improvements to the internal assessment process for Design for Environment, etc. At the same time, we will continue our activities to reduce CO2 emissions and water consumption.

Fuji Xerox

Fuji Xerox hopes to contribute to both solving issues and reducing environmental impact at customer offices through its products and services. At the core of its mission is our concept of “RealGreen,” our policy on realizing both environmental performance and convenience. The goal is to achieve “Comfortable Eco,” an ideal rooted in our conviction that to achieve true environmental performance, our product must be stress-free for customers as well earth-friendly. We have a strong belief that true eco functions do not impose any stress on customers, and we are working hard to create new value in which the environmental technologies that we have developed so far are organically fused. Utilizing the products developed under such a concept and belief, we are directing our focus on customers' problem solving and work style reform.

In FY2016, sales of our solution service business—which incorporates a high CO2 reduction effect—increased, which in turn increased the amount of contribution for CO2 emission reduction at customers' sites by 265 kt-CO2 resulting in a total of 3,727 kt-CO2. Also, our efforts in paper resource recycling through development and sales activities for the Trust-Eco1500 shredder, which employs an unconventional “tear and crush” system, led us to receive the Chairperson's Prize in the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Promotion Merit Awards 2016 (hosted by 3R Suishin Kyogikai (3Rs Promotion Council)). As paper is torn, mixed, and compressed in this new model of shredder, it will help curb environmental impact through a paper resource saving worth 900 million sheets (annual estimated value for FY2015) and 2,200 tons of CO2 reduction that could be generated by incineration of the same amount of paper.

Future Prospects

We will continue to contribute to business growth of our customers and at the same time reduction of CO2 emission, through solutions and services that supports customers' business reforms, and our outstanding environment-conscious products by ecofriendly technologies.

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

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