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[Priority Issue 3] Enhance Value Chain Management from the Viewpoint of CSR


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

Basic Approach

[Photo]Briefings for the business partners at Fujifilm.

Briefings for the business partners at Fujifilm.

The Fujifilm Group is implementing the Fujifilm Group Procurement Policy to ensure procurement from the viewpoint of CSR based on a recognition of the importance of CSR and corporate ethics. The Group aims to achieve growth along with its suppliers through business activities, and to this end deals with suppliers in a fair and appropriate manner, while helping them deepen their understanding of the importance of promoting CSR activities across the supply chain. We are thus enhancing partnerships with our suppliers' understanding to fulfill our CSR.

Fujifilm Group Procurement Policy


  • (1) Identify the CSR status of major suppliers and notify FH's expectation and improvement requirements
  • (2) Ensure compliance with legislation concerning biodiversity in procurement

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Response to risks in CSR procurement

CSR in the supply chain is an important issue for the Fujifilm Group and its global business operations. Following the revision of the Fujifilm Group Procurement Policy in March 2015, the company issued a “Requests to Suppliers.” In addition to promoting awareness and understanding of this policy through briefings to suppliers, we have obtained the cooperation of our suppliers, chiefly in Japan and China, in conducting CSR self-checks that give an evaluation of their business activities and an assessment of the risks involved. Suppliers found to require improvements as a result of the study are requested to make changes, and we provide activities to support this.

Chemical substances and human rights are areas where regulatory control has been growing in various countries in recent years. For the Fujifilm Group supply chain, these areas hold potential risks. For this reason, potential risks involving human rights were studied for each business area in FY2016. In chemical substance control, we have prepared to introduce a new scheme named “chemSHERPA,” aimed at sharing chemical substance data on products. In the future, assessment and analysis of risks in the supply chain will be upgraded and improvements made in cooperation with our suppliers to achieve our goal of sustainable procurement.

Outline of Activities in FY2016: Respect for Human Rights

FY2016 activities

Presentation of a plan for a new information sharing scheme, chemSHERPA and our CSR procurement activities at briefings to suppliers

[Photo]Announcement of the plan for chemSHERPA at briefings to suppliers

Announcement of the plan for chemSHERPA at briefings to suppliers

Based on the Fujifilm Group Procurement Policy, Fujifilm Green Procurement Standards have been established for materials and goods procured by Fujifilm. In view of the reinforcement of chemical substance control in recent years around the world under the international goal of “minimizing adverse impact of chemical substances on human health and the environment,” Fujifilm promptly decided to deploy chemSHERPA (*), a new scheme for sharing information on chemical substances in its products. We introduced the plan for deployment to suppliers along with CSR procurement in a briefing held in FY2016. At the briefing, we explained the detailed procedures for providing information on chemical substances required for control to deliver goods that comply with its standards. As we have suppliers from various areas, we held small sized briefings and had close communication and support with the consideration of each situation. In addition, we responded to inquiries via e-mails etc. after the briefings.

* chemSHERPA is an information sharing scheme developed under the initiative of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry that is expected to become an international standard.

Three-year plan for seminars on environment / health and safety / labor management for suppliers completed

Fuji Xerox has been working on improvements, especially for suppliers of Fuji Xerox of Shenzhen (China), through visits and consulting by its specialists in environmental issues, labor management, etc. However, only visiting one supplier at a time has not been possible to expand the scope of consulting. For this reason, in addition to company visits, a three-year plan was implemented in FY2014 to hold seminars on environment / health and safety / labor management for suppliers. The seminars have been attended by top executives and managers of supplier manufacturing sites, and Fuji Xerox members present activities being organized in the areas of human rights and labor and in business ethics, methods of dealing with new regulatory frameworks and other knowhow.

Seminars on health and safety were held in FY2014, followed by seminars on labor management and environmental protection in FY2015. In addition to these themes, explanation was added of the support programs provided by Fuji Xerox for its employees, resulting in the successful communication of knowhow to managers at its suppliers (total attendance was more than 1,000). In FY2016, seminars were held for roughly 1,800 participants on four themes including business ethics and control, spotlighting items required by law and giving examples of improvements.

Fujifilm Group Supply Chain Management

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

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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