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[Priority issue 1]Promote Global Warming Countermeasures : Outline of Activities in FY2014「Design for Environment」


Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2015.



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 FY2014, we started a new effort based on the policy of Contribution to Solving Social Issues through Products and Services, stated in our new Medium-Term CSR Plan. We set up the target to “reduce CO2 emissions by 20 million tons by 2020 (compared to 2005)” and we are making progress towards this target by visualizing the results of social contribution through our environmental efforts. Visualization is attained by calculation based on internal guidelines to Calculate the Environmental Contribution for the Reduction in CO2 Emissions*1 over nine case studies, including our specially developed magnetic tapes for storage media. We also listed and organized about 40 candidate projects that may contribute in CO2 emissions reductions, including those still in the stage of development in the R&D Divisions. Our environmental efforts also cover water usage, which is now a focus of the world’s attention. We commenced visualization of water usage across the product lifecycle for four case studies, mainly in the Graphic System Business area, based on the internal guidelines to calculate the water footprint established in the previous fiscal year. We plan to enhance the product coverage of such water usage visualization, publically disclose the visualized data as environmental information, and utilize it to develop products with water conservation features.

In October 2013, the Global Guidelines to Contribute in GHG Emissions Reduction*2 was internationally published. In order to promote understanding of the guidelines and spread their use in Japan, the Japan Chemical Industry Association published the Global Guidelines Supplement*3 in March 2015. Fujifilm participated in the creation of this supplement as a working group member, making suggestions in creating concrete examples of applying the guidelines using simpler languages.

Progress of "Design for Environment"

[image]Design for Environment

Future Prospects

Fujifilm will create the roadmap to achieve the FY2020 targets to contribute to CO2 emissions reduction and continues to strive for the attainment of such targets. Also, concerning water usage, we will expand the product coverage of water usage visualization and promote the development of products to conserve water resources and provide the environmental information.

Fujifilm continues, not only to working for internal environmental activities, but also for external working groups by actively involving ourselves in disseminating an environmentally conscious approach across the whole of society.

*1 The internal guidelines to Calculate the Environmental Contribution for the Reduction in CO2 Emissions: A compilation of approaches and methods to visualize contributions to CO2 emissions reduction in a quantitative manner across the product lifecycle, including the stage of customer usage.
*2 Global Guidelines to Contribute to GHG Emissions Reduction: The “world’s first global guidelines to calculate the contribution to GHG emissions reduction in a value chain,” published in October 2013 by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Chemical Sector project based on the Guidelines to Calculate Contributions to CO2 Emissions Reduction (in Japanese) published by the Japan Chemical Industry Association.
*3 Global Guidelines Supplement: A publication supplementing the above guidelines with an easy-to-understand explanation of the following aspects, together with concrete examples: definitions of chemical product level and end-use level in a value chain, scope of contribution products, definition of contribution significance, how to specify service life, how to choose data to be used, and other notes.

Fuji Xerox

Fuji Xerox is working on cutting its environmental impact both in terms of hardware and software, in order to minimize our products’ impact on global warming. Under the concept of RealGreen, product development is proceeds with attention given to both reducing the global environmental impact through energy conservation, etc., and paradoxically, to the pursuit of the values of comfort and convenience. Ecofriendly technologies have been introduced for new models in all product lineups. By replacing older models, we are seeking to reduce power consumption when customers use our products.

In FY 2014, VersantTM 2100 Press, the color on-demand publishing system received the “Minister’s Prize, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry” of the Eco-Products category at the 11th Eco-Products Awards, organized by the Eco-Products Awards Steering Committee.

Use of efficient remote servicing is being promoted for product inspection and maintenance. Specifically, customers subscribing to our Remote Service EP-BB service contract receive firmware updates remotely, in order to reduce the number of visits to customer sites. In FY 2014, these activities have picked up speed, with the introduction of a remote inspection system that forecasts the timing of parts replacements and fault prediction in order to optimize the timing for inspections. As a result, the number of visits has been cut down by roughly 45% over the previous year and this has reduced CO2 emission generated by vehicle use.

RealGreen Concept

[image]RealGreen Concept

Future Prospects

In the future, the company plans to provide its customers and society with outstanding environmental values through environmentally-friendly products and solutions services through eco-friendly technologies that the company had developed over its history.

Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2015.

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