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[Priority issue 1]Promote Global Warming Countermeasures



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

Basic Approach

[image]Sites using the Fujifilm Group’s wheeling of electric power with in-house co-generation system (As of March 2015)

Sites using the Fujifilm Group’s wheeling of electric power with in-house co-generation system (As of March 2015)

The Fujifilm Group has been promoting activities to reduce CO2 emissions by setting management indicators for CO2 emissions across the entire product and service lifecycle (from material ”procurement,” product “manufacturing,” “transportation,” “use” and “disposal”), not only within our Group. We set the target of “reducing CO2 emissions for the entire lifecycle of products by 30% by FY2020 (relative to FY2005)” in April 2010, and we are continuing to actively reduce CO2 emissions in our Group as a whole. Since FY2012, we also calculate CO2 emissions based on the Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Protocol (“Scope 3”),* and report related information as required. We also carry out development of environmentally conscious products based on “Rule for Design for Environment (DfE),” with which we review the degree of achievement in product performance to the target set in the design stage. These efforts should contribute to the further reduction of CO2 emissions.

*Scope 3: Refers to one of the scopes that are targets for calculation and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions by companies. Scope 3 refers to indirect emissions, such as material procurement, manufacturing, transportation, use, disposal, as well as employees’ commuting and business travel. Scope 3 calculation is based on the General Guidelines on Supply Chain GHG Emission Accounting released jointly by METI and MOE.


  • Reduce CO2 emissions from the entire product lifecycle by 30% compared to FY2005 by FY2020

Outline of Activities in FY2014


Achieving zero CO2 emissions in four major office buildings by utilizing Carbon Neutral Certification

Fujifilm Holdings was selected as one of the businesses for the FY2014 Carbon Neutral Certification Model Project, and eventually received the Carbon Neutral Certification in its headquarters building and three other major office buildings. The company’s carbon neutral* status (zero CO2 emissions) was achieved by the Clean Development Mechanism defined in the Kyoto Protocol, offsetting the entire amount of FY2013 CO2 emissions (13,043 tons) including those derived from fuel and electricity usage (Scope 1 and 2), as well as from paper usage, waste emissions, business travel, and employee commuting (Scope 3).

We have actively installed a number of energy-saving measures in offices, such as usage of LED desk lights along with the activities to raise environmental awareness among employees.Acquirement of Carbon Neutral Certification offsets the remaining CO2 emissions by utilizing Certified Emission Reductions (CER) credits gained from hydroelectric power generation in developing countries and other contributions. Such CO2 emissions offset also helps anti-global warming measures in developing countries. We will further accelerate the global warming countermeasures to achieve the FY2020 CO2 emissions reduction target through the united effort of all group companies.

* Carbon neutral: A scheme that can offset the entire amount of GHG emissions from the activities of a business or other organization with the amount of the organization’s GHG emissions reduction made in other areas. The Carbon Offset refers to the system that can offsets a part (or all) of GHG emissions. Japan’s Ministry of the Environment started the Carbon Offset Scheme in 2012 to promote and support offsetting or neutralizing GHG emissions.

OPINION Third-Party Opinion on “Promoting Anti-Global Warming Measures”

Fujifilm’s Enthusiasm in Problem Solving and High Level of Awareness as a Responsible Global Corporation in the 21st Century

[photo]Special Advisor UNEP Finance Initiative Mr. Takejiro Sueyosh

Special Advisor UNEP Finance Initiative
Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi
In addition to being involved in UNEP FI, Mr. Sueyoshi has served in various positions, such as committee member on various types of councils on the Central Environment Council, advisor to Kawasaki City and Kagoshima City, part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo Graduate School. He also works as an external member of the board to companies and engages in efforts to raise awareness on environmental issues and the social responsibility of companies on TV, in newspapers, published works, and lectures.

In this age when everyone is being urged to create and implement countermeasures against global warming, the Fujifilm Group has set itself a significant challenge of a 30% reduction in its CO2 emissions compared to FY2005 levels by FY2020. This effort is targeted at CO2 emissions reduction across the product lifecycle, and some results have already been seen in the manufacturing stage—despite an increase in production quantities. This is a praiseworthy achievement in today’s severe business environment.
Among FY2014 activities, one notable topic is the commencement of the new Medium-Term CSR Plan, Sustainable Value Plan 2016. As a variety of global issues become evermore serious, it is highly appropriate and novel for a CSR plan to focus on Health, Daily Life, and Working Style, in addition to the Environment itself. From the Group’s declaration of “taking an initiative in solving social issues through innovative technologies, products, and services,” I can see their enthusiasm to challenge problem solving, as well as their high level of awareness as a responsible global corporation in the 21st century.
The year of 2015 is one of the most important years in terms of anti-global warming activities. This is because a new international framework of CO2 emissions reduction will be adopted in the COP21 to be held in Paris in December. In such an important year, it would be truly wonderful if the strong leadership of the Fujifilm Group could help “hold the increase in global average temperature below 2°C,” which is a longing common to all mankind.

Response to the third-party opinion

We sincerely appreciate your high evaluation on the Fujifilm Group’s target of “reducing CO2 emissions across the entire product lifecycle by 30% compared to FY2005 by FY2020,” and on our initiative toward “solving social issues through our business” declared in the Medium-Term CSR Plan, Sustainable Value Plan 2016.

The Fujifilm Group will continue its existing CSR measures, such as energy saving activities in manufacturing; enhancing the wheeling of electric power, which we started last year; and utilization of renewable energies, including wind and solar power. We will also be enhancing anti-global warming measures through our products and services to continue our efforts as a Group to achieve more challenging CSR targets. (CSR Group, Corporate Planning Division, FUJIFILM Holdings)

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

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