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[Priority issue 2]Promote Resource Recycling


[Image] 推進方針2 Promotion policy 2

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

Basic Approach

[Image] Water source in FUJIFILM Ashigara Factory

Water source in FUJIFILM Ashigara Factory

The Fujifilm Group has always been aware of the importance of effective use of natural resources, as the main raw material for photographic film, the main product at the time of our establishment, is the precious natural resource, silver, and to which lots of clean water and fresh air are essential in manufacturing. Since our establishment, we actively continue with our efforts to reduce the amount of virgin resources, such as by reducing water usage, recycling and reusing water, recovering and reusing silver, and establishing a resource recycling system for multifunction devices and copiers, etc. We are conducting efforts to use resources effectively and reduce waste through measures which take into account the total lifecycle of a product, by considering the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) in the product design, reducing loss at the manufacturing stage, collecting, reusing and recycling used products, and recycling or converting into valuables.

Data and Information : Environmental Aspects(PDF:476KB)


  • (1) Reduce volume of waste generated by 8% compared to FY2012 by FY2016
    (2) Reduce material input per unit by 10% compared to FY2012 by FY2020 (Create an input control system by FY2016, such as setting indices per unit and verifying the efficacy)
    (3) Maintain water usage per sales (water input per unit) at FY2012 levels


US plant promotes conversion of waste into valuable substances and recycles 169 tons of waste solvents

[Image] US plant promotes conversion of waste into valuable substances and recycles 169 tons
of waste solvents

Fujifilm Electronic Materials USA, Inc. responsible for the manufacturing and sale of materials for semiconductor devices has made great success in the reduction of waste output and conversion of waste into valuable substances. By recycling a number of waste solvents that had been disposed of in the past, the company was able to provide them as a product used in semiconductor manufacturing processing . Waste solvents from the factory in Mesa, Arizona, were recycled and commercialized in cooperation with its client company. This process converts what was basically waste into an application that generates value. Furthermore, the company uncovered a market for mixed solvents as another byproduct, which were previously waste solvents. At present, roughly 90% of the waste solvents are being sold as products or secondary products.

This resulted in the recycling of 169 tons of waste solvents that had undergone waste treatment and at the same time a reduction in cost of more than US$16,000 (¥1.76 million(*1)) in 2014.

Fujifilm consolidated all of its waste treatment contractors for its US plants in 2013 and taken other actions towards zero emission in the US, where action in this area lagged behind efforts in Japan and Europe. The company plans to engage in various other recycling activities towards the global implementation of resource recycling.

*1 Converted at the rate of ¥110 to the US dollar

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

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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