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[Priority issue 2]Promote Resource Recycling"Outline of Activities in FY2015"

 

[Image]Significant reduction of 13% Compared to the medium-term target volume of waste generated by FY2016


Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2016.

Measures to Reduce Waste

The Fujifilm Group is making comprehensive efforts to use resources effectively and reduce waste throughout the entire lifecycle of its products. We think carefully about the most effective ways to use resources and reduce waste as much as possible, by considering reduction of resources in products and recycling after use in the design stage, and reducing losses at the manufacturing stage. Meanwhile, we are concerned about waste emitted necessarily in manufacturing too, and since FY2011, we have been involved in a project as Fujifilm Group to convert waste in manufacturing into valuables and raise the value of these valuables. In addition to activities at production sites, we have expanded our efforts to waste in offices and warehouses for transportation and promoted our measures in the scope of our business activities overall.

These various continued efforts have made strong results, with 4% reduction in volume of waste generated compared to FY2014 and the achievement of a significant reduction by 13% compared to the base year FY2012 of the medium-term target. In addition, reduction of waste to be disposed of by simple incineration/landfill (zero emission) is underway on a global scale. Since FY2014, the Group has kept zero emissions of over 90% for all regions (Japan, US, Europe and China).

Outline of Measurements for Waste Reduction in Fujifilm Group

[image]Outline of Measurements for Waste Reduction in Fujifilm Group

Future Prospects

We are progressing continual waste reduction and utilization of resources, following cost reduction through group-wide optimization. We are also considering higher targets for reduction of waste generation.

Measures to Zero Landfill from Products

At Fuji Xerox, based on the principal of treating used products as valuable resources instead of as waste, by collecting customers’ used products and reusing or recycling them, the program aims to utilize resources as effectively as possible with the goal of “Zero Landfill*1.” We have achieved Zero Landfill from the collected used products in Japan by recycling them as a part of other products. As a global corporation, meanwhile, we recognize our responsibility to minimize our environmental impact in every locale where we do business. In China and the Asia-Pacific region, we have built integrated recycling systems on a par with our Japanese system. Since 2010, we have maintained a recycling rate of at least 99.5%—our “Zero Landfill” target—for our entire operating area*2. As a result of such efforts, the total number of products using recycled parts since 1995, reached to 380 thousands in 2015. As for the reduction of new resource inputs by using recycled parts, we increased these by 357 tons in FY2015 from the previous year. This was because the amount of products and consumables using recycled parts increased.

*1 Definition of “Zero Landfill”: Reduction of simple incineration and landfill rate of no more than 0.5% of all waste produced by weight.
*2 Japan, China and the Asia-Pacific

Fuji Xerox New Resource Reduction by Using Reuse Parts*
(Total for Japan, the Asia-Pacific Region, and China)

[image]Fuji Xerox Reduction of New Resource Input through the Reuse of Parts

Future Prospects

We are progressing with the further utilization of resources and reductions in environmental impact to enhance the “quality” of recycling, such as by improving the working environment in dismantling processing bases while maintaining Zero Landfill in all of our business operation areas.

Response to Water Risks

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Water Usage per Unit (usage/revenue)

Since our establishment, the Fujifilm Group has been working toward water usage reduction and water recycling. Considering increasing attention to water risks , we set a medium-term target related to water resources and have been promoting further reductions in and more efficient water usage in FY2013. As a result of continued efforts at each site, in FY2015, we achieved a significant improvement by 20% compared to FY2012 in water usage per unit (water usage/revenue), which achieved the medium-term target. In addition, regarding our group sites with relatively higher water risk we identified in FY2014 through visualization using a matrix with two indices: “water stress” and “impact on company business in terms of water usage,” in FY2015, we reconfirmed how low risk is at each site through the situation of water management and water usage reduction measures. We were assessed as B rank by CDP Water.*

*CDP Water: An information disclosure and rating program relating to water risk for companies by CDP, an international non-profit organization. B is the second one for eight rankings.

Assessment Map of the Impact of Water Resources on Company Business

[image]Assessment Map of the Impact of Water Resources on Company Business

2025 Water Stress Map and 2015 Fujifilm Group’s Water Usage

[image]2025 Water Stress Map and 2013 Fujifilm Group's Water Usage

Future Prospects

We not only maintain the level of water usage per unit set as the medium-term, but also consider the new goals. And, we continue to reduce water usage and water recycling by implementing water risk countermeasures in our group sites according to their water risk levels and actual business operations. We are also surveying and taking measures to reduce water usage in our suppliers and customers.

Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2016.

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