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[Priority issue 3] Enhance Value Chain Management from the Viewpoint of CSR "Outline of Activities in FY2014: Biodiversity Conservation"


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


Biodiversity Conservation

[photo]Rice Paddy Assistance Team, the Fujifilm Kyushu’s activities since FY2010

Rice Paddy Assistance Team, the Fujifilm Kyushu’s activities since FY2010

Since its foundation, the Fujifilm Group has engaged in a wide range of environmental protection activities for the conservation and protection of biodiversity, based upon philosophy of “environmental consciousness and environmental protection are at the core of our corporate activities,” as we have needed lots of water and clean air to produce photographic films. In 2009, we clarified our guideline for cross-group efforts to biodiversity conservation and introduced the “Fujifilm Group Basic Concepts and Action Guidelines for Biodiversity Conservation” (hereafter, “Guidelines for Biodiversity”). Based on this policy, Fujifilm and Fuji Xerox independently work on a number of biodiversity conservation activities related to their respective businesses.

More concretely, Fujifilm included biodiversity conservation in the Rule for Design for Environment (DfE), while Fuji Xerox started surveys on land use for purpose of biodiversity conservation at production and product development sites. In 2012, we reviewed our biodiversity approach under the four key elements of factories, products, social contribution, and communication, in order to secure implementation of biodiversity conservation activities linked with our businesses.

In FY2014, for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing for Genetic Resources (ABS), Fujifilm participated in the Taskforce Committee led by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in Japan to obtain the latest information on related topics.

At Fuji Xerox, where paper is an essential commodity, the Committee for Socially Responsible Paper Procurement was held annually as it was last year, and reconfirmed the provision system for paper that customers can use with peace of mind. Fuji Xerox has also started the review for its overseas paper supplier audits.

History of Biodiversity Conservation Measures

[image]History of Biodiversity Conservation Measures

Main activities for biodiversity conservation

Activities to conserve the water source at each factory
Co-sponsoring training courses for Nature Conservation Educators
Since FY2001, Fuji Xerox has been holding training courses jointly with the Nature Conservation Society of Japan, which have been attended by more than 400 employees in total.
Support to the Monitoring Site 1000
We have been providing high sensitivity negative film for sensor cameras used in surveying mammals since 2007.
Rice Paddy Assistance Team
Regional collaboration activities to preserve groundwater in Minami-Aso village. FUJIFILM Kyusyu has been participating in these activities since FY2010.
Support to projects by NPOs and NGOs involved in education on biodiversity conservation for the next generation
Kikigaki Koshien, Watashi-no Shizenkansaturo Competition,Kankyo Nikki, Midorino komichi etc.
Support to the Biodiversity Action Award Japan
We have been providing digital camera for the prize winners as “Fujifilm Award” through the Japan Committee for UNDB (United Nations Decade on Biodiversity) that host the Award.

Future Prospects

We will promote the construction of reliable measures for the domestic procedures toward the enforcement of Nagoya Protocol in Japan, and strengthen the management for paper procurement to our suppliers.

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

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