Domestic and International Appraisals
Independent Assurance Report
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation commissioned SGS Japan Inc. to conduct an independent assurance of the environmental and social data contained in its Sustainability Report.
Please refer to attached PDF for further details.
* In addition, the data for FY2017 in the “Data and Information” is the scope of the assurance.
[The scope of the assurance]
- Data on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1, 2 and category 1 of Scope 3), amount of water emission and disposal, waste, VOC emissions (FUJIFILM Corporation, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. and other affiliated companies)
* “GHG emission” is confirmed to be based on energy consumption through an independence assurance.
- Personnel and Labor (FUJIFILM Corporation and Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.)
- The management systems supporting the reporting process.
Ranking and status of SRI audit
FUJIFILM Holdings has received the following evaluations by external organizations as a corporate group that proactively promotes CSR actions toward sustainable development. It is included in the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) index listed right. Also listed below are evaluations of FUJIFILM Holdings in domestic and international ranking surveys. (As of September 2018)
FTSE4Good Global Index
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN)Select Index
Competitive IT Strategy Company 2018
CDP A LIST 2017
|Survey||Evaluation for FUJIFILM Holdings|
|12th CSR Corporate Ranking(2018, Toyo Keizai, Inc.)||6th out of 1,413 companies(558.3 points)|
|21st Nikkei Environmental Management Survey (sponsored by Nikkei Inc.)||18th out of 395 manufacturers; 1st in the petrochemical field for the 11th consecutive year|
|9th JUSE Quality Management Level Research (Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers)||8th out of 206 companies; 1st in the machinery and precision equipment field|
|CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)||Climate Change A⁻
Water A List
Appraisals and Awards
The 2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program
The Excellence Prize, Environmental Report Section of the 20th Environmental Communication Awards
Appraisals and awards in FY2017
|Recipient||Name and description of the award||Awarding entity|
|FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation||2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category)—White 500||Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry/Nippon Kenko Kaigi|
|FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation||The Excellence Prize, Environmental Report Section of the 21th Environmental Communication Awards||Ministry of the Environment/Global Environmental Forum|
|FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation||2017 Internet IR Awards Grand Prize||Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd.|
|FUJIFILM Corporation/ Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.||Good Design Award 2017||Japan Institute of Design Promotion|
|FUJIFILM Corporation/ Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.||iF design award 2018||iF International Forum Design GmbH|
|FUJIFILM Corporation||red dot design award 2018||Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen|
|FUJIFILM Corporation||“Showcasing the world's 100 most innovative organizations” in the Top 100 Global Innovators 2017||Clarivate Analytics|
|FUJIFILM Corporation||Camera Grand Prix 2018 Editors Award (FUJIFILM GFX 50S)||Camera Journal Press Club|
|FUJIFILM Corporation||EISA Award European Consumer Compact System Camera 2017-2018 (FUJIFILM X-T20)||Expert Imaging and Sound Association（EISA）|
|FUJIFILM Corporation||2017 Emmy Award (FUJINON 4K Cine Zoom Lenses)||Academy of Television Arts & Sciences|
|FUJIFILM Corporation||Huali Best Supplier Award||Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corporation（HLMC）|
|FUJIFILM Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.||Excellent Performance Award||Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited|
|FUJIFILM Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.||Preferred Quality Supplier Award||Intel Corporation|
|FUJIFILM Kyushu Co., Ltd.||26th Kumamoto Environmental Award “Kumamoto Water Country”||Kumamoto Prefecture|
|FUJIFILM Kyushu Co., Ltd.||“Japan Greenery Research and Development Center Chairman Award” at the 36th National Green Factory Promotion Competition||Japan Greenery Research and Development Center|
|Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.||Minister Prize of Economic, Trade and Industry of the Energy Conservation Grand Prize 2017 “The Next Generation Managed Print Services that utilizes the energy-saving reconditioned device”||Energy Conservation Center|
|Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.||Award Granted by the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, Japan Mécénat Awards 2017/Cultural Inheritance Activities||Association for Corporate Support of the Arts|
|Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.||The Environment Minister Prize of the 16th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Award “Development of innovative toner technology realizing low environmental impact and high image quality”||Japan Association for Chemical Innovation|
|Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.||American Supplier Institute Inc. Award of RQES 2017/ Development of Blade Cleaning System Based on Functional Evaluation Using Simulation||Robust Quality Engineering Society|
|Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.||18th Green Purchasing Award/Contribution to expand the green purchasing market through responsible paper procurement||Green Purchasing Network|
|Fuji Xerox Tokyo Co., Ltd.||2017 Excellence Prize of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards for enterprises that promote telework (Shiny Telework Prize)||Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare|
|Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd.||2018 Prizes for Science and Technology, Development Category (Antiinfluenza virus drug “AVIGAN®”)||Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology|
|Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd.||2018 The Prize for Creativity (Foreign subjects removal device)||Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology|
|FUJIFILM Electronic Materials (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.||Excellent supplier||Intel Corporation|
|FUJIFILM Finechemicals (Wuxi) Co., Ltd.||Green Enterprise Certificate||Wuxi City, China|
|FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc.||Gold Award in 2017 (Compliance with the Industrial Pretreatment Program)||Greenwood Metropolitan District（GMD）|
|FUJIFILM North America Corporation||2017 Pretreatment Excellence Gold Award.||Intel Corporation|
|FUJIFILM Speciality Ink Systems Ltd.||the Kent Excellence in Business Awards2017「Manufacturer of the Year」||KM Media Group and Kent County Council|
|FUJIFILM Ultra Pure Solutions, Inc.||Intel PQS Award||Intel Corporation|
|FUJIFILM Ultra Pure Solutions, Inc.||2017 Preferred Quality Supplier（PQS） Award||Intel Corporation|
|Fuji Xerox (China) Limited||Best Practice Awards of Green Supply Chain Shanghai 2017||China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Centre, etc.|
|Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd||Sustainable Business Award（Waste Management and Material Productivity）||Global Initiatives|
|Fuji Xerox Vietnam Company Limited||Vietnam Green Label||Vietnam Environment Administration|
Main participation Group / Initiative
- KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
- KEIZAI DOYUKAI (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)
- Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA)
- Japan Electronics and Information Technology Association (JEITA)
- JAMP Joint Article Management Promotion-consortium
- Japan Association for UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)
- SBT（Science Based Targets）
- Improve water security
- Responsible climate policy
- Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (Japan-CLP)
- Japan Climate Inisiative (JCI)
Carbon Offset Certification
Utilizing the carbon offset system, FUJIFILM Corporation addresses the issue on the climate change, and supports the development in the emerging countries.
Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ)
Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Research Officer,
Chief Manager, Sustainability Management Office, Corporate Planning & Coordination Department
Mr. Keisuke Takegahara
Graduated from Hitotsubashi University Faculty of Law in 1989 and joined the Development Bank of Japan in the same year. After appointments as Chief Representative for the Frankfurt Office and Manager of the Environment and CSR Division, he was appointed to his current position in 2017. He has been working for many years in the field of environmental finance planning, including creation of DBJ's environmental ratingbased financing program. At present, he supervises the bank's industrial research activities. He also holds many public posts, including membership of the Study Group on Long-term Investment toward Sustainable Growth of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Study Group on Environmental Industry Growth Engine of the Ministry of the Environment. He co-authored the book “Renewable Energy and New Growth Strategy,” Energy Forum 2015, and others.
Sustainability Report 2018 is structured to focus on the new CSR Plan, SVP 2030, and the Medium-Term Plan, VISION 2019. Symbolized by the commitment of top management that “a business corporation must be an entity that contributes to resolving social issues through its business activities developing and supplying its own technologies, products and services,” the Company's policy to integrate solutions to social issues into its growth strategy is clearly shown throughout the report.
Both resolving social issues and achieving growth was emphasized also in the previous plan, SVP 2016. However, SVP 2030 reorganizes the concept over a long time span, taking steps worthy of a global corporation and refining it by integrating the SDGs and adding a message to make it worthy of presentation as a new concept. In integrating the SDGs, the Company demonstrates its stance on perceiving social issues as opportunities for business growth to prevent its reasoning from becoming arbitrary and unilateral. In addition, the report's structure, which describes the values to be realized outside the corporate organization and improvements to be made to its business processes at the same time, with the focus on the priority issues of the environment, health, daily life and work style, is clear and easy to understand in the presentation of its “outside-in” approach. Its system to reinforce these through building a stronger CSR foundation consisting of its supply chain and governance is also effective and convincing.
In terms of style, the attention paid to the readers' standpoint is impressive, such as the chapter cover created to show each goal under SVP 2030, the corresponding social issues to be addressed and SDG targets, specific key points in activities, etc., and placement of a summary at the top with a more detailed description of each theme. For a report that must cover a wide range of information, I believe this is an effective method.
Specifically, the report presents in concrete detail what the Company aspires to in SVP 2030; namely, (1) a wide range of activities related to climate change, such as reduction in CO2 emissions backed by SBT certification, commitment to the contribution volume to be achieved at its clients, etc., (2) development of various solutions underway in response to unmet medical needs, (3) supply of nondestructive inspection systems that contribute to improvements in the safety of the social infrastructure and (4) “Smart Work Innovation” that aids work style reform for its users, etc. At the same time, through its carefully planned structure, the report sheds light on the fact that these efforts are driven by the Company's spirit described in its slogan “Value from Innovation,” its ability to create various functional values through combination of fundamental technologies and its core technologies that had been made possible through past business restructuring.
It is clear that the report as a whole is a narrative on the long-term sustainability of its business model, specifying the fields where the Group will exercise its strengths over the long run and presenting its technological strength to power its competitiveness in the fields. Since this is exactly the information sought by ESG investors, the report is certain to satisfy the demands of the time.
Next, I would like to proceed to what is expected in the future by expanding on the aforementioned characteristics of the report. First, I would like to see more in-depth information on the top management policy regarding upgrading its human capital and the actual state of human resources development, such as how to build a system that enables innovation and serves as the driving force for competitiveness and what corporate culture will achieve this. In relation to this, spotlighting diversity in its global corporate organization will help in communicating the Group's strengths. As a long-term issue, I would like to see further examination of how to present the accomplishments of its activities. In the current issue, the effort to portray the key points in its activities on priority issues by extending from OUTPUT to OUTCOME was impressive. Considering that the Company shows strong awareness of its association with the SDGs, I look forward to the visualization of its accomplishments ultimately in the form of “impact” vis-à-vis each goal. In view of the very high quality of this report, I look forward with excitement to new developments in the future.