FUJIFILM Holdings raises its target on reducing CO2 emissions for FY2030
-Receiving certification from the “Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative”
-Additional target to promote the group’s certified “Green Value Products” and have them account for 60% of total sales
July 30, 2020
TOKYO, July 30, 2020 – FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has updated its environmental targets for Fiscal Year ending March 2031 (FY2030) to accelerate its climate change initiatives from the approaches of “solving social issues through business activities” and “giving environmental and social considerations in business processes.”
The target to reduce Fujifilm Group’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across the entire product lifecycle (from material procurement to product manufacturing, transportation, use and disposal) has been raised from 30% to 45% compared to the FY2013 level. This target has been certified as being WB2°C (well below 2°C) by the international environmental initiative “Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative”*1 for being scientifically based to meet the “2°C goal” of the Paris Agreement. The target to contribute to reduction in CO2 emissions in society by providing low-emissions products and services has been raised from 50 million tons to 90 million tons.
The Fujifilm Group has been providing environmentally conscious products and services by considering environmental impacts in the process of developing these products and services. The products and services that would significantly reduce environmental impacts are certified as Fujifilm Group “Green Value Products.” FUJIFILM Holdings introduced a new group-wide target to bring the sales ratio of “Green Value Products” to 60% of the group’s total sales.
< Main environmental targets for FY2030, updated or newly introduced this time >
|Previous target||New target|
|1) Amount of reduction in Fujifilm Group’s CO2 emissions*2||30%
(vs. FY2013 level)
(vs. FY2013 level)
|2) Amount of reduction in CO2 emissions by providing low-emissions products and services to society||50 million tons||90 million tons|
|3) Sales of Fujifilm Group “Green Value Products” which significantly reduce environmental impacts||―||60% of total sales|
FUJIFILM Holdings drew up the “Sustainable Value Plan 2030 (SVP2030)” in FY2017 as a CSR plan to be achieved by FY2030 and has since worked toward it from the approaches of “solving social issues through business activities” and “giving environmental and social considerations in business processes.” There is a growing awareness that climate change has a significant impact on the society even at the level of meeting the Paris Agreement target of keeping global temperature increase attributable to human activities below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Amidst this trend, the Fujifilm Group has decided to adopt further climate change measures to revise its emission-related environmental targets upwards.
As part of economic measures implemented in response to the spread of COVID-19, there is a global call to kick-start a green recovery, building sustainable society through climate actions. The Fujifilm Group will continue to promote the SVP2030, creating new value through the development of products, services and technologies in an effort to contribute to solving issues in post-COVID society.
|Diamond||Products and services that drastically reduce environmental impact by utilizing innovative technologies|
|Gold||Products and services that reduce environmental impact at the highest level among their respective industries|
|Silver||Products and services that reduce environmental impact at a higher level than their respective industries' standard|
Main products and services certified as FUJIFILM Group “Green Value Products”
Completely process-less printing plate for newspaper “SUPERIA ZN-II” (Diamond rank)
Printing plate is used on a newspaper press in the process of newspaper production. Using this product omits the development process, which involves the use of harsh alkaline chemicals, water and electricity, and thus completely eliminates the use of chemicals, water and electricity and generates no liquid waste. When combined with the benefit of closed-loop recycling system which manufactures CTP plates of similar quality by reusing the main material, aluminum, this equates to reduction in CO2 emissions by approximately 390 tons*3 per plant annually.
Data archiving and storage solution “FUJIFILM Data Management Solutions” (Gold rank)
Tape-media storage solution, combining hard disks with magnetic tapes, enables secured, low-cost and long-term storage of high-volume data. Archive data that is not frequently used is transferred from a hard disk to a high-volume magnetic tape to drastically reduce the usage of energy*4.
Document handling software “DocuWorks” (Gold rank)
DocuWorks centrally stores hardcopy and electronic documents and allows users to freely edit their contents. It can be connected to the secure and high-capacity cloud-based storage service “Working Folder,” to smoothly exchange and utilize information in and outside the company regardless of place, time, and devices. The software reduces CO2 emissions by reducing the number of prints and unnecessary movement of people.