FUJIFILM Holdings named on “CDP A List” for water security
Highlighted as a leader for tackling water security by global environmental non-profit CDP
December 8, 2020
TOKYO, December 8, 2020 – FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is proud to announce that the company has achieved a place on the “CDP*1 Water Security A List,” the highest level of recognition awarded in the internationally-influential corporate survey on water resource management.
CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. In 2020, investors with over US$106 trillion in assets requested companies to disclose data on environmental impacts, risks and opportunities through CDP’s platform. It is also used in environmental assessment for the world’s major Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) indices, indicators for ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investment.
Photographic film, which is the origin of the Fujifilm Group’s business foundation, requires a large amount of clean water and air in its manufacturing process. Since its establishment, Fujifilm has actively worked on conserving water resources in an environmentally-considerate way, such as making efficient use of water and purifying waste water generated from its factories. The Sustainable Value Plan 2030 (SVP2030) is the company’s CSR plan setting out goals to be achieved by fiscal year ending March 2031 (FY2030), including numerical targets for water resource management such as “reducing water usage of the entire Fujifilm Group by 30% compared to the FY2013 level” and “providing products and services to contribute to the treatment of 35 million tons of water per annum in our society.”
<Initiatives concerning water resources >
- Developing two unique indices, namely “Future Water Stress*2” and “Business Impact Based on Water Input Volumes” for evaluating water risk. Using these indices, the company created the evaluation matrix “Water Risk Map,” and utilizes it to compile a matrix table evaluating water risks for reinforced water risk management.
- Supplying products and services that are contributing to resolving water risks in society, including completely process-less thermal CTP plate for newspaper to eliminate the use of water at printing companies, and filtration materials used for treating water
- Working with local communities to promote water resource conservation activities such as tree-planting campaigns in Inner Mongolia, China and Can Gio, Vietnam, and development of watershed protection forests in Kyushu, Japan.
The Fujifilm Group remains committed to addressing water risks in the future and actively promoting information disclosure through CDP and other organizations, contributing to the establishment of a sustainable society.