FUJIFILM Holdings

CSR activity report

Environment

Reduce our own environmental impacts and contribute to the resolution of environmental issues.

Except for certain aspects related to recycling resources, we moved forward successfully toward our target for 2030. Our target to reduce the Fujifilm Group’s CO2 emissions has been met ahead of plan with contributions from energy conservation in manufacturing and the transition to products and services with lower environmental impact.

The increase in the amount of waste mainly derives from increased production at the Healthcare & Material Solutions manufacturing sites. We have already started studying processing technologies that can reduce this waste and planning their technological implementation.

Address Climate Change (Priority Issue 1)

Note: ◎ Excellent 〇 Good △ Fair × Poor

Target for FY2030 Index Unit Result Target
value for
2030
Against target
2017 2018 2019 Progress
appraisal
Progress
value
Reducing Fujifilm Group’s CO2 emissions Reduce the Fujifilm Group’s CO2 emissions by 30% by FY2030 (compared to the FY2013 level). Rate for reduction in CO2 emissions 15 23 30 30 101%
Contributing to reducing CO2 emissions in society through products and services Contribute to a reduction in the CO2 emissions generated by society by 50 million tons by FY2030. Amount of the contribution to reduce CO2 emissions million ton 6 11 16 50 32%
Renewable Energy
Target for FY2030 Index Unit Result Target
value for
2030
Against target
2017 2018 2019 Progress
appraisal
Progress
value
Reducing Fujifilm Group’s CO2 emissions Convert 50% of purchased electric power to renewable energyderived power by FY2030.
* Aim at zero CO2 emissions from energy by 2050.*1
 
Rate of renewable energy 9 8 9 50 18%
CO2 Emissions across the Entire Product Lifecycle
[Image]CO2 Emissions across the Entire Product Lifecycle
FY2019 Result of CO2 Emission for Fujifilm Group
[Image]FY2019 Result of CO2 Emission for Fujifilm Group

Promote Recycling of Resources (Priority Issue 2)

Note: ◎ Excellent 〇 Good △ Fair × Poor

Target for FY2030 Index Unit Result Target
value for
2030
Against target
2017 2018 2019 Progress
appraisal
Progress
value
Reducing the amount of water the Fujifilm Group uses Reduce the amount of water the Fujifilm Group uses by 30% by FY2030 (compared to the FY2013 level). Rate of reduction in water usage 13 15 16 30 54%
Contribution for water treatment by our products and services Contribute to the treatment of 35 million tons of water per year in society by FY2030. Annual amount of water treatment million ton 7 9 7 35 20%
Reducing the amount of waste Reduce the amount of waste generated by the Fujifilm Group by 30% by FY2030 (compared to the FY2013 level). Rate for waste reduction -7 -9 -11 30 × 0%
Reducing resource input Improve the Fujifilm Group’s resource input per unit by 30% by FY2030 (compared to the FY2013 level). Rate for resource input per unit 22 28 32 30 107%
Annual Trend in Water Usage, Recycling and Discharge as Wastewater
[Image]Annual Trend in Water Usage, Recycling and Discharge as Wastewater

*2 Includes water, rainwater, etc. used in the business activities
*3 Recycle rate including cooling water usage

Annual Changes in Waste Disposal and Recycling
[Image]Annual Changes in Waste Disposal and Recycling

*4 Simple incineration or simple landfill disposal (total volume for external service providers and on sites)

Fujifilm Group’s Energy Consumption in the Future
[Image]Fujifilm Group’s Energy Consumption in the Future

Address Energy Issues toward a Decarbonized Society. (Priority Issue 3)

Note: ◎ Excellent 〇 Good △ Fair × Poor

Target for FY2030 Result Against target
Contribute to the creation and widespread use of renewable energies through highly functional materials.
  • The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) commenced the development of an “all-solid-state lithium ion battery,” a next-generation storage battery for EVs, under an industry-government-academia collaboration. We are participating in the project as one of 23 manufacturers of cars and batteries.

Ensure Product and Chemical Safety (Priority Issue 4)

Note: ◎ Excellent 〇 Good △ Fair × Poor

Target for FY2030 Result Against target
Minimize adverse effect of chemical substances on human health and the environment.
  • We have completed an inspection of the chemicals we use globally, based on our own management policy that voluntarily restricts the use of specific chemicals in advance of enforcement of new regulations in each country. Plans for chemical replacement and for reduction of usage and emissions were also established and implemented.
  • An alternative testing method for skin sensitization tests, ADRA has been adopted in OECD Test Guidelines 431.
  • The chemical information communication system, chemSHERPA, came into full operation in China.

Taking account of the accelerating pace of climate change, we revised upward the FY2030 target to reduce the Fujifilm Group’s CO2 emissions, which we have already met, and our aim to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions in society through our products and services, which is progressing on target.

As a company with core engineering technologies in the molecular design of functional molecules and functional polymers, we also set new targets for chemical management and utilization to ensure product and chemical safety.

Environmental issues, including climate change, are the highest priority issues in international society. The Fujifilm Group is addressing environmental issues by uniting its Group efforts and continues to work toward achieving its FY2030 targets.

[Image]Environmental Initiatives in Each Fujifilm Group Site

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Texas, LLC (Texas, U.S.A.)(①)
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. (North Carolina, U.S.A.)(②)
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies UK Limited (U.K.)(③)
  • Biogen (Denmark) Manufacturing ApS (Denmark)(④)

FUJIFILM Corporation Fujinomiya Factory (Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan)(⑤)

Fuji Xerox of Shenzhen Ltd.*5 (Shenzhen, China)(⑥)

  • *5 For some overseas affiliates, the new names under the FUJIFILM brand are currently in the registration process of the respective countries.

The FUJIFILM Group undertakes environmentally conscious product development based on its design for environment, which considers the entire lifecycle of all products from procurement, manufacturing, transportation, use and disposal in setting targets from the perspective of climate change mitigation (reduced power use, etc.) from the design stage, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle principle of resource saving and recycling (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle), risk reduction of chemical substances, and biodiversity from the design stage. The degree of target achievement is assessed based on the mechanism of environmentally design once a product is developed.
This approach is applied not only to materials and standalone equipment, but also applied to software and solutions in a bid to reduce environmental impact in the society as a whole. LCA*6 is conducted for quantitative and objective assessment of environmental impact. The environmental label is also used for active dissemination of information.

  • *6 LCA: Life-Cycle Assessment

FUJIFILM Group “Green Value Products” Certification Program

 (Example of certification label)

In an effort to “contribute to resolving environmental issues in society through our products and services,” as set out in the “Sustainable Value Plan (SVP) 2030” CSR plan targeted for FY2030, the FUJIFILM Group has added the FUJIFILM Group “Green Value Products” certification program in FY2018 to its existing internal regulations on design for environment, clarifying products’ environmental values and extending certification to products incorporating outstanding environmental considerations.

Use of Environmental Labe

To ensure a high level of environmental quality for all of our products and provide consumers with accurate information on product quality, we are actively addressing the use and disclosure of environmental labels. In this section, we will introduce the concept of “Eco Mark,” “EcoLeaf Environmental Label,” “Carbon Footprint,” and “Type II: Self-declaration Label” which we have acquired.

The Fujifilm Group is committed to providing environmental education for its employees to help them gain basic knowledge on the environment and understanding about environmental issues, while promoting environmental activities. In addition, the Group provides e-leaning-based environmental education for all of its employees to ensure that they fully understand the “Fujifilm Group Green Policy.”

Third-Party Opinion on “Environment”

Achieving your major SVP 2030 targets ahead of plan and the subsequent upward revision of the target figures demonstrate the excellence of the Fujifilm Group’s corporate culture. I respect the constant efforts by the management and all members of the Group.

Global trends are now driving net-zero emissions to expand from a corporate-basis to cover the entire supply chain, making the net-zero commitment a trading condition. Further, the carbon-minus scheme, which can offset past emissions, has also appeared. Society is demanding, more than ever before, that companies show a clear sense of social contribution through their businesses, such as by taking initiatives in supporting environmental measures outside the company.

The pursuit of green recovery that should go beyond stopgap measures, generated by the sense of crisis about worsening climate change, is the means of survival for nations and corporations in the 21st century. In the post-COVID-19 era, it will be essential to make drastic changes to the industrial structure and business portfolio toward building a sustainable society.

I look forward to seeing just how the Fujifilm Group, which already implements world-class environmental measures, will navigate through this global turning point to attain new heights.

[picture]Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi

Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi
Special Advisor
UNEP Finance Initiative

Profile
In addition to being involved in UNEP FI, Mr. Sueyoshi has served in various positions, such as committee member on various types of councils on the Central Environment Council, advisor to Kawasaki City and Kagoshima City, part-time lecturer at Waseda University and others. He also works as an external member of the board to companies and engages in efforts to raise awareness on environmental issues and the social responsibility of companies on TV, in newspapers, published works, and lectures.

Response to the third-party opinion

We are grateful for your high evaluation of our continuing efforts for environment, including our activities to address climate change and promote resource recycling.

Even when the global economy is significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we must accelerate our efforts to build a sustainable society based on the idea of green recovery as a countermeasure to the worsening climate crisis. This time marks a significant turning point as we improve our technologies and push forward open innovation. We aim to build a sustainable society through creating and disseminating our Green Value Products, the products and services that are contributing to resolving the world’s environmental issues.

(ESG Division, FUJIFILM Holdings)

Activities of each operating company

Workplace Environmental Considerations(Fujifilm)  

Measures for “Environment” for products in each business field (Fujifilm)

Measures for “Environment” Taken to Achieve SVP2030 (FUJIFILM Business Innovation)