FUJIFILM Holdings

CSR activity report

Environment

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

* 3R principles in animal testing: Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement.

Outline of Activities in FY2018

  • Dissemination and expansion of energysaving measures at production sites. (Energy loss reduction by rationalizing chillers and air conditioners, Energy saving by revising production conditions)

  • Endorsed the recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

  • Established a renewable energy usage target, and joined RE100, a global corporate leadership initiative bringing together influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.

  • Installed a solar power generation system in FUJIFILM Printing Plate (China) Co., Ltd.

  • Started the Fujifilm Group “Green Value Products” Certification Program.

[Picture]Solar power generation system installed in FUJIFILM Printing Plate (China) Co., Ltd.

Solar power generation system installed in FUJIFILM Printing Plate (China) Co., Ltd.

Awards

  • Fujifilm received the GP Equipment Environmental Awards under the Green Printing Certification Program 2018.

  • Fuji Xerox received the 2018 Minister of the Environment’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity.

Future Activities and Targets

  • Further disseminate and enhance energy-saving measures at production sites.

  • Seek the further opportunities and actual utilization to achieve renewable energy usage targets (Procuring renewable energy-derived electricity and installation of renewable energy facilities).

  • Promote creation of environmentally conscious products through the “Green Value Products” Certification Program.

Outline of Activities in FY2018

  • Water usage: 15% reduction (compared to the FY2013 level)

  • Water treatment contribution in society: 8.7 million tons/year

  • Waste generation: 5% increase (compared to the FY2013 level)

  • Resource usage per unit: 28% improvement (compared to the FY2013 level)

  • Lectured on the Fujifilm Group’s water risk countermeasures at the 60th Anniversary Lecture of the Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology.

  • Lectured on groundwater conservation by FUJIFILM Kyushu in a symposium held by the Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology.

Future Activities and Targets

  • Continue stable reduction measures suited each region and site.

Outline of Activities in FY2018

  • Participated in an industry, government, and academia project hosted by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to develop the all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries, the next-generation storage batteries for electric vehicles, as one of 23 companies, including automobile and battery manufacturers.

Future Activities and Targets

  • We will continue participating in the NEDO activities and R&D collaborating with other companies.

Outline of Activities in FY2018

  • Completed the review of chemical substances used globally in products according to our voluntary management policy for specific chemical substances preceding regulation in each country. Created and enforced management plans for alternatives and reduction of chemical usage and emissions.

  • An alternative test method for skin sensitization test, ADRA has been adopted in OECD test guidelines 442C*1. For in vitro skin corrosion tests using 3-dimensional reconstructed human epidermis model, LabCyte EPI-MODEL 24 was also adopted into OECD test guidelines 431.

  • Started full-scale operation of a chemical information communication system, chemSHERPA in China.

  • Started development of a safety prediction method that takes account of animal welfare.

  • Started education program for reagent users concerning chemical substance handling.

  • *1 OECD test guidelines: Guidelines specified by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to standardize testing methods to assess the characteristics and safety of chemical substances.

LabCyte EPI-MODEL 24

Future Activities and Targets

  • Further reduce usage and emissions of hazardous substances and replace them with safer alternatives based on the chemical substance management plan.

  • Complete transfer to the new version of chemSHERPA within FY2019 and utilize IT tools such as RPA to make the legal compliance system more robust.

  • Further expansion of chemical handling education program to reagent product users and improvement of internal education.

  • Develop a highly accurate safety prediction method.

  • Build a next-generation chemical substance management system.

  • Utilize alternative methods to animal testing for internal safety evaluations.

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*1 is conducted for quantitative and objective assessment of environmental impact. The environmental label is also used for active dissemination of information.

  • *1 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”

Firstly I would like to express my respect for the Fujifilm Group’s environmental efforts that continue to expand year by year. Their efforts cover climate change, resource recycling, and biodiversity—even human health. The Group’s all-round focus is truly astonishing.

When we look at the world situation, the global issues that need to be addressed, such as successive natural disasters, are growing increasingly severe. The international community has started to demand that businesses take action that make a real difference. International trends concerning global issues are changing rapidly, as we can see, for example, by the inauguration of the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB), led by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in September, and teenagers and the younger generation strongly appealing to public opinion about environmental issues. Businesses are now being seriously questioned with regard to their approach to their operations.

For a corporation like the Fujifilm Group, which has already taken a number of significant environmental initiatives, reflecting international opinion into corporate activities is more important than ever. In that sense, the decision to participate in RE100 in FY2018 was exceptional.

The approach from the viewpoint of a member of international society is essential and correct for the Fujifilm Group toward resolving global issues, as well as to survive new international competition in the 21st century.

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

To achieve our targets concerning climate change, it is essential to develop and utilize upcoming technologies, such as introducing hydrogen fuel for our in-house cogeneration systems, as well as converting our purchased electric power to renewable electricity.

We aim to lead the realization of a decarbonized society as demanded internationally by demonstrating our approach of decarbonization through the participation of RE100. We steadily continue our environmental activities with technical progress through open innovation.

(ESG Division, FUJIFILM Holdings)

Activities of each operating company

Fujifilm Environmental Governance Promotion Structure (Fujifilm) 

Workplace Environmental Considerations(Fujifilm)  

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

Measures for “Environment” Taken to Achieve SVP2030 (Fuji Xerox)