Environmental labels are used to provide consumers with accurate information regarding environmental aspects of a product through the labeling on the product/package, technical reports and advertising. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) categorizes such labels into the following three types, specifying relevant standards.
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.
Type I Environmental Labelling: Third-Party Certification (ISO 14024)
This Type I environmental labeling indicates that a third-party certification institution certifies the low environmental impact of a product based on its own product categories and certification criteria. Eco Mark is one of the third-party certification systems in Japan, which reviews the products of an applicant company and approves the use of Eco Mark. Eco Mark can be used for such certified products, which helps environmentally conscious consumers to select eco-friendly products.
Eco Mark is an environmental label to be displayed on eco-friendly products assessed throughout their entire life cycle and certified by the Japan Environment Association. It covers a wide range of product categories, specifying criteria for each of them. Eco Mark is the only Type I environmental labeling in Japan in compliance with the ISO standards. For more details, please visit the website of the Japan Environment Association.
Eco Mark Office, The Japan Environment Association
Our Certified Products
Medical imaging-related products
Returnable container (Certification No.: 07121008)
- A set of processing solutions for automatic processors (using cartridge-type bottles for recycling)
Type II Environmental Labelling: Self-declared Environmental Claims (ISO 14021)
This Type II environmental labeling is to demonstrate the environmental quality of products, services, and systems through self-declaration by companies in the market. This does not require third-party certification. Self-declaration can be made by displaying an environmental label on products, instruction manuals, promotional items, and CSR reports.
FUJIFILM Group “Green Value Products” Certification Program
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.
PLATE to PLATE
This “PLATE to PLATE” mark refers to an aluminum recycling system in which scrap aluminum from CTP and PS plates used for lithographic printing is recycled to reproduce new plates.
Participation in this system through the collection or recycling of plates demonstrates the effective use of resources and protection of the environment. The participating or cooperating companies are allowed to use the “PLATE to PLATE” mark.
By promoting the closed-loop recycling of aluminum (recycling without quality degradation), we aim to contribute to resource-saving, energy conservation, and CO2 reduction that lead to recycling-based society and reduced environmental burden.
Type III Environmental Labelling: Presentation of Environmental Information (ISO 14025)
This Type III environmental labeling is to provide the quantitative data of environmental impact of products, using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology. This aims to help consumers make a decision on green purchase/procurement through information disclosed via the Internet and other media. It is also aimed at encouraging a company to fully understand such quantitative data, motivating them to further reduce their environmental impact.
EcoLeaf environmental labeling is managed by the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry. It uses the LCA method to provide the product's information regarding environmental impact such as global warming, acidification, ozone depletion, and water pollution as well as the consumption of resources such as energy and minerals. The quantitative data covers the entire life cycle of the product, ranging from production to disposal and recycling phases. This labeling falls on the category of ISO 14025 “Type III Environmental Labeling.” For more details, please visit the website of the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry.
Our Certified Products
Carbon Footprint (ISO/TS 14067)
A carbon footprint is a measurement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted throughout the life cycle of a product or service, ranging from (1) raw materials procurement, (2) production, (3) distribution and sales, (4) use by consumers, and (5) disposal and recycling. The data is calculated in CO2 equivalent to visualize the amount of GHG for easy understanding.
For more details of the “Carbon Footprint Communication Program (CFP Program)” please visit the website of the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry.