CSR activity report│Environment

Environmental Initiatives in Each Fujifilm Group Site

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

Major businesses: Contract service for biotherapeutics manufacturing and sales, and drug substances manufacturing.

Utilizing production and quality control technologies gained through our photographic film business, the Fujifilm Group is expanding the CDMO*2 business of biotherapeutics to support our customers to create new drugs. The driving force of this business, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) meets a wide range of customer needs thanks to the advanced production technologies and state-of-the-art facility owned by the company.

The company is also keen on addressing environmental issues uniting the focus of all employees, actively working toward achieving the environmental targets of Sustainable Value Plan 2030 (SVP 2030).

  • *2 CDMO: Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization. The company offers wide-ranging services to pharmaceutical companies, from cell culture development at an early stage of therapeutic development, production process development, stability testing, development and production of investigational drugs, and production of over-the-counter drugs.

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. (North Carolina, U.S.A.)

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. is currently upgrading boilers to higher efficiency models and converting its lighting equipment to LEDs. They are also considering other CO2 emissions reduction measures, including replacing their equipment in research and manufacturing building into more energy-efficient models and pursuing renewable energy credits from wind power in Texas.

FUJIFILM Corporation Fujinomiya Factory (Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan)

Major businesses: Production of X-ray film, functional films for displays etc., anti-bacterial materials, and printing support materials.

Resource Recycling

The major product of Fujinomiya Factory is PET film products. The factory collects offcuts from these products and reuses high-quality pieces as a production material. The lower-class offcuts are collected and recycled as pellets by an external recycler. We endeavor to utilize the PET film material as much as possible to minimize waste.

We are aiming to establish a new recycling technology toward 2021 to improve the collection and recycling rates.

FUJIFILM Manufacturing Shenzhen Corp. (Shenzhen, China)

Major businesses: Production of laser printers, multifunction devices, and consumables.

FUJIFILM Manufacturing Shenzhen Corp., established in 1995, takes “reduction of environmental impact” as a corporate social responsibility and is vigorously progressing with resource recycling and continuous reductions of CO2 emissions and hazardous chemical usage.

Energy Saving and CO2 Emissions Reduction

Some examples of environmental efforts by FUJIFILM Manufacturing Shenzhen Corp. include utilization of a solar panel to supply hot water to the employee dormitory, real-time electricity usage control by the energy management center, and an energy-saving patrol in the night time. As a result, they have achieved the corporate CO2 emissions reduction target designated by Shenzhen City for five consecutive years. Not only that, but the actual figure is significantly lower than the given allowance.

Resource Recycling

FUJIFILM Manufacturing Shenzhen Corp. is conducting various 3R activities, such as separation of recyclable wastes, including metal, plastic, and paper, thermal power generation from daily waste incineration, water recycling, usage of recycled paper, and a shift to a paperless office.

These efforts over the years have led the company to be certified as a Green Factory in 2019, compliant with the Chinese National Recommended Standards. This was the first of its kind among Japanese companies in Shenzhen. The company’s environmental efforts are highly rated and trusted as can be seen by receiving the Green Model Award at the China Charity Festival 2019 (January 2019) and being invited by a governmentaccredited body to participate in creating the Green Factory standards for the printing device industry (since 2020)