CSR Activity Report | Environment | Address Climate Change (Priority Issue 1)
CO2 Emission Reduction Activities through Processless Thermal CTP Plates
Our Two Social Contributions by Carbon Offsetting
By you purchase the SUPERIA Processless Thermal CTP Plates with carbon offset , it follows that has been made two social contributions.
- Fujifilm issues carbon offsetting credentials to customers according to use amount of processless thermal CTP plates.*1
- Customers can appeal to clients about CO2 reduction contribution, such as reduction of CO2 from all customers’ industry activities and/or reduction of CO2 emission from printings.
Certified by the “Carbon Offsetting Scheme” operated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Fujifilm’s “processless thermal CTP plate printing material” is certified by the “Carbon Offsetting Scheme” utilizing carbon footprint (CFP) *2 operated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan. Itm guarantees credibility of “processless thermal CTP carbon offsetting mechanism”
Contributing support to developing countries
To offset carbon is to support developing countries.
CO2 emission trading*3 used in carbon offsetting are created from supporting such as clean energy generation projects in developing countries.
Benefit of assisting developing countries :
Kenya: Olkaria geothermal energy expansion project
This project develops renewable electric power through geothermal energy, replacing fossil fuel energy sources and contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gases. Furthermore, the development and application of these geothermal power plants led to the employment of local youths, and the establishment/improvement of infrastructure. For example, maintenance of this region's reservoirs for livestock has allowed for the accumulation of six months' usage of water, and many citizens receive benefits from the establishment of six schools and the expansion of the water supply.
Bangladesh: Brick industry production efficiency improvement project
Bricks used as the primary construction material in Bangladesh are produced in old, inefficient kilns, which are the greatest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and also are cause of air pollution. This project supported to the installation of energy-efficient brick kilns, and not only reduced greenhouse gases, but mitigated serious environmental pollution, the country's energy needs, and industrial waste disposal issues. Also, the project led to the establishment of occupational safety and health standards, and the improvement of working environments.
Honduras: La Esperanza hydroelectric power generation project
The poverty rate of Honduras is at 75%, the majority live in rural areas. Electric power is distributed to only 37% of the agricultural communities. This support project constructs and repairs La Esperanza hydroelectric power plants, supplying stable energy to the city of La Esperanza and reducing greenhouse gases by reducing the consumption of firewood. Also, there are some progress in local job creation, neglected forest maintenance and afforestation in the vicinity of hydroelectric power plants, and roads.
*3 This project will end when CO2 emission amounts obtained through support to the corresponding developing countries run out.