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CSR Activity Report | Environment | Address Climate Change (Priority Issue 1)

CO2 Emission Reduction Activities through Processless Thermal CTP Plates

(FUJIFILM’s Activities)

By you purchase the SUPERIA Processless Thermal CTP Plates with carbon offset , it follows that has been made two social contributions.

[logo]issues carbon offsetting credentials
  • 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.
  • *1  Fujifilm offers this only for customers participating the Green Graphic Project (GGP). Please refer below regarding the GGP.

"Carbon offsetting" is to offset a volume of CO2 emissions that could not be eliminated regardless of reduction efforts, with recognition of the unavoidable CO2 emission associated with daily life and economic activities. CO2 reduction activities in other places are used to carbon offsetting. The GGP commit to zero-carbon emission of processless plates with CO2 emission trading (credits) created from supporting clean energy generation projects in developing countries. This offset activities are certified by the Carbon Offsetting program operated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.

Certified by the “Carbon Offsetting Scheme” operated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
[logo] Carbon Offset products Certification number:A0376

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” 

  • *2 Carbon footprint is a mechanism that exchanges greenhouses gases emitted by the lifecycle of products or services into CO2, and displays them in a manner that is easy to understand.

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.

[picture] Kenya : Olkaria geothermal electric power generator project

Kenya : Olkaria geothermal electric power generator project

[picture] Bangladesh : Brick industry efficiency improvement project

Bangladesh : Brick industry efficiency improvement project

[picture] Honduras : La Esperanza hydroelectric power generation project

Honduras : La Esperanza hydroelectric power generation project

*3 This project will end when CO2 emission amounts obtained through support to the corresponding developing countries run out.