FUJIFILM Holdings

CSR plan

Process for Identifying Materiality

 (Priority Issues)

In identifying priority issues (materiality), important social issues that impact both the Fujifilm Group and society are identified through the steps shown in the figure and established as priority issues in SVP 2030. In evaluating materiality in Step 3, priority issues were identified after studying both how to resolve social issues through business activities (contribution to environment and society) and how to increase consideration for society and the environment in our business processes (minimization of environmental and social impacts). Regarding social interests and requests, priority issues (top right of the figure) have been identified through evaluation by E Square, a CSR specialist representing current social opinions. In the area of the environment, the issues requiring urgent action on a global scale, social and environmental impacts (risks) and contributions (opportunities) have been mapped according to the SDG Compass to enable us to organize priority issues.

FY2019 used to be the last year of our Medium-Term Management Plan, VISION 2019 (for the time being, the next medium-term management plan was postponed to be announced owing to COVID-19 pandemic). In light of progress on VISION 2019 and the latest global trends in issues, we have reviewed the following three perspectives that had been emphasized in the planning of SVP 2030, our CSR Plan that started in 2017. As a result of these reviews, we have decided to continue the basic policy of clearly specifying our long-term vision of how the Group will contribute to resolving social issues as a global company.

  • Define long-term targets (for 2030) 
  •  Promote measures based on disclosed numerical targets for global environmental issues
  •  Promote priority measures for resolving social issues through business activities (contribution to society and the environment) and considering society and the environment in our business processes (minimization of environmental and social impacts).

For achievement of SVP 2030 and aiming to be a cooperation that contribute to realize a sustainable society, we will reexamine our group-wide activities and long-term targets through PDCA every three years by planning for mediumterm management reform.

Developments from the medium- and long-term CSR plan

The Medium-Term CSR Plan started in 2007, the year following the group was reorganized under FUJIFILM Holdings, to put in place comprehensive governance and compliance. In 2017, Sustainable Value Plan 2030 (SVP 2030) was announced with longer-range targets for the year 2030.

In addition to the review of CSR activities under SVP 2016, issues that should take priority in SVP 2030 were identified with attention given to global developments in response to climate change, etc. As a result of the review, the perspective adopted in SVP 2016 to make company-wide efforts to solve social issues as opportunities for business growth was upgraded to clearly specify a future vision from the long-term perspective on contributions to resolving social issues as a global company and was adopted as the basic policy.

In identifying social issues, a comprehensive list of some 300 items has been created, with the addition of items that must be addressed from a long-term perspective, including roughly 130 items from various indexes such as the global standards ISO 26000 and GRI Guidelines/Standard, the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 169 goals under the SDGs. In addition, technologies, products and services that were developed by all our divisions have been reviewed for the degree to which they will contribute to resolving social issues, and a list of relevant social issues has been created.

Main CSR Issues

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In evaluation of materiality, we adopted the two sides of approaches reducing/making consideration of the social impact generated from business activities and resolving social issues through business.

(1) Taking into consideration and reducing the impact our business activities have on the environment and society

In addition to our own evaluation of materiality, the CSR specialist E Square has conducted an evaluation of social interests and requests. Based on these findings, the priority issues shown at top right were identified and materiality was established  accordingly.

(2) Resolving social issues through our business activities

Social issues to which the present and future technologies, products and services of our business divisions can contribute were identified and organized in a matrix chart. The issues with major impacts (shown by the large number of dots) in both our business and social issues were given priority and identified as materiality.

Furthermore, regarding social issues we have selected through the above two processes, to organize the contents which we can have some impacts, we have laid them out in the following map especially from environmental viewpoints, which is an issue of urgency, of both the negative impacts from business processes (risk) and the positive impacts from social contribution through business (opportunity) based on the SDG Compass.

Impact on Business Processes across the Value Chain (Ex. Environment)

  • * Study of priority issues based on the SDG Compass from viewpoints of both the negative impacts from business processes and the positive impacts from social contribution through business

For each priority issue defined in STEP3, we classified them by fields and make them easier to understand. To ensure concrete action, we also defined targets for fiscal 2030 considering business issues our businesses should address and indicators to boost progress together with relevant business divisions at operating companies.
Regarding environmental issues on a global scale, numerical targets for 2030 were set.
Priority issues of SVP 2030 were finalized in the deliberations by the CSR Committee (present ESG Committee), headed by the President of FUJIFILM Holdings. After approval by the ESG Committee, we are now addressing the issues under a groupwide policy.

Fiscal 2019 used to be the last year of our Medium-Term Management Plan, VISION 2019 (for the time being, the next medium-term management plan was postponed to be announced owing to Corona virus influence). In light of progress on VISION 2019 and the latest global trends in issues, we have reviewed the following three perspectives that had been emphasized in the planning of SVP 2030, our CSR Plan that started in 2017.
As a result of these reviews, we have decided to continue the basic policy of clearly specifying our long-term vision of how the Group will contribute to resolving social issues as a global company.

  • Define long-term targets (for 2030)
  • Promote measures based on disclosed numerical targets for global environmental issues
  •  Promote priority measures for solving social issues through our business activities (contribution to environment and society) and considering society and the environment in our business processes (minimization of environmental and social impacts).

For achievement of SVP 2030, we will re-examine our group-wide activities and long-term targets through PDCA every three years by planning for medium-term management reform.

Sustainable Value Plan 2030
Priority Area Priority Issues Solving social issues through business activities Considering society and the environment in our business processes Relevant business/parties
Environment 1. Address climate change Entire Group (especially for factories/Highly Functional Materials)
2. Promote recycling of resources Entire Group (especially for factories/Highly Functional Materials)
3. Address energy issues toward a decarbonized society.   Entire Group (especially for Highly Functional Materials)
4. Ensure product and chemical safety. Entire Group (especially for factories/Highly Functional Materials)
Health 1. Fulfill unmet medical needs.   Healthcare
2. Improve accessibilities to medical services.   Healthcare
3. Contribute to identifying diseases at an early stage.   Healthcare
4. Contribute to health promotion and beauty.   Healthcare
5. Promote management of a healthy workplace.   (Internal)
Daily Life 1. Contribute to creating a safe and secure society.   Highly Functional Materials
2. Contribute to enriching humanity and relationships between people.   Imaging
Work Style 1. Create environments that lead to motivated workplace (provision of solution services). Document solution
2. Develop and utilize diverse human resources.   (Internal)
Supply Chain Strengthen CSR foundations across the entire supply chain including factors of the environment, ethics, and human rights.     Supplies (+ Entire Group)
Governance Improve and maintain governance structures by further disseminating an open, fair and clear corporate culture.     Entire Group (+ Supplies)