FUJIFILM Holdings

Sustainable Value Plan 2030

Environment

Reduce our own environmental impacts and contribute to the resolution of environmental issues.

Since the Industrial Revolution, we have experienced large improvements in our lives, but at the same time, this has caused a range of environmental issues. Continuing rises in sea levels and extreme weather resulting from climate change, depletion of our land resources, destruction of our forests, water pollution and depletion of water resources and changes in our ecosystems are taking place on a global scale. We must take various actions to resolve both the issues resulting from our economic activities and environmental issues to guarantee sustainable development into the future.

  1. Address climate change.

  2. Promote recycling of resources.

  3. Address energy issues toward a non-carbon society.

  4. Ensure product and chemical safety.

To achieve sustainable development, the whole of the Fujifilm Group around the world is working on various environmental issues under its Green Policy so that it can also be the leading company in the environmental field. In addition to reducing the environmental impact of our production activities, we are focusing on cutting CO2 emissions and making effective use of water and other resources across the entire product lifecycle, reaching as far as the use and disposal of our products by our customers. We are also developing products and services that offer outstanding energy-saving and resource saving results that will contribute to reducing the environmental impact for society as a whole. In R&D we are developing new technologies to resolve environmental issues including energy issues.

Compared to 2017, when the Fujifilm Group originally set the SVP 2030 environmental targets, the impact from climate change on society is believed to have increased and the target set in the Paris Agreement, “holding the global temperature rise to less than 2°C over the level before the Industrial Revolution,” may not be sufficient. Therefore, every corporation is required to make greater efforts. The marine plastics problem, which has been attracting social attention, is another priority issue to overcome to shift to a circular society. The important point is increasing resource recycling across various aspects of our business activities and in the products and services that we provide to society. As for chemical safety, the discussion on international targets after 2020 is in progress to further efforts in minimizing the adverse impact on health and the environment from chemical production and usage.

At the same time, the concept of Green Recovery is spreading across the world, which aims to recover economies devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic while adopting climate change countermeasures and building a sustainable society.

Against to this backdrop, the Fujifilm Group has revised upward some target values and set new targets to further contribute to environmental issue solutions. The following sections explain the new targets in each area.

For details of the activities, please see the "Environment" CSR activity report.

1. Address Climate Change

Target for 2030

Reducing Fujifilm Group’s CO2 Emissions
(1)Reduce the Fujifilm Group’s CO2 emissions by 45% by the end of FY2030 (compared to the FY2013 level).*1
   
* Revised upward from 30% to 45%
(2)Convert 50% of purchased electric power to renewable energy-derived power by FY2030 and aim at zero CO2 emissions from our energy use.
     * Established the target in January 2019, joined RE100 in April 2019
(3)Implement one or more CO2 emissions reduction measures in each site per year.*1

Contributing to reducing CO2 emissions in society through products and services
(4)Contribute to 90 million tons CO2 emissions reduction by FY2030.*1
   
* Revised upward 50 million to 90 million.
(5)Make Green Value Products rate per sales 60% by FY2030.*1

The Fujifilm Group has set new targets to create of a carbon neutral society aimed at by the Paris Agreement.
Along with CO2 emissions reduction across the entire product lifecycle (from material procurement, product manufacturing, transportation, use and disposal), we are continuing to actively reduce CO2 emissions in society through providing our products and services. At the manufacturing stage, we direct our efforts at using lower carbon energy sources, including adopting and utilizing renewable energy, in addition to the promotion of energy saving and efficient energy usage.

CO2 Emissions across the Entire Product Lifecycle
[Figure]CO2 Emissions across the Entire Product Lifecycle

2.Promote Recycling of Resources

Target for 2030

Reducing the amount of water the Fujifilm Group uses
(1)Reduce the amount of water the Fujifilm Group uses by 30% by FY2030 (compared to the FY2013 level).

Contribution for water treatment by our products and services
(2)Contribute to the treatment of 35 million tons of water per year in society by FY2030.

Reducing the amount of waste
(3)Reduce the amount of waste generated by the Fujifilm Group by 30% by FY2030 (compared to the FY2013 level).
(4)Our Group recycling index*2More than 10 by FY2030.*1
(5)Our Group valuable conversion index*3More than*1

Reducing resource input
(6)Improve the Fujifilm Group’s resource input per unit by 30% by FY2030 (compared to the FY2013 level).

Since our establishment, the Fujifilm Group has been actively recycling resources, through reducing water usage, recycling and reusing water, recovering and reusing resources (e.g. silver), and establishing a recycling system for multifunction devices and copiers, etc. We are conducting efforts to use resources effectively and reduce waste through measures which take into account the total lifecycle of a product, by considering the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) in the product design, reducing loss at the manufacturing stage, collecting, reusing and recycling used products, and recycling or converting into valuables.

Conceptional Diagram of Water Usage and Contribution
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* We aim at contribution in society that equals the environment impact (input) from our business activities by 2030.

3.Address Energy Issues toward a Non-Carbon Society

Target for 2030

Contribute to the creation and widespread use of renewable energies through highly functional materials.

To build the carbon neutral society envisioned under the Paris Agreement, the Fujifilm Group will develop and make available energy-related technologies that use highly functional materials from three aspects: energy creation, energy storage and energy conservation. We continue contributing to renewable energy creation and dissemination through accelerating the introduction and widespread use of renewable energies in society by our technologies.

4.Ensure Product and Chemical Safety

Target for 2030

Anticipatory risk management of chemical substances
(1)Replace or reduce usage of “priority risk management chemical substances” by FY2030.*1
(2)Conduct the safety evaluation for our newly developed chemical substances using alternative methods for animal testing by FY2025. Obtain the safety data on the safety data sheet for our chemical products using alternative methods for animal testing by FY2030.*1

New material and process development based on our core technology
(3)Contribute to resolving social issues through development of new materials and processes.*1

Contribution to appropriate chemical substance management across the supply chain
(4)Communicate information on chemical substances in our products in compliant with international standards.*1
(5)Continue providing Article Information Sheets (AIS).*1
(6)Disseminate knowledge about the safe handling of chemical substances.*1

Because the Fujifilm Group manufactures a wide range of products including chemical products, highly functional materials, optical devices, office equipment, and medical equipment, we have established management rules for each manufacturing process of our products from two perspectives: management of the handling of chemical substances and management of information on chemical substances in our products. We have implemented global operations management across the Group and we have established a system to acquire accurate information on the laws and regulations in each country and region around the world to start a prompt preparation in an early stage. This has allowed us to maintain comprehensive and efficient management of chemical substances.

  • *1 Updated or adopted in March 2020
  • *2 Recycling Index = (Recycled amount + Conversion amount to valuables) / Disposed amount (Efforts to reduce non-reusable waste, which is burnt without heat collection or sent to landfill)
  • *3 Valuable Conversion Index = Conversion amount to valuables / Recycled amount (Efforts to convert recycled materials, which are materials to be reused as a resource but which incur costs as their value is low, to a valuable that can be traded for a fee)