Sustainable Value Plan 2030
Reduce our own environmental impacts and contribute to the resolution of environmental issues.
Social Background and 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.
Goals under Sustainable Value Plan 2030
Address climate change
Promote recycling of resources
Address Energy Issues toward a Decarbonized Society
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 the Fujifilm Group’s CO2 emissions
（1）Reduce CO2 emissions across the entire product life cycle*1 by 50% (compared to FY2019 levels) by FY2030
（2）Reduce CO2 emissions from its operations (Scope 1 and 2)*2 by 50% (compared to FY2019 levels) by FY2030 and fully operate on carbon-free energy*2 and achieve net zero CO2 emissions by FY2040
Convert 50% of purchased electric power to renewable energy-derived power by FY2030
（3）Implement one or more CO2 emissions reduction measures in each site per year
Contributing to reducing CO2 emissions in society through products and services
（4）Contribute to a reduction in the CO2 emissions generated by society by 90 million tons by FY2030
（5）Make Green Value Products rate per sales 60% by FY2030
In December 2021, the Fujifilm Group established new climate action targets, raising its CO2 emissions reduction targets. To achieve these targets, we launched a new Fujifilm Group environmental strategy, “Green Value Climate Strategy,” which includes promoting “Green Value Manufacturing” – a strategy to manufacture with a lower environmental impact, and delivering “Green Value Products” with excellent environmental performance.
With this new environmental strategy and the specific targets set in FY2020, we will continue to address climate change issues and contribute to achieving a zero-carbon future
New targets to reduce the Fujifilm Group’s CO2 emissions （revised in December 2021）
（1）Reduce CO2 emissions across the entire product life cycle by 50% (compared to FY2019 levels) by FY2030
- Equivalent to 65% (compared to FY2013 levels). The original reduction target was 45% (compared to FY2013 levels).
（2）Reduce CO2 emissions from its operations by 50% (compared to FY2019 levels) by FY2030 and fully operate on carbon-free energy and achieve net zero CO2 emissions by FY2040 (ten years ahead of the original target year of 2050)
Measures for achieving the new targets and building a carbon-zero future
In December 2021, we launched a new Fujifilm Group environmental strategy, “Green Value Climate Strategy,” which includes promoting “Green Value Manufacturing” – a strategy to manufacture with a lower environmental impact, and delivering “Green Value Products” with excellent environmental performance. Based on these two core strategies, we will implement the following measures.
- Manufacturing with a lower environmental impact (Green Value Manufacturing)
- Creation / promotion of products and services with excellent environmental performance (Green Value Products)
- Adopting business-specific targets in line with the new environmental strategy
- Introducing internal carbon pricing
Please see the following news release for details of the latest targets.
Reducing CO2 Emissions in the Entire Product Life Cycle : Targets and Results
Road Map for Reductions of Scope 1 ＆ 2 CO2 Emissions
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)
Contributing to water treatment through products and services
（2）Contribute to the treatment of 35 million tons of water per year in society by FY2030
（3）Reduce the amount of waste generated by the Fujifilm Group by 30% by FY2030 (compared to the FY2013 level)
Improving recycling quality
（4）Achieve recycling index*3: More than 10 by FY2030
（5）Achieve valuables conversion index*4: More than 1 by FY2030
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.
３．Address Energy Issues toward a Decarbonized Society
Target for 2030
Contribute to the creation and widespread use of renewable energies through advanced 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.