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Production Volume of Machines With Reused Parts
Tops 300,000 Units

Reduces 100,000t-CO2 Emissions

TOKYO, December 3, 2007 ? Production volume of machines incorporating reused parts topped 300,000 units as of the end of October 2007. Since first introducing such recycling-oriented products into the market in 1995, Fuji Xerox has slashed the amount of new resources by 17,400 tonsNote: 1 as well as approximately 100,000t-CO2Note: 2 emissionsNote: 3 in total through parts reuse.

In fiscal 2006, in particular, production of the color multifunction device DocuCentre C2100 ? which incorporates more than 60 percent of reused parts per unit ? grew, surpassing 10,000 unitsNote: 4.

With environmental issues at the forefront of management challenges, Fuji Xerox formulated a companywide product recycling policy of “approaching as close to ‘zero landfill’ as possible as well as promoting the reuse of resources” in order to eliminate waste in products recovered from customers. In December 1995, Fuji Xerox was the first in the office equipment industry to offer products using recycled parts via the introduction of the “Integrated Recycling System”.

The company also devoted to reuse design to ensure that they can be used for many years over multiple generations. Further, anticipating the market shift from monochrome to color devices, Fuji Xerox began incorporating reused parts in color machines in 1997, and has been committing to expand number of models and units of machines with reused parts.

Under the Integrated Recycling System, used copy/multifunction devices are recovered and disassembled, and those parts that satisfy stringent quality standards would be introduced into the production line, while those that cannot be reused would be separated into a maximum of 44 parts categories. They would be then thoroughly broken down into substances and materials to be recycled, and even the finest metal, rubber and glass resources, which were previously deemed difficult to recycle, are turned into raw material. Thus, the Integrated Recycling System ultimately realizes “zero landfill”.

The system’s product recycling activities achieved a profit of 380 million yen in fiscal 2006 environmental accounting, representing roughly a threefold increase from the previous fiscal year (130 million yen)Note: 6.

Note 1 Total of 1996~2006.
Note 2 Actual achievement of 2000~2006, plus an estimate of 1996~1999.
A product lifecycle assessment method was devised in fiscal 2000 to calculate the amount of CO2 emissions, and as such, figures before this date are estimates.
Note 3 To include the amount of CO2 emitted in the production process of parts, the figure was computed converting the cost saved from not purchasing new parts into the amount of CO2 using inter-industry tables.
Note 4 DocuCentre C2100 was acclaimed for making a significant contribution to the creation of a recycling-based society, and received the Encouragement Prize of Award for 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)-Oriented, Sustainable Technology hosted by Clean Japan Center in fiscal 2007.
Note 5 The cost saved by not purchasing new parts resulting from parts reuse is accounted here as Fuji Xerox considers that only parts reuse contributes to environmental preservation and brings about economic benefit to the environment in environmental accounting.

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