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Reducing Environmental Impact in Our Business Activities

Efforts to Mitigate Global Warming

Fuji Xerox is working on the reduction of CO2 emissions that cause global warming, recognizing that increased incidence of abnormal weather conditions, the spread of infectious diseases, and rise in energy prices brought about by global warming not only threatens the sustainability of our society, but will also have major consequences on the continuity of our business operations.

Efforts at Production and Development Sites

In fiscal 2015, we recorded actual emissions of 142 kt-CO2Note 1. Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, we have continually sought to cut electricity use by 15% or more relative to fiscal 2010. Furthermore, in addition to the introduction of energy-conserving equipment, we improved the efficiency of manufacturing processes. Also in fiscal 2016, we will continue to introduce energy-conserving equipment at development sites and review our manufacturing processes. We will also develop energy-conserving manufacturing technologies and consider introducing these into our manufacturing processes. Through these and other efforts, we will strengthen our activities with the medium- to long-range perspective in mind.

CO2 Emissions from Domestic and Overseas Production and Development Sites

Chart of CO2 Emissions from Domestic and Overseas Production and Development Sites

Breakdown of CO2 Emissions from Domestic and Overseas Production and Development Centers (Fiscal 2015)

Chart of Breakdown of CO2 Emissions from Domestic and Overseas Production and Development Centers

Efforts in Offices

In fiscal 2015, we continued to conduct activities to conserve power consumed for air-conditioning and lighting, make eco-driving efforts, and foster the Cool Biz summer dress code at the offices of our sales, services, and administrative sections in Japan and in overseas sales companies. As a result, total emissions were reduced to 69 kt-CO2. In fiscal 2016, we will achieve reductions exceeding current trends by exploring various medium- to long-range measures, in addition to reforming work modes.

Electric Power Consumption in Offices (Domestic and Overseas Offices)

Chart of Electric Power Consumption in Offices (Domestiļ½ƒ and Overseas Offices)

Energy Sources as Percentage of CO2 Emissions (Domestic and Overseas Offices, Fiscal 2015)

Chart of Energy Sources as Percentage of CO2 Emissions (Domestic and Overseas Offices, Fiscal 2015)

Initiatives at Product Logistics

In the area of product logistics, Fuji Xerox investigates how to reduce CO2 emissions in its transportation methods with the aim of meeting Fuji Xerox's 2020 greenhouse gases reduction targets.

Specific activities included improving logistic networks to increase transport efficiency and shorten transportation distances and expanding eco-driving activities to truck transport. As a result, CO2 emissions for fiscal 2015 were 229 kt-CO2, which achieved our target. We will continue to curb CO2 emissions by continuing the activities stated above.

Other Initiatives

For further reduction of greenhouse gases, Fuji Xerox is investing in overseas projects for GHG reduction under the Kyoto Mechanism, introducing wind power generation, and promoting efficient use of electric power through the use of NAS batteries and ice thermal storage system.

Examples of activities based on the Kyoto Mechanism include investments made through the Japan GHG Reduction Fund (JGRF), with which we concluded an investment contract in 2004, related to hydroelectric power generation in China, a wind power plant in Bulgaria, a methane gas recovery project in Malaysia, the SJAMG coalbed methane recovery and power generation project in China, and other projects.

Efforts to Conserve Natural Resources

Waste Reduction at Development and Manufacturing Centers

Total waste generated in fiscal 2015 fell to 10.1 kt. We targeted various productivity improvements both in and outside of Japan as part of efforts to reduce waste per production volume. We also moved forward with production process improvements and efforts to recycle waste into valuable materials. With the goal of achieving further reductions, these efforts will continue in fiscal 2016.

Waste Volumes Generated at Development and Manufacturing Centers

Chart of Waste Volumes Generated at Development and Manufacturing Centers

Waste Management at Offices

Fuji Xerox conducts appropriate waste management at offices (non-production facilities), just as we do at our production facilities, for the effective utilization of resources used in our business.

At domestic office facilities, we digitized the manifests (industrial waste management surveys), and are furthering our efforts to improve the compliance level of our industrial waste management.

At our office facilities overseas, we make sure that waste management is in accordance to the various country's laws and regulations and is appropriate to the local infrastructure. We will continue to make sure waste management is conducted with compliance as a premise.

Activities to Reduce Use of Packaging Materials in Logistics

As part of our efforts toward conservation, we are promoting the returning and recycling of packaging materials used during transport of our products.

Since fiscal 2012, we have worked to limit the use of packaging materials to less than 17,000 tons by using durable returnable containers and through other efforts.

In addition to continuing to expand the range of products that can be transported using returnable packaging, future activities will explore systems that make practical use of recycled and reused packaging.

Reducing the Water Used at Manufacturing Stages

The production stages account for most of the water used by Fuji Xerox. Since 2009, we have sought to reduce water use at production sites in Japan and around the world.

In fiscal 2015, these sites achieved 43% reductions relative to fiscal 2005, surpassing the target of 30% reductions. In addition to exceeding targets for the fiscal year, the results easily met the medium-range target, set for 2014, of 30% reductions relative to fiscal 2005.

In fiscal 2016, we will maintain our target (30% below the fiscal 2005 level).

Water Usage in Manufacturing Process

Water Usage in Manufacturing Process (FY 2015) thousand m3
Fuji Xerox R&D Square 78.6
Ebina Center 187.6
Takematsu Fuji Xerox Manufacturing 364.2
Suzuka Fuji Xerox Manufacturing 105.2
Toyama Fuji Xerox Manufacturing 872.5
Niigata Fuji Xerox Manufacturing 42.7
Fuji Xerox Korea 9.5
Fuji Xerox of Shanghai 60.6
Fuji Xerox of Shenzhen 324.8
Fuji Xerox of Hai Phong 39.7

Chart of Water Usage in Manufacturing Process

Mitigating the Risks Posed by On-site Chemical Substances

We are striving to reduce the risk of accidents and disasters associated with the chemicals handled at sites and to manage and reduce emissions of chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and substances subject to the Law concerning Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR Act). In fiscal 2015, we started implementing the chemical substance management system introduced in fiscal 2014 at all our sites in Japan and at two sites located outside the country. Moreover, the risk assessment methods as established by the Chemical Substance Management Rules have been revised so that they have a higher margin of safety in complying with the laws.

In fiscal 2016, we will expand the implementation of this chemical substance management system to locations outside of Japan, and will foster activities to establish common explosion prevention criteria and systems for all Fuji Xerox companies, thereby strengthening our risk management capabilities toward chemical substances.

Air Pollution Prevention

In fiscal 2015, we voluntarily reduced air emissions of 20 types of VOC identified by four electrical/electronic industry organizations, including JBMIA (Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association). With the increase of production, VOC emissions have increased from last year. In fiscal 2016, we will reconsider the emission reduction policy and the implementation plan, in light of anticipated future trends of domestic and international regulations.

VOC Emissions (20 substances specified by four electronics and electrical appliance associations)

Chart of VOC Emissions (20 substances specified by four electronics and electrical appliance associations)

Removal of Asbestos

Fuji Xerox is continuing its efforts to take appropriate measures to reduce the risk of exposure to asbestos, such as taking steps to remove it or prevent its dispersion.

Storage and Appropriate Management of PCBs

Three development and production sites handle the storage and management of PCBs and appliances containing PCBs. Preparations are currently underway to dispose of PCBs in accordance with laws governing the disposal of PCBs. We will subcontract this work as soon as authorities have approved the disposal procedures.

Storage of Appliances Containing PCBs

Item Unit Ebina Center Takematsu Fuji Xerox Manufacturing Fiscal 2015 Total
High-voltage Transformer Number of units stored Unit no data no data no data
High-voltage Capacitor Number of units stored Unit 20 35 55
Waste Impact Paper Weight kg no data no data no data
Waste PCB Oil
(oil containing PCBs)
Weight of PCB oil stored kg no data 1,000 1,000
Ballast in Fluorescent Lamp Ballast in fluorescent lamp Unit 3,876 366 4,242
Low-voltage Capacitor (excl. fluorescent lamp) Name   Stabilizer Stabilizer no data
Number of units stored Unit 116,130 816 116,946
Low-voltage Transformer Number of units stored Unit no data no data no data
Pole Transformer Number of units stored Unit no data no data no data
Textile Waste Weight kg 900 no data 900
Sludge, etc. Volume m2 no data no data no data
Other Appliances Name   Electrical porcelain Experimental equipment and apparatus no data
Number of units stored Unit 6 1 7

Use and Storage of Appliances Containing Trace Amount of PCBs

Item Unit Ebina Center Takematsu Fuji Xerox Manufacturing Fiscal 2015 Total
Transformer Number of units in use Unit no data no data no data
Number of units stored Unit 9 21 30

Preserving Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Recognizing the value of biodiversity, Fuji Xerox seeks to reduce the environmental impact of its business activities while striving to preserve our natural surroundings and strengthening employee awareness through various social engagement activities.

For example, we require all suppliers of copier paper to ensure legal and regulatory compliance and to take steps to eliminate any repercussions from timber harvest on the ecosystem and the local population. This is among the requirements set forth in our Environmental, Health and Safety Rules for Paper Procurement. In this and other ways, our purchasing activities take proper account of biodiversity issues. In ethical procurement activities with parts suppliers underway since fiscal 2007, we have sought to stimulate interest in biodiversity in several ways, including guidelines stressing the importance of conserving the natural environment. In addition to activities like these intended to reduce the impact of our business activities, we strive to promote employee awareness through nature preservation efforts in the mountains ("satoyama") and through our Workshops for Nature Guides, undertaken jointly with the Nature Conservation Society of Japan. We also participate in the Japan Business Initiative for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (JBIB), a project established in 2008, to help enhance these initiatives. By reviewing advanced case studies and by examining various approaches and methods to strengthen corporate biodiversity efforts along with other participating companies, we are applying the results of these studies to advance our own efforts.

With regards to the effects on ecosystems and the biodiversity of the land at our business sites, we are preparing guidelines for efforts designed to preserve biodiversity at our sites. This effort addresses the effects on ecosystems and biodiversity of soil use at business sites. We will continue to prepare these guidelines in fiscal 2014, with the goal of completing them during the year.