Since 1999, Fuji Xerox has been working to reduce chemical substances that may have potential impacts on the human body and the environment, so as to minimize the risks of environmental contamination.
For instance, the backlight of the LCD (liquid crystal display) control panel of the ApeosPort-V C7775 / C6675 / C5575 / C4475 / C3375 / C2275 series uses a mercury-free white LED, thus completely eliminating the use of mercury. The mercury-free LCD panel was first used for the optional large color control panel of the DocuCentre-IV C5570 /C4470 /C3370 / C2270 series released in July 2009. Now, this panel has become the standard control panel of our products.
Under the principle of "Fuji Xerox does not use hazardous chemical substances", we aim to reduce the hazardous chemical substances in our products, so as to minimize the risk of environmental contamination by chemical substances. To achieve this goal, we set our own regulatory standards that are stricter than applicable laws.
The restriction on chemical substances included in products has been tightened worldwide. Especially in Europe, the restriction on chemical substances used in the European Union (EU) has been tightened by such restrictions as RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals). Fuji Xerox has created a database of chemical substance information to ensure product safety and manage chemical substances that require restricted or prohibited usage. By predicting international trends, we will continue our proactive efforts to reduce hazardous substances.
We need to collaborate with many of our partners on reducing hazardous substances.
Thus, we do not keep our newly developed technologies to ourselves, but disclose those technologies to others for dissemination throughout the entire industry.