Based on the Fujifilm Group Green Policy, we have established an Ecology and Safety Vision for achieving a sustainable society. As a policy aimed at actualizing that vision, moreover, we have formulated an Ecology and Safety Basic Policy and, based on it, are endeavoring to achieve world-class environmental management.
EMS Environmental Policy
For Fuji Xerox to contribute to "sustainable development," individual employees will take actions autonomously and will make a concerted effort to reduce environmental burdens and tackle environmental issues, by following the Fujifilm Group's "Green Policy," and Fuji Xerox and its affiliate companies' "Ecology and Safety Vision" and "Ecology and Safety Basic Policy".
Fuji Xerox has long been leading society and its competitors in resource recycling and the development of energy-saving devices and services. By establishing targets and action plans in line with the main business of each functional organization, Fuji Xerox will further strengthen the development of environmentally-conscious products and business processes and the proposal of solution and services that encourage workers to transform their workstyles to an even more creative style.
Long-Term Environmental Targets
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets for Fiscal 2030
Keenly aware that society must undergo major transformations to establish a low-carbon society, Fuji Xerox has reaffirmed its responsibility as a leading company. We are striving to succeed in our efforts by establishing targets, KPIs, and action plans in line with the main business of each functional organization.
Moreover, we made our goals compatible with the new CSR plan announced by FUJIFILM Holdings in August 2017, titled “Sustainable Value Plan 2030” (SVP 2030), and established a new target for reducing greenhouse gases that looks ahead to fiscal 2030.
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets for Fiscal 2030
- Reducing carbon dioxide emissions over the entire product life cycle by 30% (vs. fiscal 2013 levels) by fiscal 2030
Domestic and International Facilities Attain ISO 14001 Certification
Fuji Xerox attained certification under the ISO 14001 international standard for environmental management at sites in Japan and overseas, including affiliates and sales companies. By obtaining this certification in both production and non-production segments in Japan and overseas, we are making our everyday environmental management more efficient while helping people across the organization grasp the importance of environmental management. In fiscal 2014, we consolidated ISO certifications that had been acquired by individual units by defining a standard management system into which the systems that individual companies/departments had separately established and operated were unified.
In fiscal 2015, we worked to further standardize and improve the efficiency of our management system, took appropriate actions to conform to the ISO standards revised in 2015, and were certified based on the new standards.
From fiscal 2016, quality, and information security management systems have been integrated and adopt for implementation in affiliated companies in Japan. This was completed at all affiliats in Japan within fiscal 2017.
Our Policy on Environmental Education
Raising the environmental awareness of each individual is critical for the achievement of a sustainable society. Fuji Xerox has deployed a series of educational programs to develop employees with a high level of environmental awareness and furthermore, to support the development of a society where citizens willingly engage in activities to protect the environment.
Initiatives for Environmental Education
Fuji Xerox uses both e-learning and in-class programs as a means to enlighten its employees on basic environmental issues and practices for reducing environmental impact. We endeavor to provide our employees with plenty of opportunities to learn about environmental management, including basic environmental education programs and advanced education programs tailored to individual job types.
In fiscal 2014, we consolidated the basic environmental education materials created by individual companies to create a set of standardized materials. In fiscal 2015, these standardized materials were translated into other languages and distributed to overseas affiliates. In fiscal 2017, we updated the materials for basic environmental education while continuing our efforts to encourage all employees to participate in the programs to receive environmental education.
We will continue to improve these programs to enhance the environmental awareness of our employees so that they are empowered to work proactively on environmental conservation.
Our Policy on Environmental Communication
We believe that our environmental communication should not only be composed of "information disclosure," but also include active two-way communication with our stakeholders. Therefore we create opportunities to listen to the views and questions of our stakeholders to incorporate their ideas into our environmental activities. We are endeavoring to mitigate the environmental impacts of our business operations while fostering communication with our stakeholders through our website, various fairs, advertisements, social media and other means.
Major Environmental Awards
Received the Minister’s Prize of the Ministry of the Environment at the 16th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Award (GSC Award)
Award theme: Development of an innovative toner technology that achieves low environmental impact and high image quality
The EA-Eco Toner, installed in a broad range of our multifunction devices and printers, received the Minister’s Prize sponsored by the Ministry the Environment at the 16th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Award (GSC Award) hosted by the Japan Association for Chemical Innovation.
EA-Eco Toner was recognized as having reduced environmental impacts in a wide variety of areas, including energy use during manufacturing, power consumption during use, amount of toner consumption, and volume of toner disposal. We received this award as a result of having earned high ratings for the contribution this toner has made toward comprehensive reduction in environmental impacts, and for its ability to instigate the development of new and further technologies.
Energy Conservation Grand Prize
Received the Minister’s Prize of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), in the Business Model Category at the FY 2017 Energy Conservation Grand Prize (in the Product & Business Model Category)
Award theme: Next-Generation Managed Print Service that utilizes energy-saving reconditioned devices
Our Managed Print Service was awarded the Minister’s Prize sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the highest award given out, at the FY 2017 Energy Conservation Grand Prize, which was held by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) with support from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
This marked the 14th award received by Fuji Xerox at the event, which set an industry record for the number of ECCJ awards won by a single company. It is also the second time for the company to receive the METI Minister’s Prize, and the first to be awarded in the business model category.
Grand Prize for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Conservation (held by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan with support from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
The objective of this program is to commend products and business models that excel in terms of energy conservation.
The aim is to contribute toward the development of an energy-saving society by holding public events on the award screening results and winners’ presentations, and publishing an overview of the awarded products, thereby expanding public awareness on energy conservation and promoting the widespread use of energy-saving products.
The commendation is given to businesses that offer products with outstanding energy conservation performance (including element products, materials, and parts), as well as businesses that have developed a business model with far-reaching ripple effects related to furthering energy conservation.
EcoPro International Exhibition on Environment and Energy (held by the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry and Nikkei Inc.)
Fuji Xerox exhibits at EcoPro, a major exhibition on the environment and energy held in Asia, regarding it as an opportunity to foster communication with various stakeholders.
Environment-friendly products are increasingly attracting attention following the enforcement of the Act on Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities in Japan.
Environmental labels provide consumers who care about the environment with information they can use in deciding what products to buy.
Fuji Xerox is working on environmental labeling, including Type I environmental labels (third-party certification labels), Type II environmental labels (self-declaration of companies on the environmental friendliness of their products and services) and Type III environmental labels (on which quantitative information is provided regarding the environmental impact of the product). We provide information on our products carrying environmental labels on our website and through our product catalogues, advertisements and others.
Type I environmental label: Eco Mark
Eco Mark is an environmental label managed by the Japan Environment Association. The mark can be attached to products that are certified by the Association as contributing to environmental protection by exhibiting low levels of environmental impact, such as reduced power consumption during use or in standby mode and end-of-life recyclability into components and materials.
Type I environmental label: International Energy Star Program
The program is managed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry based on Japan-U.S. agreements to provide energy conservation standards for OA machines. The label can be attached to products that meet the standards.
Green Procurement Standards
The Green Procurement Standards compiled here explain our basic approach to hazardous chemical substances included in or used during the manufacturing of our products and parts.
Fuji Xerox would like to contribute to the environmental conservation activities of our customers and society as a whole by further cooperating in environmental conservation with our business partners, who are important to Fuji Xerox, and by providing products and services that are safe and eco-friendly.
We appreciate your continued understanding and support.