High-Priority Management Themes at Fuji Xerox
Reducing the environmental impact of societies by encouraging technological innovation and supporting new work styles
Curbing global warming
Fuji Xerox is implementing environmental impact reduction measures for its products to minimize their influence on global warming.
Specifically, we are developing products with a strong commitment to reducing their power consumption while making them more convenient to use. In line with our aim to reduce the electricity consumed by our products during use by customers, we are introducing energy-saving technologies to new models across our entire product lineup and fostering the replacement of old models with the new ones.
In order to provide customers with more environmentally friendly products, we are providing environment-friendly product education to our sales staff and making use of the environmental effect simulator to visualize the environmental impact that customers could achieve by adopting our products. Moreover, we are showing customers how to use our products in energy-saving mode and providing them with the simulation service to show how they can reduce the amount of power used by their output machines as well as a service to visualize power consumption by such machines.
Technologies to help solve global environmental issues
In order to deliver safe and environment-friendly products, we are working on technologies for the efficient reuse of components and recycling of materials, power-saving technologies, and environmental technologies required in each country. In the following we introduce the specific initiatives implemented to this end.
Visualizing Environment Impact
Fuji Xerox introduced a system compatible with the system installed at Fujifilm Corporation in fiscal 2015 with a view to making reports to authorities and others in a more efficient and timely manner, and manages all the data of sites in and outside of Japan. By using the system, we will expedite decision-making for environmental management by reducing the time required for data collection and tabulation to two months. In the future, we will expand the management scope to include environmental impact items other than energy and waste to identify our environmental impact across the value chain.
Reducing Environmental Impact in Our Business Activities
Efforts at Production and Development Sites
In fiscal 2017, we recorded actual emissions of 133 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 2018, 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.
- Note 1 We used the following figures for electricity:
Japan : The average value for all power sources published by the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (between 2000 and 2014 the reference data was based on the average value for 2000; from 2015 onwards the reference data is linked to the average value in each respective year).
Overseas: Before 2015, the calculations were based on emission factors, published by the GHG Protocol. From 2015, the calculations are based on the values provided in the latest version of CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion (IEA) published by the OECD.
CO2 Emissions from Japan and Overseas Production and Development Sites
- Note We changed CO2 emission coefficients in fiscal 2015.
Breakdown of CO2 Emissions from Japan and Overseas Production and Development Sites (Fiscal 2017)
Efforts in Offices
In fiscal 2017, 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 66 kt-CO2. In fiscal 2018, we will achieve reductions exceeding current trends by accelerating new work style initiatives.
Electric Power Consumption in Offices (Japan and Overseas Offices)
- Note We changed CO2 emission coefficients in fiscal 2015.
Energy Sources as Percentage of CO2 Emissions (Japan and Overseas Offices, Fiscal 2017)
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 promoting eco-driving for truck transport. As a result, CO2 emissions for fiscal 2017 were 186 kt-CO2, which achieved our target. We will continue to curb CO2 emissions and achieve the target by continuing the activities stated above.
Initiatives with Products
On March 2018, Fuji Xerox acquired system certification under the Carbon Footprint Communication Program (CFP)Note 2 operated by the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry.
In order to calculate the CO2 emissions of multifunction devices and printers, we must acquire an understanding of the mass volume of the parts and of the materials used, and accurately collect those information for each individual product.
Fuji Xerox developed a system for calculating CO2 emissions in 2015, which enabled us to acquire the system certification this time.
This calculation system enable our product designers to gather all the required information into a single database, such as the information created by the research and development departments and the manufacturing plants, as well as existing information acquired from our suppliers, without their new data inputting work.
The CO2 data of each product is calculated by utilizing Fuji Xerox’s original ontology technology (where the computer makes a judgment on the relationship of the data). This enables not only the elimination of overlapping data and identification of insufficient data, but also makes it easy to handle the change of product composition and judgment standards.
In fiscal 2018, it will become possible to perform automatic calculations, even when parts are still in the process of being designed and do not yet have a set composition. This makes it possible to design products while checking, midstream, to see if the design will achieve the CO2 target.
- Note 2 CFP (Carbon Footprint) is a framework developed based on the ISO/TS 14067 requirements for displaying the greenhouse gas emissions generated over the entire life cycle of a product or service—from material procurement to disposal or recycling—by using the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) method to calculate CO2 emissions.
By acquiring the Carbon Footprint Communication Program (CFP) system certification, the entire process—beginning with calculating the CO2 emissions over the product’s life cycle, through verifying them and applying for CFP certification, right up to the certification announcement—can be performed within the company.
For further reduction of greenhouse gases, Fuji Xerox is investing in overseas projects for GHG reduction under the Kyoto Mechanism, introducing green certificates including wind power generation, and promoting efficient use of electric power installing ice thermal storage system.
Reducing the environmental impact by our solution
Making our office an environmentally-friendly space
- Note Shown in parenthesis ( ) are the amounts of increase compared to 1973
Composition ratio of final energy consumption by division
1.Received the Grand Prize in the 18th Green Purchasing Award for Expanding the Green Market
Fuji Xerox was awarded the Grand Prize in the 18th Green Purchasing Award for Expanding the Green Market by the Green Purchasing Network. The Green Purchasing Network is a network of companies, governments, and consumer organizations. It was established by the initiative of the Environment Agency and other such organizations.
Our efforts in conducting “responsible paper procurement” in collaboration with our business partners received high praise for achieving a high level of green purchasing in paper supplies.
We have also been continuing since 2012 to achieve the stable procurement of paper in a manner that is in harmony with the sustainability of forest resources and the local community, by confirming the situation through an on-site audit and a council headed by the management team.
2.Winner at the Sustainable Business Awards Singapore 2017
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific (Singapore) was named the winner in the Best Waste Management and Material Productivity category at the Sustainable Business Awards Singapore 2017.
This award was given in recognition of the outstanding results that we achieved in realizing “zero landfill,” “zero pollution,” and “zero illegal disposal” in the Asia Pacific region, and for our efforts in continuing to conduct sustainable business activities that are friendly to the environment.