Zero-Landfill Goal Achieved at Recycling Facility in Thailand
Recycled 21,200 Tons of Resources and Reached 99.8% of Recycling Rate
July 6, 2010
TOKYO, July 6, 2010 — Fuji Xerox Eco-Manufacturing Co., Ltd., which is the center of Fuji Xerox's International Resource Recycling System in Thailand, has accomplished the Zero LandfillNote 1 goal by achieving recycling 99.8 percent of used products and consumables in FY2009.
Fuji Xerox Eco-Manufacturing that started operations in December 2004, collects used Fuji Xerox products such as copiers, printers and cartridges from nine countries and regionsNote 2 in the Asia-Pacific area, and disassembles and sorts them into 74 categories including steel, aluminum, lenses, glass and copper for recycling. Over the period from the operation launch to March 2010, the company collected approx. 131,000 units of used products and generated 21,200 tons of recycled resources.
The International Resource Recycling System has the following characteristics:
- Under the cooperation and trust of nine Asia-Pacific countries and regions, enables collection, disassembly and detoxification of hazardous materials of used Fuji Xerox products from different countries without the need for any intermediaries;
- Aims for zero-landfill by steadily improving the recycling rate;
- While boosting productivity enabled by a large processing volume, drives the fair and equal allocation of costs to local sales companies;
- Helps the host nation Thailand reduce waste within the country, and provides an opportunity to create a new industrial system.
Fuji Xerox was the first company in the industry to introduce products containing recycled parts to the Japanese market in 1995, launching a full-fledged Integrated Recycling System. In August 2000, the company became the first in Japan to achieve Zero Landfill from collected used products. In recognition of its responsibility as a global enterprise to reduce environmental strains in its sales and service territories in the Asia-Pacific region and China, Fuji Xerox made a full-scale introduction of the recycling systems of the quality equivalent to the one in Japan, in Thailand in December 2004, and then in SuzhouNote 3, China in January 2008.
Fuji Xerox Eco-Manufacturing has been actively involved in government-led social contribution activities following the acquisition of DIW-CSR certification for CSR activities from the Thai Department of Industrial Works (DIW).
Fuji Xerox continues to implement its 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) initiatives to achieve the goals of Zero Landfill, No Pollution and Zero Illegal Disposal, perceiving them as its responsibility as a manufacturer. It is committed to further reinforcing the Integrated Recycling System, which is an advanced model for achieving business growth and environmental conservation at the same time.
- Note 1
- Fuji Xerox defines "zero waste" as recycling rate of more than 99.5 percent.
- Note 2
- Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand For details, please access:
- Note 3
- Fuji Xerox Eco-Manufacturing (Suzhou), a recycling site in China, began its operation in January 2008.
Fuji Xerox Eco-Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Fuji Xerox Eco-Manufacturing Overview
|Name||Fuji Xerox Eco-Manufacturing Co., Ltd.|
|Capital||300 million yen (Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. 100%)|
|Date of Establishment||January 2003|
|Location||Chonburi Industrial Estate, 41/1M.8 Bowin Sriracha,
Chonburi 20230, Thailand
|Business||Integrated collection, disassembly and separation of used office equipment. Recycling of consumables.|
|Main business partners||Local management partner: Mitsui & Co., (Thailand) Ltd.
Recycling partners: 16 companies (12 in Thailand/Asia, 4 in Japan)
|Capacity||20,000-30,000 machines/year; 500,000 cartridges/year|
|Factory wing construction area||12,617m2|
|Total factory wing floor area||12,772m2 (two-floor reinforced concrete building)|