Engagement with Global Environment

Our Ideal

Fuji Xerox will do its utmost to harmonize its activities with the environment in every area of business, mobilizing all its capabilities to lead the industry in the creation of environmental value.

Our Basic Approach

Our environmental efforts, divided broadly between product/service measures and product lifecycle measures, have focused on the three key goals of curbing global warming, conserving and recycling resources, and reducing chemical risk.
Our product lifecycle measures extend far beyond the confines of our own business facilities. At Fuji Xerox we acknowledge our responsibility to minimize our environmental impact at every stage of the product lifecycle, including sourcing of parts and materials, assembly, processing, logistics, and end-user power consumption, as well as product recycling and disposal.
Meanwhile, cognizant of growing concerns worldwide, we have added a fourth goal, that of preserving ecosystems and biodiversity.


[Building an Environmental Management System] 1991:Company-wide Basic Environmental Policy,1995:Long-term targets for product energy efficiency, Company-wide Product Recycling Policy, 2000:Nationwide launch of zero landfill recycling of recovered products [Intensifying Our Efforts] 2004:Recycling system launched in Asia Pacific (Thailand), Taiwan, and China, 2009~:Achievement of zero landfill with recycling systems in Asia Pacific (Thailand) and China Gradual extension of recycling system to Korea, Australia and New Zealand, 2009:2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets [Building Advanced Systems for the Long Term] 2010:RealGreen product / service development concept, 2011:Environmental impact visualization system, 2013:Company-wide environmental slogan: Challenge Eco No 1.

Company-wide Environmental Efforts

Global environmental problems, including climate change, depletion of resources, and the destruction of ecosystems, pose a grave threat to the future health, safety, and prosperity of humankind.
Over the years, Fuji Xerox has consistently taken initiatives that anticipate society's environmental needs. Examples include our development of the Integrated Recycling System and our full lineup of energy-efficient products. But we cannot afford to be complacent. When it comes to creating environmental value, Fuji Xerox must stay at the forefront or risk forfeiting the trust of our customers and society as a whole. As we see it, the survival and growth of our business depend on our ability to provide world-class environmental value and help solve global environmental issues and build a sustainable society.
Fuji Xerox wants to be the kind of company that can lead the way and point with pride to its efforts in behalf of the environment. To this end, we have decided to launch a company-wide campaign to revamp our operations and processes with environmental impact in mind, placing environmental management at the very heart of our business activities. If all our employees rethink the way they do their jobs, we believe we can further reduce our environmental impact across the board. By sharing these green initiatives and reforms with our customers and the wider community, we hope to make an important contribution to the reduction of the environmental impact of society overall.

Environmentally-friendly Products and Services

Features of Fuji Xerox Activities

At Fuji Xerox, we are committed to reducing the impact of human activity on the environment by providing products and services that offer new value thereby minimizing our products' impact on global warming. The basic principle guiding our development of new products and services is the RealGreen concept, which seeks to maximize energy efficiency without compromising user convenience.
By integrating and optimizing a wide array of ecofriendly technologies, we are striving to offer a new kind of value that combines energy efficiency with ease of use. We call it "Comfortable Eco." As we pioneer the shift to new timesaving, space-saving, and transportation-saving work styles, we are applying the lessons learned from these efforts to develop innovative solutions for our customers, working with them to minimize our combined impact on the global environment.

RealGreen Concept
Average Office CO2 Emissions, Estimated (based on 50-employee office)

Fiscal 2013 Performance

In fiscal 2013 we continued our quest to deliver the ultimate in environmentally-friendly, user-friendly products with the market launch of devices incorporating advanced RealGreen technology. These include multifunction devices equipped with Smart WelcomEyes Advance, an improved version of our unique Smart WelcomEyes sensing technology. Installed with a human-detection camera and a facial recognition camera, these devices are able to distinguish an approaching user from a passerby and recognize individual users. It will then immediately display a user-specific menu that has been set up in advance. In addition, Fuji Xerox products equipped with our Smart Energy Management Technology are giving new meaning to "Comfortable Eco" by drastically cutting energy use, CO2 emissions, and noise.
Meanwhile, as part of our campaign to reduce customer CO2 emissions by 7 million tons per annum, we embarked on an environmental analysis of our entire range of workplace solutions and intensified our focus on new work style solutions that offer real economic benefits for our customers along with superior environmental value (CO2 emissions reduction).

Fiscal 2014 Initiatives

In fiscal 2014 we will continue to boost our products' environmental performance and other environmental features and respond proactively to global trends in environmental regulation with society's changing needs in mind. In addition, we will work to accelerate reductions in CO2 emissions from customer offices by actively promoting cloud services, mobile solutions, and other new work style solutions with the potential to drastically reduce environmental impact.

Reduction of CO2 Emissions in the Value Chain

Features of Fuji Xerox Activities

At Fuji Xerox, we are pursuing an array of environmentally friendly initiatives in which we assume responsibility for the whole life cycle of our products–from the procurement of materials to manufacture, sale, customer use, reuse, and recycling. In particular, efforts to help curb global warming are at the heart of the company's environmental management, and we are currently implementing measures to achieve the goals we announced in 2009 in our 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets. The targets are divided into two groups: one for reducing whole-life-cycle emissions for Fuji Xerox products and the other for helping our customers and society as a whole reduce CO2 emissions by facilitating new work styles for a low-carbon society.
Fuji Xerox views the attainment of these targets as a way of contributing to the welfare of our customers and of society while ensuring the growth of our business.

2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets

  • By fiscal 2020, reduce whole-life-cycle CO2 emissions of our products by 30 percent from fiscal 2005 level.
  • By fiscal 2020, reduce CO2 emissions by our customers by 7 million tons per annum.
Whole-life-cycle Emissions of Fuji Xerox Products (kt-CO2)
Our Contribution to Cutting Customers' CO2 Emissions

Fiscal 2013 Performance

We succeeded in attaining our fiscal 2013 target for whole-life-cycle CO2 emissions for our products through wide-ranging initiatives to improve carbon intensities, which reduced the emissions to 1,342 kt. This is 14 percent lower than the fiscal 2005 level, and we have thus made 46 percent of the progress required to meet our fiscal 2020 target.
Our performance in helping customers and society reduce their CO2 emissions saw a high growth rate of 16 percent year on year, mainly due to increasing sales of solutions that are highly effective in reducing CO2 emissions.
At our overseas sales companies, we implemented Environmental Management Guidelines to ensure a consistent approach by means of integrated management and analysis of data based on common management items and areas.

CO2 Emissions at Each Stage of the Product Life Cycle
Initiatives to Reduce Product-life-cycle CO2 Emissions
  • Customer Use

    Although we made further progress in developing energysaving technologies and incorporating them in new products, growing shipments in overseas markets led to a year-on-year increase of about 22 percent in total CO2 emissions due to use of our products at customer sites.

  • Procured Materials

    There was a slight increase over the previous fiscal year due to the rising volume of production.

  • Production sites

    Even as production increased, a 6 percent reduction from fiscal 2012 was achieved through ongoing electricity-saving measures and improved the unit energy consumption in production processes.

  • Offices

    Despite continuous energy-saving measures, the expansion of our operations, including acquisition of overseas affiliates, led to an increase over the previous year's results.

  • Logistics

    Extensive efforts to cut back on air transport were able to offset the greater number of units shipped, resulting in a decline of approximately 11 percent from the year before.

Fiscal 2014 Initiatives

In fiscal 2014, we will continue our multi-pronged improvement efforts and will curb the rise in CO2 emissions as our operations expand.
We will ensure that our sales growth is compatible with curbing CO2 emissions and achieving the 2020 targets, both by increasing sales of solutions and services that are effective in reducing CO2 emissions and by improving the unit energy consumption in all areas.
We will further aim to minimize CO2 emissions at every stage of the product life cycle by developing technologies to boost our products' energy-saving performance, incorporating more eco-friendly materials (recycled and biomass materials) into products, and creating a recyclingbased business model.

Creating Processes of Recycling System

Features of Fuji Xerox Activities

Fuji Xerox Recycling Centers (Orange indicates Recycling Center.)

Fuji Xerox believes that used products are valuable resources, not waste, and the recycling program that we run on this principle is one of the mainstays of our efforts to conserve the environment. By collecting our customers' used products and reusing or recycling them, we have been promoting a recycling system that aims to effectively utilize resources with the goal of achieving zero landfill.Note 1 On the basis of a "closed loop" system in which products released to the market are collected and the parts sorted from them are circulated in a closed circle under strict quality assurance, we have extended our activities to "inverse manufacturing," in which we aim from the planning and design stages to make products with a lower environmental burden, and "zero emissions (zero landfill)," in which we strive to select and recycle nonreusable parts and utilize them as resources.
Further, in line with our commitment as a global company to reduce our environmental impact not only in Japan but also overseas, we are pursuing the same initiatives in our overseas sales and service areas–China and the Asia-Pacific region– where we have created recycling systems on a par with those in Japan. We achieved a recycling rate of at least 99.5 percent, the "zero landfill" target, in the whole of our operational areaNote 2 in fiscal 2010.

In the future, while maintaining zero landfill, we will increasingly reuse parts and materials and hold down new resource inputs, thereby lessening the burden on the environment.

  • Note 1 Fuji Xerox defines "zero landfill" as simple incineration and simple landfill that amounts to 0.5 percent or less of the total weight of the waste produced.
  • Note 2 Japan, China, and the Asia-Pacific region

Fuji Xerox Recycling System and Closed Loop System

Fiscal 2013 Performance

In the zero landfill initiative, in all nations and regions we attained at least a 99.5 percent level of resource recycling, which is the criterion for "zero landfill." The reductions we achieved in new resource use were stepped up by a further 514 tons, from 2,361 tons in fiscal 2012 to 2,875 tons, as reused parts were utilized in more products.
We also enhanced the quality of the zero landfill program by improving the work environment at the disassembly and processing centers. Specific initiatives toward a cleaner work environment included developing machinery to automate the removal of toner from cartridges, a process formerly performed manually, and installing these devices in the disassembly and processing centers.

Fiscal 2014 Initiatives

While maintaining zero landfill and striving to improve the quality of this program, we will make the next step further expansion of reuse, with its lower environmental burden, and will promote initiatives in this area. Specifically, in order to use new resources sparingly, we will utilize reused parts in more of our products and will also reuse more plastic material. We will also continue to steadily improve the work environment at the disassembly and processing centers which we inaugurated last year.

Sustainability Report 2014 Questionnaire