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 products/services measures and business operation measures, have focused on the three key goals of curbing global warming, conserving and recycling resources, and reducing chemical risk.
Our business operation 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 the 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, 2014:Chemical substance management system


Katsuhiko Yanagawa Director and Executive Vice President, Fuji Xerox

Fuji Xerox has addressed environmental issues seriously over the years, offering a wide range of energysaving products and services and building an integrated recycling system in anticipation of society's needs. Still, we believe we must continuously review and enhance our efforts, setting our sights ever higher.
Accordingly, we have committed ourselves to improving and strengthening our environmental management company-wide as a pillar of our campaign to integrate CSR into our business operations, so as to deliver unparalleled environmental value and help build a sustainable society. To this end, we have launched multiple initiatives, including a new system to help us keep abreast of global environmental regulations, stepped-up efforts to provide solutions that truly deliver on the promise of changing the way people work, and creation of a recycling-based business model. If all our employees rethink the way they do their jobs, we believe we can play an important role in reducing the impact of human society on the environment.

Reducing CO2 Emissions Throughout Product Life Cycles

Features of Fuji Xerox Activities

At Fuji Xerox, we are helping to reduce the human impact on the environment through changes and improvements in the way all our employees work. At each stage in the product life cycle, our employees contribute to an overall reduction in the lifecycle impact-sales personnel by solving customers' problems, engineers by developing energy-saving technologies and lowering total costs, and so forth. Our company-wide campaign to boost employees' job efficiency and shorten work hours has also been instrumental in reducing the environmental impact of our business operations.

Fiscal 2014 Performance

Whole-life-cycle CO2 Emissions increased 6% in comparison to last year due to higher demands in logistics to respond increasing sales in overseas.

Fiscal 2015 Initiatives

We expect more increase in CO2 emission due to our business expansion.
To respond that, we are striving to be more efficient in office management, energy (electricity and gas) use and reduce paper use.

Whole-life-cycle Emissions of Fuji Xerox Products (kt-CO2)

Case Study

Reducing Life-Cycle Impact with Our Global Integrated Recycling System

One of the mainstays of our efforts to reduce the life-cycle impact of our products is our recycling program, built on the principle of treating used products as valuable resources instead of as waste. By collecting customers' used products and reusing or recycling them, the program aims to utilize resources as effectively as possible with the goal of zero landfillNote1. At the core of these efforts is our "closed loop" system of collecting the products we have put on the market and reusing those parts that have passed rigorous screening for quality assurance. As an extension of that system, we have launched "inverse manufacturing," by which products and components are designed from the outset to minimize lifecycle impact, and a zero emissions (zero landfill) program that focuses on sorting and recycling nonreusable parts for maximum utilization of resources.
As a global corporation, meanwhile, we recognize our responsibility to minimize our environmental impact in every locale where we do business. In China and the Asia-Pacific region, we have built integrated recycling systems on a par with our Japanese system. Since 2010, we have maintained a recycling rate of at least 99.5 percent-our zero landfill target-for our entire operating areaNote2.
While maintaining zero landfill in our operating area as a whole, we aim to enhance the quality of our recycling program through improvements in the work environment of our dismantling and processing centers, and to expand the reuse of parts and materials to achieve even more effective utilization of resources and further reduce our environmental impact.

  • Note1Fuji Xerox defines "zero landfill" as a combined simple incineration and landfill rate of no more than 0.5 percent of all waste produced by weight.
  • Note2Japan, China, and the Asia-Pacific.

Fuji Xerox Recycling Centers (in orange)

Reducing Customers' CO2 Emissions

Features of Fuji Xerox Activities

At Fuji Xerox, our goal is to provide products and services that allow customers to meet their office challenges while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact. The guiding force behind these efforts is the RealGreen concept, which seeks to maximize environmental performance without compromising user convenience. The goal is to achieve "Comfortable Eco," an ideal rooted in our conviction that to achieve true environmental performance, our products must be stress-free for customers as well earth-friendly. With this ideal in mind, we are creating new value by developing products that seamlessly integrate the environmental technologies we have developed and refined and by offering customers solutions centered on those products.

Fiscal 2014 Performance

In fiscal 2014, our contribution to reductions in CO2 emissions from customer business sites rose by 511 kt-CO2 from the previous year and became 3,206kt-CO2, thanks to growth in sales of highly energy-efficient new products and energy-saving solutions.

Fiscal 2015 Initiatives

In fiscal 2015, we will continue to help customers achieve business growth while reducing CO2 emissions by leveraging our strength in solutions and services and by offering the ultimate in eco-friendly products incorporating the energyefficient technologies we have developed and refined.

Our Contribution to Cutting Customers' CO2 Emissions

RealGreen Concept

  • NoteTypical Electricity Consumption (TEC) : The amount of power consumed by office equipment, such as printers and copiers over a conceptual week (five days of operation and repeated sleep/poweroff mode, plus two days of sleep/power-off mode).

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

Case Study

Eco Products Awards at Tokyo Big Sight

In 2014, Fuji Xerox's color on-demand publishing system Versantâ„¢ 2100 Press was awarded the prestigious Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize in the Eco Products category of the 11th Eco-Products AwardsNote3 sponsored by the Eco Products Awards Promotion Council.

R&D staffs of Fuji Xerox Exhibition boos

The Versantâ„¢ 2100 Press, launched in May 2014 for the entry-level production market, is the first product in its class that complies with the latest International Energy Star programNote4 requirements (ver. 2.0). Offering print speeds of up to 100 pages per minute in a compact body, the Versant 2100 achieved a size and weight reduction of approximately 50 percent compared with the previous model, yielding an annual emissions-reduction benefit of 3,738 kg-CO2 per unit. Fuji Xerox also received favorable mentions for its years of work on its integrated recycling system and for digital printing technology that adjusts output and speed as needed to limit warehousing and wasted paper.

  • Note3The Eco Products Awards were established in 2004 for the purpose of promoting the development and use of eco-friendly products in Japan by honoring outstanding products and services that help to reduce human impact on the environment, in order to disseminate information on the demand side about such products and to support the efforts of businesses and other suppliers of eco-friendly products.
  • Note4The International Energy Star program is a program implemented in nine countries and regions to promote energy-efficient office equipment. The program establishes electricity consumption standards for products in active, sleep, and off mode based on the performance of products in the top quartile of energy efficiency. Products that meet those requirements are eligible to use the International Energy Star logo.

Continuing Responsible Paper Procurement

Features of Fuji Xerox Activities

At Fuji Xerox, we believe that forests are a shared global asset to be protected in perpetuity, not only because their resources support our ongoing business activity but also because of their environmental and cultural value. With this in mind, we have adopted rules for sourcing paper exclusively from suppliers that practice sustainable forest management and operate in a socially responsible manner. The Committee for Socially Responsible Paper Procurement, chaired by the corporate officer for environmental affairs, conducts regular reviews to verify compliance.

Paper Procurement Regulation Standards

Regulation Standards on Trading Criteria for Suppliers

  1. The environment must be protected.
  2. The rights of local residents must not be violated.
  3. Corporate ethics must be observed.

Regulation Standards on Requirements for Procured Paper

  1. Paper must be sourced from forests under sustainable management
  2. Used paper that is raw material of recycled pulp must have its origin of supply clarified
  3. The safety of the chemical substances used must be ensured
  4. Paper must be manufactured with a chlorine free process
  5. Paper manufacturing plant must have an environmental management system

Fiscal 2014 Performance

In fiscal 2014, the Committee for Socially Responsible Paper Procurement carried out a detailed review of data on compliance among our paper suppliers together with deforestation information obtained from environmental NGOs and other sources. In addition, we revised some of the procedures and criteria used in auditing suppliers' production sites.

Fiscal 2015 Initiatives

From April to August 2015, we will be conducting our periodic survey of paper suppliers in Japan and overseas. At its September meeting, the Committee for Socially Responsible Paper Procurement will use the results of the survey to verify suppliers' compliance with Fuji Xerox standards. In terms of on-site audits, we plan to visit several overseas facilities while continuing the work we have been doing within Japan.

Case Study

Audit for domestic paper suppliers

In fiscal 2014, Fuji Xerox performed on-site audits of potential overseas suppliers, in addition to our inspections of domestic suppliers. Each audit involves examination of documents and inspection of the facilities themselves as well as the surrounding area, including water intake/discharge.
In 2014, we also revamped some of our audit procedures in the interests of efficiency and partially revised our audit criteria to better highlight improvements made by suppliers.
Both of the companies we audited in fiscal 2014 were found to meet our minimum standards for paper suppliers. We are using the results of our surveys and audits to provide feedback to suppliers and maintain diligent oversight.

Sustainability Report 2015 Questionnaire