We are advancing collection and recycling of end-of-life ICT products from a global perspective to help create a recycling-minded society.
In accordance with the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR*1), under which the producer's responsibility for its products is not limited to the product design and manufacturing stages but extends to the disposal and recycling stages as well, the Fujitsu Group carries out recycling programs that comply with the waste disposal and recycling laws and regulations of the various countries in which it operates. We also try to do as much collection, reuse and recycling as we can even in countries where recycling is not obligatory, in line with the concept of Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR), which sees each producer as responsible for its own products.
IPR is a major challenge for the Fujitsu Group in expanding its business globally, but we believe that responding to this challenge and that of EPR in collaboration with industry associations and governments will enable us to help create a recycling-minded society in which the requirements and demands of all stakeholders are met.
Extended Producer Responsibility. This concept was made explicit in Japan's Fundamental Law for Establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society enacted in June 2000.
The Fujitsu Group has already recorded significant achievements in promotion of product recycling. As ongoing management targets, therefore, we will work on maintaining the resource recycling rate of business ICT products at Fujitsu Recycle Centers at no less than 90%.
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