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Environmental Management System
We are continuously working to improve our ISO 14001*1-based environmental management systems and to promote group-wide environmental management.
*1 ISO 14001:
Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standard determined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Certification is granted to environmentally aware organizations that develop systems for ongoing reductions in their environmental footprint.
Fujitsu Group's Environmental Management Systems
Fujitsu has constructed environmental management systems (EMS) based on the ISO 14001 international standard and is promoting environmental improvement activities across the Group. After acquiring ISO 14001 certification for Japanese consolidated subsidiaries at the end of FY 2004, we expanded this effort to include overseas subsidiaries and acquired global integrated certification in FY 2005.
By constructing EMS along with a global supply chain, the Fujitsu Group has further strengthened its global governance. This also allows the Group to promote even more efficient and highly effective environmental activities; not only grasping our achievement status for the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan but also collecting a wide variety of information from all Group companies, such as legal compliance, emergency response, environmental communication and preservation activities, and conducting management reviews.
Environmental Management Framework
To conduct a comprehensive discussion of the Fujitsu Group's environmental management, we have established an Environmental Management Committee chaired by the president. This committee is considering medium-to-long term issues, implementing policy decisions, and discussing methods for handling and sharing operating risks and opportunities from climate change, all with the aim of raising the level of the group's environmental management and strengthening its governance. Based on that, final decisions on environmental management at the Fujitsu Group are made at meetings of the Management Council and reported to the Board of Directors.
Subordinate to the Environmental Management Committee, we have organized environmental issue-specific committees composed of concerned parties that go beyond the framework of business groups and business units. Through this promotion structure, we are making it possible to quickly diffuse initiatives on these issues throughout the group.
We have also established an Environmental Management Working Group (WG) subordinate to the Green Management Committee, an issue-specific committee. The Environmental Management WG is working to unify global information transmission and strengthen environmental management systems (EMS) activities.
Configuration and Operation of Environmental Management Systems
The Fujitsu Group has constructed EMS based on the ISO 14001 international standard and is promoting environmental improvement activities across the Group. By EMS construction worldwide, the Fujitsu Group further strengthened its Group governance. This also allows the Group to promote even more efficient and highly effective environmental activities, including understanding the state of activities, legal compliance and emergency response.
As of March 2018, the Fujitsu Group has acquired global integrated ISO 14001 certification for a total of 120 companies of Fujitsu and its Japanese group companies, as well as for 12 overseas Group companies. Our 15 overseas consolidated subsidiaries that are not production base sites have constructed and are operating an EMS in line with Fujitsu Group environmental policies. In this way, we have established an environmental management structure across the whole Group.
The Environmental Management Committee proposes, deliberates, and decides upon environmental matters relating to all Group companies. It determines the directions to be taken for energy usage volume, CO2 emissions reductions, ways to address environmental risk, and other medium-to-long term matters important to environmental management at an overall level. The Environmental Management Committee also conducts environmental management reviews and has approval authority for the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan.
The issue-specific committees are subcommittees set up by the Environmental Management Committee to make a dedicated response to specific issues. Their main role is to discuss targets for the Environmental Action Plan check on the progress being made for each target and promote further activity toward achieving them. Issue-specific committees' progress reports are approved and directed by the Environmental Management Committee.
Management Based on the Line/Site Matrix Structure
The Fujitsu Group carries out its environmental management along the same lines as its corporate management. To this end, we are pursuing environmental management within a matrix structure combining (1) "line activities" directly tied to the business operations of various divisions and companies (including eco-friendly product development and the expansion of environmental contribution solutions) and (2) "site activities" to tackle common themes affecting each factory or business location (such as energy conservation and waste reduction).
In this way, along with minimizing the environmental burden of our own business activities, we promote reductions in environmental burdens more generally through the sale of our products and services.