Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan

Operating Environment and Growth Strategy

Changing Environmental Activities in Line with Our Business Model Transformation

Originally a manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, Fujitsu developed into a global ICT enterprise with vertically integrated operations in three sectors: Technology Solutions offers a range of IT-based services and solutions, Ubiquitous Solutions designs and manufactures products such as PCs and mobile phones, and Device Solutions is responsible for developing the semiconductor business. Structural reforms undertaken since FY 2015 have channeled most management resources into the core sector of Technology Solutions. In FY 2019, Fujitsu repositioned itself as a Digital Transformation (DX) enterprise that aims to make full use of digital technologies in the creation of innovative services and business processes.

The nature of the Fujitsu Group’s environmental impact has changed as a result of this modified business model. As an example, most energy consumption in the past was linked to the manufacture of PCs and our semiconductor and electronic component operations, but that requirement is declining significantly. Conversely, the expansion of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving increased power consumption in data centers, and this growing trend is expected to continue. We are therefore focusing at present on energy conservation, efficiency enhancements and the use of renewable energy in our data centers. In this way, the Fujitsu Group implements environmental activities that respond to the demands of society while also supporting the corporate growth strategy.

Operating as a Responsible Global Corporate Citizen

Recent years have seen a further ramping up of demand for initiatives aimed at building sustainable communities on a global scale, including the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations and the coming into effect of the COP 21 Paris Agreement. The Fujitsu Group employed a materiality analysis in a Groupwide review designed to enhance the effectiveness of activities that aim to contribute to sustainable development. This analysis identified seven priority issues including the environment; human rights, diversity and inclusion; wellbeing; and supply chain. The result is a unified framework under the banner of Global Responsible Business (GRB), which will oversee activities that strengthen initiatives in non-financial areas while striving for ‘sustainability management’ worthy of a responsible global corporate citizen.

History of the Environmental Action Plan

Environmental Awareness Contributes to Sustainability for Our Customers and Society

The Fujitsu Group has formulated an Environmental Action Plan since 1993 and continues to broaden the scope of its environmental activities. Between stages I and V (FY 1993-2009) the objective was to significantly reduce the environmental impact of the Fujitsu Group itself. Far-reaching measures were implemented throughout our factories and offices to cut CO2 emissions and chemical pollutants, to reduce waste, and so on. In stage VI (FY 2010-2012), we expanded the focus of our activities to three important initiatives. In addition to strengthening measures to lessen our own impact on the environment, we supported similar efforts by customers and society as a whole and also took on the challenge of conserving biodiversity.

During stages VII and VIII (FY 2013-2018), we clearly demonstrated our intention of using technology to contribute to the resolution of environmental challenges for our customers and society. To further reduce our own environmental footprint, we extended activities to include key partners and the whole supply chain. The Fujitsu Group will continue responding to the demands of changing times and will deepen and further develop its environmental activities with the goal of helping to create a sustainable and rewarding society.

Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage IX)

Aiming for Results with Medium- to Long-Term Targets Focused on Climate Change and Resource Issues

With the goal of achieving a decarbonized society, global initiatives such as Science Based Targets and RE100 are at the forefront of growing calls for reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and greater use of renewable energy. In addition, restrictions on importing waste plastics by some Asian nations and the problem of marine plastic pollution have made the management of plastic waste an international issue. On a positive note, there is enhanced corporate focus on contributing to the SDGs and heightened expectations of seeing the SDGs incorporated into more business strategies.

In light of this background, the Fujitsu Group formulated Stage IX of its Environmental Action Plan (FY 2019-2020) based on a structure of four critically important categories. To address issues in the supply chain and in three areas of societal challenge, namely climate change, resource circulation and the SDGs, a total of 11 targets were set. These are described in the tables below.

In terms of climate change, for example, we have defined milestones for our targets in the FUJITSU Climate and Energy Vision(*1) and under global initiatives, and we have specified key performance indicators and tasks to achieve those targets. As part of these efforts, we are working to drive improvements in power usage effectiveness and to strategically boost the use of renewable energy in data centers – a sector generally forecast to record significant growth in GHG emissions.

We are focusing our resource circulation efforts on reducing waste linked to plastics used in packaging, while also continuing to cut the volume of waste generated during manufacturing and to work on other initiatives, including conserving and recycling resources in ICT products.

The Fujitsu Group is consolidating activities throughout its supply chain to ensure that the environmental impacts and risks related to climate change and resource conservation are understood and mitigated. We are also continuing to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through the provision of ICT services.

Environmental Action Plan

Climate Change

Targets (till the end of FY 2020)Performance in FY 2019
1. Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from business sites by more than 14% (compared to FY2013).
Reduce GHG emission by 2.1% year-on-year through voluntary efforts
24.7% reduction and 2.4% reduction through voluntary efforts
2. Improve PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness)(*2) of our data centers by 2% or more compared to FY 2017.1.9% improvement
3. Increase renewable energy usage by more than 20% compared to FY2017.19.6% increase

Resource Circulation

Targets (till the end of FY 2020)Performance in FY 2019
4. Promote eco design for resource saving and circulation and increase resource efficiency of newly developed products by 25% or more (compared to FY 2014).23.9% increase
5. Reduce amounts of waste generated by an average of more than 5% compared to FY 2012-2014 (Target 14,226t/year or less).18.0% reduction
6. Maintain over 90% resource reuse rate of business ICT equipment.91.1% achievement
7. Reduce total water usage by 1% compared to FY2017.0.9% reduction
8. Limit the release of chemical pollutants (PRTR) to less than the average of FY 2012-2014 (Target 17.4t/year or less).8.7 tons

Supply Chain

Targets (till the end of FY 2020)Performance in FY 2019
9. Reduce CO2 emission due to power consumption during product usage by more than 14% (compared to FY2013).23% reduction
10. Drive activities to reduce CO2 emissions and conserve water resources in the upstream supply chain.
  • Reducing CO2 emissions: Requests to implement reduction activities were relayed via the Fujitsu Group’s key partners (approximately 750 companies) to secondary partners (more than 57,000 companies).
  • Conserving water resources: Completed requests to the Fujitsu Group’s key partners (approximately 750 companies) to undertake activities.

SDGs

Targets (till the end of FY 2020)Performance in FY 2019
11. Contribute to the achievement of SDGs through ICT services.
  • Internal staff initiatives: Held 28 presentations, workshops, etc.
  • External business promotion initiatives: Held 27 presentations, events, etc.
  • (*2)
    PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness): An indicator of the efficiency of electric power usage by the data center. This value is calculated by dividing the data center's total electric power consumption by the electric power consumption of servers and other ICT devices. The closer the value is to 1.0, the higher is the efficiency.
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