Environmental Policy at the Fujitsu Group
The Fujitsu Group is aware of its responsibilities as a global ICT company and seeks to reduce environmental burden, while working toward a sustainable and prosperous society together with its customers and society.
Since its founding in 1935, the Fujitsu Group has made environmental preservation one of the most important elements in its management, based on its philosophy of "manufacturing in harmony with nature." We have formulated the Fujitsu Group Environmental Policy to promote environmental management reflecting the distinct character of our businesses.
In 1992, when Agenda 21*1 was adopted at the Rio de Janeiro Global Summit, we established Fujitsu’s Commitment to the Environment. This was created in the mold of the Global Environment Charter, announced by the Japanese Federation of Economic Organizations in the previous year. In October 2002, when the Johannesburg Summit was held, and summit participants were debating how to execute Agenda 21 in a more effective way, we revised this Commitment to create a Fujitsu Group Environmental Policy. Our objective in this revision was to implement environmental management in a way that reflects the distinct character of the Fujitsu Group’s business, responding to more and more diverse problems where environmental management is increasingly vital.
*1 Agenda 21:
A concrete plan of action for sustainable development, to be carried out by various countries and international organizations. It involves programs to deal with environmental issues, including social and economic problems such as population, poverty and human settlement issues, as well as soil, forests, the atmosphere, desertification, agriculture, biodiversity, water, hazardous wastes and chemical materials.
The Fujitsu Group recognizes that global environmental protection is a vital business issue. By utilizing our technological expertise and creative talents in the ICT industry, we seek to contribute to the promotion of sustainable development. In addition, while observing all environmental regulations in our business operations, we are actively pursuing environmental protection activities on our own initiative. Through our individual and collective actions, we will continuously strive to safeguard a rich natural environment for future generations.
- We help customers and society reduce the environmental impact of their business activities and improve environmental efficiency with comprehensive services that include advanced technologies, ICT products and solutions.
- We proactively promote environmentally conscious business activities to help the environment and economy coexist harmoniously.
- We strive to reduce the environmental impact of our ICT products and solutions throughout their entire lifecycle.
- We are committed to conserving energy and natural resources, and practice the 3Rs approach (reduce, reuse and recycle) to create best-of-breed eco-friendly products and solutions.
- We seek to reduce risks to human health and the environment from the use of chemical substances and waste.
- We disclose environment-related information on our business activities, ICT products and solutions, and utilize the resulting feedbacks to critique ourselves in order to further improve our environmental programs.
- We encourage our employees to work on global environmental conservation such as tackling climate change and preservation of biodiversity through their business and civic activities to be role models in society.
Revised in April 2011
The lifecycle includes "Procurement", "Distribution and Logistics", "Development and Manufacturing", "Usage", "Recycle and Management of Waste", etc. The stakeholders through the lifecycle represent "Suppliers", "Contractors", "Clients", "Business Partners" and so on.
Medium- to Long-term Environmental Vision "FUJITSU Climate and Energy Vision"
The Fujitsu Group has established the "FUJITSU Climate and Energy Vision," a medium- to long-term environmental vision through 2050, with the goal of bringing the Fujitsu Group's CO2 emissions to zero, and achieving a decarbonized society, as well as contributing to the response to climate change, through technology supporting digital transformation.
Approval by Science Based Targets (SBT) Initiative
In August 2017, the reduction targets of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its business facilities and a part of value chain, set by Fujitsu Group, was approved by Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative as being at science based level. The SBT initiative was established in 2015 jointly by a number of organizations, including the World Resources Institute (WRI) and UN Global Compact. It encourages companies to set goals for reducing GHG emission based on scientific evidence, in order to limit the global temperature increase to less than 2°C over pre-industrial revolution temperatures.
- To reduce GHG emissions from our business facilities by 33% by FY 2030 and 80% by FY 2050 in comparison to FY 2013.
- To reduce GHG emissions from our business value chain (purchased goods and services, and the use of sold products) by 30% by FY 2030 in comparison to FY 2013.
Joining RE100 as Japan’s First Gold Member
In July 2018, Fujitsu joined RE100, which strives to significantly expand the adoption of renewable energy at a global scale, as Japan's first Gold Member. RE100 is an international initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP and consists of companies committed to source 100% of the electricity they use from renewable sources.
The Fujitsu Group will consider the appropriate steps for each region and expand its procurement of electricity from renewable sources at locations in Japan and around the world, starting with data centers outside Japan. The Group will concurrently continue its work on R&D and technology trials for energy management and storage, and contribute to the spread of renewable energy in society as a whole.
Renewable Energy Electricity Usage Goals at Fujitsu Group Locations
||100% by 2050
|| 40% by 2030
Support for the TCFD Recommendations
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was established by the Financial Stability Board at the request of G20 with the objective to reduce the risk of instability in the financial market due to climate change. The task force announced its recommendations in June 2017 asking companies and organizations to gain understanding of and disclose the risks and opportunities arising from climate change. The Fujitsu Group announced its support for the TCFD recommendations in April 2019 and strives to disclose information in line with the recommendations, including responding to CDP.
||Under our system for promoting environmental management, we have established the Environmental & CSR Management Committee chaired by the President. This committee deliberates on medium- and long-term issues, makes policies, shares the risks and opportunities arising from climate change, determines measures to tackle them and manages the progress of these activities. It also reports the results of these activities to the Board of Directors at the meetings of the Management Council. In addition, we analyze and respond to risks faced throughout the Group, including those from climate change, under the supervision of the Board as part of our Group-wide risk management system.
||Based on the analyses of risks and opportunities arising from climate change in the medium to long term (2030-2050), we have formulated the FUJITSU Climate and Energy Vision, a medium- to long-term environmental vision through 2050.
As the world strives for decarbonization, we recognize that any delay in action can lead to risks. Therefore, this vision aims to promote zero CO2 emissions from our company using ICT and contribute technology services that support digital innovation to build a decarbonized society and cope with climate change, including turning know-how gained into services.
||The Fujitsu Group manages risks through committees and management systems. Our risk management system starts with identifying and evaluating risks. We then rank the risks by the frequency of their occurrence and impact level, and the relevant committees determine measures to avoid, mitigate, transfer or accept them as well as check the progress of such measures. Major risks are periodically reported to the Board of Directors.
|Indicators & Targets
||We have formulated the medium- to long-term vision to tackle climate change in the medium to long term, and the Environmental Action Plan for short-term targets. We manage the progress of our strategy by monitoring the indicators set in the vision and action plan.
First ICT Services Company to Garner "Eco-First" Credentials
In September 2010, Fujitsu became the first ICT services company to be certified under Japan's Ministry of the Environment's "Eco-First Program." Under the program, industry-leading companies pledge to fulfill their environmental commitments to the Minister of the Environment in areas such as countering climate change and conserving biodiversity as a way to further promote their environmental protection initiatives.