Environmental Management Initiatives (Case Studies)


Operations Utilizing ICT

The Fujitsu Group actively utilizes its own ICT-driven environmental management tools to visualize and boost the efficiency of its environmental management.

EMS Operations Using ICT

We are working to improve the efficiency and visibility of environmental management by making full use of the Global Environment Database System (Ecotrack), which can centrally manage aspects such as planning, performance, and policy information at business sites scattered throughout the world, and the ISO 14001 Green Management System (GMS), which centrally manages compliance and risk management status to support EMS operations.

Additionally, the communication infrastructure of all companies in the Fujitsu Group is used for EMS operations. For example, we try to conduct smart communication in our EMS operations, through activities such as using remote video conferencing systems to conduct EMS briefings.

Using the Global Environment Database System

The Global Environment Database System (Ecotrack) is used to gather information about the environmental footprint (performance) of Fujitsu Group companies and business sites and centrally manage aspects such as planning, performance, and policy information.

Global Environment Database System

Using the ISO 14001 Green Management System

The Fujitsu Group uses the ISO 14001 Green Management System (GMS) to exercise unified control over the operational status of the EMS concerning matters such as the status of improvements and the state of compliance with regard to items pointed out by internal audits, communications activities, direct and indirect effects identified in environmental impact assessments, and the setting of environmental targets.

Through the GMS, we can manage corrective measures and objectives with certainty, and it has been effective for continuously improving our activities and reducing risks.

ISO 14001 Green Management System

Implementing Environmental Audits

Internal Audit Implementation and Results

The Fujitsu Group conducts internal audits, a requirement of ISO 14001. To ensure the objectivity and independence of internal audits, the Internal Control and Audit Office takes the lead, allocating internal auditors who belong to Fujitsu or Fujitsu Group companies and carries them out. For the internal audit in FY 2022, we continued to consider the promotion of Work-from-Home through work style reforms, and conducted on-site audits at manufacturing sites, data centers, and other sites with a high environmental impact.
In FY 2022, we carried out internal audits of 72 business sites in Japan, including the plants and offices of Fujitsu and its Group companies. When conducting audits, we closely examined the results of internal audits and external audits from FY 2021. The four points emphasized were (1) the status of implementation of the environmental management system, (2) the feasibility of achieving Environmental Action Plan Stage X, (3) the status of initiatives that regard the environment as a business opportunity, and (4) the status of the response to environmental risks associated with business conversion. There was one finding of a minor defect (non-conformity) and 11 observations (conformity). Of the observation, two were considered to be an effect of the resumption of on-site audits.

External Audits and Results

To maintain our ISO 14001 certification, we are carrying out external audits by a certifying body. In FY 2022, we were audited in Japan by the Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality (JACO). As a result, there were 36 opportunities for improvement and zero findings. We shared information about those opportunities within the Group, and are working to improve our response.

Table: Number of Findings by Audits

 FY 2020 (Japan)FY 2021 (Japan)FY 2022 (Japan)
Number of findings by internal audits13712
Number of findings by external audits000
Number of opportunities for improvement523336

Compliance with Environmental Laws

There were no major legal or regulatory violations or accidents with major impact on the environment in the Fujitsu Group during FY 2022.

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