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Environmental Management System

We are continuously working to improve our ISO14001*1 based environmental management systems and to promote Group-wide environmental management.

*1 ISO14001:
Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standard determined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Certification is granted to environmentally conscious organizations that develop systems for ongoing reductions in their environmental footprint.

Fujitsu Group’s Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

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.

Environmental Management Framework

To conduct comprehensive discussions on the Fujitsu Group’s environmental management, we have established an Environmental & CSR Management Committee chaired by the president. This committee considers medium-to-long term issues, implements policy decisions and discusses 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 & CSR 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 quickly diffusing initiatives on these issues throughout the Group.

We have also established an Environmental Management Working Group (WG) which is working to unify global information transmission and strengthen environmental management systems (EMS) activities.

Environmental Management Framework

Constructing and Operating 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 constructing EMS 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 2019, the Fujitsu Group has acquired global integrated ISO 14001 certification for a total of 119 companies of Fujitsu and its Japanese Group companies, as well as for 12 overseas Group companies.

Environmental Management Systems Audit Findings and Result
  FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Internal audit Findings 145 122 102
External audit Findings 4 8 3
Opportunities for improvement 103 126 113

Activity Flow

The Environmental & CSR 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 & CSR Management Committee also conducts environmental management reviews and is exercising approval authority for the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan.

The issue-specific committees are subcommittees set up by the Environmental & CSR Management Committee to provide dedicated responses to specific issues. Their main role is to discuss targets for the Environmental Action Plan and check on the progress being made for each target. The Environmental & CSR Management Committee gives approvals and directions, according to the issue-specific committees’ progress reports and the Environmental Action Plan related WG’s progress report.

Activity Flow

Management Based on the Line/Site Matrix Structure

The Fujitsu Group carries out its environmental management within a matrix structure combining (1) "line activities" directly tied to the business operations of various divisions and companies (including development of eco-friendly products 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 we carry our environmental management according to the same framework as our management, while also reducing the environmental footprint generated by our business activities and the sale of our products and services.

Management Based on the Line/Site Matrix Structure