Case Studies, Initiatives in Environmental Management
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
The Fujitsu Group employs its own ICT-driven environmental management tools. Examples include the Global Environment Database System (GEDS) 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. These tools are employed to visualize environmental management and make it more efficient. Additionally, the communication infrastructure of all companies in the Fujitsu Group is used for EMS operations, including smart communications for EMS operations such as video conferencing systems used to conduct briefings in each area.
Using the Global Environment Database System
The Global Environment Database System (GEDS) 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.
Using the ISO 14001 Green Management System
The ISO 14001 Green Management System (GMS) is used to exercise unified control over the operational status of the EMS with regard to improvements in and conformance issues relating to findings from internal audits, communications activities, direct and indirect effects identified in environmental impact assessments, and the setting of environmental management objectives and targets.
GMS enables corrective measures and objectives to be certainly managed, and effectively ensures continual improvement of the activities with reduced risks.
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 Corporate Internal Audit Division, takes the lead, allocating internal auditors who belong to Fujitsu or Fujitsu Group companies and carries them out.
In FY 2018, we carried out internal audits within Fujitsu and Group Company for factories, offices, and other facilities at 340 in Japan and at 19 overseas. When conducting the audits, we scrutinized the results of FY 2017 internal and external audits, took the opinions and instructions of the Environmental Management Committee into consideration, and emphasis was placed on the three main tasks of (1) compliance, (2) operational control, and (3) organization operating original EMS.
There were 102 total findings (both Japan and overseas), of which 36% related to ISO14001:2015, , relating to methods for managing chemical substances and industrial waste. Overseas, receiving cooperation from external experts thoroughly knowledgeable in local laws and regulations and operation, we carried out internal audits with the objective of strengthening compliance and it leads to obtain less finding to point out. Started the same trial to organization in Japan.
External Audit and Results
To maintain our ISO 14001 certification, we are carrying out external audits by a certifying body. In FY 2018, we were audited in Japan by the Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality (JACO). Outside Japan, we were audited by DNV GL Business Assurance Japan K.K.
As the results, opportunities for improvement 67 in Japan and 46 overseas.
Three minor nonconformities were identified at our overseas. We have completed corrective actions by the end of FY 2018. Those were shared throughout the Group in order to help efforts to prevent recurrences.
These audits were carried out, and as a result of the judgment of the two certifying bodies, we were able to continue ISO 14001:2015 certification acquired.
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 2018.