Reduce CO2 Emissions from Transportation
With Group companies and business sites worldwide, and materials/parts sourced from a significant number of business partners, reducing CO2 emissions accompanying logistics and transportation activities is a priority for the Fujitsu Group.
The Fujitsu Group has worked toward its targets for reducing CO2 emissions from domestic transport. Since the establishment of our Environmental Action Plan (Stage VII), we have expanded the scope of reductions to transport within regions overseas, as well as international transport. Stage VIII also drives more streamlined, efficient global logistics. The Group is working toward lowering the environmental impact of our logistics throughout the supply chain, for instance by distributing copies of the Fujitsu Group Green Logistics Procurement Directions to our business partners , to strengthen our partnerships and work toward our efforts together . Lastly, as an initiative in our overall distribution process, the Group is working toward the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in packaging products and materials/parts.
FY 2018 Performance and Results
|Targets under the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage VIII)
||Last fiscal year
(FY 2018 results)
|Reduce by over 2% on average every year CO2 emissions per sales*1 from transport (compared to previous fiscal year).
*1 Net sales: Excludes the impact of exchange rates
Reduced by 6.2% Compared to Previous FY; FY 2018 Results Met Targets
The amount of CO2 emissions produced from transportation in FY 2018 was 69,000 tons. Of that amount, 22,000 tons of CO2 were emitted during transport in Japan, while 47,000 tons were emitted during transport overseas and transport in foreign regions. The amount of CO2 emissions per sales was reduced by 6.2% compared to FY 2017, which means that the Group succeeded in meeting its targets for FY 2018.
Initiatives in FY 2018
Promoting Modal Shifts
Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmBH in Germany has been working to streamline their logistics, and are actively promoting a modal shift from air shipment to ocean shipments for international transport. Group companies in Japan have also switched from trucks to railways for transport between plants, and have succeeded in reducing their transport-related CO2 emissions.
Reducing Transport Distances
Fujitsu managed to cut down the transport distance for the export of laptop computers*2 to overseas Group companies, by switching the airport for export from Narita International Airport to Kansai International Airport. In doing so, Fujitsu managed to reduce their transport-related CO2 emissions. They also switched from route-based delivery to direct delivery for the delivery of products to major clients, and in doing so cut down on the transport distance for their products.
*2 Manufactured in Shimane Prefecture (Shimane Fujitsu Limited)
Reducing the Amount of Transportation CO2 Emissions through Various Measures for Increasing Efficiency
Under the “Green Logistics Case Studies handbook of Transportation CO2 Reductions” created in FY 2016, Group companies in Japan and overseas actively engaged in efforts to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions produced through transport. This included revising transportation plans, formulating measures for increased loading rate, and revising packaging materials.