Reducing the Amount of Water Used
The risk of a global water shortage is on the rise, due to such factors as climate change, the destruction of forests, and the economic growth and population boom in emerging and developing countries. Such a water shortage is a risk for companies as well, since it may very well affect the survival of their businesses. As such, it is important for us to recycle and reduce the amount of water we use.
Since the Fujitsu Group uses particularly large amounts of water in the manufacture of semiconductors and printed circuit boards, we believe it is necessary to reduce our water consumption in these areas especially. In addition to our general water conservation efforts, we have also worked to reuse and recirculate water, through methods such as pure water recycling and the reuse of rainwater. Under the Environmental Action Plan (Stage VIII), we have strengthened our efforts to use water resources even more effectively than in the past.
FY 2018 Performance and Results
|Targets under the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage VIII)
||Last fiscal year
(FY 2018 results)
|Reduce water consumption by 1% in total (compared to FY 2013 128,000 m3).
||Cumulative Water Usage: 2.6% reduction (326,800 m3 reduction compared to FY 2013)
326,800 m3 Cumulative Reduction in Water Usage from FY 2013
The policies we established in FY 2018 to reduce water usage include reducing the amount of water used in coating and cleaning processes and optimizing the water supply for our scrubbers. These policies and various others were implemented at each business site, plant, etc., so that we could make more efficient use of our water resources. As a result, we were able to reduce our total water usage by 326,800 m3 (FY 2016: 139,300 m3 / FY 2017: 108,200 m3 / FY 2018: 79,300 m3), which is significantly more than the target value of 128,000 m3 that was set in the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage VIII).
The amount of water we used in FY 2018 was 13.83 million m3 (output level per sales amount: 349.9 m3/million yen), an 11.0% reduction as compared to FY 2017. Recycled water also comprised 49.8% of our total water usage—a 0.2% increase from FY 2017.