Green Procurement

We are implementing green procurement alongside our business partners, to provide customers with products and services that have light environmental footprints.

Procurement Activities Based on Green Procurement Direction

The Fujitsu Group summarized its requirements for business partners regarding the purchase of green parts, materials, and products, in the "Fujitsu Group Green Procurement Direction." This standard is posted on a multilingual basis (in three languages) in order to promote penetration to our business partners. We make an effort to communicate by various means, such as briefing sessions or individual meetings if necessary. Through such activities, the Group implements green procurement activities and promotes procurement from business partners that fulfill the green procurement requirements (see below) together with partners in Japan and overseas.

Using the Fujitsu Group Environmental Survey Sheet, we conduct annual monitoring of our business partners' statuses with regard to environmental management systems, CO2 emission reduction, biodiversity preservation, and water resource preservation activities, and ask them to take appropriate measures. When making requests, we provide them with various kinds of information—such as guidance on activities to reduce CO2 emissions, explanatory documents related to water risk, and the water risk information tool AQUEDUCT—which have been useful for our business partners.

Green procurement requirements for business partners

RequirementsBusiness partners
(materials/parts)(*1)
Business partners
(non-materials/parts)
1.Establishment of environmental management systems (EMS)
2.Compliance with regulations for Fujitsu Group specified chemical substances
3.Establishment of chemical substance management systems (CMS)
4.CO2 emission control/reduction initiatives
5.Biodiversity preservation initiatives
6.Water resource preservation initiatives
  • (*1)
    Business partners (materials/parts): Business partners that supply components for Fujitsu Group products or OEM/ODM products

Establishment of Environmental Management Systems

We request our business partners to establish environmental management systems (EMS)(*2) as a base for ensuring that they independently and continuously improve their environmental-preservation activities. In general, we prefer them to have third party-certified EMS. If this is not possible, we ask them to build EMS incorporating the PDCA cycle suited to their circumstances.

  • (*2)
    EMS: Environmental management systems.

CO2 Emission Reduction Initiatives

The Fujitsu Group also asks our business partners to work toward CO2 emission reduction in hopes of addressing climate change.

Specifically, we ask them to clearly express the intentions of their initiatives and request that they make efforts to achieve the objectives they set. We also ask them to collaborate with external organizations, where possible, and encourage their own suppliers to make similar efforts, in order to expand the initiatives outside their respective businesses. Our annual Supply Chain Business Continuity Survey gives us a clear picture of how business partners are responding to a variety of climate-change risks, including tsunamis, floods, and torrential rains.

Water Resource Conservation Initiatives

As populations grow rapidly and water sources become progressively more contaminated, the increased need for water around the world, as well as water resource scarcity, has become an international challenge. Water resource conservation initiatives are necessary, even in business activities. The Fujitsu Group asks its business partners to investigate and understand the water risks associated with their own companies, and engage in water resource conservation initiatives, such as preventing water pollution and reducing water use.

Acquiring and Managing Information on Chemical Substances Contained in Products

Countries around the world are establishing legal regulations as to the chemical substances contained in products, for instance the RoHS directive(*3) and the REACH regulation(*4). The scope of such regulations is expanding on an almost day-to-day basis, covering more and more substances, products, and applications.

The Fujitsu Group, using chemSHERPA(*5) as its standard format, investigates and acquires information on the chemical substances contained in our products. We share our findings with Group companies via our internal system, and allow relevant parties to access the information whenever necessary. We have established a system that allows for quick adaptation to revisions of laws/regulations and the enactment of new legal systems.

  • (*3)
    RoHS directive: Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • (*4)
    REACH regulation: Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals
  • (*5)
    chemSHERPA: Chemical Information Sharing and Exchange under Reporting Partnership in Supply Chain

Establishing a Chemical substance Management System (CMS) for Product Substances

The Fujitsu Group not only asks business partners for information on chemical substances contained in their products; we also ask them to establish a Chemical substances Management System (CMS), based on the industry-standard JAMP(*6) guidelines on the management of chemical substances contained in products. Doing so enables the Group to comply even more thoroughly with laws and regulations related to the chemical substances contained in our products.

The Group also carries out CMS audits in order to confirm appropriate establishment and operation of such CMS. More specifically, Fujitsu's auditors implement on-site evaluation of the management status of the chemical substances contained in our business partners’ products. If there are any inadequacies, auditors make requests for corrections and provide support for their enactment. Even after the establishment of CMS, we maintain awareness of its operation status through periodic audits.

  • (*6)
    JAMP: Joint Article Management Promotion-Consortium.
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