Activities to Conserve Water Resources in the Upstream Portion of the Supply Chain
We have also situated the conservation of water resources as a priority issue which we need to ask our suppliers to address, as well as the reduction of CO2 emissions.
We have participated in the CDP Supply Chain program since FY 2018, in parallel with the above-mentioned activities. Based on our international environmental research activities, we are taking a more in-depth look at the activities of our primary suppliers to reduce CO2 emissions and conserve water resources, and considering the issues and our policies.
We expect that having the entire supply chain work toward reducing emissions can produce even greater reduction effects (synergies), while also expanding the network of these activities through the supply chain to cover an even wider area spreading beyond national boundaries. Through efforts such as these, the Fujitsu Group hopes to help create a sustainable water environment.
FY 2022 Performance
|Targets Under the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage X)||FY2022 result|
|Conservation of Water Resources: Request that Primary Suppliers Engage in Activities to Conserve Water||Requested that 676 of the Fujitsu Group's primary suppliers engage in activities to conserve water|
Conservation of Water Resources: Requesting that Primary Suppliers Work to Conserve Water Resources as a Key Theme They Should Address
Against the backdrop of worsening water resource problems and growing international concern, in addition to continuing our work to reduce CO2 emissions as pursued under the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage VIII) from FY 2016 to FY2018, we situated the conservation of water resources as a priority issue which we need to ask our suppliers to address, starting in FY 2019. We reviewed the questions we posed on our environmental survey forms so that we would be able to understand the status of our suppliers' activities and their actual circumstances, and identified the challenges we will face in expanding our activities in the future.
As many businesses are connected in the global supply chain, conservation of water resources is a relevant issue for any company. The first step in working to conserve water resources is to comprehend exactly what water risks are associated with one's own company. In our FY 2022 environmental survey, 28.7% of suppliers said that they were conducting water risk assessments, which is an increase from 25.7% last year. There was a decrease in the percentage of responses from suppliers stating that conservation of water resources was not relevant to their operations compared to FY 2021, including “no water risks” (down from 23.6% to 19.4%) and “no need to conduct assessments” (down from 22.7% to 20.2%). Meanwhile, the response of not knowing how to assess water risks increased from 17.2% to 19.4%. We believe this is a reflection of increased awareness among suppliers that water risk assessments are an essential part of business operations.
In order to have suppliers think about conservation of water resources as a more familiar issue, we are offering the "Water Risk Assessment for Companies" document, which compiles materials on topics such as the importance of risk assessments, and introduces publicly available assessment tools. In the future, we will request that even more suppliers conduct water risk assessments and request that they work to conserve water resources.
"Water Risk Assessment for Companies" can be downloaded from the following sites.
Contents of "Water Risk Assessment for Companies"