Activities to Conserve Water Resources in the Upstream Portion of the Supply Chain


Our Approach

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 2021 Performance

Targets Under the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage X)Results for FY2021
Conservation of Water Resources: Request that Primary Suppliers Engage in Activities to Conserve WaterRequested that approximately 750 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.

Status of water risk assessments conducted by suppliers

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 environmental survey, 25.7% of suppliers (about 190 companies) said that they were conducting water risk assessments, which is an increase from 22.8% last year. We received many responses from suppliers who are not conducting water risk assessments who said that conservation of water resources was not relevant to their companies—answering that they had "no water risks" or had "no need to conduct assessments" -as well as responses from companies that did not know how to assess water risks. 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'Contents of "Water Risk Assessment for Companies"

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