The Fujitsu Group's product recycling programs are based on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR). EPR holds that producers bear responsibility for products from design and manufacturing to disposal and recycling. IPR holds that producers bear responsibility for their own products. IPR is a major challenge for the Fujitsu Group in expanding our business globally, but we believe that responding to this challenge, and that of EPR, in collaboration with industry associations and governments will enable us to help create a recycling-minded society in which the requirements and demands of all stakeholders are met. The Fujitsu Group carries out recycling programs that comply with the laws and regulations of the various countries in which it operates. Fujitsu accepts industrial waste for appropriate processing at Fujitsu recycling centers across Japan. We also try to do as much collection, reuse and recycling as we can, even in countries where recycling is not obligatory.
FY 2017 Performance and Results
Promoted Recycling of ICT Products
In Japan, the Fujitsu Group has built a recycling system that covers the entire country. While ensuring thorough traceability and security, we are steadfastly implementing Extended Producer Responsibility by providing safe and secure services that achieve high resource reuse rates in order to promote the recycling of ICT products.
Achieved a 90% or Higher Reuse Rate
We processed 3,844 tons of recycled ICT products (used ICT products for business applications) from corporate customers and achieved a resource reuse rate of 91.5%. Also, we have now collected a total of 59,144 end-of-life PCs from individual customers.