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Product Recycling

Our Approach

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 in particular has been a major challenge for the Fujitsu Group as we expand our business globally. However, we believe that responding to this challenge, and that of EPR, in collaboration with industry associations and governments, will allow us to help create a recycling-minded society that meets the requirements and demands of all stakeholders.

The Fujitsu Group thus carries out recycling programs that comply with the laws and regulations of the various countries in which it operates.

In Japan, Fujitsu is certified under the Industrial Waste National Permit System, which is based on the Act on the Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources, and as such, accepts industrial waste and puts them through 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 2018 Performance and Results

Targets under the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage VIII) Last fiscal year
(FY 2018 results)
Maintain over 90% resource reuse rate for business ICT equipment at Fujitsu recycling centers. Achieved a 91.7% resource reuse rate.

Promoting Recycling of ICT Products

The Fujitsu Group has built a recycling system that covers the entire country of Japan. We have worked steadily to implement Extended Producer Responsibility, providing safe and secure services with high resource reuse rates in order to promote the recycling of ICT products. We have, at the same time, also ensured thorough traceability and security of these processes.

Achieved a 90% or Higher Reuse Rate

We processed 3,436 tons of recycled ICT products (used ICT products for business applications) from corporate customers in Japan, and achieved a resource reuse rate of 91.7%. We have now also collected a total of 53,481 end-of-life PCs from individual customers.

Changes in Resource Reuse Rates of End-of-Life Business ICT Products (Japan)
FY 2015 2016 2017 2018
Resource reuse rate* (%) 92.0 92.0 91.5 91.7
Amount processed (tons) 5,203 4,185 3,844 3,436

* Weight percent ratio of recycled parts and materials to end-of-life products.

Changes in Numbers of End-of-Life PCs Collected from Individual Customers (Japan)
FY 2015 2016 2017 2018
End-of-life PCs collected (units) 69,801 61,435 59,144 53,481