Reducing the Amount of Water Used
The risk of a global water shortage is on the rise, due to such factors as climate change, the destruction of forests, and the economic growth and population boom in emerging and developing countries. Such a water shortage is a risk for companies as well, since it may very well affect the survival of their businesses. As such, it is important for us to recycle and reduce the amount of water we use.
Since the Fujitsu Group uses particularly large amounts of water in the manufacture of semiconductors and printed circuit boards, we believe it is necessary to reduce our water consumption in these areas especially. In addition to our general water conservation efforts, we have also worked to reuse and recirculate water, through methods such as pure water recycling and the reuse of rainwater. We are continuing our efforts to effectively use water resources in the Environmental Action Plan (Stage IX).
FY 2020 Performance
|Targets under the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage IX)||Last fiscal year (FY2020 result)|
|Reduce water consumption by 1% in total, compared to FY 2017 (83,000 m3).（*1）||2.2% reduction compared to FY 2017 (180,000 m3 reduction)|
- （*1）Target organizations: Japan; Fujitsu and Fujitsu Group offices (excluding data centers)
Overseas; Fujitsu and Fujitsu Group manufacturing sites
The policies we established in FY 2020 to reduce water usage include reducing the amount of water used in coating and cleaning processes, reviewing our water supply and wastewater through actions such as optimizing the water supply for our scrubbers, and reducing the amount of water supplied by introducing high-efficiency compressors, were implemented at each business site, plant, etc., so that we could make more efficient use of our water resources. As a result, we reduced our water use by 180,000 m3 for the last year, and achieved 217% of the target value of 83,000 m3 which was set in the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage IX).
6.77 million m3 of Water Used in FY 2020 (A 31.7% Reduction Compared to the Previous Fiscal Year)
The total amount of water we used in FY 2020 was 6.77 million m3 (output level per sales amount: 188.6 m3/100 million yen), a 31.7% reduction compared to FY 2019. 3.69 million m3 of that usage was recycled water, which was a reduction of 21.2% in comparison to FY 2019. Since there was a decrease in the total amount of water we used, recycled water comprised 54.5% of our total water usage a 7.2%pt increase from FY 2019.