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 X).
FY 2021 Performance
|Targets under the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage X)||Results for FY2021|
|Adding policies to reduce water consumption and reducing water usage by at least 30,000 m3 by the end of FY 2022. (*1)||Water consumption was reduced 83,000 m3 (target for FY 2021: 19,000 m3)|
- (*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 2021 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 upgrading air conditioners from water-cooled units to air-cooled units. We implemented these policies at each business site, plant, etc., so that we could make more efficient use of our water resources. As a result, in FY 2021 we reduced our water usage by 83,000 m3, which is 277% of the target of 30,000 m3 as was set in the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage X).
Water Usage in FY 2021 was 6.89 Million m3 (a 1.8% Increase Compared to the Previous Fiscal Year)
The total amount of water we used in FY 2021 was 6.89 million m3 (output level per sales amount: 192 m3/100 million yen), a slight increase of 1.8% compared to FY 2020. 3.38 million m3 of that usage was recycled water, which was a reduction of 8.4% in comparison to FY 2020. The total amount of water we used increased slightly, so recycled water comprised 49.0% of our total water usage, a 5.5%pt decrease from FY 2020.