Business and Other Risks
Making contributions to society and protecting the environment are part of the corporate values of the Fujitsu Group, as set forth in the Fujitsu Way. The Group regards environmental protection as one of its most important management items and is committed to minimizing environmental burden and preventing environmental pollution. However, the Group cannot guarantee that environmental pollution will not occur as a result of its operations. Moreover, although we monitor soil and wastewater as well as engage in clean-up activities at former factory sites, this does not mean that pollution will not be found at such sites in the future. In the event that environmental pollution were to occur or be identified, social trust in the Group may weaken and clean up and other costs could be incurred, which would adversely affect the Group’s earnings.
In addition, increased incidents and severity of natural disasters caused by recent climate change may negatively affect the Group’s business continuity (i.e. damage to procurement and distribution networks caused by such disasters)
Moreover, the Group may also face the risk of increased energy costs and costs for reducing greenhouse gas, in case of more stringent restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions and introduction of carbon tax. Furthermore, in the event that the Group cannot completely establish measures against climate change, this may lead to the possibility of adverse effects on the Fujitsu Group’s reputation and ability to bid for new business.