RoHS Directive
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive. The Directive on Restrictions of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) was agreed to and established on February 13, 2003. The RoHS Directive will ban the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants from July 1, 2006. There are a number of exempted applications for these substances.
 Resources Reuse Ratio
Volume ratio of recycled parts and resources to discarded used products based on the calculation method introduced by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association.
 Recycling Ratio
Volume ratio of collected waste plastic materials reused in Fujitsu group companies' developed products or ordinary equipment to the total weight of waste plastics used in collected used products. Excludes plastics which contain halogens or to which metals are attached.
 Modal Shift
A concept of shifting freight shipments from road transportation, such as trucking, to transportation modes such as rail or sea that can handle larger freight volumes per trip. This contributes to environmental conservation by reducing CO2 and NOx emissions and saving energy.
A law passed in Japan in March 2000 requiring companies to report the amounts of chemical substances released or transferred into the environment as emissions or waste, based on the idea that enforced public disclosure will help to reduce the environmental risks associated with chemicals and other pollutants. PRTR stands for Pollutant Release & Transfer Register.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$45 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
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Date: 07 June, 2004
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