To provide customers with products and services that have a light environmental footprint, we are implementing green procurement in partnership with our business partners.
Procurement Activities Based on Green Procurement Direction
The Fujitsu Group summarizes what it asks of its business partners regarding purchasing green parts, materials, and products in the "Fujitsu Group Green Procurement Direction." This standard is posted on a multilingual basis (in three languages) in order to promote penetration to suppliers. We make an effort to communicate by various means, such as briefing sessions or individual meetings if necessary. Through such activities, the Group implements green procurement activities and promotes procurement from business partners that fulfill the green procurement requirements (see below) together with partners in Japan and overseas.
Using a Fujitsu Group Environmental Survey Sheet, we conduct annual monitoring of partners' status with regard to environment management system, CO2 emission reduction, biodiversity preservation and water resource preservation activity, and ask them to take appropriate measures. In making a request, we provide them with various information such as guidance on activities to reduce CO2 emissions and AQUEDUCT which is a water risk information tool, and we use them at our business partners.
Establishment of Environmental Management Systems
We request our business partners to establish environmental management systems (EMS) to provide a backbone for ensuring that they independently and continuously implement environmental-preservation activities. In principle, we would like them to have third party-certified EMS. Where this is not possible, we ask them to build EMS incorporating the PDCA cycle suited to their circumstances.
CO2Emission Reduction Initiatives
The Fujitsu Group asks our business partners, as well, to engage in CO2 emission reduction in hopes of addressing climate change. Specifically, we ask them to clearly express the intentions of their initiatives and request that they make efforts to achieve the objectives they set. Furthermore, we also ask them to collaborate with external organizations, where possible, and likewise encourage their own suppliers in an effort to expand the initiatives outside their respective businesses. Our annual Supply Chain Business Continuity Surveys give us a clear picture of how business partners are responding to a variety of climate-change risks, including tsunamis, floods, and torrential rains.
Acquiring and Managing Information on Chemical Substances Contained in Products
Countries around the world are establishing legal regulations governing chemical substances contained in products, including the RoHS directive *1 and the REACH regulation. *2 The scope of the regulations continues to expand, as well, adding more and more substances, products, and applications on a nearly daily basis.
The Fujitsu Group is investigating and acquiring information on chemical substances contained in products by using chemSHERPA *3 as the standard format. We share our findings with other Group companies via our internal system and allow relevant parties to access the information whenever necessary. We have established a system for fast response to revisions of laws/regulations and enactment of new legal systems.
*1 RoHS directive:
Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment
*2 REACH regulation:
Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of CHemicals
Chemical information SHaring and Exchange under Reporting PArtnership in supply chain
Establishment of a Chemical Substance Management System (CMS) for Product Substances
In addition to acquiring information on chemical substances contained in products from business partners, the Fujitsu Group also asks its business partners to establish a Chemical substances Management System (CMS) based on the industry-standard JAMP *4 guidelines on the management of chemical substances contained in products. Doing so enables the Group to comply even more thoroughly with laws and regulations related to chemical substances contained in products.
The Group also carries out CMS audits in order to confirm appropriate establishment and operation of CMS. Specifically, Fujitsu's auditors implement on-site confirmation of the management status of chemical substances contained in products. If there are any inadequacies, auditors make requests for corrections and provide support for establishment. Moreover, even after the establishment of CMS, we continually confirm the operation status through periodic audits.
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