Environmental Activities in Offices
We strictly observe all laws concerning the environment and also work to save energy and achieve zero waste emissions, not only at our production sites but also at all our business offices.
Green Office System
The Fujitsu Group's Green Office system comprehensively evaluates the environmental consciousness and independent environmental initiatives undertaken by individual offices and produces visual representations of the results. The Green Office system was launched in FY 2007 for offices in Japan and, by FY2009, all of the Group's 371 offices (the total at the time) had achieved 3-star ratings and zero waste emissions*1.
In FY 2010, we established the goal of achieving ratings of 4 stars or higher for all of our offices in Japan by the end of FY 2012 as part of the Fujitsu Group Environmental Protection Program (Stage VI). Achieving this goal meant, in addition to satisfying the conditions for three stars, undertaking biodiversity conservation activities, disclosing environmental information to stakeholders, and unifying industrial waste processing for office emissions. The first two of these goals were achieved through application of the "Act-Local-System" social contribution activity database. As for the third, we introduced the first system for unifying the processing of industrial waste*2 in Japan and did so by the end of FY 2012, bringing all of our offices in Japan up to the 4-star rating and achieving our goal.
For our overseas sites, we prepared draft standards and began applying them on a trial basis in FY 2012. As results come in, we will examine them and consider steps going forward.
In Japan, we aim to further refine the Green Office system and are considering incorporating ISO14031-compliant environmental performance evaluations toward that end. By continuing with the Green Office system, making visible the details of the activities carried out by individual offices, and building a database for sharing information on and expanding activities among our offices, we will continue to raise the level of environmental activities throughout the Fujitsu Group.
*1 Zero waste emissions:
For simple calculations of emissions from the incineration or landfill disposal of industrial waste and paper waste
*2 System for unifying the processing of industrial waste:
Under this system, we have used certain criteria to select waste processing companies on a regional basis, and have them regularly collect industrial waste from our offices.
Creating a Database of Environmental Activity Measures, and Utilizing Checklists
Through Green Office system implementation, we check and create a database of the progress and status of measures targeting energy efficiency, waste reduction, paperless operations and other goals at all applicable offices, and produce a checklist of key measures. These checklists are proving useful not only as a reference for potential measures to adopt when offices set their environmental objectives and targets, but also for invigorating and enhancing activities by making visible operational improvement issues and measures that require investment.
Reducing Waste from Offices
On-Site Waste Disposal Auditing
To confirm that ICT equipment and other types of industrial waste are being properly dealt with, the Fujitsu Group has developed and operates a structure under which Fujitsu Recycling Centers, as waste processing specialists for in-house ICT equipment, have been established wherever Group companies operate. Under this framework, we perform standardized Group-level checks through periodic, on-site audits. Specifically, a member of the Fujitsu Corporate Environmental Strategy Unit visits the recycling centers once a year with the person in charge of waste disposal from the relevant office, using a standardized checklist to check the documentation and the onsite disposal operation itself.
In addition, to sustain and improve security levels with respect to confidential document disposal, we implement on-site validation once a year of Japan Security and Recycle Network, a company that processes confidential documents based on a nationwide paper recycling system created in FY 2009.
Reducing CO2 Emissions in Offices
Efforts by the Fujitsu Group to reduce CO2 emissions are guided mainly by promotion of the measures detailed below.
- Energy-saving equipment measures (for Group-owned buildings)
- Adjust appropriate room temperature for office air conditioning (28℃ in summer and 20℃ in winter)
- Extinguish unnecessary lighting, shorten air-conditioner use outside of regular work hours (uniform quitting time, etc.)
- Set energy-saving mode for PCs, turn off display when away from desk
- Turn off standby mode power in AC adapters, use smart power sockets
- Implement nighttime operation control for PCs, shared terminals, development terminals and other equipment
- Consolidated access points
- Perform in-house and request external evaluations of energy efficiency
- Install green curtains (including at some leased offices)
- Transition to energy-saving vending machines
- Introduce LED lighting and transition to switches that adjust lighting to activity levels
- Introduce hybrid cars
For more information on CO2 emission reductions at our business sites, including some leased offices, in Japan, please refer to the following webpage.
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