The Fujitsu Group takes many steps to combat global warming. In addition to working to cut its own emissions, the Group also requests its business partners to implement CO2-reduction activities as part of its green procurement efforts. As a result, all of the Group's major business partners have launched CO2-reduction activities.
The Group began extending the scope of the activities further up the supply chain in FY 2016. In addition to asking business partners to take reduction-oriented steps, the Group has also requested its business partners to encourage similar initiatives at their own suppliers (the secondary suppliers to the Fujitsu Group).
Engaging in activities across the entire supply chain could help us not only expand our reduction effects (through synergy) but also enlarge the scope of the activities internationally, given the border-crossing scale of the supply chain. By pursuing these initiatives, we will keep striving to establish a decarbonized society for future generations.
We asked our major business partners, which account for over 98% of the Group's total procurement value, to ask their own suppliers (our secondary suppliers) to comply with the Group's requests for the implementation of CO2-reduction activities. We also assessed the status of activities at our business partners using a unique Environmental Survey Sheet.
After analyzing the survey responses and creating a report outlining activity trends, we provided the results to the partners that submitted survey responses as a form of feedback that they could reference when developing and implementing future activities, urged the partners to continue engaging in activities, and asked them to extend the scope of activities to their own suppliers.
Although the number of the Group's business partners responding that they had asked their own suppliers to implement activities came to less than 14.9% of the total as of the end of FY 2017, the number of secondary suppliers that received requests topped 38,000-a promising beginning for substantial awareness-raising initiatives.
In order to spread activities for reducing CO2 emissions throughout the entire supply chain, the Fujitsu Group has created its own unique explanatory materials and started providing the materials to business partners. In addition to obtaining increased understanding from business partners regarding the importance of taking action in the supply chain, the materials are also intended for use by the Group when requesting and supporting activities at business partners. The materials are posted on the Group's website, which has been accessed more than 800 times in about a four-month period. This shows the overwhelming response to this new initiative. Moving forward, the Fujitsu Group will continue to fulfill its role as a global corporation by constantly considering what is needed to reduce global warming and then taking action.
*"Guideline for activities for reducing CO2 emissions" can be downloaded from the following URL.
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