Sustainable Resource Use
We, Fujitsu Frontech Group, push forward with contributable actions to "Sustainable resource use" in a variety of phases of our business.
Our Concept toward Sustainable Resource Use
Based on the understanding that it is our social responsibility to contribute to "Sustainable resource use" as a company running a business globally, we make efforts so that it can make it possible for rich earth where human beings and a wide variety of species are living in as well as for society and economy to be sustainable in the future. To be precise, we take effective measures in the lifecycle of both products and office activities.
Examples of our actions toward sustainable resource use
Response to issues of plastic waste
We strive to reduce plastic waste which has negative impacts on environmental issues such as marine pollution and climate change. Up to now, we have taken measures including recycling of plastic parts and packaging materials, and abolition of selling PET soft drinks within our offices.
Recently, we have started making efforts to reduce plastic waste in a more forward-looking manner than before, through reinforcement of our alignment between each site, enhancement of plastic-related in-house training or the like, based on the philosophy of "the Act on Promotion of Resource Circulation for Plastics" put into force in April 2022 in Japan.
Incidentally, we, Fujitsu Frontech Limited, have all the plastic waste of ours treated as material or thermal recycling. And, our total generations of plastic waste have had a tendency to decrease since FY2019.
Progress of plastic recycling based on the Act (Fujitsu Frontech Limited)
Includes: Headquarter / Tokyo Plant, Niigata Plant, Kumagaya SSC and Construction Administration Dept.
Based on "Fujitsu Group Green Procurement Direction", we move ahead with green procurement together with our suppliers. As one of the activities, we not only hold an annual business briefing for the suppliers in order to explain about our procurement policy and so on, but make requests such as the consideration toward the recyclability of parts and packaging materials they supply us with, at the same time.
Resource savings and increase of resource efficiency in products development
In products development, we pursue resource savings and increase of resource efficiency, on the basis of 3Rs design and technologies (reduce, reuse and recycle). For instance, we make efforts to reduce mass and volume of our products, to decrease the number of parts incorporated into them and to partially adopt bioplastic materials to them.
Moreover, we contribute to sustainable resource use in terms of "characteristic" of our products, as well. For example, RFID linen tags, whose durability is very strong, will lead to waste reduction, because the tags can be used again and again. In addition, Palm Vein Authentication, whose size of a device is very small, will contribute to resource savings, as this system can change the way of personal information management from conventional paper or card-basis to digital-basis with palm vein data.
Efforts in our factories
In our factories in and outside Japan, we take contributable actions to sustainable resource use, through a variety of measures. As an example, we reduce paper use by utilizing tablet devices instead of paper check-sheets in some manufacturing processes, in both Niigata Plant and Fujitsu Die-tech Corporation of the Philippines (FDTP).
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. (FFNA) has a large compactor to compress cardboards or the like for recycling. This machine enables to output a large amount of recyclable paper materials all at once, because it can compact them to 1/4 -1/5 in size. Thanks to this advantage, it is possible not only to decrease the frequency of their shipping but to save fuel consumptions in transportation. Furthermore, FFNA, for instance, also strives to reuse packaging materials like foamed polystyrene within its factory.
Use of tablet devices (FDTP)
Large compactor (FFNA)
Activities in our offices
In each site of our Group, we make efforts to reduce the volume of goods consumptions and waste generations, by implementing effective measures for resource circulation.
For example, we have been promoting "paperless" as one of measures in working style reforms since FY2017. Through this activity, we have already been accustomed to the working style without paper, such as Web meetings, utilization of large monitors at face-to-face meetings and digital operation of office documents.
In terms of waste reduction, we establish and operate expertise commissions concerning waste, so that we can work together by sharing information on good case studies between our sites, as well as can draw up and implement effective measures. Moreover, we try to communicate with our employees by sharing waste-related information on in-house bulletin boards and on our intranet or the like, in the purpose of letting each employee take actions in awareness of "resource savings".
Large monitor for meetings
List of sorting garbage
Contribution to resource circulation through Repair business
In Kumagaya Service Solution Center (Kumagaya SSC), we are running Repair business mainly for products we offer customers. Through this business, our repair staff with special skills and know-how about points of failure or the like, properly repairs about 30,000–35,000 broken products per year such as ATMs and POSs which are collected from customers. As a result of repair, the products can be used for longer. In addition, we also make an effort to collect similar parts from used products and to reuse them, so that customers can continue to use products which need to use EOL (end of life) parts by repairing them.
Incidentally, FDTP and FFNA, our Group companies outside Japan, also run Repair business alike, because we share our know-how in Japan with them.