Fujitsu today announced the formulation of the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage IX), setting its environmental goals for fiscal years 2019-2020. The action plan demonstrates Fujitsu’s continued commitment to contributing to the creation of a sustainable society.
This action plan sets medium and long term environmental goals based on international initiatives such as Science Based Targets (SBT)(1) and RE100(2), focusing on understanding and reducing the environmental burden of Fujitsu’s supply chain through the use of programs including the CDP supply chain program(3), as well the reduction of waste, particularly plastic waste.
By following this action plan while leveraging its advanced ICT capabilities, the Fujitsu Group will not only reduce its own environmental burden and that of its customers, but will ultimately contribute to the resolution of issues in society and the environment.
In order to achieve the shared global goals set in the Paris Agreement and the SDGs, companies are expected to take the lead in working to resolve issues in society and the environment. In light of these developments, the impact of international movements such as SBT and RE100, which promote reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and the use of renewable energy, has grown stronger, as have calls for companies to disclose information relating to climate change. With the growing prominence of issues such as plastic waste at sea and expanded import restrictions on waste plastic by various countries in Asia, the control of plastic waste has become an increasingly urgent global challenge.
The Fujitsu Group not only received SBT approval for its medium to long term greenhouse gas emission reduction goals(4) in August 2017, it also joined RE100 in July 2018, publically setting forth a goal of using 100% renewable energy for the Fujitsu Group’s energy usage by 2050. In the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage IX), Fujitsu has set forth step-by-step goals to safely achieve these goals.
Moreover, the Fujitsu Group has actively worked to respond to climate change and to disclose information surrounding this topic. Nevertheless, in order to reiterate this position through the initiation of the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage IX), Fujitsu has announced that it will additionally support the TCFD(5) recommendations.
About the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage IX)
In order to resolve various issues in society and the environment, particularly issues around climate change and resource circulation, Fujitsu has identified areas of focus with regards to the lifecycles of the products and services it provides. As a result, Fujitsu has set forth the 11 goals listed below, in the four categories of climate change, resource circulation, supply chain, and SDGs.
In the area of climate change Fujitsu is promoting the strategic implementation of renewable energy and energy-saving measures using cutting-edge ICT to achieve its medium-to-long term greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. For resource circulation, Fujitsu aims to reduce plastic waste products by focusing in particular on plastic used as packaging. In order to understand and reduce the environmental burden of its supply chain, Fujitsu will additionally enhance the collection of information relating to the climate change countermeasures and water use of its suppliers using the CDP supply chain program, as well as bolstering the use of energy-saving designs in its products.
Climate change goals
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from business sites by more than 14% (compared to FY2013). Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2.1% year over year through voluntary efforts.
- Improve PUE(6) of our major datacenters by 2% or more compared to FY2017.
- Increase renewable energy usage by more than 20% compared to FY2017.
Resource management goals
- Promote eco-friendly design for resource conservation and management and increase the resource efficiency of newly developed products by 25% or more (compared to FY2014).
- Reduce amounts of waste generated by an average of more than 5% compared to FY2012-2014.
- Maintain a resource reuse rate of over 90% for business ICT equipment.
- Reduce total water usage by 1% compared to FY2017.
- Reduce chemical pollutant emission volume (PRTR) to less than the average level of FY2012-2014.
Supply chain goals
- Reduce CO2 emissions from power consumption during product usage by more than 14% (compared to FY2013).
- Promote activities to reduce CO2 emissions and conserve water resources in the upstream supply chain.
- Contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through ICT services.