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Environmental Management Action Guideline

Scope of Environmental Management

The Fujikura group has chosen the following group companies as targets for environmental management activities. (28 in Japan, 38 overseas, total 66)

[Environmental Management Target Group]
In Japan: Fujikura head office, affiliated subsidiaries, non-affiliated subsidiaries with ECO-PASS management implemented
Overseas: Affiliated subsidiaries with ECO-PASS management implemented

Domestic
ClassificationNo.Company
Body 1 Fujikura Ltd.
Consolidated 2 Fujikura Dia Cable Ltd.
3 Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.
4 Fujikura Automotive Asia Ltd.
5 Yonezawa Electric Wire Co., Ltd.
6 DDK Ltd.
7 Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Co., Ltd
8 Fujikura Components Ltd.
9 Aomori Fujikura Kanaya Ltd.
10 Tohoku Fujikura Ltd.
11 Kyoei High Opt Co., Ltd.
12 Fujikura Solutions Ltd.
13 Suzuki Giken Co., Ltd.
14 Shinshiro Cable, Ltd.
15 Fujikura Precision Ltd.
16 Precision Fiber Optics Ltd.
17 FiberTech Co., Ltd.
18 Fuji Materials Ltd.
19 Fujikura Engineering Ltd.
20 Fujikura Logistics Co., Ltd.
21 Fujikura Shoji Co., Ltd.
22 Fujiden Inc. Wire & Cable
23 Fujikura Business Support Co., Ltd.
Non-consolidated 24 Musashi Wire Co., Ltd.
25 Optoenergy, Inc.
26 Fujikura Facilities Co, Ltd.
27 FPS Engineering Ltd.
28 Fujikura Cube Ltd.
Overseas
ClassificationNo. Company
Consolidated 1 Fujikura Automotive Guangzhou Co., Ltd.
2 Fujikura Hengtong Aerial Cable System Ltd.
3 Fujikura Zhuhai Co., Ltd.
4 DDK (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
5 Fujikura Changchun Ltd.
6 Fujikura (China) Co., Ltd.
7 Fujikura Electronics Shanghai Ltd.
8 Fujikura Hengtong Aerial Cable System Ltd.
9 AFL Network Services Inc.
10 AFL Telecommunicationes de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.
11 AFL Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
12 AFL Telecommunications GmbH
13 AFL Telecommunications LLC.
14 DDK (THAILAND) Ltd.
15 DDK VIETNAM Ltd.
16 Fujikura America, Inc.
17 Fujikura Asia Ltd.
18 Fujikura Automotive (Thailand) Ltd.
19 Fujikura Automotive America LLC.
20 Fujikura Automotive do Brasil Ltda.
21 Fujikura Automotive Europe GmbH
22 Fujikura Automotive Europe, S.A.U.
23 Fujikura Automotive Mexico Puebla, S.A. de C.V.
24 Fujikura Automotive Mexico Queretaro, S.A. de C.V.
25 Fujikura Automotive Mexico Salamanca, S.A. de C.V.
26 Fujikura Automotive Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.
27 Fujikura Automotive Morocco Kenitra, S.A.
28 Fujikura Automotive Morocco Tangier, S.A.
29 Fujikura Automotive Paraguay S.A.
30 Fujikura Automotive Romania S.R.L.
31 Fujikura Automotive Vietnam Ltd.
32 Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) Ltd.
33 Fujikura Electronics Vietnam Ltd.
34 Fujikura Europe Ltd.
35 Fujikura Federal Cables Sdn. Bhd.
36 Fujikura Fiber Optics Vietnam Ltd.
37 Fujikura Resource Muzquiz S. de R.L. de C.V.
38 Verrillon Inc.

Fujikura Group Environmental Management Activity Guidelines

FY2016 Goals and Results, FY2017 Goals

In FY2016, the Fujikura group drew up the "2020 Mid-term Management Plan" for fiscal years 2016 through 2020. Based on this mid-term management plan, we created the "Fujikura Group Environmental Management Activity Guidelines" and initiated new activities toward these new goals.

The 2020 Medium-Term Business Plan

Subjects Target for the Period from Fiscal 2016 to 2020
CSR Priority Measures CO2 Emissions Reduction Reduction of total CO2 emissions
Domestic consolidated target companies: reduce emissions by at least 3% by 2020 compared to 2013
(Long-term target by 2030: 6.5% or more compared with 2013)
Overseas consolidated subsidiary: Target value: under consideration
Energy conservation: improvements in energy consumption rate
Domestic/overseas consolidated target companies: at least 1.3% improvement annually
Improvements in energy consumption associated with logistics
Domestic product logistics energy consumption rate: at least 1.0% average improvement annually
Promote introduction of renewable energy
Water Risks Reduction of volume of water used
Domestic consolidated target companies consumption rate: at least 1% improvement annually
Biodiversity Conservation
Contribute to biodiversity through effective utilization of nature on business premises
Management Items Resources Reduce input resources and promote efficient use of resources
Reduction of waste emissions associated with production
Domestic consolidated target companies consumption rate: at least 1% improvement annually
Zero waste emission*
Domestic consolidated target companies: continuance of zero waste emission
Chemical Substances Reduction of substances of environmental concern
Domestic consolidated target companies: reduce emissions/transfersfor primary substances of environmental concern by at least 1% annually compared to 2015
Reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions
Reduce atmospheric emissions of primary VOCs by at least 1% annually compared to 2015
Products, Green Procurement Expansion of environmentally-friendly products
At least 60 environmentally-friendly products to be registered annually
Promote management of chemical substances contained in products within the supply chain
(Thoroughness in green procurement and management of prohibited substances)

*Definition of Zero Waste Emission: No direct placement in landfills or simple burning of waste.

FY2016 Goals and Results
[Values] ○…Achieved / △…Unachieved items present / ×…Unachieved
Subjects FY2016 Goals FY2016 Results Values
CO2 Emissions Reduction
-Reduction of Total CO2 Emissions:
(Domestic) Over 0.6% compared to FY2013
(Overseas) Decide goal values for 2020 MT
(Domestic)
Total CO2 Emissions: 1.2% increase compared to FY2013
Energy-saving activities made certain improvements and domestic product bases targeted for restructuring were expanded. As a result, CO2 emission increases could not be offset.
(Leaving out the restructuring, CO2 emissions were reduced by 2.7% compared to FY2013)
(Overseas) Results pending.
-Productivity Energy Consumption Per Unit (sales volume) Improvements:
(Domestic) Over 1.3% compared to FY2015
(Overseas) Same as the above
(Domestic) 2.2% Improvement compared to FY2015
(Overseas) 4.5% Improvement compared to FY2015
-Product Distribution Energy Consumption per Unit Improvements:
(Domestic) Over 1% compared to FY2015
(Domestic) 8.8% Increase compared to FY2015
Due to restructuring of domestic production bases, cable shipment amounts were widely reduced, which affected the loading rate drop.
-Introduction of Solar Energy Panel Installations Installation of solar panels to provide the energy used in the "Kiba Millennium Woods" underway
Water Risks -Water Use Per Unit Improvements:
(Domestic) Over 1% compared to FY2015
Water Risk Survey Contents
(Domestic)
Water Use per Unit (sales volume):
25% increase compared to FY2015.
Due to the restructuring of domestic production bases, the large change in methods of use and itemized sales had an effect.
(Leaving out restructuring, total water use reduced by 1.1% compared to FY2015)
Biodiversity Conservation
-2020 MT Goal Settings
-Common Knowledge of "Road Map 2030"
-Effective Use of Nature in the Workplace:
Promotion of the Sakura office's Satoyama Initiative.
"Sakura Millennium Woods" project initiated, 3-year improvement plan set, activity promotion underway
Resources Reduce resources used and promote effective use of resources
Reduction of amount of packing materials (using recycled products):
(Domestic) Reduced by more than 7,000 tons.
Recycled products used for 10,326 ton reduction (estimated amount)
Improvements in waste discharge per production unit: (Domestic) Over 1% compared to FY2015 Waste Discharge per Unit (sales volume):
23% deterioration compared to FY2015.
Restructuring of domestic production bases produced great changes in itemized sales, resulting in this effect.
Zero Waste Emission (*):
(Domestic) Maintained zero waste emission.
Generation of landfill waste prevented achievement of zero emissions
This was due to expansion of target area caused by restructuring of domestic production bases
(Leaving out restructuring, maintained zero emissions)
Chemical Substances Reduction of Main Environmentally Hazardous Substance Output Levels:
(Domestic) Over 1% compared to FY2015
4.6% reduction compared to FY2015.
Reduction of Main Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Output Levels:
(Domestic) Over 1% compared to FY2015
16% increase compared to FY2015 ×
Products, Green Procurement Number of environmentally conscious products registered: Over 60 in the year Registered Green Mind products: 62
Registered green products: 2 (in number previous number)
Promotion of supply chain management of chemical substances used in production -Partners' Meetings Held (Shenzhen, China)
-Enhancement of new management functions for environmentally friendly products.

*Definition of Zero Waste Emission: No direct placement in landfills or simple burning of waste.

2017 Goals
Subjects FY2017 Goals
CO2 Emissions Reduction
-Reduction of Total CO2 Emissions:
(Domestic) Over 1.3% compared to FY2013
(Overseas) Decide goal values for 2020 MT
-Productivity Energy Consumption Per Unit (sales volume) Improvements:
(Domestic) Over 1.3% compared to FY2013
(Overseas) Same
-Product Distribution Energy Consumption per Unit Improvements:
(Domestic) Over 1% compared to FY2015
-Introduction of Solar Energy Panel Installations
Water Risks -Water Use per Unit Improvements:
(Domestic) Over 1% compared to FY2015
Biodiversity Conservation
-Effective Use of Nature in the Workplace:
Promotion of the Sakura office's Satoyama Initiative
Resources Reduce resources used and promote effective use of resources
Reduction of amount of packing materials (using recycled products):
(Domestic) Reduced by more than 7,000 tons
Improvements in waste discharge per production unit
(Domestic) Over 1% compared to FY2015
Zero Waste Emission (*):
(Domestic) Maintained zero waste emissions
Chemical Substances Reduction of Main Environmentally Hazardous Substance Output Levels:
(Domestic) Over 1% compared to FY2015
Reduction of Main Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Output Levels:
(Domestic) Over 1% compared to FY2015
Products, Green Procurement Number of environmentally conscious products registered: Over 60 in the year
Promotion of supply chain management of chemical substances used in production.

*Definition of Zero Waste Emission: No direct placement in landfills or simple burning of waste.

Environmental Education

The Fujikura group involves each of our employees in energy saving and recycling activities, implementing environmental education so that all employees work to protect the Earth's environment during their daily work routine. The Fujikura group tries to raise awareness in the lectures on environment held during new employee training, by regularly holding OJT in the workplace as well as ISO14001 education company-wide and in each section, and specialized education for each job.

Fujikura held a seminar about converting to 2015 ISO14001 standards for environmental managers and inspectors given by a visiting lecturer in July of 2016. 33 people participated and were able to understand the standards and main points of revision in detail after the explanation.

Main Company/ISO14001; 2015 Conversion Seminar Implemented

2015 Conversion Seminar

General environmental education has been implemented every year for all members at the Suzuka office.

In 2016, 10 sessions were held from May 13th until June first and 371 members attended. The results of the previous year's efforts and plans for the current year's efforts were explained, and each person learned how they can participate in energy-saving and waste-reduction activities.

Suzuka Office/General Environmental Education

Suzuka Office/General Environmental Education

-Numazu Office/2017 New Employee Education

At the Numazu office, education for 2 new major career path employees was held regarding involvement with environmental activities and Fujikura Group's CSR activity principle on April 4th. Specifically, the training covered explanations about chemicals in the training room, and after questions were answered, they observed the different types of waste produced from the plants and how waste water from the factory was finally disposed of, thus seeing just what kind of waste is produced at the plant.

Also, on May 9th training was held on how the Numazu plant would be involved in environmental activities during their specialized training at the factory. Since they had already had training on Fujikura's CSR involvement during general training, the contents were focused specifically on the Numazu plant. They received an explanation on materials and were able to confirm the characteristics of the waste products of that plant by seeing conditions of the waste itself.

Numazu Office/2017 New Employee Education

2017 New Employee Education

Numazu Office/2017 New Employee Education

2017 New Employee Education

-Ishioka Office/ISO14001: 2015 Education

A course was held at the Ishioka office for internal inspectors and hopefuls on the necessary items for conversion to the ISO14001 2015 standards in March of 2015, before conversion. The lecture was given by inspectors licensed for 2015 standards and held following the work processes at the plant. The aim was to use ISO14001 more effectively as a tool for improving work.

-Yonezawa Wire/Environmental Emergency Response Training Implemented

At Yonezawa Wire, emergency response training is held once a year as part of the environmental committee's activities. In response to the wire lubricant leak accident in February of 2016, monitoring of waste water was strengthened and a final drainage gate was installed as a way to monitor waste water to prevent river runoff for FY2016. Because the equipment's use and emergency response methods had changed, joint training and education for handling of monitoring equipment and operation of the drainage gate in emergency situations was held in the company and on the grounds by Fujikura group company representatives.

Yonezawa Wire/Environmental Emergency Response Training Implemented

Environmental Emergency Response Training Implemented

Yonezawa Wire/Environmental Emergency Response Training Implemented

Environmental Emergency Response Training Implemented

Fujikura Solutions promotes separation of waste products and recycling with the goal of reducing waste. For continued promotion of these activities, education was implemented for separation and handling of waste products, and waste disposal sites.

Fujikura Solutions/Waste Separation Education

-Fujikura Precision/Garbage Separation Education (valuables and waste)
At Fujikura Precision, garbage separation education was held for all employees as an entry in the 2016 environmental goals.

Twice every week, each group's environmental committee held education on garbage separation. As a result, valuables (waste plastics) increased by roughly 1.7 times (12.4t) compared to the previous year, showing the value of the education. We will continue holding environmental education, including on separation.

Environmental Activities and Near Miss Collection System

Information on environmental trouble in Fujikura and group companies is gathered and shared quickly, as per Fujikura Group's environmental trouble communication manual, in an effort to prevent similar problems from re-occurring.

Response to Environmental Grievances

No. of 2016 Claims/Response Actions

In 2016 the Fujikura group received 1 environmental grievance. A noise complaint was received from homes near the Numazu plant. The Numazu City Environmental Policy Division came to the plant in response to the complaint and held an investigation. It was thought the noise from excavation in the factory leaked from an open door. Once noise dampening measures were taken and the level of noise was checked again, the factory was re-opened. As a response, work will only be held after dampening measures are taken and excavation methods are examined to reduce noise, and the noise level is checked with a sound level meter. We also made it known at our company's and Fujikura group company's plants so it would not occur again.

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