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Environmental Management System

Fujikura Group Global Environment Charter

We created the Fujikura Global Environment Charter in 1992 and revised it in April 2013. Specifically, we added a provision on the conservation of biodiversity to the Charter based on the recognition that we need to make our business activities compatible with the protection of the global environment.

Fujikura Group Global Environment Charter

Established: April 1992 / Revised: April 2013

Global Environment of 2050 and Our New Activities

Establishment of "Fujikura Group Environmental Challenge 2050"

In response to proposals from the Fujikura group global environment committee, the Fujikura group CSR committee established the "Fujikura Group Long-Term Environmental Vision 2050" and started efforts for the future on July 19th, 2016.

Fujikura Group Environmental Challenge 2050

Enacted: July 19, 2016

Since its founding in 1885, the Fujikura Group has created value for customers and contributed to society through its "Tsunagu" technologies, including power cables, electric wiring parts, and automotive parts. In addition, as a corporate group that is friendly to people as well as the global environment, we began rolling out CSR initiatives in 2009 to achieve a sustainable society.

According to forecasts by international institutions, including the OECD, the Earth is currently heading in a dangerous direction. Weather anomalies, due to climate changes triggered by greenhouse gases, are threatening our everyday lives. In addition, environmental issues, including a shortage of useable water, depletion of resources, serious air pollution, and destruction of biodiversity in tandem with an increase in population and economic activities, are becoming widespread and severe on a global scale.

The Fujikura Group is a global citizen that conducts operations globally. In light of the aforementioned trends, looking toward the future in 2050, the Fujikura Group plans to undertake four challenges to minimize its impact on the environment.
Furthermore, once the Group reduces its environmental burden to zero, in 2065, the year in which Fujikura will mark the company's Fourth Founding, the Group will embark on measures to bring about positive benefit to the global environment.

Fujikura Group Environmental Challenge 2050

System to Promote Environmental Activities

Global Environment Activity Promotion System

The overall environmental conservation activities of the Fujikura Group are managed by the Environmental-Site Working Group under the Group CSR Committee. The Environmental-Site Working Group is responsible for the discussion and resolution of issues related to the Group's environmental management. Specific activities of the body include setting annual and medium-term goals, formulating plans according to the set goals and monitoring the progress of the implemented plans. For addressing priority themes, special teams which support the planning of measures and ensuring implementation of the measures across the Group, etc., are organized under the Working Group as necessary.

Global Environment Activity Promotion System

Fujikura Group ECO-PASS Environmental Information Collection System

Fujikura is committed to identifying its energy use and waste generation amounts as well as the use of chemical substances in its business operations, in order to clarify related problems and make improvements to reduce its environmental impact. To this end, we have been collecting and managing environmental data from each factory and office in the Fujikura Group.

Last fiscal year we launched the Fujikura Group ECO-PASS system to increase the efficiency of environmental data collection.

In order to encourage the sharing and analysis of the collected information across the Group to further reduce our environmental impact, we have "visualized" the information, including data about our environmental impact and the results of our environmental activities.

ECO-PASS system

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 Fuji Materials Ltd.
18 Fujikura Engineering Ltd.
19 Fujikura Logistics Co., Ltd.
20 Fujikura Shoji Co., Ltd.
21 Fujikura Business Support Co., Ltd.
Non-consolidated 22 Musashi Wire Co., Ltd.
23 Optoenergy, Inc.
24 Fujikura Facilities Co, Ltd.
25 FPS Engineering Ltd.
26 Fujikura Cube Ltd.
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.
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.

Measures for the United Nations Global Compact

Following a decision made by its CSR Committee (Management Committee) in July 2013, Fujikura Ltd. announced its support for the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which outlines the universal and international principles on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Subsequently, on September 3, 2013, the company became a signatory to the Global Compact and also joined the Global Compact Japan Network (GC-JN). The UNGC, which is based on 10 principles, provides a global framework for companies and other organizations to act as good corporate citizens for the creation of a sustainable society by displaying leadership in a responsible manner. Under this framework, Fujikura began to conduct activities after checking that the Group had the necessary policies and guidelines corresponding to the 10 principles in place, and established new ones as necessary.

[Group Policy and Major Activities Corresponding to 10 Principles]

The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact Policy and Guidelines Corresponding to 10 Principles Activities Corresponding to the Principle of 10
Environment Principle 7:
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
-Fujikura Group Global Environment Charter
-Fujikura Group Environmental Management Action Guidelines
-The Fujikura Group's Policy on Managing Chemical Substances used in Products
-We have set targets in "Fujikura Group Environmental Management Action Guidelines" and are working on achieving the goals as a group
-Management and reduction of chemical substances and VOC management
-Environmental education, light down in groups
-Promoting activities of the Global Environment Committee
-Biogarden"Fujikura Kiba Millennium Woods" opened to the community, Biotope briefing held twice a year
-Survey on environmental aspects of suppliers and improvement requests
-Evaluate the environmental impact of internal audits of group offices and business activities
-Development and promotion of environmentally friendly products "Green Products" and "Green Mind Products"
-Promote management of chemical substances contained in products
Principle 8:
undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
-Fujikura Group Environmental Challenge 2050(Four Challenges)
-Regulation of Managing Chemical Substances used in Products
-The Fujikura Group's guidelines on biodiversity conservation
-Long-term vision for Biodiversity "Roadmap 2030"
-Fujikura's guidelines on SOCs
Principle 9:
encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
-Fujikura Group Environmental Management Aciton Guideline
 >Guideline for Expanding Environmentally Friendly Products
 >Green Products, Green Mind Products

The United Nations created the five year Millennium Ecosystem Assessment* starting from 2001. The findings of the Assessment included the following facts regarding environmental destruction: over several dozen years at the end of the 20th century, about 40% of Earth's coral reefs were destroyed or had deteriorated, and about 35% of mangrove forests were lost. Regarding biodiversity, over the past several hundred years, humans caused the extinction of Earth's species at around a 1,000 times faster rate than the natural extinction rate.

Fujikura Ltd. is conducting activities as a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, which contains Ten Principles. Principle 8 urges signatories to undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility. The Fujikura Group aims to become a corporate group that is friendly to the global environment. We are proactively joining efforts made to build up an international framework for the environment, while fostering measures to ensure biodiversity by making use of the environmental materiality matrix from medium- to long-term viewpoints.

* In line with the speech made by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the UN General Assembly held in 2000, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment was launched in June 2001 with the participation of about 1,360 experts from 95 countries, including the staff of Japan's National Institute for Environmental Studies.

State of ISO14001

23 companies within Japan and 26 overseas have received ISO14001 certification.

Jul. 2017

Fujikura Works Certifying Body Date Acquired
Head Office, Sakura Works, Suzuka Works, Numazu Works (Group Companies) LRQA Sep. 2000
Ishioka Works (Group Companies) JQA Dec. 2001
Domestic Group Company Certifying Body Date Acquired
Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd. (1Group Company) LRQA May 1999
Tohoku Fujikura Ltd. LRQA Jun. 1999
DDK Ltd. RB-ISO Nov. 1999
Fujikura Automotive Asia Ltd. J-VAC Oct. 2000
Yonezawa Electric Wire Co., Ltd. J-VAC Oct. 2000
Aomori Fujikura Kanaya Ltd. PJR Mar. 2000
Suzuki Giken Co., Ltd. LRQA Sep. 2000
Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Co., Ltd. Kanaya Plant Intertek Sep. 2001
Fuji Materials Ltd. (Head Office/Fuji Plant/Sakura Plant/Suzuka Plant) J-VAC Feb. 2003
Fujikura Shoji Co.,Ltd. (Head Office/ Osaka Office/ Kita-Kantou Office/ Nasu Business Office/ Hokuriku Business Office) LRQA Mar. 2004
Fujikura Solutions Ltd. RB-ISO Aug. 2004
Fujikura Precision Ltd. LRQA Jun. 2006
Overseas Group Company Nation Certifying Body Date Acquired
Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) Ltd.
Navanakom Factory 1
Thailand SGS Jun. 2010
Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) Ltd.
Navanakom Factory 2
Thailand SGS Jun. 2010
Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) Ltd.
Navanakom Factory 3
Thailand SGS Jun. 2010
Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) Ltd.
Navanakom Factory 4
Thailand SGS Jun. 2010
Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) Ltd.
Lamphun Factory 1
Thailand SGS Jun. 2010
Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) Ltd.
Ayuthaya Factory 1
Thailand SGS Jun. 2010
Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) Ltd.
Prachinburi Factory 1
Thailand SGS Jun. 2010
Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) Ltd.
Kabinburi Factory 1
Thailand SGS May 2014
DDK (THAILAND) Ltd. Thailand TUV NORD Sep. 1999
Fujikura Automotive (Thailand) Ltd.
Thailand DQS Dec. 2003
Fujikura Automotive (Thailand) Ltd.
Thailand DQS Jun. 2016
Fujikura Federal Cables Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia SGS Yarsley Aug. 2002
Fujikura Asia Ltd. Singapore LRQA Dec. 2004
Fujikura Fiber Optics Vietnam Ltd. Vietnam BSI Jan. 2005
Fujikura Electronics Vietnam Ltd. Vietnam BSI Sep. 2010
DDK VIETNAM Ltd. Vietnam SGS Sep. 2013
Fujikura Zhuhai Co., Ltd. (+Pingsha Plant, Shanghai Office) China BV May 2004
Fujikura Automotive Guangzhou Co.,Ltd. China SGS Jan. 2009
Fujikura Electronics Shanghai Ltd. China SGS Feb. 2005
DDK (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. China SGS May 2006
Fujikura Hengtong Aerial Cable System Ltd. China TIRT Dec. 2008
Fujikura Changchun Ltd. China BV Aug. 2011
AFL Telecommunications, LLC United States TUV Rheinland Feb. 2008
AFL Telecommunications, LLC
(Noyes Fibers System)
United States TUV USA Feb. 2008
AFL Telecomunicaciones de Mexico S de RL de CV Mexico TUV Rheinland Oct. 2007
Fujikura Automotive Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.
(Piedras Negras : FAMX 1&2, Muzquiz: FAMX3)
Mexico BSI Jul. 2009
Fujikura Automotive Mexico Salamanca S.A. de C.V. Mexico TUV Nord Jan. 2017
Fujikura Automotive Mexico Puebla S.A. de C.V. Mexico TUV Nord Jan. 2017
Fujikura Automotive Paraguay S.A. Paraguay AENOR Apr. 2016
AFL Telecommunications Europe, Ltd. England AFAQ-EAQA
Mar. 2003
AFL Services Europe Ltd. England UKAS Management System Mar. 2011
AFL Telecommunications GmbH Germany DQS GmbH Jun. 1989
Fujikura Automotive Romania, S.R.L., Dej Romania SC Aeroq Sa. Oct. 2007
Fujikura Automotive Romania, S.R.L., Cluj Romania SC Aeroq Sa. Oct. 2007
Fujikura Automotive Morocco, Tanger Morocco BV Apr. 2017
Fujikura Automotive Morocco, Kenitra Morocco BV Apr. 2017

[Names of Certification Body]

  • AENOR: Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación
  • BSI: British Standard Institute
  • BV: Bureau Veritas
  • DQS GmbH: Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Managementsystemen
  • Intertek: Intertek Certification Japan Ltd.
  • JQA: Japan Quality Assurance Organization
  • J-VAC: J-VAC Co., Ltd.
  • LRQA: Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd.
  • MIC: Moody International Certification Ltd.
  • PJR: Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc.
  • RB-ISO: Registration Body for IS, Inc
  • SAC: Shanghai Audit Center of Quality System
  • SGS: Societe Generale de Surveillance
  • SGS Yarsley: SGS Yarsley International Certification Services Ltd.
  • SIRIM QAS: Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia Quality Assurance System
  • TIRT: Beijing TIRT Quality Certification Center
  • TUV NORD: TUV CERT through TUV Rheinland Cert Gmb