Effective Use of Materials and Reduction of Waste Materials
Principles and Guidelines
To continue to strive for reduction of 1% or more per unit of waste materials from the previous year and for zero waste emission within domestic group companies.
The Fujikura group defines our zero emission activities as "a final amount of zero waste products emitted in the production process". Specifically, our zero emission plan is reducing the waste material produced while increasing the yield by weight (efficiency of materials in relation to manufactured goods) at production centers (reduce), reuse any possible materials (reuse), and find businesses that can use waste materials effectively (recycle).
Results of FY2016 Activities
Recycled Amount and Rate
The total of the 23 production bases of the previous year was an output of 17.509 tons (a 424 ton increase), with 7 tons (a reduction of 8 tons from the previous year) disposed of in landfills, and a landfill disposal rate of 0.04% (a 0.05-point reduction), meaning zero emission was mostly achieved.
Our group is making efforts to make the total landfill disposal at all 27 production bases zero, for absolutely zero emissions.
Personal Cup/Bottle Promotion
With the slogan, "Becoming a people-friendly and environment-friendly business group", the Fujikura group promotes energy and material-saving activities at each company, workplace, and for each person. One of those efforts is the "Personal Cup/Bottle Promotion". It aims to stop people thoughtlessly buying plastic bottles or using paper cups. The campaign is promoted via the intranet CSR site of each workplace, and by encouraging individuals to register for the "Recommended! Personal Cup/Bottle" section. The campaign section is now in its 7th year thanks to this coordinated effort.
Eco-Cap Campaign Promotion
1. Amount of vaccines for children in developing countries donated: Enough for 67 people.