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
With the rapid developments in science and technology, human civilization is making dramatic leaps forward, and we have become able to enjoy affluent lives. On the other hand, however, we have seen progress in environmental destruction on a global scale, such as global warming, destruction of the ozone layer, acid rain, depletion of rainforests, desertification and marine pollution, and we have reached the stage where the existence on the earth not only of mankind but of life itself is in serious peril. Increasingly complex and diversified social systems are deeply involved with these global environmental problems, and corporate activities are undeniably one of the major factors behind these problems. At Fujikura Group we are strongly aware that our operations are closely related to the global environment, and are making the utmost effort to protect the global environment.
Fujikura Group is expanding its basic policy of "establishing affluent and cheerful lifestyles through the efforts of all employees of the Fujikura Group" on a global scale, and is committed to company-wide activities to protect the earth as one of management's top priorities.
In all areas of corporate activities, each individual must act giving priority to conserving the global environment.
Global environment of 2050 and our new activities
■The world of 2050, global environment of 2100
The world population extends to 9 billion people and the economic to scale 4 times by the prediction of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) *1 and with it , the energy demands and the consumption of the natural resource enlarge the world of 2050.
As a result, in 2050, We will face various problems on the earth scale. Among them, the major problems are 1. "Intensifying climate change", 2. "Accelerating the loss of biodiversity", 3. "Serious water shortage", and 4. "Progress of air pollution". As a result, in 2050, We will face various problems on the earth scale. Among them, the major problems are 1. "Intensifying climate change", 2. "Accelerating the loss of biodiversity", 3. "Serious water shortage", and 4. "Progress of air pollution".
Among these four problems, the biggest one is the <intensifying climate change>, the world's CO2 emissions will increase by 50% (by 2010) in 2050, etc. In the worst case scenario * 1 the earth's we predict that the average temperature will rise by 3 to 6 degrees in 2100 of the end of the century compared to before the industrial revolution.
In addition, predictive report*2 of "United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" (IPCC) gives off warning in the world when the influence of the warming will continue for the several centuries after 2100.
*1 The OECD created the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 (2012) jointly with the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).
*2 United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report "fifth evaluation report" (October, 2015)
■Fujikura Group Promises and Responsibilities
In December 2015, 196 countries participated and the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) was held and the "Paris Agreement" was adopted. The result was a historical agreement towards climate change, including "to mention that the world 's average temperature rise should be kept to less than 2 degrees in 2030 and" to further suppress it within 1.5 degrees ". After the Paris Agreement, Japan formulated the "Global Warming Countermeasures Plan" in March 2016 and decided to "reduce CO2 by 80%" (relative to 2015) in 2050 as a "long-term goal" .
The result was a historical agreement towards climate change, including "to mention that the world's average temperature rise should be kept to less than 2 degrees in 2030 and" to further suppress it within 1.5 degrees".
The Group, which develops business globally, established the Fujikura Group CSR Philosophy in July 2009.
In this CSR philosophy, we defined that "The corporate social responsibility that the Fujikura group should be established from the activities required for" sustainable corporate management "and the activities for useful to construct " sustainable society "based on the management philosophy MVCV of the Fujikura Group . "
Currently, there is a future forecast of international organizations that the global environment is heading towards a crisis situation. There are efforts of the international community, mainly the United Nations, to deal with it, and our efforts. Based on such international and domestic situations, the Group has formulated the "Environmental Long-term Vision 2050" for the year 2050.
Establishment of "Fujikura Group Environmental challenge 2050"
The Fujikura Group CSR Committee established the "Fujikura Group Environmental challenge 2050" on July 19, 2016, in response to the recommendations of the Fujikura Group Global Environment Committee and others, and started initiatives for the future.
Fujikura Group Environmental Challenge 2050
Enacted: July 19, 2016
■〔Preface〕 Four Challenges for 2050
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.
■Goals & Main Activities of the Four Challenges
[Challenge 1] Zero CO2 emissions at plant by 2050 ⇔ Climate change
We aim to reduce our CO2 emissions by 2030 by an amount that surpasses the level required of the industry by the government (versus FY2013).
[Challenge 2]Minimize use of water at plants and wastewater management ⇔ Water risk
-Do not use, reuse, and return to nature clean-
[Challenge 3]Symbiosis between plant workers and nature ⇔ Destruction of biodiversity
[Challenge 4] Effective use of resources and resource cycle ⇔ Depletion of resources and increased waste
■Challenge for the 4th 60 Years of Leadership
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.
Quantification of the Group's CSR activities (environmental activities)
Based on the five-year experience of CSR activities, the Fujikura Group began to quantify its whole CSR activities in an easy-to-understand manner and disclose the numerical data to society and stakeholders. Specifically, from 54 major Group companies, we collected information and data about the CSR activities they had conducted in fiscal 2015 and tabulated them as follows.
System to Promote Environmental Activities
Global Environment Activity Promotion System
Process to prioritize environmental themes
Under the International Integrated Reporting Framework announced by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), the materiality determination process is defined as the process in which relevant matters are identified, evaluated with regard to their materiality, and prioritized based on the evaluation results. The Fujikura Group prioritizes its environmental measures in line with the IIRC's materiality determination process. Specifically, we regularly identify environmental matters that are relevant to us, evaluate their materiality, prioritize them based on the evaluation results, and then introduce in our report the measures we have implemented according to the prioritization results.
Environmental Materiality Matrix
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.
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.
Contribution to the United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
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.
Enhancement and expansion of third party guarantees
We received verification from an independent third party, to help enhance the reliability of the environmental performance data from the group’s CSR Integration Report, and we have published it as part of this report. With the audit at the Sakura offices, continued on from the previous year, we received a detailed confirmation regarding the Sakura offices’ management systems and data management. Scope 3 CO2 emission data was newly added as an audit target. The audit resulted in the issuance of a verification report, with no issues indicated for correction. In addition, we have been working to enhance and expand the scope of our verifications, including a review of our Suzuka offices in June.
State of ISO14001
|Fujikura Works||Certifying Body||Date Acquired|
|Head Office,Sakura Works,Suzuka Works,Numazu Works
|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|
|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||Jub.2006|
|Overseas Group Company||Nation||Certifying Body||Date Acquired|
Navanakom Factory 1
Navanakom Factory 2
Navanakom Factory 3
Navanakom Factory 4
Lamphun Factory 1
Ayuthaya Factory 1
Prachinburi Factory 1
Kabinburi Factory 1
|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 Shanghai Cable Ltd.||China||SAC||Dec.2008|
|Fujikura Changchun Ltd.||China||BV||Aug.2011|
|AFL Telecommunications, LLC||United States||TUV Rheinland||Feb.2008|
|Noyes Fibers System, LLC||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）
|Fujikura Automotive Paraguay S.A.||Paraguay||AENOR||Apr.2016|
|AFL Telecommunications Europe, Ltd.||England||AFAQ-EAQA
|AFL Services Europe Ltd.||England||UKAS Management System||MAr.2011|
|AFL Telecommunications GmbH||Germany||DQS GmbH||Jan.1989|
|Fujikura Automotive Romania, S.R.L.||Romania||SC Aeroq Sa.||Oct.2007|