Green Procurement and Purchasing
As a premise to delivering products of high environmental quality to customers, we must use materials and parts that have high environmental quality too. Based on this recognition, Fujikura is conducting the following activities meticulously to minimize the amount of substances of concern (SOCs) contained in the goods procured by the Company.
Survey on the use of SOCs
The division in charge of procurement distributes copies of Fujikura's guidelines on SOCs to all its major suppliers, asks them to comply with the guidelines, and distributes a questionnaire survey on the use of SOCs in the products they sell to Fujikura. For products in which SOCs are used, the concentrations are identified and managed in units of parts per million (ppm).
Green procurement management
We have asked our major suppliers to support us in environmental management by:
In-house analysis and management of purchased goods
To provide our customers with safe products, we analyze and manage the use of substances of concern in the purchased products, using ISO/IEC 17025-certified top-level analysis technology.
|Inorganic analyses||XRF, ICP-OES, UV-VIS, Combustion IC, and others|
|Organic analyses||Thermal extraction GC/MS, GC/MS, LC/MS/MS, and others|
Surveying Supplier's Environmental Management and Requesting Improvements
We conducted a survey on the environmental management efforts of our suppliers focusing on the following items, and based on the results of the survey we asked suppliers who were not implementing sufficient environmental measures to make related improvements.
Fujikura posts a list of stationery and office equipment to be purchased by the Company on its intranet, where environmentally friendly models are indicated with the Eco Mark and Green Project Mark. Employees are encouraged to choose environmentally friendly products from the list when they want to purchase goods in order to promote green purchasing across the Company.
Installing SOC Analysis Equipment at Major Bases
The Fujikura Group has installed analysis equipment at its major bases to manage substances of concern (SOCs) in its products. The Environment and Analysis Center regularly gives technical guidance to the analysts at the bases.
The Environment and Analysis Center was accredited as a laboratory conforming to ISO/IEC 17025
Note 1: The Center was examined by a prestigious third-party accreditation body and accredited to have the ability to conduct relevant tests and report the results.