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Fujikura Group CSR Report 2013
[ISO 26000 Core Subject] The Environment

Environmental Audit

Internal Environmental Audits

Fujikura has been voluntarily carrying out internal audits mainly at its manufacturing facilities to ensure compliance with environment-related national laws, local ordinances, and standards, thereby preventing environmental pollution and encouraging environment-related improvements at the facilities. We select sites to be audited at the beginning of each fiscal year, and an executive in charge of the environment along with members from the Human Resource & General Affairs Division, the Quality Assurance Division and the Board of Auditors visit them to perform the audits.

2012 Internal Environmental Audits site

Fujikura Ltd. Sakura,Suzuka,Numazu, and Ishioka Plants
Group Companies Aomori Fujikua Kanaya Ltd.,NishiNippon Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.,Fujikura Precision Ltd.,SYSCOM Ltd.,Suzuki Giken Co., Ltd.,Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Co.,Ltd,Kyoei High Opt Co.,Ltd.,Fujikura Components Ltd.(Ishioka),Viscas Corporation.(Ishioka),Yonezawa Electric Wire(Kooriyama),Fujikura Components Ltd.(Sakura)


Sakura Plant


Suzuka Plant

Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Co.,Ltd

Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Co.,Ltd


Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.

Suzuki Giken Co.,Ltd.

Suzuki Giken Co.,Ltd.

Environmental Accounting

The Fujikura Group discloses environmental accounting data in line with the Japanese Ministry of the Environment's Environmental Accounting Guidelines 2005. Environmental accounting serves as a tool to evaluate the effects of environmental protection activities in a quantitative manner. By using this tool, we can identify the costs and effects of environmental protection activities, evaluate improvements made through such activities, and make use of evaluation results.

Environmental cost

Scope of data: Fujikura Ltd. and 17 other Group companies Period covered: April 2012 to March 2013

Fujikura Ltd. Head Offie
Sakura Plant
Suzuka Plant
Numazu Plant
Group Companies Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.
Yonezawa Electric Wire Co., Ltd.
DDK Ltd.
Tohoku Fujikura Ltd.
Fujikura Components Ltd.
Kyoei High Opt Co. Ltd.
Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Co., Ltd.
Aomori Fujikura Kanaya Ltd.
Shinshiro Cable, Ltd.
Suzuki Giken Co. Ltd.
Fujikura Precision Ltd.
Fuji Materials Ltd.
Musashi Wire Co., Ltd.
Fujikura Shoji Co.,Ltd.
Fuji Kouei Co., Ltd.
Fujikura Engineering Ltd.

(Units: million yen)

Details Investment Costs
Business area costs
(Pollution prevention costs, global environmental protection costs, resource recycling costs)
Cost of exhaust gas cleaning equipment and energy conservation systems, recovery and destruction of CFCs, recycling of waste resin, countermeasures for asbestos, etc. 168.8 1,187.3
Upstream/downstream costs Cost of sending out information about regulations on hazardous substances, disassembling removed cables, etc. 0.0 17.7
Cost of management activities Cost of ISO audits, environmental documents, education and exhibitions, greenery promotion, environmental measurement, etc. 0.9 379.8
Research and development costs R&D costs for new products 397.4 968.0
Cost of social activities Cost of greening and cleaning activities around the plants and support for local organizations 0.0 6.7
Cost of repairing environmental damage Cost of paying emission charges for air pollution 0.0 89.9
Total 567.0 2649.4

Actual Effects

Effects on pollution prevention and global environmental protection 9.7
Effects on resource recycling 253.8
Upstream/downstream effects 2.0
Effects on management activities 0.0
Research and development 45.8
Effects on social activities 0.0
Total 311.3

Environmental Impacts of Business Activities

The following shows the major environmental impacts of business activities conducted by Fujikura Ltd. and other domestic Group companies in fiscal 2012.

Environmental Impacts of Business Activities

Environmental Education

We provide all employees with environmental education to encourage them to conduct activities to conserve energy and resources through recycling and protect the global environment in their daily business operations. Specifically, we hold environmental seminars as part of the training for new employees, conduct OJT at our plants, provide ISO 14001 education for each department in our plants, and give special training for environment-related business operations on a regular basis, thereby increasing employees' environmental awareness.

Head office

Study meeting on environmental activities held at the head office

In April, the first month of the new fiscal year, we held a study meeting on environmental activities with the participation of employees who were in charge of the environment at the head office and other sites in the Fukagawa district. Participants examined the results of the activities they conducted in the previous fiscal year and the action plans for the current fiscal year. They also examined initiatives to be implemented under their leadership to conserve energy at the offices, reduce waste to achieve zero emissions, and to foster the green procurement of stationery.

Study meeting on environmental activities held at the head office


Survey on the green zone conducted as part of training at the Sakura Plant

As part of the fiscal 2012 employee training program, the Sakura Plant conducted an onsite survey on the green zone located within the premises, with a view to making more effective use of the zone. In the surveyed zone, there is a small forest of natural trees which is home to many living creatures. Most employees who participated in the survey had never entered the forest zone before and were surprised at the existence of the forest within the plant premises. Based on the survey results, the plant will examine how to improve and make effective use of the zone as a place where employees can come into contact with nature while conserving the biodiversity of the zone.

Survey on the green zone conducted as part of training at the Sakura Plant

General environmental education provided at the Suzuka Plant

All employees working in the Suzuka district, including staff dispatched from partner companies, receive general environmental education at the beginning of each year.
In fiscal 2012, the head of the plant gave a lecture on the environmental initiatives taken at the plant, then an employee in charge explained the lessons learned from the activities conducted in the previous fiscal year, gave a briefing on the action plans for the current fiscal year, and also informed trainees of the latest trends in the environmental field, such as the revision of related laws. Through this seminar, the plant raised employees’ environmental awareness and worked to prevent the occurrence of environmental problems.

General environmental education provided at the Suzuka Plant

Group companies

CSR education at DDK

DDK annually holds a meeting to brief managers on the Fujikura Group’s CSR philosophy and DDK’s CSR activities, to ensure compliance with the company’s guidelines on CSR activities.
In fiscal 2012, participants in the meeting were educated on the CSR activity items from the three aspects of society, environment and management. They were also informed of the specific activity targets and the action plans to achieve the targets, and thus raised their CSR awareness.
DDK will expand the target of this awareness-raising and educational activity to include middle-rank employees, thereby further fostering CSR activities across the company.

CSR education at DDK