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.
2013 Internal Environmental Audits site
|Fujikura Ltd.||Sakura,Suzuka,Numazu, and Ishioka Plants|
|Group Companies||Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Co., Ltd.,Fujikura Automotive Asia Ltd.,Fujikura Components Ltd.(Ishioka),Viscas Corporation.(Ishioka),DDK Ltd.,Fuji Materials Ltd.,Tohoku Fujikura Ltd.,Fujikura Logistics Co., Ltd.,Shinshiro Cable, Ltd.,Musashi Wire Co., Ltd.|
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.
Scope of data
Fujikura Ltd. and 19 other Group companies
April 2013 to March 2014
(Units: million yen)
Business area costs
(Pollution prevention costs, global environmental protection costs, resource recycling costs)
Exhaust gas cleaning equipment repairs and maintenance costs,
Waste water treatment equipment repairs and maintenance costs,
Thermal barrier painting costs,
Light Emitting Diode＆Dedicated high-frequency lighting tube costs,
Freon gas recovery and destruction costs,
Wooden drum recycling costs,
PCB recycling costs,
Asbestos removal costs, etc.
Material Information outgoing expenses,
Removal cables separation costs,
|Cost of management activities||
ISO 14001 management audit costs,Book budget,
Exhibition participation fee,Greening costs,
Environment measurement item costs, etc.
|Research and development costs||R&D expenses||257.9||611.0|
|Cost of social activities||
"Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods" maintenance costs,
Around the plant clean-up activities costs,
Community organizations support costs
|Cost of repairing environmental damage||Air pollution levy,Insurance, etc.||0.0||50.1|
|Effects on pollution prevention and global environmental protection||14.8|
|Effects on resource recycling||631.0|
|Effects on management activities||0.0|
|Research and development||14.0|
|Effects on social activities||0.0|
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 2013.
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.
Study meeting of in-house environmental auditors held at the head office
Education of new employees at the Sakura Plant
Provision of environmental education to Group employees at the Ishioka Plant
There are three Group companies located within the premises of the Ishioka Plant of Fujikura Ltd. Like an apartment owner and their tenants, the plant and Group companies need to share rules and manners to operate in the same location, and accordingly the plant provides new employees of the Group companies (including temporary workers and employees transferred from other locations) with necessary education upon requests from the companies. In education on the environment, the plant explains to the employees in particular about the handling of wastewater, because water discharged from the premises flow into Lake Kasumigaura. The plant is thereby raising Group employees' awareness about CSR.
DDK's education on chemical substances contained in products