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Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2014
[ISO 26000 Core Subject] The Environment

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

Foreword

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.

Basic Philosophy

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.

Action Guidelines

In all areas of corporate activities, each individual must act giving priority to conserving the global environment.

System to Promote Environmental Activities

The overall environmental conservation activities of the Fujikura Group are managed by the Environmental-Site Working Group under the Group CSR Committee. The Environmental-Site Working Group is responsible for the discussion and resolution of issues related to the Group's environmental management. Specific activities of the body include setting annual and medium-term goals, formulating plans according to the set goals and monitoring the progress of the implemented plans. For addressing priority themes, special teams which support the planning of measures and ensuring implementation of the measures across the Group, etc., are organized under the Working Group as necessary.

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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.

ECO-PASS

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.

Major environmental activities conducted in line with the Principles

(1) Activities related to "Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental changes

(2) Activities related to "Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility"

(3) Activities related to "Principle 9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies"

Procedures for the acquisition of third-party certification

Fujikura Ltd. has been implementing a three-year plan to acquire third-party certification for the CSR reports published by the Fujikura Group. Acquisition of the certification is one of the Group's 25 priority CSR items.

Fujikura Ltd. will further foster measures to receive third-party verification in fiscal 2015.

Legal Compliance

Legal Compliance

We work to ensure compliance with environmental laws, regulations, ordinances, and agreements under our environmental management system and evaluate the results. In fiscal 2013 there were no violations of laws, regulations, ordinances or agreements either at Fujikura or at its domestic and overseas subsidiaries.

Result

Result in fiscal 2013 : noting