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.
2014 Internal Environmental Audits site
|Fujikura Ltd.||Sakura,Suzuka,Numazu, and Ishioka Plants|
|Group Companies||Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd., Yonezawa Electric Wire Co., Ltd.,
Fujikura Components Ltd.(Ishioka), Viscas Corporation.(Ishioka),
Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Co.Ltd., Fujikura Precision Ltd.,
SYSCOM Ltd., Suzuki Giken Co., Ltd., Aomori Fujikura Kanaya Ltd.,
Fuji Materials Ltd.(Fuji)
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 2014 to March 2015
(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||357.4||855.2|
|"Fujikura-Kiba Millennium Woods" maintenance costs, Around the plant clean-up activities costs, Community organizations support costs||"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||46.1|
|Effects on pollution prevention and global environmental protection||62.6|
|Effects on resource recycling||608.5|
|Effects on management activities||0.0|
|Research and development||0.0|
|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 2014.
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 on environmental activities held at the head office
Environment and safety training at the Suzuka Plant
Environmental education provided to new employees at Fujikura Automotive Asia
Fujikura Automotive Asia provides new employees with environmental education as part of their initial training. Specifically, the company teaches new employees that environmental problems could occur in their daily lives, introducing recent cases of frequent heavy rains, very hot weather, and pest plagues, while also instructing them on what they should do to help maintain the global environment in their business and private lives. Further, they are told to always keep in mind the necessity of conserving energy, reducing CO2 emissions, and fostering zero waste emissions.
Education on specified chemical substances at Aomori Fujikura Kanaya
Emergency response drill conducted by Kyoei High Opt