The Fujikura Group is conducting activities for zero emissions to reduce the final waste disposal amount (landfill amount) generated from its production activities to zero, believing that this target can be achieved by increasing the production yield (measure of output from a given amount of input calculated in percentage) to reduce waste and also by fostering the recycling of generated waste.
In fiscal 2014, the total release of waste from 25 bases of the Fujikura Group in Japan decreased by 251 tons year on year to 16,200 tons, of which 26 tons (reduced by 19 tons year on year) were sent to landfill sites. As a result the landfill rate dropped by 0.11 points year on year to 0.16%, and we thus achieved the initial zero emissions target, which was to reduce the rate to 0.5% or lower.We will continue to implement measures to reduce the amount of landfill to zero, aiming to achieve perfect zero emissions.
Implementing the "eco-bottle," "eco-cup" and "eco-cap" campaigns
Implementing the "eco-bottle," "eco-cup" campaigns
Collecting "eco-caps" to make social contributions and protect the environment
In fiscal 2014 we collected a total of about 56,000 caps, by which we funded vaccinations for 187 children. Also, through the recycling of the collected caps, which would otherwise have been incinerated, we reduced our CO2 emissions by about 411kg, thereby giving a "small present" to the Earth.
The collected caps are sold to recycling companies through an NPO to be recycled into plastic buckets and toys for children. We will continue to conduct this activity and also implement a campaign to expand it across the Group.