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Global Environmental Charter

We established the Fujikura Global Environment Charter in 1992 and revised it in April 2013, adding the conservation of biodiversity as an important environmental issue to address.

Fujikura Group Global Environmental Charter

Established: April 1992 / Revised: November 2020

Fujikura Group Environment Long-term Vision 2050

We established the Fujikura Group Environment Long-term Vision 2050 in 2016, taking into account the adoption of the Paris Agreement at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) and the goal to reduce CO2 emissions 80% by 2050 (compared to 2015) in Japan’s Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures released in March 2016.

Fujikura Group Environmental Challenge 2050

Enacted: July 19, 2016

Since its founding in 1885, the Fujikura Group has created value for customers and contributed to society through its "Tsunagu" technologies, including power cables, electric wiring parts, and automotive parts. In addition, as a corporate group that is friendly to people as well as the global environment, we began rolling out CSR initiatives in 2009 to achieve a sustainable society.

According to forecasts by international institutions, including the OECD, the Earth is currently heading in a dangerous direction. Weather anomalies, due to climate changes triggered by greenhouse gases, are threatening our everyday lives. In addition, environmental issues, including a shortage of useable water, depletion of resources, serious air pollution, and destruction of biodiversity in tandem with an increase in population and economic activities, are becoming widespread and severe on a global scale.

The Fujikura Group is a global citizen that conducts operations globally. In light of the aforementioned trends, looking toward the future in 2050, the Fujikura Group plans to undertake four challenges to minimize its impact on the environment.
Furthermore, once the Group reduces its environmental burden to zero, in 2065, the year in which Fujikura will mark the company's Fourth Founding, the Group will embark on measures to bring about positive benefit to the global environment.

Fujikura Group Long-term Vision 2050

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Roadmap for Zero CO2 Emissions

The first challenge found in the Fujikura Group Environment Long-term Vision 2050 is to achieve carbon neutral plants by 2050. We have established the following roadmap to reduce our carbon footprint aimed at meeting this challenge. Toward this end, we will implement specific measures that include promoting energy conservation, using non-fossil fuels, certifying carbon neutral plants, and establishing an energy conservation fund in-house, among others.

CO2 targets established for each fiscal year

  • FY2020: Reduce emissions at least 3% compared to FY2013
  • FY2030: Reduce emissions at least 40% compared to FY2018
  • FY2050: Eliminate emissions from plants

Roadmap for Reducing Total CO2 Emissions (Japan)

roadmap

Initiatives to achieve the roadmap

The Fujikura Head Office Building and R & D Center started using Aqua Premium Power in September 2017, and the Fujikura Diamond Cable Fukui Plant began using renewable power in April 2018. Overseas, FETL's Kabin Buri plant in the Kingdom of Thailand installed a floating solar panel in the pond of the factory and started supplying electricity in 2019.In addition, roof-mounted solar panels are being installed at Ayutthaya Factory 1 and Navanakorn Factory 3.

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External Collaboration

The Fujikura Group engages in various kinds of communications about response to climate change with outside experts and is using this information in future initiatives.
We continue to respond to the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) climate change program, and in fiscal 2020 we received an A- evaluation and are using it to strengthen our internal response.

Statement of Support for TCFD*1 Recommendations, Participation in RE100*2, and Commitment to SBTi

The Fujikura Group signed the statement of support for the recommendations published by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TFCD) in 2017. We will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by analyzing the risks and opportunities posed by climate change and disclosing relevant information to stakeholders.

In addition, we are a member to RE100, an initiative of companies with the goal of procuring 100% of electricity for business activities from renewable energy. We have created and are implementing a roadmap for achieving the goal of zero total CO2 emissions from our plants by 2050.As part of this, we are aiming for 100% renewable energy by 2050, and have set an intermediate target of 45% in 2030 and 90% in 2040.

Fujikura is committed to setting science-based targets with the goal of obtaining validation of the targets we set by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for participating companies. SBTi validates greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets set by companies for target years from 5 to 15 years in the future that are compliant with the level required under the Paris Agreement (aimed at keeping the increase in global temperature to 1.5ºC or well below a 2℃ increase in global temperature compared to before the industrial revolution).


*1 TFCD: An acronym for Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, an organization established by the Financial Services Board with the participation of the central banks and financial regulators of major countries. TFCD has announced guidelines on disclosures based on predictions of how climate change will affect corporate finance.
*2 RE100: An initiative launched in 2014 by The Climate Group (TCG), an international environmental NGO. The name RE100 stands for Renewable Energy 100%.

Fujikura Group Environmental Management Activity Guidelines

FY2020 Activity Targets and Results as well as FY2021 Targets

The Fujikura Group formulated the Fujikura Group Environmental Management Activity Guidelines, under which we are working to implement environmental management activities.
This guideline is formulated every five years by the Global Environment Committee as a medium-term plan for environmental management activities, and based on this, an annual plan for the entire Fujikura Group is set every year.FY2020 will be the final year of the "Fujira Group Environmental Management Activity Guidelines 5th Edition".

Fujikura Group Environmental Management Activity Guidelines

Subjects Fujikura Group Environmental Management Activity Guidelines
CSR Priority Measures CO2 Emissions Reduction Reduction of total CO2 emissions
Domestic consolidated target companies: reduce emissions by at least 3% by 2020 compared to 2013
(Long-term target by 2030: 6.5% or more compared with 2013)
Overseas consolidated subsidiary: Improve intensity of CO2 emissions at least 1.3% compared to FY 2014
Energy conservation: improvements in energy consumption rate
Domestic/overseas consolidated target companies: at least 1.3% improvement annually
Improvements in energy consumption associated with logistics
Domestic product logistics energy consumption rate: at least 1.0% average improvement annually
Promote introduction of renewable energy
Water Risks Reduction of volume of water used
Domestic consolidated target companies consumption rate: at least 1% improvement annually
Biodiversity Conservation
Contribute to biodiversity through effective utilization of nature on business premises
Management Items Resources Reduce input resources and promote efficient use of resources
Reduction of waste emissions associated with production
Domestic consolidated target companies consumption rate: at least 1% improvement annually
Zero waste emission*
Domestic consolidated target companies: continuance of zero waste emission
Chemical Substances Reduction of substances of environmental concern
Domestic consolidated target companies: reduce emissions/transfersfor primary substances of environmental concern by at least 1% annually compared to 2015
Reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions
Reduce atmospheric emissions of primary VOCs by at least 1% annually compared to 2015
Products, Green Procurement Expansion of environmentally-friendly products
At least 60 environmentally-friendly products to be registered annually
Promote management of chemical substances contained in products within the supply chain
(Thoroughness in green procurement and management of prohibited substances)

*Definition of Zero Waste Emissions: The complete elimination of waste sent to landfills or waste processed using simple incineration.

FY2020 Targets and Results

[Values] ○…Achieved / △…Unachieved items present / ×…Unachieved
Subjects FY2019 Goals FY2019 Results Values
CO2 Emissions Reduction
Reduction of Total CO2 Emissions:
(Japan consolidated) At least 3.0% compared to FY 2013

(Domestic Consolidated) Total CO2 emissions: 27.6% reduction compared to FY2013
(Domesticc group) Total CO2 emissions: 21.6% reduction compared to FY2013

(Overseas consolidated) Improve intensity of CO2 emissions at least 5.2% compared to FY 2014 (Overseas consolidated) Intensity of CO2 emissions:11.4% improvement compared to fiscal 2014
Improve intensity of energy used for production (versus net sales):
(Japan consolidated) At least 1.3% compared to FY 2019
(Japan consolidated) 1.2% deterioration compared to fiscal 2019
(Overseas consolidated) Same as above (Overseas consolidated) 8.2% deterioration compared to fiscal 2019
Improve intensity of energy for product distribution:
(Japan consolidated) At least 1% compared to FY 2019
(Japan consolidated)7.6% deterioration compared to fiscal 2019
Despite the economic stagnation caused by Covid19 and the reaction of FY19, the improvement trend up to FY18 has been maintained.
×
Introduction of renewable energy We considered the introduction of solar power generation equipment at the Suzuka Works and Sakura Works.
Water Risks Improve waster usage intensity:
(Japan consolidated) At lease 1% compared to FY 2019
(Japan consolidated)
Intensity of water usage (versus net sales):
7.8% improvement compared to fiscal 2019
Biodiversity Conservation
Effective use of nature at business sites Continued maintenance of "Sakura Millennium Forest".
-Promote maintenance of stairs, earth retaining, etc. to protect rare plants
-Promote recovery from damage caused by Typhoon No. 15 in 2019
Resources Reduce resource inputs and promote efficient use of resources
Reduce weight of packaging material used (usage of recycled products):
(Japan consolidated) Reduce at least 7,000 tons
(Japan consolidated)
Reduction of packaging materials: 10,157 tons
Improve intensity of waste emissions associated with production:
(Japan consolidated) At least 1% compared to FY 2019
(Japan consolidated)
Intensity of waste emissions:6.8% improvement compared to fiscal 2019
Net-zero waste emissions (*):
(Japan consolidated) Net-zero waste emissions
Non-recycling rate 0.45%
Zero emissions not achieved
Direct landfill treatment increased due to lack of domestic recycling capacity due to suspension of waste plastics acceptance in China
Chemical Substances Reduce emissions and transfer of main environmental pollutants:
(Japan consolidated) Intensity: at least 5% compared to FY 2015
Main PRTR substance emission transfer intensity (compared to sales): 37.3% improvement from FY2015
Reduce airborne emissions of main VOCs:
(Japan consolidated) Intensity: at least 5% compared to FY 2015
VOCs atmospheric emissions intensity (compared to sales): 20.2% improvement from FY2015
Products, Green Procurement Registration of environmentally-friendly products: at least 60 for the year Green Mind Product registration: 64
Green Product registration: 2(Included in the number of Green Mind products)
Promote controls in the supply chain for chemical substances used in products -Partners meeting held (Tokyo, China)
-Conducted a questionnaire on efforts to prevent the inclusion of environmentally hazardous substances and reduce greenhouse gases
-Distributed CSR procurement guidelines and requested continued implementation of management of contained chemical, set consent form submission as an evaluation item

*Definition of Zero Waste Emission: Not direct final disposal and simple incineration of waste

Fujikura Group Guidelines for Environmental Management Activity (for FY2021 to FY2025)

Subjects Guidelines for FY2021 to FY2025 Area FY2021 Targets
ProductsCO2 Emission Reduction ■Reduction of total CO2 emissions
・Total CO2 emissions: 350,000 tons/year or less (FY2025) (Reduce total CO2 emissions in FY2025 by at least 20% from FY2018)
Japan
Overseas
・Total CO2 emissions: 420,000 tons/year or less
(Reduce total CO2 emissions in FY2021 by at least 4% from FY2018)
■Improved production efficiency
・Production energy consumption rate:
Improve production energy consumption per unit of production in FY2025 by at least 10% from FY2020
Japan
Overseas
・Production energy consumption rate:
Improve production energy consumption per unit of production in FY2021 by at least 2% from FY2020
■Improvement of product distribution efficiency
・Improve intensity of energy for product distribution:
Improve in FY2025 by at least 5% from FY2020
Japan ・Improve intensity of energy for product distribution:
Improve at least 1% from FY2020
Water Risk ■Contribution to water risk reduction
・Improve waster usage intensity:
Improve in FY2025 by at least 5% from FY2020
Japan
Overseas
(Japan)Improve waster usage intensity:
Improve at least 1% from FY2020
(Overseas)Understanding water usage data
Biodiversity Conservation ■Contribution to biodiversity through effective use of nature at a local factory
■Promote local environmental conservation activities
Japan
Overseas
・Effective use of nature at local factory
・Participate in local environmental conservation activities
Resources ■Reduction and effective use of resources Japan
Overseas
(Japan)Cable reels recycled: 10,000 tons or more
(Japan)Confirm the total weight of packing materials and returnable boxes
(Japan・Overseas)Set other target in each factory and office
■Reduction of waste emissions from production
・Improve intensity of waste emissions associated with production:
Improve in FY2025 by at least 5% from FY2020
Japan ・Improve intensity of waste emissions associated with production:
Improve at least 1% from FY2020
■Continuation of zero waste emissions Japan ・Continuation of zero waste emissions
(No direct landfill or incineration without waste heat)
Chemical Substances ■Reduction of substances with environmental impact
・Reduce emissions and transfer of main environmental pollutants(PRTR): law:Reduce both release ratio and transfer ratio per unit of production in FY2025 by 5% or more from FY2020
・Atmospheric emission of Volatile Organic Compounds(VOC) per unit of production:Reduce atmospheric emission of VOC per unit of production in FY2025 by 5% or more compared to FY2020
Japan ・Major chemical substances specified by Pollutant Release and Transfer Register(PRTR) law:Reduce both release ratio and transfer ratio per unit of production in FY2021 by 1% or more from FY2020
・Reduce atmospheric emission of VOC per unit of production in FY2021 by 1% or more compared to FY2020
Products, Green Procurement ■Enhancement of environmentally friendly products
・Number of registered green products:
(Fujikura Group) 60 or more per year
・Ratio of green products to total sales:
50% or more in FY2025
Japan
Overseas
・Number of registered green products:
(Fujikura Group) 60 or more per year
・Ratio of green products to total sales: 42% or more in FY2021
・Establishment of system to achieve sales ratio target
■Promote the management of chemical substances contained in products in the supply chain
(Green procurement and compliance with prohibited substances)
Japan
Overseas
・Comply with Restriction of Hazardous Substances(RoHS) directives and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical (REACH)
・Share RoHS and REACH information
・Address SCIP system
Environment al Trouble ■Reducing harmful environmental impacts
・Zero environmental accidents occurrence
Japan
Overseas
・Zero environmental accidents occurrence

Non-recycling rate (%) = [(Direct landfill amount + Simple incinerator amount) / Total amount of waste discharged] *100

Enhancing and Expanding Third-party Verification of Environmental Performance Data

The Fujikura Group requests an independent third-party to verify its environmental performance data every year in order to increase the reliability of its CSR integrated report. In FY2020, Fujikura verified energy use, water use, and CO2 emissions at the Fujikura Headquarters and 21 production locations in Japan.

Overview of FY2020 Data Verification

  • Boundary*: Fujikura Headquarters and the 21 production sites of consolidated subsidiaries in Japan
  • * Covers at least 99% of CO2 emissions and water use by the entire Fujikura Group in Japan
  • Period of data: April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
  • Scope: (1) Scope 1 & 2 energy-derived CO2 emissions, (2) Scope 3 and CAT 3 CO2 emissions, and (3) water usage, associated with business activities
  • Verifying company: Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd.


Summary of Third-Party Inspection to FY2017 Image1

*The image shows the state of the 2019 examination (all remote examinations in 2020)

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Involvement in industry groups on climate change measures

The Fujikura belongs to the Japan Electric Wire Industry Association (JCMA), which is an industry group of Japanese electric wire manufacturers.
JCMA is working on the "Voluntary Action Plan on Environmental Conservation" in order to contribute to the achievement of the "Low Carbon Society Action Plan" set forth by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Nippon Keidanren.JCMA established an environmental committee to find solutions for environmental problems such as response to climate change, waste reduction, and other problems specific to the electric wire and cable industry.Regarding climate change countermeasures, we have set medium- to long-term targets such as 2020 and 2030 targets, mainly focusing on reducing energy consumption related to the manufacture of metal cables and optical cables, and have incorporated them into the environmental targets of each company.
We are also working to promote the recycling of industrial waste toward the formation of a sound material-cycle society.
In addition to the targets mentioned above, the Fujikura Group strategy encompasses joining the RE100, declaring our support of the TCFD recommendations, and committing to SBTi.
To share these goals and activities, we have established the Fujikura Group Global Environment Committee, in which representatives of all business divisions and major bases participate.We are confirming the consistency with the activities of each department and proceeding with climate change measures, including changing plans as necessary.

Cooperate in a joint letter to the government as a RE100 signing company

The Fujikura is a member of the international initiative "RE100", which aims to procure 100% renewable energy for business operations operated by the international environmental NGO The Climate Group (TCG).
On March 22, 2020, RE100 sent a joint letter to the Government of Japan calling for more than double the current target in order to accelerate the transition to carbon neutrality.
Fujikura is one of the companies that signed this joint letter.

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