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Effective Use of Materials and Reduction of Waste Materials

Policy and Guidelines

We will promote effective use of resources and reduction of waste emissions based on the Fujikura Group Environmental Management Activity Guidelines 2025 2nd Edition "Zero Waste Emissions" and the Fujikura Group Long-term Environmental Vision 2050 "Effective Use of Resources and Recycling of Resources" .
The Fujikura Group defines zero waste emissions as "zero direct final disposal or simple incineration of waste generated from business activities."


At our consolidated companies in Japan, we are working toward the two targets of (1) lower the basic unit of waste emissions by at least 2% per year compared to fiscal 2020 and (2) sustain zero waste emissions.

Initiatives in FY 2022

Reduction of waste emissions

Increase the yield (ratio of products to raw materials) in the production process to reduce the amount of waste generated (Reduce). Collect and reuse wooden drums and pallets used for transporting products (Reuse). Trying to reduce the amount of waste by selling (Recycle) iron, aluminum metal scraps, plastic scraps, etc. that are possible as valuable resources.

Zero Emissions of Waste

We are working to achieve zero emissions by energetically carrying out waste separation activities at each base to directly promote the reduction of final disposal amount and recycling. In addition, when disposing of waste, we select a disposal company that can recycle as much as possible and strive to reduce the amount of non-recycled waste (total amount of direct final disposal and simple incineration).

Total emissions and recycling in Japan

The total amount of waste and valuable materials discharged from the Fujikura Group's domestic bases was 14,452 tons (647 tons less than the previous year). Of this amount, 13,786 tons were recycled, 94 tons were sent to landfill (down 59 tons from the previous year), and the unrecycled rate was 4.6% (95.4% recycling rate), down from 5.9% the previous year.

Recycling volume and recycling rate of Fujikura domestic group Image

Fujikura Domestic Group Waste Total Emissions Trend