FUJIFILM Australia is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our business operations – with a focus on managing our carbon, waste and water use, and maintaining an industry leading approach to product stewardship.
This is supported by FUJIFILM Co Ltd’s commitment to environmental protection FUJIFILM Co Ltd’s commitment to environmental protection and four key environmental goals – to curb global warming, conserve, recycle and reuse resources, to reduce chemical risk, and preserve ecosystems and biodiversity.
We receive overarching direction from the Corporate Social Responsibility office of FUJIFILM Co Ltd, with responsibility at the operating company level on how we address material topics, based on local relevance, budget and resources.
Our performance is reviewed biannually and regional engagement activities, including an annual CSR/EMS Regional Conference with our parent company and other affiliate companies from across the Asia Pacific region, are led by our Management Quality Office, FUJIFILM Asia Pacific Ltd.
FUJIFILM Australia manages its environmental sustainability performance through our compliance office.
Our environmental policy, in which the precautionary principle is inherent, is available on our company website: http://bit.ly/EnvPolicy2016
There is an environmental management system in place with 12 of our sites currently certified to ISO 14001:2004 requirements.
This is led by our compliance manager, quality and environment who works with key stakeholders inside and outside the business to deliver on our objectives.
Our environmental aspects and impacts register is reviewed annually and when new projects, activities or services are introduced, or current activities change.
The aspects and impacts risk assessment considers the potential impacts across our value chain: including our extensive supply chain, development of solutions and services, customer use and end-of-life management of our products.
The internal workings of our value chain take into consideration how we embed sustainability within our organisation, including taking into account essential financial aspects in our decision making process, alongside the people and environmental impacts of our operations.
The main environmental management compliance requirements for our business are:
- ISO 14001 certification for key sites
- Product Stewardship e-waste legislative obligations
- FSC ® C009629 and PEFC ™ /21-31-83 chain of custody certifications
- National Carbon Offset Standard for select paper products
- Australian Packaging Covenant action plan
- Reporting on importation of Synthetic Greenhouse Gas in production printing equipment
FUJIFILM Australia maintained compliance with all of the above for the 14/15 and 15/16 periods and was recognised with a high performer’s award by the Australian Packaging Covenant in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
As part of our employee induction we have an Environmental Management e-learning module that all employees are asked to complete.
This is to engage them in our commitment and to highlight the role we want them to all play in assisting us in achieving our objectives.
We still have work to do to more proactively engage our people on a regular basis in how we are performing against objectives and in idea generation and behavioural change to accelerate our performance.
This is a focus for the coming year.
In 2016 in the lead up to publishing this report our compliance manager, quality and environment has focused on improving the quality of environmental data to ensure we accurately monitor and measure key focus areas of carbon emissions and waste as well as establish reduction targets.
Work has included:
- Automating monthly electricity data uploads to ENVIZI, our national environmental data management and reporting platform
- Updating FUJIFILM Australia sites and accounts in ENVIZI
- Reviewing and broadening the scope of automated data inputs to more accurately reflect our performance.