Fujifilm began pursuing environmentally friendly “green” procurement (green procured products and green suppliers) in 2000. Since then, we have further promoted our green procurement and complied with laws and regulations such as RoHS* and REACH**, using the expertise we have gained as a chemical manufacturer. Specifically for our 1,000 major suppliers, we have implemented the management of chemical substances in products and also surveyed corporate environment through Web-based self-audits (electronic audits) since 2005.
In 2006, we incorporated CSR procurement including items related to social concerns such as employment and discrimination in this corporate environment survey. While advancing fair and open purchasing and procurement, we have established standards for sustainable resource procurement and implemented other efforts to respond to requests from business partners and inquiries from stakeholders in line with the recent expansion of B to B (Business to Business) transactions.
In fiscal 2009, under the Fujifilm Group Procurement Policy established in October of that year, we conducted a trial electronic self-check survey of 32 material suppliers, to build a basis of our CSR procurement. We believe that the suppliers' understanding of our concept for CSR procurement was enhanced through answering this survey. We provided the suppliers with a survey result report containing our evaluation, and made suggestions to maintain or improve their CSR activities via e-mail and telephone. Since fiscal 2010, we have reviewed the survey processes based on the results of the trial survey, and are now planning to expand the target suppliers for the CSR self-check survey.
We will further enhance the quality of our business operations with suppliers while trying proactively to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the adjoining countries, illegal armed forces commit inhumane crimes and cause violations of human rights or environmental destruction in their pursuit of monetary gain through the mining of specific minerals (conflict minerals).
Minerals mined in the regions include gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn) which are indispensable to electric and electronic industries. The so called, “Conflict minerals”, directly or indirectly finance or benefit illegal armed groups in the DRC or adjoining country.
FUJIFILM have no intention to use the conflict minerals, which are mined or refined by illegal practices and we have no intention to take part in directly or indirectly financing or benefiting illegal groups.