Japan

Policies for Wood Pulp Procurement

Procurement Division has established the following policies for the procurement of wood pulp and materials processed from pulp.

These policies are established for the Procurement Division to procure wood pulp and materials processed from wood pulp in a manner that protects forestry resources and ensures the safety control of chemical substances.

These policies regulate the wood pulp and materials processed from wood pulp (hereafter wood pulp materials) procured from suppliers by the Procurement Division for use in the fabrication of products at various company plants and research laboratories. It excludes products purchased directly by plants and business divisions, packaging materials, attachments and paper for office use and materials for packaging transported goods used within the company.

Wood pulp materials shall be procured from suppliers with awareness that forestry resources constitute an important shared global asset, with agreement to practice sustainable forestry management, and with commitment to diligently engage in environmental, health and safety concerns.

Wood pulp materials shall be purchased from suppliers that meet the requirements of the various environmental, health and safety items described herein (hereafter referred to collectively as the requirements).

  1. Compliance with laws and regulations : Suppliers shall comply with the environmental, health and safety requirements stipulated under the laws and regulations of the relevant countries and regions throughout the process of procuring, producing and selling raw materials.
  2. Timber materials acquired by suppliers shall either be supplied from forests that have received forestry certification from a third-party organization listed in the Forestry Agency of Japan’s guidelines*1 shown below or are subject to proceedings with a view to receiving such certification.
  3. Timber materials (chips or wood pulp) purchased for use by the supplier from a third-party shall be supplied from a traceable source and that source shall satisfy the conditions of the previous paragraph.
  4. Usage of recycled materials recycled wood pulp used as a raw material by suppliers shall have a traceable source.
  5. Environmental management at plants : Manufacturing plants operated by suppliers shall engage in environmental management activities and work continuously to improve environmental efficiency.
  6. Chemical substances forbidden for use in wood pulp material manufacture :
    1. Materials listed under the chemical substances classification S0(zero) in the Fujifilm "Regulations for the Environmental and Safety Management of Chemical Substances".
    2. 6 substances subject to RoHS Directive (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB, PBDE).
  1. The supervisor responsible for wood pulp materials procurement by the Procurement Division (hereafter the supervisor) shall request from the supplier a submission of a sworn statement that the supplier shall adhere to the requirements.
  2. The supervisor shall, where necessary, request the submission of an annual report on the status of activities relating to the requirements.
  1. If the supervisor has reason to believe that a supplier may be violating the requirements, then the supervisor shall demand of the supplier to investigate the cause of the issue, make remedial plans, and submit a report on these activities.
  2. The supervisor shall monitor and confirm the status of implementation of the remedial plans stated in the previous paragraph until such plans are implemented.
  3. If the supervisor reaches the conclusion that the supplier's violations of the requirements are long-standing and show no sign of improvement, after consultation with the division using the materials, the supervisor shall, as a general rule, cease the procurement of wood pulp materials from the said supplier, or shall restrict supply to particular periods and particular applications, and shall report the matter to the General Manager of Procurement Division who shall make a decision.

 

  • *1 Forestry Agency of Japan "Guideline for Verification on Legality and Sustainability of Wood and Wood Products".
Listed certification institutions

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC)
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
The Indonesian Ecolabelling Institute (LEI)

  • * Regional forestry certification institutions re-authenticated by the certification institutions listed above are also acceptable.

Established on March 1, 2007
Fujifilm Corporation
General Manager of Procurement Division