December 16, 2022

Sustainable solutions at the heart of ‘Fujifilm House’

In October 2022, Fujifilm officially opened ‘Fujifilm House’, its new UK headquarters in Bedford, which boasts more than 30,000 square feet of attractive working space, built with sustainability in mind.

Waste management

A continued part of operating sustainably at Fujifilm House involves reducing waste and recycling, where possible. A waste sorting system, comprised of bins with different coloured lids, enables rubbish to be sorted into general waste, printer cartridges, plastics and cans, and paper and cardboard, meaning it can be disposed of or recycled accordingly.

Steering away from single-use plastic cups on-site has encouraged the take-up of reusable cups, while each water dispenser has a digital counter which tallies up and displays the number of plastic ‘water bottles saved’ during each use. 

Naturally clean

Fujifilm has also taken steps to keep its UK headquarters clean and tidy, in an eco-friendly manner. The toilets are flushed with water obtained by a rainwater collection and storage system, and toilet paper is made from completely recycled material. Even the toilet roll dispensers are made from recycled Tetra Pak packaging.

Installed throughout Fujifilm House is Soap2o – one of the most sustainable soaps on the market. The cleaning agent, which is made from biodegradable materials, is sold as tablets which can be added to water to form a liquid soap. Benefits of the soap include its natural (pomegranate and pink grapefruit) fragrance, lightweight delivery compared with bulky and heavy traditional liquid soaps, a reduction of packaging by up to 70% and the elimination of single-use plastic packaging.

The cleaning routine on-site involves an ioniser which adjusts the pH of the water to create a strong alkaline liquid that is suitable for sanitising. After around 24 hours, the ionised cleaning solution gradually neutralises back into water, meaning that waste going down the drain is both neutral and natural. The process of using ionised water as a cleaning solution – also known as stabilised aqueous ozone – means the use of traditional, chemical-based sanitising products is minimised. 

Andy Kent, Divisional Manager at Fujifilm Graphic Communications UK, comments:


“It’s important for us all – at an individual and corporate level – to take steps to protect the planet. Our new UK headquarters further demonstrates Fujifilm’s commitment to sustainability across our business, and we look forward to developing our approach and innovating for a sustainable future from Fujifilm House.”

For further information contact: 

Daniel Porter
AD Communications
E: dporter@adcomms.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1372 464470