TOKYO, December 7, 2021 --- FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (President and CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) is proud to announce that the company has achieved a place on the “CDP*1 Water Security A List,” the highest level of recognition awarded in the internationally influential corporate survey on water resource management for two consecutive years. FUJIIFLM Holdings is one of a small number of high-performing companies out of nearly 12,000 that were scored.
CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. In 2021, investors with over US$110 trillion in assets requested companies to disclose data on environmental impacts, risks, and opportunities through CDP’s platform. It is also used in environmental assessment for the world’s major Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) indices, indicators for ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investment.
Photographic film, which is the origin of the Fujifilm Group’s business foundation, requires a large amount of clean water and air in its manufacturing process. Since its establishment, Fujifilm has actively worked on conserving water resources in an environmentally considerate way, such as making efficient use of water and purifying wastewater generated from its factories. The Sustainable Value Plan 2030 is the company’s CSR plan setting out goals to be achieved by fiscal year ending March 2031 (FY2030), including numerical targets for water resource management such as “reducing water usage of the entire Fujifilm Group by 30% compared to the FY2013 level” and “providing products and services to contribute to the treatment of 35 million tons of water per annum in our society.”
Major initiatives on water security
- Reinforcing water risk management by creating the unique evaluation matrix “Assessment Map of the Impact of Water Resources on Company Business,” which is based on assessment of location in water stress*2 region and business impact based on water usage volumes.
- Supplying products and services that are contributing to resolving water risks in society, including completely process-less thermal CTP plate for newspaper to eliminate the use of water at printing companies, and filtration materials used for treating water.
- Working with local communities to promote water resource conservation activities such as tree-planting campaigns in Inner Mongolia, China and Can Gio, Vietnam, and development of watershed protection forests in Kyushu, Japan.
- Reducing the environmental impact of local water waste treatment by sharing a large-scale wastewater treatment facility located at FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V. in the Netherlands with neighboring companies.
The Fujifilm Group remains committed to addressing water risks in the future and actively promoting information disclosure through CDP and other organizations, contributing to the establishment of a sustainable society.
*1 CDP is a global non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with over 590 institutional investors with assets of US$110 trillion, it leverages investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts.
*2 An index that measures the degree of stress in the water supply-demand balance.
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