FUJIFILM Europe GmbH (President, Masato “Mark” Yamamoto) has continued its commitment to take a lead on green issues through adopting new Fujifilm Group wide environmental measures and revised emissions-related targets, in a bid to accelerate Fujifilm’s climate change initiatives and impact.
Last week, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation updated its environmental targets for Fiscal Year ending March 2031 (FY2030). The target to reduce the global Fujifilm Group’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across the entire product lifecycle has been raised from 30% to 45% compared to the FY2013 level. This target has been certified as being WB2°C (well below 2°C) by the international environmental initiative Science Based Targets initiative for being scientifically based to meet the “2°C goal” of the Paris Agreement. The target to contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions in society by providing low-emissions products and services has been raised from 50 million tons to 90 million tons.
In Europe, the production process of Fujifilm’s main manufacturing site in Tilburg, The Netherlands, a producer of photo paper, offset plates and membranes, has operated completely (100%) on wind energy since 2016. The five wind turbines that have been on site in Tilburg since 2011 generate around 20% of the electricity. The rest of the green energy for the site is produced via wind turbines in the Netherlands and Belgium. This, amongst other measures that include a number of other Fujifilm operations in Europe being powered by 100% renewable energy, has had a dramatic impact on Fujifilm’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, seeing 50% decrease when compared to FY2013, beyond global company targets.
Commenting, Peter Struik, Executive Director, FUJIFILM Europe GmbH and President, FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V., said:
As part of economic measures implemented in response to the spread of COVID-19, there is a global call to kick-start a green recovery and build a sustainable society through our everyday actions.Fujifilm Group has also further committed to new targets for environmentally conscious products and services by considering environmental impacts in the process of developing these products and services. Products and services that aim to significantly reduce environmental impacts are certified as Fujifilm Group “Green Value Products” and FUJIFILM Holdings has introduced a new group-wide target to bring the sales ratio of “Green Value Products” to 60% of the group’s total sales also by FY2030.
Amidst this trend, by revising our global emission-related targets upwards – and continuing to demonstrate our leadership on environmental issues in Europe by going above and beyond global company targets, I hope that we show that we are serious about continuing to contribute to society in green and sustainable way.
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