Environment : Activities for Reducing Our Own Environmental Burdens Resource Circulation
Water, essential for daily living, is at risk of depletion worldwide due to climate change, deforestation, and population growth. Although there is no process that uses signiﬁcant quantities of water in the Fujitsu General Group's business activities, we are still making efforts to reduce water usage in our daily activities as much as possible.
In order to reduce the risk of depletion of resources, and to promote a sustainable society at large, we now regard waste as a valuable resource and pay the highest attention to its sorting, collection, and disposal.
Initiatives to Reduce Water Usage
The Fujitsu General Group is working to reduce water usage in its business activities by installing human sensors in the washbasins of toilets, recycling leaked water from lifting pumps, and making use of rainwater. In FY2020, we managed to reduce water usage per unit of production by 1.8% at domestic production sites and by 5.9% at overseas production sites, compared with FY2013. We will consider measures to reuse the cooling tower blowing water used in the development tests of air conditioners, and aim to further reduce water consumption.
Initiatives to Reduce Waste Disposal
The Fujitsu General Group is making efforts to thoroughly sort, collect and dispose of waste in accordance with the waste disposal rules of each country and region, and is also making efforts to reduce the amount of waste as much as possible.
FGA (Thailand) Co., Ltd., our motor manufacturer in Thailand used to dispose of parts used in the initial setup of the molding machine that molds the winding assembly parts with unsaturated polyester resin (bulk molding compound, BMC). In order to reduce these disposed parts, by using winding assembly part samples for quality inspections (including destruction tests) that were discarded before, the amount of discarded parts could be reduced.
As a result of these efforts, in FY2020, the amount of waste generated per unit of production output was reduced by 0.2% at overseas production sites compared with FY2013. On the other hand, the total amount of waste generated at domestic production sites decreased by 12 tons compared with FY2013, but the amount per unit of production increased by 12.5%.