Environment : Environmental Management Environmental Management

Environmental Management Promotion Structure

The Fujitsu General Group established the Company-wide AKASURI Committee(Note1), chaired by the President, as a forum for resolving cross-organizational issues related to environmental management. The Group also established the Environmental Promotion Committee chaired by the Executive Manager of the Office of Sustainability Promotion as a forum for discussing intra-organizational environmental issues.

Furthermore, the Group has developed an environmental management system based on ISO 14001, which is the international standard for the environment, to promote environmental management. Within the Group, companies in Japan have obtained an integrated authentication issued by third parties. The entire Group works in unison to promote environmental management. Overseas manufacturers have established environmental management systems for each plant, and each plant has acquired third-party certification to promote environmental management.

Establishment and Operation of the Environmental Management System

The Environmental Management System (EMS) of Fujitsu General Group consists of the integrated authentication which our company and domestic Group companies acquired joint and individual certifications of five overseas manufacturers which acquired ISO 14001 independently. In any case, "significant environmental aspects," "compliance obligations" and "risks and opportunities" related to the activities of each organization are identified, and taking those factors into consideration, we establish environmental goals and formulate activity plans. We conduct periodical assessments to evaluate whether or not we are on track with achieving our environmental goals as the result of activities.

In FY2020, in order to further deepen the EMS, we enhanced our e-learning and awareness education, and focused on firmly implementing the PDCA cycle in the activities of each organization. In addition, we have completed corrective actions for all findings as non-conformities in the results of internal and external audits of the EMS, and are working to improve the level of management by clarifying the areas to be reviewed for the observations that were pointed out as needing improvement.

Internal Audit and Results

The ISO14001:2015 requires companies to contribute to environmental care and protection through their essential operations.

In FY2020, due to the impact of COVID-19, we changed the audit method from face-to-face to remote at our sales offices. The audit results showed some nonconformities to compliance obligations (legal standards), but all of them have been satisfactorily rectified.

Key Points of Audit

  • Are the activities consistent with the content of the DivisionPolicy?
  • Are the activities targeted for continuous improvement?
  • Are the necessary competencies defined and is trainingprovided to improve the competencies?
  • Are records of external communication regarding theenvironment kept?
  • Does the manager's posting match the current situation?
  • Is 4S (Note3)firmly established in the field?
  • Are there any omissions in the participants of environmentalawareness training?

FY2020 Internal Audit Results

Category Number of Findings/Corrective Measures
Nonconformities in relation to the risk of deviating from environmental laws 14
Nonconformities in relation to other environmental risks 21

External Audit and Results

In August 2020, recertification audit based on ISO 14001 was conducted for the company, including the domestic Group companies that are subject to integrated authentication. As a result of the audit, "nonconformities" related to compliance obligations (laws and regulations) were pointed out at production sites and sales offices. Regarding the audit findings including nonconformities related to other environmental risks, the relevant audited divisions and the ISO secretary office worked collaboratively to review and implement corrective measures, allowing for the certification to be extended.

In addition, the five overseas manufacturers, which are individually certified, have maintained their certification through external audits based on their own schedules.

FY2020 External Audit Results

Category Number of Findings/Corrective Measures
Nonconformities in relation to the risk of deviating from environmental laws 3
Nonconformities in relation to other environmental risks 7

Note1 :
Company-wide activities to build a foundation to support the reduction of environmental impact and increased profitability.
Note2 :
Organized for each individual environmental management system.
Note3 :
Tidiness, organization, cleaning, and safety (Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, & Safety)