Also Seeking CO2 Emissions Reduction by 7 Million Tons per Annum at Customers' Operations
TOKYO, February 16, 2009 — In its efforts to contribute to global warming mitigation, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. has set its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets for FY2020 and launched company-wide efforts invoving both domestic and overseas affiliates.
The world must undergo a major social transformation to build low-carbon society in 10 or 20 years' time in order to achieve the global long-term target of at least halving GHG emissions by 2050Note 1. After examining the responsibility and role it should play in achieving the goal, Fuji Xerox has defined numerical mitigation targets for the foreseeable scenario timeframe to FY2020, as well as focal issues for achieving the targets.
Fuji Xerox is working on reducing GHG emissions both at home and abroad through the entire lifecycle from research to development, procurement, production, logistics, end-user power consumption and recycling, aiming to reduce the annual CO2 emissions, which stood at approximately 1.7 million tons-CO2 in FY2005, to approximately 1.2 million tons-CO2 by FY2020. Main activities for achieving this target include:
Merely reducing CO2 emissions from Fuji Xerox's overall lifecycle stage has a small impact to society as a whole, and does not represent a major contribution to building low-carbon society. To fulfill Fuji Xerox's role in providing solutions to customers' issues through IT and documents, the company will expand out existing services and solution business including optimizing equipment layout, as well as create / spread new ways and places of working to achieve, by 2020, emisssions reduction of seven million tons-CO2 per annum, which is equivalent to approximately four times Fuji Xerox's lifecycle environmental impact in FY2005.
Specifically, Fuji Xerox will visualize the environmental impact generated at customers' offices and in their operations to develop and deliver solutions that integrally mitigate environmental impact through the conservation of energy, space and resources while providing values and benefits including productivity improvement.
Based on the company's survey results showing that communication represents approximately 80 percent of work operations, Fuji Xerox innovates communication technologies to create new ways and places of working, and advocates them in society, in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions during communication.
Under the Ecology & Safety Vision defined in 1999, Fuji Xerox has been promoting various activities in its quest to join the ranks of the world's top companies in terms of its contribution to environmental conservations activities by customers and society in general. Fuji Xerox continues to proactively contribute to achieving sustainable low-carbon society through its business activities and the delivery of goods and services.