Fujifilm Holdings has launched a new environmental action plan - ‘Green Value Climate Strategy’ – aimed at making the company fully operational on carbon-free energy with net zero CO2 emissions by 2041.
|Fujifilm's plan to reduce CO2 emissions|
Fujifilm will also reduce CO2 emissions by 50% across its entire product life cycle - from the procurement of raw materials to manufacturing, transportation, use and disposal - by FY2030.
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“Fujifilm has been actively promoting actions to reduce the impact of climate change based on a strong and fundamental belief that environmental conservation is at the core of all Fujifilm’s corporate activities,” said Chisato Yoshizawa, corporate vice president, ESG, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation.
“Fujifilm is accelerating its climate change ambitions believing that the climate actions over the next 10 years will bring meaningful results in the future. The Fujifilm Group will continue to implement active initiatives for solving climate change issues, thereby helping to establish a zero-carbon future.”
The new target is aligned with 1.5 degrees Celsius target set in the Paris Agreement. In addition to implementing measures based on the new Green Value Climate Strategy, Fujifilm is also adopting internal carbon pricing.
Fujifilm uses fuel in the manufacturing process of display materials and various other advanced films, which account for about half of Fujifilm Group’s energy use. To achieve carbon-free energy usage, Fujifilm will designate the Ashigara Site of Kanagawa Factory and Fujinomiya Factory in Japan as “carbon neutral model plants.”
At these factories, Fujifilm will promote the introduction and implementation of fuels that do not emit CO2, such as hydrogen and synthetic methane.
Fujifilm will also work to broaden the lineup of specialty chemicals produced through flow synthesis, which has a greater CO2 emission reduction effect. Also in contract development and manufacturing business for biopharmaceuticals, Fujifilm is promoting the development of high-efficiency / high-productivity technologies and selecting optimal locations for its production sites to be close in proximity to customers.