Environment : Environmental Management Environmental Management

Environmental Management Promotion Structure

The Fujitsu General Group established the Company-wide AKASURI Committee*1, 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 the international ISO 14001 standard to promote environmental management. Within the Group, companies in Japan and overseas sales companies have obtained an integrated ISO certification issued by third parties. The entire Group works in unison to promote environmental management. Overseas production companies, on the other hand, have established their own environmental management systems at each factory location. They promote environmental management by obtaining third-party certifications on their own.

Company-wide activities to build a foundation to support the reduction of environmental impact and increased profitability.
Organized for each individual environmental management system.

Establishment and Operation of the Environmental Management System

The Environmental Management System (EMS) of Fujitsu General Group consists of the integrated certification which our company, domestic group companies and overseas sales companies acquired jointly and individual certifications of five overseas production companies which acquired the international standard ISO14001 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 action plan for activities. We regularly evaluate whether the goals are achieved or not as a result of implementing the activities.

In FY2019, we further incorporated the environmental management system into the company through enhanced education and training, and engaged in activities mainly focused on the implementation of the PDCA cycle within each organization's activities.

Also, regarding the matters which were pointed out as nonconforming as a result of external audit and internal audit of EMS, we have completed corrective actions and as for the matters which were pointed out as to be observed and improved, we are striving to improve the management level by clarifying the points to be reviewed.

Internal Audit and Results

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

Three years after the introduction of the 2015 standard, an internal audit was conducted in FY2019 in line with our idea that our core business should include environmental activities. The audit focused on: (1) whether or not the PDCA cycle is running properly, (2) how the Company is responding to issues raised at past external and internal audits, and (3) how the Company is reviewing and responding to areas with pending corrective action. The audit found some nonconformities related to compliance (legal standards), but all of which have been satisfactorily rectified.

FY2019 Internal Audit Results

Category Number of Findings/Corrective Measures
Nonconformities in relation to the risk of deviating from environmental laws 20
Nonconformities in relation to other environmental risks 24

External Audit and Results

From August to September 2019, a second-year surveillance audit based on the ISO14001:2015 was conducted for the Company, including its domestic Group companies and overseas sales companies under the integrated certification. The audit found some nonconformities related to legal compliance at our factories and sales offices in Japan. 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. We also conducted a survey of the status of relevant departments that have the same compliance obligations, and dealt with them in the same manner.

The five overseas production companies with individual certifications also underwent a second-year surveillance audit in accordance with their respective schedules. They were able to maintain their certified status.

FY2019 External Audit Results

Category Number of Findings/Corrective Measures
Nonconformities in relation to the risk of deviating from environmental laws 2
Nonconformities in relation to other environmental risks 5