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CSR Procurement

Efforts to achieve sustainable procurement

On the basis of the group procurement policy, Fujifilm continuously communicate with suppliers to help their better understanding of the basic concept of CSR procurement. Moreover, we are enhancing partnerships with our suppliers to promote CSR activities, while performing a self-check and audit.

Fujifilm began pursuing environmentally friendly “green” procurement (green procured products and green suppliers) in 2000. Since then, we have further promoted our green procurement and complied with laws and regulations of supply chain management of chemicals using the expertise we have gained as a chemical manufacturer. Moreover, we are expanding our activities of CSR procurement to achieve sustainable procurement adding the viewpoint of CSR such as fair trading, ethical business, information security, respecting human rights, occupational health and safety, and social contribution into the self-check contents for suppliers.

We will further enhance the quality of our business operations and strengthen our partnership with suppliers to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

Fujifilm Group Supply Chain Management

Fujifilm Group's stance toward the issue of responsible minerals procurement

The Fujifilm Group is committed to fair trading with regard to the mining and procurement of minerals in full recognition of our social responsibility.
As a member of the global community, the Fujifilm Group perceives human rights violations and environmental destruction associated with mineral mining and trading as one of the serious social issues. We have no intention of using minerals whose mining and trading operations have become funding sources for armed groups or minerals linked to human rights violations and inhumane behaviors.

For minerals produced in conflict affected and high risk areas (CAHRAs), the Fujifilm Group observes the "OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas" to ensure responsible procurement across our supply chain. We are involved in the Responsible Minerals Trade Working Group, set up by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), so that our activities always meet the level of international requirements. We also use mechanisms and tools defined by the RMI * to investigate the history of minerals contained in our products.

In response to customer requests on conflict minerals, reporting of which is obligated by laws and regulations, we provide the results of mineral history investigation, using the RMI. We recommend that our suppliers procure minerals from refineries that have received conflict-free certification from the RMI and other industry organizations.

Conflict minerals issue
Some minerals used in many industrial products are serving as funding sources for armed groups responsible for human rights violations and environmental destruction. There have been international calls for greater awareness and improvement on the matter.

The so-called 3TG minerals **, mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighboring countries ***, contain minerals that infringe on this issue. The United States has introduced a law *4mandating Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) listed companies in the country to disclose their status of 3TG use. Europe have also introduced conflict minerals regulations of a broader sense in recent years. Cobalt and other minerals are also reported to be affected.

In the given environment, there has been a growing social interest in responsible mineral procurement throughout a supply chain. In particular, the RMI, established by the RBA *5, have set international standards, defining mechanisms and tools for clarifying the involvement of armed groups in the supply chain of companies around the world.

  • * RMI = Responsible Minerals Initiative
  • ** 3TG minerals = gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn)
  • *** DRC and its neighboring countries = Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
  • *4 Article 1502 of the ""Financial Regulatory Reform Act"" (Dodd-Frank Act) enacted on July 21, 2010 in the United States
  • *5 RBA = Responsible Business Alliance