Fujitsu expands its initiative to reduce plastic use in business activities to resolve ocean plastic waste problem
Fujitsu Limited today announced that the Fujitsu Group is expanding its initiative to reduce plastic use in business activities to resolve the ocean plastic waste problem. Recently, oceanic pollution from plastic waste has been spreading, and there are concerns about the impact on the ecosystem due to the harm caused by oceanic plastic waste to many marine animals. The Fujitsu Group perceives this as one of the most important global environmental issues next to climate change, and has taken various measures worldwide to reduce plastic waste and the use of plastic in its business activities. Fujitsu has promoted the use of fewer resources in its products and packaging, making them recyclable and reducing waste in its offices. Through these efforts, Fujitsu will work on a global scale to raise employee awareness of the plastic waste problem, contributing to accomplishing the SDGs.
Beginning today, Fujitsu is further expanding its efforts by ending the use of plastic cups and straws, while no longer offering plastic bottled drinks in meeting spaces and café. In addition, plastic bottled drinks in vending machines on company property will be gradually replaced with cans or paper cartons, thereby reducing the number of plastic bottles used from about 7 million per year to zero. Plastic bags will also be eliminated from convenience stores and other shops on company property, with the goal of encouraging employees carry around reusable bags. To strengthen efforts relating to business activities, Fujitsu will furthermore collaborate with external second-hand goods companies. Going forward, the Fujitsu Group will reduce the amount of plastic it uses across its supply chain, while cutting down plastic waste.