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Environment

We are accelerating the development of Green Products and Super Green Products and are working to reduce environmental load through the product life cycle.
Fujitsu corporate environmental activities are here.
The following are some PC related activities.

ENERGY STAR

Fujitsu participates in the International ENERGY STAR program.

Management of the Restricted chemical substances in products

Fujitsu Group strictly forbids the use of substances which are scientifically-proven to be harmful to human health and the environment and accordingly banned or restricted by law. Furthermore, we avoid the use of substances that may be harmful based on the precautional principle in order to ensure customer safety, considering it an important task to minimize the risk brought by certain substances.
The Fujitsu group has been offering the PCs which don't contain the "Fujitsu Group specified Banned Substances", by specifying the target substances and working on the elimination of those through the green procurement activity. In addition, we manage the content weights of the "Fujitsu Group Specified Control Substances" which harmful effect are concerned about, so that we can shift to the prohibition of the use as soon as those substances are restricted by the law etc. We also promote the reduction of some substances use as follows.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Currently we require our suppliers to refrain from using PVC as possible and the use of PVC is restricted except for cable coatings and electrical insulation materials of electronic parts. Indeed we abolish the use of PVC for plastic parts and mechanical parts of PCs. We will totally abolish the use of PVC for PCs by the end of 2013, if technically feasible alternatives are provided by our suppliers.

Brominated Flame Retardants (BFR)

We abolish the use of all BFR for plastic casing parts and prohibit the use of PBB and PBDE which are restricted by RoHS Directives etc for all parts of PCs. Additionally, we will totally abolish HBCDD for PCs by the end of 2013, if technically feasible alternatives are provided by our suppliers.

Phthalates

Phthalates are used for plastics, especially PVC cables as plasticizer. Phthalates mainly used are as follows. We promote the total abolition of PVC for the PCs of Fujitsu group by the end of 2013 and furthermore, we will totally abolish following specific Phthalates by the end of 2013.

Table. Phthalates (to be abolished)

  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)
  • Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)

Beryllium

We are planning with our suppliers to abolish the use of Beryllium for PCs by the end of 2012. We will totally abolish Beryllium for PCs by the end of 2012, if technical feasible alternatives are provided by our suppliers.

Recycling Program

Fujitsu group is addressing PC take-back and recycling program in 41 countries. With regard to details in each country, please see the following PDF file.

PDF Take-Back and Recycling in the Countries

Recycling Facility and collected amount

Fujitsu has its own recycling facilities in Japan and Germany. Product recycling activities and collected amount in Japan is here. Same for Germany is here.

Use of Recycled Materials

Fujitsu Group uses recycled, or renewable materials such as recycled plastics, recycled magnesium alloy, bio-based plastics for the products, mainly personal computers.
In FY2008 the amount of use of recycled plastics is about 80ton. (pre-consumer)
It is about 2% of the total amount of plastics for personal computers.
These values regard to production in Japan.
Research and development to expand use of recycled plastics is in progress.
For magnesium alloy and bio-based plastics, Fujitsu Group takes effort to increase their use.