First Win for Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific at the Sustainable Business Awards 2015
Honored for Constant Efforts in Waste Management and Materials Productivity
SINGAPORE, November 25, 2015 - Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific has won the Sustainable Business Award for Waste Management and Materials Productivity, which was announced on 3 November, 2015. This achievement highlights the company’s robust standards in its full product life-cycle management across its nine Asia Pacific operating companies in Australia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand to achieve environmental sustainability in "zero landfill", "zero pollution" and "zero illegal disposal".
Receiving the award from Tony Gourlay, CEO Global Initiatives (far right) are (from left): Janet Neo, head of Corporate Sustainability, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific; Kuroha Yaz, general manager, Quality Management Office, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific was commended for its eco-friendly efforts on top of its own Integrated Recycling System. Together with a resin manufacturer, UMG ABS, they succeeded in developing a technology for recycling plastic materials to create plastic of quality identical to newly made plastic. These efforts go beyond their own business, in supporting a circular economy.
As the first in the industry to introduce a product using reused parts in 1995, Fuji Xerox has since established the International Integrated Recycling System out of recognition that the efforts to reduce the environmental loads of its products are one of its Corporate Social Responsibility as a manufacturer. Fuji Xerox takes on the responsibility as a global company to be environmentally benign in its sales territories and the system aims to reduce environmental loads of products throughout their life cycle based on the conception that used products are valuable resources. Fuji Xerox aims to reduce C02 emissions by 30 percent by 2020 (as compared to 2005). By maximizing resources use, collecting used items and reusing them as parts, CO2 emissions are reduced more than when items are manufactured using only new parts. Since 2010, we have maintained a recycling rate of at least 99.5 percent for our entire operating area.
The international resource recycling system in the Asia Pacific region started operation in December 2004.
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About Fuji Xerox:
Founded in 1962, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a leading company in the Document Services & Communications field, offering solutions and services to help customers resolve their business challenges. Underlying our solutions and services are our world-class office multifunction devices, printers and production printers that we develop and manufacture for worldwide distribution. Together with cloud and mobile solutions, Fuji Xerox builds a communications environment that enable our customers to access the right information, at the right time, and in the right form—thereby contributing to their valuable communications.
Fuji Xerox is a 75-25 joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation, and its direct sales force covers Japan and the Asia-Pacific region including China. We employ approximately 45,000 people globally, with more than 80 domestic and overseas affiliates / sales subsidiaries. More information of Fuji Xerox is available at www.fujixerox.com.