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 26, 2015 (Newswire.com) - 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”.
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.