Fujifilm Receives EcoVadis Award for Eco-Friendly Printers and MFPs

FUJIFILM Business Innovation recently announced that it’s received the Platinum Medal for the third consecutive year from EcoVadis, a business environmental sustainability ratings provider. The Platinum rating is only awarded to the top 1 percent of the 100,000+ companies assessed by EcoVadis.

The EcoVadis Sustainability Rating evaluates companies’ policies and initiatives in four categories: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. Over 100,000+ companies across 200+ industries and 175+ counties have participated in its assessments. Many global companies use this evaluation as a prerequisite for their suppliers’ selection.

Reducing Printer and MFP Power Consumption

FUJIFILM Business Innovation is said to have excelled in the Environment and Sustainable Procurement category and this recognition has underscored the company’s ongoing efforts to create a better environment. It’s been developing technologies to reduce power consumption of its printers and multifunction printers to contribute to a decarbonized society with improved energy-saving performance, including the development of Super EA-Eco toner with low-temperature fusing performance.

Reusing Parts

To help establish a circular economy, the company is also actively reusing parts that have passed the company’s performance and safety assessments based on the concept that “used products are valuable resources, not waste.”

In September 2022, the Fujifilm ApeosPort-VI C RC series, a recycled full-color MFP parts-reuse rate of up to 84 percent (by weight) was launched.

Sustainable Procurement

In addition, FUJIFILM Business Innovation also says it adopts a sustainable procurement approach and takes the environment, social and corporate governance issues into serious consideration. Partners are evaluated on their CSR initiatives and required to share their CSR policies during the procurement process. Employees specializing in environmental and human resources are also deployed to the companies’ suppliers to evaluate and provide consultation on improving their supply chain process.

Under the Fujifilm Group’s CSR plan “Sustainable Value Plan (SVP2030),” the company says it will continue to solve social issues by providing innovative products and services, and will strengthen the companies’ supply chain in terms of the environment, ethics, and human rights.