As climate change and an irreversibly damaged environment become harder to ignore, many companies are starting to progress into more environmentally sustainable options for their products. Large companies such as Multi-National Corporations (MNCs) have the power to decrease the world’s carbon emissions by a significant percentage by taking steps in the right direction. FujiFilm Business Innovation aims to do its part in battling a changing climate within the next decade. Here are some of the strides that FujiFilm Internationally is making to reduce its carbon footprint and impact on our environment. So, how does FujiFilm contribute towards sustainable printers?
Encouraging a Non-Carbon society
FujiFilm provides high-quality paper solutions to all of its consumers to reduce energy consumption made by paper waste and unnecessary paper usage. By providing many online solutions to tasks that may commonly be completed using paper, FujiFilm decreases the need for paper usage. Examples may be the development of applications such as DocuWorks Cloud, Cocodesk, Working Folder, and more. With the accessibility of applications like this around the office environment, co-workers are less likely to need to print physical copies of their documents and other work material.
Inedible Woody Biomass Plastic
FUJIFILM has developed materials and parts for their products that are made of environmentally friendly bioplastic derived from wood. This bioplastic is made of cellulose derived from wood resources and has plant-derived components that makeup about 40% of its entirety in place of oil resources. Unlike polylactide, a common bioplastic, inedible woody materials do not have food-related issues. Additionally, inedible woody biomass plastic is commonly available around the world, potentially reducing carbon-dioxide emissions caused by transportation
FujiFilm aims to reduce carbon emissions within their company to address climate change within the next decade by incorporating more recycled materials to achieve successful product life-cycle management within their products. With their effort to be more environmentally conscious, their hopes are to move towards a Non-Carbon society by reducing their carbon footprint by 50 million tonnes.