Our impact

 
 

Environmental strategy and management

Direction

  • Reinvigorate environmental targets and re-engage staff in environmental programs.
  • Run business operations with resource efficiency.

10/11 objectives

How did we do?

All sites ISO 14001 certified in 10/11.

  • Three new sites have introduced an environmental management system and been certified ISO 14001.

10/11 relocations and refurbishments are aligned with 4-star Green Star standard.

  • Significant resources have been invested in preparing our Eco Manufacturing Centre for relocation to a Green Star facility in 11/12.

Promote key EMS campaign ‘3 steps to Sustainability on Site’ at all locations.

  • ‘3 Steps to Sustainability on Site’ campaign was rolled out at 20 sites nationally.

Cascade ‘Sustainability on Site’ to nominated service centres on customer site.

  • We did not make the desired progress because other business priorities took precedence.

Finalise draft EMS training procedure.

  • Completed in 10/11.

Complete cascade of EMS accountabilities to nominated positions.

  • Completed in 10/11.

11/12 objectives

  • Review how well we have engaged employees on environmental sustainability.
  • Develop strategies to engage parts of the business with high impact/opportunity and build their ownership and capability
  • Update ‘Sustainability on Site’ training and revise our sustainability communications approach with employees.
  • Sustainability committees created in appropriate locations.
  • Cascade ‘Sustainability on Site’ to nominated service centres on customer site.

Our parent company’s environmental strategy has three fundamental pillars:

  • climate change mitigation
  • conservation of natural resources
  • reduction of environmental risk from chemical substances.

Fuji Xerox Australia receives direction from the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) division of Fuji Xerox Company Ltd on a small number of specific issues. We agree on carbon and waste reduction targets with the CSR division each year, and we report on our environmental performance biannually. The CSR division is also an important source of information and guidance on regional matters, such as product design for environment initiatives and our UN Global Compact obligations.

Our commitment to sustainability extends well beyond complying with our parent company’s directives and is a key brand value in the Australian market. Fuji Xerox Australia manages its own environmental sustainability performance through the Corporate Affairs division, which includes a national environment and sustainability manager, a national environmental systems manager and a network of regional environment coordinators. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our own activities and helping our customers and business partners to do the same.

Our environmental policy, in which the precautionary principle is inherent, reflects this commitment and can be downloaded at:

Fuji Xerox Australia environmental policy

“Sustainability is not additional to our business. It is simply how we run our business and it is fundamental to how we will lead Fuji Xerox into the future.”

Tadahito Yamamoto President, Fuji Xerox

There is an environmental management system (EMS) in place at all of our 20 sites, which are ISO 14001 certified. The content in this section relates to our performance across these 20 sites only.

In addition to these 20 sites, we also operate service centres on customer sites. These centres provide a mix of creative, print and mail services to our customers. One of our flagship centres at UNSW leads in environmental responsibility. We have conducted an EMS review and implemented customised environmental reporting against customer targets. Our plans to cascade that approach to other service centres have been delayed due to other business priorities taking precedence. In 11/12 we intend to renew our focus on these plans. Embedding sustainability into our service centres will involve integrating environmental policies and practices into standard operating procedures at those sites. The adoption of this approach will put us in a better position to report to our customers, and more broadly, on the environmental footprint of the document-intensive business processes outsourced to us.