Efforts by Theme 3. Waste reduction
See the Environmental Management section.
Progress (Reasons for change from previous year and efforts towards targets)
In FY 2017, total waste discharged by group companies in Japan was to 18,529 tons, a decrease of 6.7% from the previous fiscal year. The recycling rate remained at a high level of 99.96%. At group companies outside Japan, total waste discharged increased by 27.3% compared with the previous year. This was due to the adoption of fees for certain wastes due to a change in regulations in China and their addition to total wastes.
Measures for food recycling
Group companies in Japan are working to reuse food waste pursuant to the Food Recycling Act. The amount of food waste generated was approximately 31,727 tons in FY2017, a decrease of approximately 8,086 tons from the previous fiscal year. The recycling rate rose by 0.8 points from the previous year to 99.5%.
The Act sets a target for the food manufacturing industry of reuse of 85% or more of recyclable food resources, but the Fuji Oil Group has achieved a higher level of 97.3% or more since it first set a target in FY 2007 and will continue to maintain it. We will continue our efforts to maintain this level in the future.