Fujifilm Supports Sustainable Green Printing Partnership as Gold Patron
BOHEMIA, NY—August 29, 2012—Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization providing sustainability certification in the graphic communications industry, announces that Fujifilm North America is now a Gold Patron. Fujifilm recognizes the work of SGP and finds a clear connection to its own sustainability initiatives.
Much like print facilities that become SGP Certified, Fujifilm companies worldwide share a strong commitment to building sustainable businesses that seek to reduce their environmental impact.
“Fujifilm’s corporate philosophy and commitment to building sustainable businesses inspire us to come up with new concepts and innovations for improvement,” said Todd Zimmerman, vice president and general manager, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division. “Through our concerted efforts to reduce the environmental business impact—especially among the products that we supply to the graphic arts industry—Fujifilm works toward meeting our sustainability goals and helps other businesses in this industry to do the same.”
“We are excited to welcome Fujifilm to the SGP community,” stated Marci Kinter, Chair, SGP. “Fujifilm leads by example, and its commitment to sustainability is enhanced by its support of the SGP certification program.”
Similar to the SGP Certified print facilities, Fujifilm has taken numerous steps toward operating sustainably. For example, in fiscal year 2012, its facilities in North America reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 24 percent compared to the 2006 baseline.
In 2011 and 2012, respectively, Fujifilm North America installed solar panel systems at its Hawaii branch office and its manufacturing facility in North Kansas City, MO. With 1,455 modules, the solar panel system in Hawaii will produce 483,391 kWh annually, which is equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by 1.11 million pounds per year, or powering 66 households per year. The 216 panels in North Kansas City will provide about 60,000 kWh annually, which is equivalent to taking 600 cars off the road for a year.