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Fuji Xerox Australia Sustainability Report: Waste to Landfill Down 19%

Fuji Xerox Australia has reduced its waste to landfill 19 percent compared to 2008/2009 levels, exceeding its one percent goal set for 2009/2010, according to the company’s 2010 sustainability report.

Fuji Xerox’s scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions decreased by 1 percent, meeting its reduction target, but when its 50 percent “GreenPower” procurement is factored into that equation emissions decreased by 17 percent. The company also cut its carbon emissions from employee air travel 42 percent from 2008/2009 levels, which it attributes to the global financial crisis. The company exceeded its goal to cut carbon emissions 10 percent from employee air travel.

However, Fuji Xerox failed to meet its carbon reduction target of 10 percent in Supply Chain Operations, and instead emissions increased by 20 percent, which the company attributes primarily to unforeseen critical equipment deliveries.

Fuji Xerox also decreased its water use 25 percent, and paper use by 15 percent, exceeding its target to reduce paper use one percent from 2008/2009 levels. The company says a proportion of recycled paper use remained unchanged at 47 percent of total internal paper use.

The company’s goals for 2010/2011 include reducing its scope 1 and 2 carbon emission by 1 percent from 2009/2010 levels, and procuring 25 percent green power. The company cuts its goal for renewable power from 50 percent to 25 percent due to rising energy costs and because utility providers claimed its green power procurement as part of their own carbon abatement.

The company also introduced a new environmental intelligence system that helped the company improve its carbon accounting, and aligned its carbon reporting framework with National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System (NGERS) guidelines.

As a result, the company has restated its carbon emissions for 08/09, 07/08 and 06/07 due to increased accuracy of its diesel and petrol fuel reporting and revised scope 3 emissions that now include emissions from HVAC refrigerants, waste to landfill as well as scope 3 emissions resulting from it electricity consumption and carbon associated with the import of its equipment by air and by sea.

In 2009/2010, the company’s overall electricity demand grew by 73 MWh for several reasons including increased use at its data centers, increased training of service technicians on production devices, and increased customer demonstrations and warehouse throughput.

However, the report notes that many office sites decreased electricity consumption through conservation measures related to lighting and office equipment.

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