Receiving the award from Tony Gourlay, CEO Global Initiatives (far right) are (from left): Janet Neo, head of Corporate Sustainability, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific; Kuroha Yaz, general manager, Quality Management Office, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific.
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific recently won the Sustainable Business Award for the Waste Management and Materials Productivity category.
The company was commended for its eco-friendly efforts on top of its own Integrated Recycling System. Together with resin manufacturer UMG ABS, they developed a technology for recycling plastic materials to create plastic of quality identical to newly produced plastic. The move aims to reduce environmental loads of products throughout their life cycle.
The company also hopes to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2020. This can be achieved by maximising resources use, collecting used items and reusing them as parts. Since 2010, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific has maintained a recycling rate of at least 99.5 percent for its entire operating area.
According to the company, these activities are part of its corporate social responsibility efforts to be environmentally friendly in its operations in Australia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.
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