KUALA LUMPUR (21 February 2014) – Steering the direction towards a sustainable future, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Malaysia Operations) is the first document solutions provider in the industry to launch a Sustainability Report in Malaysia. Following the standards of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework, the sustainability programme at Fuji Xerox Malaysia is aligned to international principles and commitments of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd (Japan). Today also marks the day Fuji Xerox Malaysia opens its new office in Menara Binjai, Kuala Lumpur. To commemorate the opening of the new Malaysian headquarters, Datuk Loo Took Gee, Secretary-General of Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, officiated the launch with Fuji Xerox’s employees and business partners.
Bringing a Sustainable Living Environment for Future Generations
Entitled the Fuji Xerox 2013 Sustainability Report, this report reveals Fuji Xerox’s commitment in allowing stakeholders to understand their business model, ethics and ideologies in maintaining economic, environmental and social sustainability through multi-contributions within the community. The report complies with the ten key principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) that ensure the protection of human rights, the elimination of abusive working practices, consideration for the environment and the elimination of corruption.
Apart from that, Fuji Xerox has ensured that the sustainability measurement and methodologies of the report fall within the comprehensive Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework, a structure that is widely used by global organisations around the world. The GRI is a non-profit organisation that promotes economic, environmental, and social sustainability, as well as governance performance, aiming towards a sustainable global economy.
“Fuji Xerox’s 2013 Sustainability Report is a step in demonstrating our commitment to transparency and open communication; sharing the vision for our company; giving business partners, investors and consumers insight into how we live our values; our progress towards a sustainable future and how we want to make a real difference in every life we have touched,” said Sunil Gupta, President of Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Malaysia Operations). “A sustainable global economy should combine long-term profitability with social justice and environmental care. Organisations in Malaysia will need to step up to increase the trust that stakeholders have in them through transparent and accountable reporting in this global economy. With the launch of the Sustainability Report, we hope to spearhead a local drive to inspire Malaysian organisations to be committed in exercising economic, environmental and social sustainability in their daily operations.”
In line with the Malaysian government’s commitment and focus on sustainability, the report showcases Fuji Xerox’s efforts to practice and encourage the public to embrace green technology. Masashi Honda, Corporate Vice President, Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd & President, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Regional Office also added, “The launch of the sustainability report simply makes sense for our future direction in Malaysia. As we constantly keep up with the ever-evolving business world, we are committed to generating positive environmental and social impact in order to bring a sustainable living environment for future generations.”
‘Genko itchi’ Unity of Words and Deeds
Adhering to the Fuji Xerox Genko itchi principle – which means to ‘match words to deeds and actions’, Fuji Xerox opens its new Malaysian Headquarters at Menara Binjai, a first grade green building rented premise known as the “Tower of Sustainability”. With its strategic location in the central economic hub of Malaysia, this new office will upgrade Fuji Xerox’s capabilities and infrastructures to better serve their customers and improve work productivity. The office is a new chapter in the history of the company as it will be adopting a paperless environment, which truly adheres to its document solutions services. In addition, the open design will foster open communication among teams and customers reflecting the transparency principle of the company.
Having invested over RM100, 000 in management and employee time in 2012, Fuji Xerox continues its commitment in contributing more to the community in this year. In 2012, Fuji Xerox achieved a recycling rate of 99.5% for end-of-life products at all their business sites within Japan and overseas. Moving forward, Fuji Xerox targets to achieve a stronger customer focus by identifying areas of improvement in their products, standardised service nationwide and maintain customer service efficiency.
At the environmental level, Fuji Xerox aims to reduce their customers’ carbon dioxide emissions by seven million tonnes per year by 2020, in addition to achieving zero landfill, no pollution and no illegal disposal from their operations in the coming years. Furthermore, Fuji Xerox Malaysia is committed to planting 10,000 mangrove trees by 2015 as it is a declining resource but one that is essential in nourishing and protecting the local marine ecosystems. To raise awareness on climate change locally, Fuji Xerox Malaysia aims to involve their distributors in the tree planting programs. To address local education needs, Fuji Xerox will be partnering with ‘Teach for Malaysia’ by lending Fuji Xerox’s resources to print learning materials in colour.
“In Malaysia, sustainable development is constantly pursued in order to not only safeguard a cleaner environment, but also sustain a level of economic development without excessive waste and pollution, while preserving natural resources for future generations,” said Datuk Loo Took Gee, Secretary-General of Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water. “To achieve this, we need to develop a sense of citizenship in local sustainability efforts by reassessing our core value systems through the delivery of quality education and empowering communities to decide on the future they want to live in. It is heartening to see Fuji Xerox Malaysia practising sustainable efforts at all levels within their corporation, and it is laudable that Fuji Xerox Malaysia has set the benchmark for multinational corporations to follow.”
Sunil added, “Sustainability is deeply ingrained in the Fuji Xerox culture and we are actively involved in our programme. In a fast-growing market such as Malaysia, we strongly advocate that companies integrate sustainability practices into their business strategies. Corresponding to Bursa Malaysia’s commitment to ensure sustainability within capital markets, we strongly believe companies are able to develop that are not only sustainable, but also competitive products and services with the primary aim of building a quality market. Fuji Xerox will certainly continue to develop and engineer innovative products and services that are of high quality without negatively impacting the environment.”