Fujimi Corporation is committed to protecting the environment in all aspects of our business and integrates environmentally conscious practices into our global business strategy. From our business operations and product development to our manufacturing facilities, we strive to create a safe and healthy work environment, conserve resources and limit our impact on the environment.
Fujimi Corporation demonstrates our commitment to environmental sustainability through ongoing programs and projects dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment, by supporting our customers' goals of sustainability, and by working with our supply chain to reinforce good environmental practices. Our dedication to sustainability and good environmental practices are recognized through our ISO 14001 certification and our maintenance of that certification. Fujimi is registered with the Electrical Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and aligns with the EICC Code of Conduct.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for a Better Future
We see protecting our environment as our duty and demonstrate our commitment to sustainability by following the 3 R’s throughout our business:
By continuously improving processes and manufacturing innovative products that use resources wisely, Fujimi Corporation is able to:
Fujimi Corporation's Environmental Policy
Fujimi Corporation's policy is to be a good corporate citizen, protecting the environment and all interested parties from any environmental impacts of its activities and materials by:
Fujimi Corporation's commitment to sustainability is more than lip service. As a good steward of the environment, Fujimi Corporation believes it has a responsibility to the future as well as the present.
Fujimi Corporation identifies opportunities to reduce waste, recycle, or reuse. The company evaluates these opportunities and, if it is warranted, will make the necessary investments in resources and finances to accomplish them. Below is a list of sustainability projects at Fujimi Corporation that are proposed, planned, in-process, or completed.
|Project||Project Description||Project Benefits||Status||Start Date(1)||End Date(2)||Results|
|Air Compressor Replacement||Replacement of outdated and inefficient air compressors resulting in an estimated savings of 186,208 kWh/year.||Reduced Electrical Consumption||Complete||4/1/2010||10/31/2010||Actual reduction of 253,027 kWh/year.|
|Indoor/Outdoor Lighting Change||Change to high-efficiency lighting at one of our manufacturing facilities with an estimated savings of 57,317 kWh/year.||Reduced Electrical Consumption||Complete||4/1/2010||9/30/2011||Energy use reduction approximated at 55,000+ kWh/year .|
|Oven Drying Optimization||Reduction of drying time by one hour, reducing electrical consumption.||Reduced Electrical Consumption||Complete||3/1/2011||9/9/2011||Estmiated savings of 0.033 KWh/kg. This is equivalent to ~ 15 KWh/batch savings and >3000 KWh/year.|
|RO Water Supply Consolidation||Consolidate RO water supplies to newer more energy-efficient system to reduce natural gas consumption.||Reduced Natural Gas Consumption||Complete||3/1/2012||9/7/2012||Natural Gas consumption reduced.|
|Recycle RO Water Byproduct||Utilize byproduct water from RO water production for landscape irrigation. Eliminate use of city water source for landscaping and irrigation. Reduce total wastewater outflow. Impact positive change in environmental policy regarding NDPES program in cooperation with the DEQ. Expecting to receive permit in mid-March 2014. Permit will be in public review phase by the end of February 2014.||Reduced Water Consumption||Complete||3/1/2012||11/30/2014||Fujimi Corporation, through utilizing RO byproduct, has achieved a water savings of approximately 160,000 gallons per month during the irrigation season.|
|HVAC Controls Optimization||Working with the Energy Trust through its HVAC Controls iSys program to optimize our current equipment for energy efficiency.||Reduced Electrical Consumption||Complete||4/17/2013||1/31/2014||Engergy Trust verification test calculated over 212,000 kWh and 6,500 Therms savings per year.|
|Tualatin Campus Air Compressors||Consolidate and replace outdated and inefficient air compressors. Eliminate cooling towers and replace with air-cooled compressors.||Reduced Electrical Consumption||Complete||9/4/2013||3/31/2014||Projected savings of over 500,000 kWh/year.|
|Compressed Air O&M Study||Working with the Energy Trust to determine if our compressors can be made more efficient for electrical savings.||Reduced Electrical Consumption||Complete||11/14/2014||11/30/2015||Pre/post energy consumption tests calculate a savings of 216,000 kWh/year.|
|Energy Efficiecy Audit||Working with Oregon State University to develop and identify a list of projects and their potential impact.||Identify savings in Electricity, Natural Gas, Water, and/or reduction of our waste stream.||Complete||4/1/2015||6/29/2015|
|Heat warehouse with heat from compressors||Reduce or eliminate use of electricity to heat warehouse. Recycling heated air to maintaining temperaturs in warehouse.||Reduce elctrical consumption.||Complete||8/1/2015||10/31/2015|
|Inside Lighting||From Energy Audit Findings; Remove inefficient Metal Halide lights from inside buildings and replace with LED lights.||Reduce electrical consumption.||Active||7/25/2016||10/31/2016|
|EnerNOC Electricl Demand Response||Reduce electrical consumption when electrical grid is over-loaded||Reduce elctrical consumption.||Ongoing Participation||12/1/2015||7/1/2016|
|Replace Outdoor Metal Halide Lighting||Increase lighting efficiency and reduce electrical consumption||Reduce electrical consumption.||Complete||5/1/2017||9/1/2017|
|Plastic recycle (Supersacks)||Divert plastic disposal from landfill to recycle/reuse||Reduce Waste||Complete||10/1/2017||4/1/2018|
|Reduce stormwater exposure||Identify ways to reduce stormwater potentially exposed to raw materials||DEQ No Exposure||Active||5/1/2019||3/31/2020|
|Update Fujimi's emission to GHG protocol corporate standard||Update reporting to global standards following the GHG corporate standard protocol||Reporting||Active||3/1/2019||10/1/2019|
|Reduce water and electrical usage at Wilsonville Manufacturing Plant||Conserve Natural Resources, Reduce CO2-Equivalency||Reduce CO2||Active||7/1/2018||9/30/2019|
(1)For "Proposed" projects, this is the estimated start date, if one exists.
(2)For "Proposed" and "Active" projects, this is the estimated completion date, if one exists.
At Fujimi Corporation, environmental sustainability goes beyond the company’s facilities—it extends to the use and disposal of materials.
Fujimi Corporation has a number of environmentally friendly products based on waste stream improvements. Additionally, Fujimi carries a number of products that are either utilized or could be utilized in the processing of solar cells and other alternative energy solutions.
The following is a list of Fujimi’s “green” products.
|Product||Product Description||Applications/Industries||"Green" Properties|
|FCF||This is an alumina based filler product with extremely fine particle sizes. This product is an ideal filler for ceramics, tile industries, and other composite materials. An inexpensive option for those looking to add a strong and durable filler agent to their materials.||Ceramics, Tile, Composite Materials||
Waste reduction and reduction in landfill usage.
Reduces waste that would otherwise be generated in the manufacturing of other materials used in your process.
|GC||GC, green silicon carbide, is a very high purity SiC lapping powder.||Solar Power Silicon Wafer Manufacturers||Used in production of solar power cells utilized in generating cleaner energy alternatives.|
|GLANZOX 1201||Recycled silicon wafer processing.||
Waste reduction and reduction of chemical treatment of waste stream.
Reduces waste that would otherwise be generated in the manufacturing of other materials used in our process.
Fujimi Corporation, as part of its goal to minimize its environmental impact, continuously strives to reduce solid waste and water consumption; to improve waste water management; and to promote energy efficiency.
We monitor the metrics presented below as part of our continuous improvement process and as part of our active internal promotion of improving our environmental sustainability and the reduction of our overall impact on the environment.
At the beginning of 2019, Fujimi Corporation undertook a project to better understand our environmental impact as it relates to greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, we have chosen to revise how we report our environmental sustainability metrics to align with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol standard for emission reporting for Scopes 1 and 2. Our emission reports use calculations and factors associated with the 2014 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report1.
In addition to GHG emission reporting, Fujimi Corporation will continue to report landfill waste/recycling efforts and water usage/recovery/recycling statistics. Fujimi Corporation continues to look for opportunities within these areas to help reduce our overall impact on the environment even though these areas do not directly impact GHG emissions reporting for Scopes 1 or 2.
1 Fujimi Corporation has just recently completed our initial calculations and graphing of this data. As additional data become available or better defined, we will update our records and charts. The data include provider-specific values such as the GHG factor for electricity that is made available to us annually by our electricity provider.
|GHG Updated May 17th, 2023|
Year-Over-Year Corporate Sustainability