Sustainability at Fujimi

About Us

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:

  • Reduce – design products and processes that minimize usage of water, energy and other natural resource
  • Reuse – develop new applications and innovative ways to reuse materials where possible
  • Recycle – limit waste materials, recycle what we can’t reuse and dispose of waste in environmentally responsible ways

By continuously improving processes and manufacturing innovative products that use resources wisely, Fujimi Corporation is able to:

  • Reduce our carbon footprint
  • Protect clean water and air
  • Improve efficiency and reduce costs
  • Preserve resources for future generations
  • Limit and manage waste
  • Maintain and uphold environmental standards
  • Enhance the health and safety of our employees and the communities where we operate

Policy

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:

  • Setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets
  • Identifying risk and opportunities, implementing actions to mitigate risks, and evaluating the effectiveness of those actions
  • Complying with applicable legal and other requirements
  • Continually improving our environmental management system and
    enhancing environmental performance

Source FCP-0056 Revision 5

Projects

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
Estimated 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
Energy 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 Efficiency 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 temperatures in warehouse.
Reduce electrical 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
Complete
7/25/2016
9/29/2016
EnerNOC Electrical Demand Response
Reduce electrical consumption when electrical grid is over-loaded.
Reduce electrical 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 storm water exposure
Identify ways to reduce storm water potentially exposed to raw materials.
DEQ No Exposure
Complete
5/1/2019
3/1/2021
Update Fujimi’s emission to GHG protocol corporate standard
Update reporting to global standards following the GHG corporate standard protocol.
Reporting
Ongoing Participation
3/1/2019
10/1/2019
Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions actively tracked on company website and properly documented.
Reduce water and electrical usage at Wilsonville Manufacturing Plant
Conserve Natural Resources, Reduce CO2-Equivalency.
Reduce CO2
Complete
7/1/2018
8/1/2019
Calculated water savings of 180,000 liters per month = 47,500 gal = 82 units (100 ft3) of water.
HVAC Replacement at Tualatin
Reduce CO2-Equiv, Eliminate R-22 for less damaging GHG
Reduce CO2
Complete
7/1/2019
10/30/2019
Estimated 46,867 kWh annual savings from new to removed old units.

(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.

Products

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.

Goals and Metrics

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 As of May 2024, Fujimi Corporation is restating its CO2 annual emissions due to our adoption of supplier-specific CO2 intensity values becoming available for our Scope 2 emissions. This supplier-specific measurement has been retroactively applied to our reported values, starting with report year 2015.

*Estimated Scope 2 CO2 intensity based on prior year’s supplier-specific value.

Year-Over-Year Corporate Sustainability

GHG Updated June 17th, 2024