Using Sustainable Paper
Casio takes initiatives from the two perspectives of procurement and use to foster the sustainable use of forest resources.
Forests have multi-faceted functions, including the preservation of ecosystems on land, the absorption and fixation of CO2, and the protection of watersheds, in addition to the supply of nutrients from decomposing forest matter to the marine ecosystem.
Casio has established the Paper Procurement Policy to prevent a negative impact on the sustainability of forest resources from the procurement and use of paper in its business, and the company procures its paper based on this policy.
Paper Procurement Policy
Casio Group Paper Procurement Policy
Purpose:To preserve biodiversity by protecting and sustainably using the forest resources which provide the raw material for paper.
Scope:All paper products procured by the Casio Group worldwide
Policy:Casio will procure paper for use in its business activities according to the following standards:
- Paper must be made from trees harvested in accordance with the laws and regulations governing the logging area concerned.
- Products must not come from companies that are destroying any forest with high conservation value or that are a source of serious environmental or social issues.
- Priority must be given to reliable certified paper or recycled paper.
Promoting Use of Certified Paper
Since fiscal 2017, Casio has established targets for the percentage of FSC®-certified paper used for product catalogues and has been working hard to increase the percentage used based on environmental management systems.
In fiscal 2017, the result was 15% compared with the target of 30%, but in fiscal 2018 the result was 65% compared with the target of 40%, which was partly attributable to an increase in the FSC®-certified paper lineup.
Casio periodically conducts surveys of manufacturers of the paper products used in its business activities and continually engages in activities to maintain the use of paper products in business activities that comply with the procurement policy.
Participation in the Consortium for Sustainable Paper Use
In June 2014, Casio joined the Consortium for Sustainable Paper Use, which was established to promote the use of paper in a way that is both environmentally and socially responsible throughout society. Casio has been working hard as a dedicated member of the Consortium. The Consortium was established in November 2013 by five companies that are making progressive efforts related to their use of paper, the WWF Japan, and Response Ability, Inc, which promotes corporate sustainability. By enabling each member to promote uses of paper that are environmentally and socially responsible from their various perspectives, the Consortium hopes to expand the sustainable use of paper throughout the broader society.
The Casio Group Paper Procurement Policy, formulated in 2015, was also based on exchange of information with member companies and other such external input.
Activities of the Consortium
From fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2016, the Consortium engaged in dialogue with suppliers of paper products, and in July 2016 it organized a symposium entitled “Corporate Collaboration in the Supply Chain: Toward Expanding Sustainable Use of Paper.”
Participating Companies (as of March 2017 in Japanese phonetic order)
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. AEON Co., Ltd. Kao Corporation Casio Computer Co., Ltd. Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. JSR Corporation Sony Corporation Nikon Corporation Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd. Operations Advisor: Response Ability, Inc
Details regarding the consortium can be found on the WWF Japan website below.
Going forward, Casio will contribute to the sustainable use of forest resources the through initiatives mentioned above while seeking to develop forest conservation activities that enable employees to understand the social issues around the forests more deeply as issues that affect them personally.