V Kazuhiko Niwa
(Manuscript received July 8, 2008)
The revision of Japan’s Energy Conservation Law in April 2006 requires transporters and shippers to make efforts to protect the environment in their logistics activities.
Fujitsu, which has been active in green logistics for some time, is expanding environmental load reduction activities across the entire supply chain, setting a tough industry-leading target of reducing transport-related CO 2 emissions by 30% from fiscal 2000 levels by the end of fiscal 2010. This paper introduces Fujitsu activities toward this goal with a focus on “reducing CO 2 emissions by using an intensive vehicle-allocation control system from parts procurement to product delivery” in the Tokyo metropolitan area through modal shift expansion and the Green Logistics
Partnership Promotion Project.
Fujitsu activities for green logistics began in
July 2003 when the logistics departments of all
Fujitsu business groups came together to launch a working group (WG) to promote environmental preservationnote 1) activities in logistics. This WG came to measure transport-related CO2 emissions and to study and promote specific activities toward reducing them. The WG, however, was an organization consisting of only logistics departments, and efforts at dealing with various problems that could not be solved on the basis of logistics departments alone did not go well. In response to this outcome, the Green Logistic Committee was formed in April 2006 as a company-wide organization that included all relevant departments in addition to logistics departments. After the establishment of this committee, company-wide note 1)
In Japan, the term environmental preservation has a looser meaning than in some other countries. It is used to describe a range of preservation, conservation, and protection activities. activities began in earnest. Meanwhile, against