Fujitsu to Contribute to Customers and Society through New Envir
Fujitsu to Contribute to Customers and Society through New Environmental Action Plan
Announcing the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan, Stage VII
Tokyo, Apr 11, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan, Stage VII, which sets new environmental goals for fiscal 2013 through fiscal 2015 (April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016).
Under the plan, the Fujitsu Group seeks to expand its contribution to addressing environmental challenges for both customers and society by further promoting the deployment of ICT throughout society as a whole. The plan aims to leverage services and solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions for customers and society by a total of over 26 million tons, to ensure that more than 50% of all newly developed products enable the highest levels of energy efficiency, and to increase resource efficiency by 20% compared to fiscal 2011. In addition, by continuing to emphasize environmental awareness in its own business activities while further conserving energy at production plants and offices and improving the environmental performance of its datacenters, the Fujitsu Group will aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared to fiscal 1990, which will also result in lower costs.
In taking a leadership role in actively pursuing these goals across its entire global value chain with customers, partners and suppliers, the Fujitsu Group strives to shape a sustainable, prosperous society, which is at the heart of the company's corporate philosophy.
The world faces many challenges relating to population growth. These include the supply of energy, other resources and food, as well as climate change, the increasing frequency of natural disasters, and loss of biodiversity. Society expects businesses to proactively take actions to address these challenges.
The Corporate Value in the FUJITSU Way articulates the company's approach to the environment: "In all our actions, we protect the environment and contribute to society." Fujitsu considers that contribution to sustainability to be one of its social responsibilities. Meanwhile, ICT has the power to respond not only to global environmental issues, but also to many other social issues. The Fujitsu Group believes ICT has a major role to play in helping society address these challenges.
The Fujitsu Group established its first Environmental Protection Program in 1993, and since then has worked to continuously reduce its burden on the environment. In Stage VI of the program, which ran from fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2012, the Group successfully met all of its targets, including a cumulative reduction of more than 15 million tons of CO2 emitted by customers and society, through the provision of green ICT, and Fujitsu business sites reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 6% compared to 1990 levels.
In light of the above considerations and track record, the Company has set forth the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan, Stage VII.
Key Features of the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan, Stage VII
1. Helping society to achieve more efficient resource and energy utilization through the deployment of ICT - Providing solutions that will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for customers and society by over 26 million tons - Pursuing products with greater energy and resource efficiency, developing innovative technologies
2. Emphasizing environmental awareness in the Fujitsu Group's business operations and strengthening the Group's corporate structure in response to rising energy costs - Continuing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of business sites, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared to fiscal 1990 - Improving energy efficiency and other environmental performance factors at major datacenters
3. Strengthening the Group's global perspective to sustainable development and the resolution of social challenges, including global environmental issues - Effectively utilizing water resources, promoting reduced CO2 emissions across the global value chain in cooperation with suppliers - Global expansion in activities to address social and biodiversity challenges, providing greater support for employee social contribution activities
Comment: Minoru Takeno, Head of Corporate Environmental Strategy Unit at Fujitsu Limited
"By implementing the new plan in cooperation with all Fujitsu Group employees, it will enable us to pursue a greater level of environmental awareness in our business activities and to increase our contribution to customers through the provision of products and services. Moreover, in striving to accelerate our efforts to develop solutions and drive innovation in environmental areas while further promoting the use of ICT in society as a whole, we will help to address the social challenges faced by our customers and society."
Comment: Alison Rowe, Global Executive Director Sustainability, International Business, Fujitsu Limited
"As a leading technology company we have the capability and reach across the world to shape the future. In collaboration with our customers, partners and suppliers our 170,000 employees will accelerate the action required to respond to these interconnected challenges as society expects us to do."
Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan, Stage VII: http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/PR/2013/20130411-01a.pdf
About Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.
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