Fujitsu to Contribute to Customers and Society through New Environmental Action
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
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
3. Strengthening the Group's global perspective to sustainable
development and the resolution of social challenges, including global
- 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
Comment: Minoru Takeno, Head of Corporate Environmental Strategy Unit at
"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
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:
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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