Computerworld set out to identify organisations that are implementing smart, efficient strategies to achieve 'green IT'. Seventy organisations responded to Computerworld's open invitation to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire, which closed in August 2011. Computerworld verified the information to establish which organisations are working best to reduce energy consumption in IT equipment and using technology to conserve energy and lower carbon emissions. Based on a weighting scheme, the Top 12 Green-IT Users and Top 12 Green-IT Vendors lists were chosen.
The lists were announced in the 24 October 2011 issue of Computerworld and online at Computerworld.com.
Alison Rowe, Global Executive Director Sustainability, Fujitsu Limited, said: 'Computerworld's role in promoting the value of Green IT technologies and practices is to be applauded. Fujitsu has a long commitment to sustainability, both internally and in assisting the achievements of our customers and is extremely proud of this recognition.'
Fujitsu's ICT sustainability strategies drive business performance while minimising environmental impact and shaping a prosperous low carbon future. A business model based on sustainability provides customers with greater opportunities for differentiated brand stewardship and increased market share; improved corporate culture; and 'trusted advisor' customer loyalty. Fujitsu's Green Policy 2020 has the specific goal of reducing global customer CO² emissions by 30 million tonnes by the end of this decade.
'Many of the organizations recognized in our fourth annual Top Green-IT issue have woven energy-saving initiatives into the fabric of their IT strategies,' said Scot Finnie, editor in chief, Computerworld. 'These top organizations are tapping the collective brainpower of their IT staffs to capitalize on existing technologies that lower energy use and seek out new methods to better control their carbon footprints.'
In acknowledgement of its world leading green governance and carbon reduction programs, Fujitsu is also highly ranked by Gartner & WWF on 'Global Low-Carbon and Environmental Leadership' and came 13th in the inaugural 2011 Newsweek Green Global 500 Ranking.
Sustainability: Our Heritage, Your Future. http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/AU/Fujitsu_SustainabilityOurHeritage.pdf
Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand Sustainability Site http://www.fujitsu.com/au/sustainability/
ICT Sustainability - Global Benchmark 2011 https://www-s.fujitsu.com/global/solutions/sustainability/Fujitsu-ICT-Sustainability-TheGlobalBenchmark2011-Report.html
Is the Cloud Green? White Paper https://www-s.fujitsu.com/au/whitepapers/Fujitsu-Cloud-Sustainability-IsTheCloudGreen-Whitepaper.html
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