Thursday, 03 November 2011 11:04

Fujitsu Wins Banksia Environmental Award for Leading in Sustainability - Setting the Standard for Large Organisations

Fujitsu, a leading provider of ICT business solutions, today announced it has won the 'Banksia Environmental Award for Leading in Sustainability - Setting the Standard for Large Organisations' award, in what is regarded as the most prestigious environmental awards program in Australia. With this award the Banksia Foundation has acknowledged Fujitsu's long term commitment to sustainability and measurable achievements.

 

The judges commented that: 'This was an extremely impressive entry, with compelling evidence that supports the integration of sustainability principles into the corporate culture. The breadth and scale of the [Fujitsu] program is comprehensive with results being reflected both internally and externally. Fujitsu has strong environmental credentials with the potential to influence significant energy and greenhouse gas reduction with customers.'

Alison Rowe, Global Executive Director Sustainability, Fujitsu, said: 'Sustainability is a guiding principle for how Fujitsu works with customers and within society as a whole. Fujitsu has continued to develop its response to sustainability in the face of the Global Financial Crisis and negativity from some sectors of the economy. Local expertise, backed by global commitment to ICT sustainability, has seen us rise to lead by example with a sustainability focus. Our Green IT product and service portfolio is shaping the Green IT landscape. We are on target to achieve our ambitious goal of reducing GHG emissions worldwide by 15 million tons over the four year period 2008 to 2012,' Rowe said.

Rowe sees that with the introduction this year of the broad-reaching Carbon Tax legislation, Australia has greater certainty as to its environmental responsibilities: 'I believe that Australia is over 'green hype' and that Australian organisations are looking for partnerships with companies that approach sustainability in a genuine manner in order to achieve real and meaningful sustainability outcomes. Fujitsu is leading the way in demonstrating how sustainability is good for business.'

Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand is one of the leading subsidiaries in Fujitsu's rollout of Green IT solutions across the organisation's worldwide operations. Chris Seale, Director of Sustainability for Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said, 'It is great to see that organisations in Australia and New Zealand are making the connection between sustainability and good business practice. We've worked hard to instill sustainable practices across our own business and to help guide our customers towards sustainable outcomes. We are seeing the rewards for our considerable effort in the recognition we have received recently - both globally and locally.'

The prestigious Banksia award caps off broad international acknowledgement of Fujitsu's continuing quest for improved environmental practices.

Global recognition

In recent weeks Fujitsu's growing global reputation for environmental excellence has been recognised in international sustainability rankings: IDG's Computerworld Top 12 Green-IT Vendors and the Newsweek Global Top 500 Green Companies lists. Seale said: 'The Banksia, Computerworld and Newsweek award wins in recent weeks have seen us scrutinised by these highly credible judges and recognised for our commitment to progressing the ICT sustainability agenda.'

Fujitsu has now been awarded the No. 1 spot on the Computerworld Top 12 Green-IT Vendors list in both 2010 and 2011, the only company to win twice since the competition's inception. And Fujitsu achieved 13th in the Newsweek Global Top 500 Green Companies ranking, which places companies based on their actual environmental footprint, management of that footprint and sustainability communications.

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'.

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About The Banksia Environmental Foundation

The Banksia Environmental Foundation, established in 1989, is a national not-for-profit organisation that promotes environmental excellence and sustainability through its Awards program and other associated events. The Banksia Environmental Awards have inspired and motivated other individuals, organisations and companies across Australia to take up the vision, pursuit and practice of environmental excellence. www.banksiafdn.com.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand has earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). www.fujitsu.com.au.

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