Wednesday, 01 October 2014 17:24

Fujitsu’s ‘green credentials’ on display in new HQ Featured

Kagami-biraki sake ceremony: (l to r) Masami Fujita, Head of Global Corporate of Fujitsu,Dominic Perrottet, NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Mike Foster, CEO Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, Masato Takaoka, Consul General of Japan Kagami-biraki sake ceremony: (l to r) Masami Fujita, Head of Global Corporate of Fujitsu,Dominic Perrottet, NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Mike Foster, CEO Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, Masato Takaoka, Consul General of Japan

Fujitsu has consolidated its Australia operations into its new Oceania headquarters building officially opened in Sydney today with a traditional sake ceremony.

The Japanese ICT services giant, which first opened its doors in Australia in the early 1970s, has now moved its Australian staff from three separate locations to the new facility in the northern Sydney suburb of Macquarie Park.

A colourful traditional Japanese Kagami-biraki sake ceremony marked today’s official opening of the new purpose-built offices by the NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet with Masami Fujita, Head of Global Corporate of Fujitsu and Masato Takaoka, Japan’s Consul General.

The new headquarters building – which will house 850 staff - encompasses 9,400 square metres over 5 floors, and has a 5-star rated Green Star.

“This move will benefit our people, customers and the business. The single site will vastly improve collaboration between our teams, resulting in staff who are better equipped to provide service excellence,” said Mike Foster, CEO and Executive Director of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand.

“And, as a technology company, I believe it is very important for Fujitsu to lead the way in the application of technology. By incorporating the latest tools and ideas in our own workplace, we are also able to showcase our commitment to sustainability; a key value of our organisation.”

Foster said the bespoke, energy efficient design of Fujitsu’s new offices also leverages wireless and collaboration technologies, advanced ‘Follow Me’ printing capability that allows staff to print to any printer in the building, and ‘soft phone’ technology that eliminates the need for separate telephones on desks.

“Macquarie Park is also very well serviced by public transport which will help reinforce Fujitsu’s green credentials. These, and other initiatives, will see a significant reduction in the company’s waste output and energy consumption.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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