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Fujitsu Leads Sustainability Innovation Scooping Two Awards In The Australian Business Awards 2017

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  • Fujitsu recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Eco Innovation and Sustainability with two awards in The Australian Business Awards 2017
  • Winning project, NABERS for Data Centres, has helped to achieve energy efficiencies 27 per cent better than current market average and a reduction of over 24,000 tonnes of GHG emissions
  • Awards celebrate Fujitsu’s commitment to human-centric innovation, a key pillar of the company’s Technology and Services Vision
Sydney, August 17, 2017 – Fujitsu has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Eco Innovation and Sustainability, winning two awards in The Australian Business Awards 2017. The prestigious accolades were awarded for the company’s transformative sustainability project, NABERS for Data Centres, which is the result of a three-year collaboration with industry and government.
The project sought to address the rapidly increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by the global ICT Sector, which is currently responsible for three per cent of global GHG emissions ; the same as the airline industry. Data centres are one of the main drivers of the increasing GHG emissions caused by the ICT industry. According to the latest assessment from independent NABERS assessors Fujitsu Australia Limited has achieved the following results through the implementation of the NABERS for Data Centres program:
  • Energy efficiencies in Fujitsu’s data centres in Australia, which are 27 per cent more efficient than the current market average;
  • A resulting estimated 27 Gigawatt hours of electricity savings per year, recouping more than $5m annually for the business in energy costs and creating savings for Fujitsu customers;
  • A reduction of over 24,000 tonnes of GHG emissions – the equivalent to taking nearly 5,000 cars off the road in Australia; and
  • A portfolio NABERS for DC rating of 3.75 – ensuring Fujitsu is leading the market across its full portfolio of data centres, tracking towards its target to reach a 4.5 portfolio rating by 2020.
Lee Stewart, Head of Sustainability for Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said “Data centres across Australia use about the same amount of electricity as some small countries. As demand increases for flexible ICT solutions, it is essential that major ICT providers innovate to offset their carbon footprint as both an environmental and financial imperative. We’re proud to be leading this charge.”

Carlos Flores, National Program Manager at NABERS said “Fujitsu’s leadership driving sustainability in the technology sector is an excellent example of what can be achieved when business commits to better social and environmental outcomes. It’s encouraging to see that Fujitsu’s efforts using NABERS to disclose and set targets for their carbon performance has been recognised with this Award”.

The awards celebrate Fujitsu’s commitment to human-centric innovation, a key pillar of the company’s Technology and Services Vision. Further, the project champions Fujitsu’s global 2017 focus on digital co-creation, bringing together the best minds in business, industry and government to deliver significant benefits for its customers and society.

Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said “We are very proud to be recognised for our leadership role here in Australia, and globally, in tackling the issue of the ICT industry’s GHG emissions head on. It’s a challenge we’ve been leading for some time now, which is a key consideration in our ongoing investments in our data centres and fully aligned with Fujitsu’s Climate and Energy Vision. These awards demonstrate we are backing our words with action.”

Details of the award can be found on The Australian Business Awards website.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 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$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://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. 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 have 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). See www.fujitsu.com.au.

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Date: 17 August, 2017
City: Sydney