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Fujitsu Australia launches inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan

News facts:
  • Fujitsu Australia has recently launched its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at its Macquarie Park Head Office.
  • 12-month plan aims to create sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, focusing on relationships, respect, opportunities and reporting.
  • RAP program provides a framework for Fujitsu to support the national reconciliation movement both internally and in the community.
Sydney, March 13, 2018 - On Friday 9th February 2018, Fujitsu marked an important step in its ongoing commitment to equity for Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people with the launch of its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for Fujitsu Australia Limited.

The RAP, launched at the company’s Macquarie Park Head Office, is Fujitsu Australia’s 12 month plan to create sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focusing on four key areas; relationships, respect, opportunities, tracking and progress. The launch event opened with a Welcome to Country performed by Darug Elder Julie Janson; and was also attended by a host of guests from across Indigenous enterprise and community, including MP for Bennelong John Alexander OAM.

The RAP seeks to:

  • Implement initiatives to assist the employment and opportunities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Increase Fujitsu Australia’s employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Fujitsu’s use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers in their supply chains, in the delivery of services; and
  • Improve the relationship, understanding and respect of Fujitsu Australia’s employees with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders.

Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia hailed the launch of the RAP as an important milestone in Fujitsu’s diversity journey.

“The ICT industry at large has been challenged by concerns around diversity and inclusion for some time. Fujitsu has taken a determined approach in acknowledging and adopting a series of initiatives to address these challenges within our industry. This Reconciliation Action Plan is a further commitment by Fujitsu to drive change not only within our own organisation, but within society.”

“We know that digital technology is transforming business, society and the everyday lives of people. By partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, businesses and communities we will help achieve Fujitsu’s vision of an equitable, prosperous and rewarding digital future. I look forward to new ways to deliver value with our customers, employees and community partners as a result of implementing the actions in this RAP”.

Liam Ridgeway, co-founder of Indigitek, a not-for-profit organisation that supports the growth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), said “It’s important that global ICT enterprises like Fujitsu are able to support the development and growth of Indigenous Australians in STEM. Fujitsu’s RAP demonstrates their commitment to participate in positive and impactful change in this area and we look forward to collaborating with them on their journey”.

The RAP was established by a six member RAP working group in August 2016 to develop and engage in activities to promote Fujitsu Australia’s vision for reconciliation. Fujitsu Australia’s RAP Working Group led the development of the RAP in collaboration with Reconciliation Australia, Fujitsu’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, customers and community groups.

A strategic priority for Fujitsu is creating an equitable and sustainable tomorrow, with the organisation setting key performance deliverables in regard to finding new ways to deliver value to their customers and community partners as a result of implementing the RAP.

Fujitsu Australia will continue to work with Reconciliation Australia to share its outcomes-based approach and considerations with the RAP community.

The full RAP report is published on the Fujitsu Australia website: http://www.fujitsu.com/au/about/local/rap/

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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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Collin Duff-Tytler
Marketing Programs and Communications Manager
Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

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Date: 13 March, 2018
City: Sydney