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Fujitsu Joins United Nations Global Compact

- Furthering corporate social responsibility from a global perspective -

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, December 15, 2009

Fujitsu today announced that it became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact on December 9.

By upholding the Global Compact's ten principles in the four areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, as well as actively implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Fujitsu is promoting responsible management as a global company while contributing to the building of a sustainable society.

About the United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact was proposed by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the January 1999 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In July 2000, the initiative was formally inaugurated at the UN headquarters in New York. As of December 2009, more than 7,000 businesses and other organizations from 134 countries were participating in the compact.

Participating companies voluntarily uphold ten principles in the four areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. While seeking to promote the CSR activities of companies as part of their responsibility as corporate citizens, the compact endeavors through these activities to foster a sustainable and inclusive global economy, starting with the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals(1).

Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact

Human Rights
Principle 1:Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2:make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labor
Principle 3:Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4:the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
Principle 5:the effective abolition of child labor; and
Principle 6:the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment
Principle 7:Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8:undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9:encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-Corruption
Principle 10:Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

About Fujitsu's CSR Initiatives

In its medium-term management plan announced in July 2009, Fujitsu proclaimed its goal to become a truly global IT company. The company recognizes the importance of not only promoting its business on a global level, but also taking CSR measures to address global societal issues such as the protection of the environment and human rights. By participating in the United Nations Global Compact, Fujitsu will expand its collaboration and information sharing with external organizations and be better positioned to fulfill its CSR activities from a global perspective.

The Fujitsu Group has carried out CSR activities globally in accordance with its corporate philosophy, the Fujitsu Way(2). Fujitsu views its participation in the Global Compact as an opportunity to further promote a management style based on the Fujitsu Way that integrates social, economic and environmental activities, and that also values all the company's stakeholders, including its customers, employees, shareholders and investors, partners, and local communities in which it operates.


  • [1] United Nations Millennium Development Goals

    Eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world's main development challenges. The goals are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration that was adopted during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.United Nations Millennium Development Goals (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/)

  • [2] The Fujitsu Way

    The Fujitsu Way embodies the philosophy of the Fujitsu Group, the reason for its existence, and the values and principles that Fujitsu employees follow in their daily activities.Our Corporate Philosophy "FUJITSU Way" (http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/philosophy/)

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 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 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

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Date: 15 December, 2009
City: Tokyo
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