Fujitsu Ireland have taken the pledge - for a Low Carbon Economy
Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) launches Leaders’ Group on Sustainability. Fujitsu Ireland sign up to Low Carbon Pledge to reduce carbon intensity emissions by 50% by 2030.
Fujitsu Ireland Ltd
Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), the national network for sustainability, has convened 26 leading companies, of which Fujitsu Ireland is one, representing a combined workforce of over 90,000 people in Ireland, to work collaboratively to address social, environmental and economic priorities.
We are delighted to be part of this initiative and the see first-hand the commitment of the group to the Low Carbon Pledge the first dedicated pledge generated by Irish business to set industry standards on sustainability and reduce carbon usage.
Speaking at the launch, Tony O’Malley, CEO, Fujitsu Ireland said “The Low Carbon Pledge is a great opportunity for our team to come together, share learnings and to showcase best practice. I look forward to collaborating with a coalition of Ireland’s leading organisations that are striving to improve the sustainability of the Irish business sector and to demonstrate our commitment to addressing the most pressing sustainability priorities for the Irish business sector,” “As part of the pledge, our shared commitment at Fujitsu Ireland is to reduce fuel consumption by the company and greenhouse gas emission intensity by 50% by 2030. If we are going to reach the global carbon reduction targets set in the Paris Agreement and maintain global temperatures at less than 2oC below pre-industrial levels, then we, along with our 25 co-signatures of the pledge must play a major role to practically demonstrate Irish business’ commitment to reducing carbon emissions and to act as a catalyst for wider, complementary initiatives and actions.” added Tony O’Malley, CEO, Fujitsu Ireland
Responsible business is a moral obligation – it’s the right thing to do. As an international business Fujitsu plays a huge part in the growth of several economies, and we want to make sure we’re doing it in the right way. We want to make our business sustainable, whilst also having a positive impact on society.
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About the Leaders’ Group on Sustainability
The Leaders’ Group on Sustainability is represented by CEOs of Ireland’s top companies, from sectors including energy, telecoms, tech, finance, transport, professional services, pharma, retail and food that have achieved the Business Working Responsibly Mark, the NSAI audited standard for CSR and sustainability. The Mark was created by Business in the Community Ireland, the network for sustainable and responsible business in Ireland. Members include Accenture, A&L Goodbody, Arup, Bank of Ireland, Boots, CRH, Dawn Meats, Deloitte, eir, EirGrid, ESB, Fujitsu, Gas Networks Ireland, Janssen, KBC Bank, M&S, Musgrave Group, Northern Trust, PM Group, PwC, SSE, Sodexo, Transdev, Ulster Bank, Veolia and Vodafone. menting new technologies is contributing to cost savings (46 percent)
Key work priorities of the Group:
Launching the Low Carbon Pledge – the first dedicated pledge generated by Irish business to set industry standards on sustainability and reduce carbon usage. The Pledge is to reduce carbon intensity emissions by 50% by 2030. The Group will also share data on how to best manage their energy usage. The companies signed up to the Pledge so far are: A&L Goodbody, Arup, Bank of Ireland, Dawn Meats, Deloitte, EirGrid, ESB, Fujitsu, Gas Networks Ireland, Janssen, KBC Bank, M&S, Musgrave Group, PM Group, PwC, Ricoh, Sodexo, Ulster Bank, Veolia and Vodafone.
Removing barriers to social exclusion by examining how Irish businesses can improve their processes and cultures to train, attract and retain marginalised and vulnerable people. The Group is examining how businesses can improve their operations and cultures to attract and retain people from vulnerable groups e.g. socio-economic disadvantaged groups; those not in education, employment, or training; and people with disabilities.
Adapting to emerging work practices that will transform Irish industry like the gig economy, contract work and automation to ensure those changes benefit both employee and employer. The Group recognises that they have a responsibility to ensure workers of the future are not negatively impacted by the evolving nature of the economy where there is a growing emphasis on more flexible work practices.
About Business in the Community Ireland
Business in the Community Ireland is the country's only network for responsible business. We help companies measure, manage and report on their sustainability and corporate responsibility. In addition, we run the Business Working Responsibly Mark certification for responsible and sustainable business practices which is audited by the NSAI. We also work with hundreds of companies on leveraging the power of business to tackle education and unemployment in Ireland. https://www.bitc.ie/
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 Ireland Ltd
Fujitsu is one of the world’s largest ICT companies, offering a complete range of products, services and solutions. With approximately 155,000 employees globally and 350 in Ireland, Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries every day. We work with clients in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, and consumer sectors to harness the full range of our technology products, solutions and services. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. We believe that true innovation comes from working with people to create solutions for people. Together with customers and partners, we are shaping a world where everyone, everywhere is empowered with digital technology. We call it Human Centric Innovation.
For further information please see http://www.fujitsu.com/ie/
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Date: 18 May, 2018