IT service and the environment
For the IT industry environmental issues offer opportunities as well as threats. In simple terms, IT already provides ways to address many environmental issues – and promises solutions to many more. However, it also contributes to environmental problems, particularly in areas like energy use and rubbish sent to landfill. It is also clear that environmental issues are receiving ever greater coverage and generate debate at every level – political, media, industry, investor and consumer. Businesses are being held to ever higher standards and no responsible organisation could fail to see the need to address the issues with a coordinated programme of action. Our business has devoted a considerable amount of effort to auditing our sustainability performance and bringing together our actions into a coherent framework. As a result we are now taking very significant action in a number of areas in all of our operations across Europe. This includes not only our internal operations but also the environmental impact of our entire supply chain.
These actions are underpinned by a set of robust metrics that we will be publishing on this site to document our progress. We believe that the effects of these commitments will begin to make a measurable impact, and will, over the next few years, build into a set of achievements of which we can be proud.
Fujitsu: Sustainable by design
At Fujitsu we’re determined to be part of the solution, not the pollution. Our Green Policy 2020 provides a vision for a prosperous low-carbon future and our mission is to help create it through IT innovations that reduce society’s environmental footprint and the impact of IT itself.
We have a proud heritage of sustainability dating back to 1938, when we created a parkland environment for our first factory. By 1989 we had established our first environmental committee and in 2002 we installed the world’s first plant-based biodegradable plastic parts in notebook computers. Just one year later we achieved zero waste emissions in all 13 plants in Japan and in 2006 we completed global integration based on the ISO14001 environmental management system.
We have also achieved reducing emissions per unit sale to 68% below 1990 levels in FY2008. In Japan alone we have committed to cutting the society’s carbon emissions by 30 million tonnes annually by 2020. To achieve this we have built sustainability into all of our activities – from the green IT services we offer to the smart energy-solutions and technologies we invent.
Our services and products are the focus of continual innovation so that we can deliver outcomes that exceed our customer’s business expectations, while being environmentally responsible.
We are also designing a new generation of IT products to be more power-efficient, recyclable, compact and lightweight than ever before.
Our manufacturing plants, data centres and offices are being designed for low emissions, drawing on renewable energy and using natural landscaped surroundings. Our people are encouraged to champion sustainability through recycling programs and support for initiatives, such as our conservation of more than 670ha of native vegetation across the globe.
In recognition of our world-leading green governance and carbon reduction programs, Fujitsu have been selected as a member of the Dow Jones sustainability world index since its inception. We’re also highly ranked by Gartner on “Global Low-Carbon and Environmental leadership” and we were nominated by Computerworld as one of the top three Green IT vendors.