Reducing our environmental footprint
The Fujitsu Group ‘Climate & Energy Vision’ states our goal to be net zero CO2 organisation by 2050, as well as contribute to climate change adaptation and the decarbonisation of society.
In Australia & New Zealand, we’re recognised for our strong sustainability program that delivers results across our portfolio. Our NABERS-rated data centres are recognised as being 33% more efficient than the market average, and we’ve reduced emissions from office energy and travel by more than 60% from our 2008 baseline.
Our global policy and targets
The Fujitsu Group recognizes that global environmental protection is a vital business issue. We are committed to effective action on climate change and have been listed on the CDP A List from 2017-2019.
Australia and New Zealand approach
We have had a comprehensive environmental action plan in place for the Oceania region since 2007. Our ISO14001 certified management system covers all 27 Fujitsu sites in Australia & New Zealand. Our sustainability targets are determined using 2008 as a historical baseline, based on factors including our material environmental impacts, science, stakeholder expectation and accepted guidelines such as CDP.
Australia & New Zealand results
Our current sustainability targets will be measured at the end of the 2020 financial year (March 2021).
Performance against targets at a glance
Reduction in emmision from office energy
Reduction in emmision from travel
Data centre energy efficiency
Renewable energy source
At the time the targets were set, the ambitious target forecast greater adoption of low-emission travel adoptions by 2020 than have materialised in the region. In particular, we projected an earlier availability of hybrid and electric vehicles and a greater penetration of aviation biofuel in commercial flight. Despite this allowance, through our investments in providing technology solutions to reduce the need for business travel (such as web and video conference facilities) and strict policy control on travel, we have reduced the amount of travel from 2,303km per FTE to just 716km per FTE each year.
We continue to examine ways to help Fujitsu meet its ambitious emissions reductions target, including incorporating more low emission models into our vehicle fleet and the use of offsets.
In FY2018, two of our data centres achieved NABERS star increases, reflecting our continuing improvement in energy efficiency. The ratings are on a 6-star scale, where 1 represents very poor performance, 3 represents average, and 6 represents outstanding performanceOur Eight Mile Plains Data Centre in QLD went from 3 to 3.5 stars, and our Malaga Data Centre in WA improved to 4 stars from its previous rating of 3.5. These increases are evidence of Fujitsu’s continued improvement in energy efficiency, as well as our ongoing commitment to transparency. Our NABERS ratings indicate that Fujitsu’s portfolio is 33% more efficient than the industry average. Every year through these efforts we save over 34 Gigawatt hours of energy, reduces 30,611 tonnes of carbon - equivalent to 1,700 homes.
In New Zealand we procure our power from Meridian Energy who only generates energy from renewable sources such as wind and hydropower. We continue to explore ways to increase the amount of renewable energy use in our business, including different procurement models and on-site generation.
In addition to our regional target of 20 percent renewable energy by 2020, the Fujitsu Group has a renewable energy target of 40% by 2030 and 100% by 2050 for operations both in and outside Japan. This commitment is formalized in our RE100 membership as Japan’s first Gold Member
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Blaise Porter – Director, Responsible Business
“Businesses are dealing with heightened expectations about their role in society – taking actions on complex issues such as climate change, environmental protection, diversity and responsible supply chains. At the same time, technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation are entering the mainstream. Have you considered how technology could be used to solve your businesses’ sustainability and social challenges?"
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