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Fujitsu Oceania Procurement Policy

This policy guides procurement efforts across Fujitsu within Australia and New Zealand (FANZ) and Fujitsu Australia Software Technology (FAST) to achieve the following objectives in compliance with Fujitsu group policies. This policy applies to all purchasing activities of FANZ and FAST.

  • Ongoing optimisation of procurement efforts to drive cost savings
  • Alignment of procurement activities with business unit plans
  • Ensure ethical, social and environmental considerations in all procurement efforts
  • Achieve Green Procurement targets set by Fujitsu Ltd within cost parameters
  • Develop mutually beneficial supplier relationships
  • Satisfy customer requirements with regards to purchasing.

Our procurement policy

We procure goods, software, contract resources and services that are needed for conducting business activities (“Procurement Items”) from various suppliers, for internal or to add value to them, and supply them to our customers as Fujitsu products or services. We do so after ensuring that Fujitsu cannot source these goods or services internally including through our sister companies globally.

We procure these items in a manner that adheres to ethical, economic, and environmental principles and we aim to realise the potential of our supply chain in driving positive social outcomes.

We work with suppliers to identify, mitigate and manage risks. We encourage existing and potential suppliers to collaborate with us to drive best practice and continuous improvement.

Coexistence with and selection of Suppliers

We strive to establish a relationship of coexistence in which Fujitsu and our suppliers, as good business partners, build a long term trustful relationship based on continuous effort and improvements on both sides and, thereby, prosper together.

We evaluate and select suppliers comprehensively based on such criteria as

  • Credibility as an enterprise
  • Technology
  • Quality, Price and Delivery of procurement items and the level of engagement with Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) activities

In evaluating and selecting suppliers, we make no distinctions among candidate suppliers based on their nationalities, and we treat any candidate supplier sincerely, always offering them fair and reasonable entry opportunities.

Promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility in Procurement

Complying with the Fujitsu Corporate Social Responsibility Guidelines, based on the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, “The Fujitsu Way” and The Fujitsu Way Code of Conduct, we promote CSR activities with our suppliers based on the following:

  1. Human Rights, Labour, Health and Safety
    We respect individuals' human rights, does not unfairly discriminate, provide a secure and healthy work environment, do not use child or forced labour, and respect the rights to freedom of association.
  2. Global Environment
    We promote the environmental management and provide products and services that involve a minimum environmental load.
  3. Fair Trade and Corporate Ethics
    We promote fair and free competition, proper handling of confidential information, respect intellectual property, prohibit corruption, including bribery and extortion, and avoid conflict minerals
  4. Compliance with Laws and Regulations
    We comply with applicable laws, regulations and accepted social practices governing our local and global businesses and require the same of our suppliers.
  5. Assurance of Safety and Quality of Products and Services
    We maintain high standards of safety and quality in our products and services.
  6. Information Security
    We maintain and promote information security in order to properly protect our own information and information systems and those of third parties.

Fujitsu requests cooperation from our suppliers to act in accordance with our social responsibilities in the supply chain. To support their promotion and to manage and mitigate risks Fujitsu provides CSR Code of Conduct and a CSR Questionnaire to selected suppliers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses

We proactively seek to procure products and services from suppliers that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned, managed and controlled (Indigenous enterprise). With this we aim to generate value within our supply chain, increase opportunities for suppliers who have traditionally been underrepresented in our community and meet Australia Government requirements. As such, we have targets in place for Indigenous enterprise representation in our supply chain.

Fujitsu is a member of Supply Nation, giving us access to Indigenous businesses that are currently part of the Supply Nation network and utilise this service for sourcing Indigenous suppliers.