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Fujitsu one of the First Vendors to Achieve Multinational EPEAT Certification

Responds to growing customer demand for transparent Green IT

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.

Kingston, Jamaica, August 19, 2009

Fujitsu today announced that it is one of the first companies to achieve multinational certification for technology products, as the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry goes global. EPEAT is a comprehensive Green IT product rating system, with a registry of more than 1,000 products and more than 30 participating manufacturers.

Masataka Fujii, General Manager, Environmental Engineering Division at Fujitsu global headquarters in Tokyo, welcomed the expansion, saying: “Fujitsu appreciates and supports the efforts to globalise the EPEAT classification and labelling scheme. In many countries, EPEAT will enable increased transparency on the environmental benefit generated by products that are based on the FUJITSU ‘Green Policy Innovation’.”

Achieving multinational EPEAT certification is an important Green IT milestone for Fujitsu and underlines the company’s focus on product innovation and efficiency. Other firsts have included the 0-Watt standby PC, introduced earlier this year, and Fujitsu’s own pioneering Green IT label, which will remain in use, alongside EPEAT certification.

Says Jeff Omelchuck, Executive Director of EPEAT: “We commend Fujitsu for playing a critical role in helping to green electronics worldwide. Through use of the EPEAT standard and participation in the multi-stakeholder system, companies like Fujitsu are helping purchasers identify and select the most environmentally-responsible electronics available on the marketplace today.”

IT purchasers and manufacturers can also calculate the benefits of EPEAT-registered products through the online Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator (http://isse.utk.edu/ccp/projects/benefitscalculator/elecbenecalc.html), developed in conjunction with the U.S. EPA and University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products.

For images of the 0-Watt PC please visit: http://mediaserver.ts.fujitsu.com/ms/go.cfm?itemid=29800&jumpfactor=6

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: http://www.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Caribbean

Fujitsu Caribbean is a wholly owned subsidiary of the US$47-billion Fujitsu Group and a part of Fujitsu America Inc. Fujitsu integrates the core expertise of our skilled resources and Business Partners to deliver IT Infrastructure Solutions and Managed Services that continuously evolve to respond to our customer’s complex business and technology issues. Focused on the Financial Services, Telecommunications and Government sectors we simplify IT for our customers and build more value into their IT investments. Fujitsu is the world’s third largest IT Services Company and has been operating in the Caribbean for over 50 years. Managed by a regional executive team, we have offices in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad; including business agents in the Bahamas, St. Vincent, Haiti, Anguilla, Antigua, Dominican Republic and Grenada, to serve the entire region. Fujitsu has delivered and currently supports mission critical ICT solutions and networks across the English-speaking islands of the Caribbean. For more information on Fujitsu Caribbean, visit www.fujitsu.com/caribbean/ .

About EPEAT®

The EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) program evaluates computer desktops, laptops, and monitors based on 51 environmental criteria developed through an extensive stakeholder consensus process supported by US EPA. The EPEAT system is managed by the Green Electronics Council, a nonprofit organisation headquartered in Portland, OR. Compared to traditional computer equipment, all EPEAT-registered computers have reduced levels of cadmium, lead, and mercury to better protect human health and the environment. They are more energy efficient, which reduces emissions of climate changing greenhouse gases. They are also easier to upgrade and recycle. In fact, manufacturers must offer environmentally responsible recycling options for all EPEAT-registered products. For more on EPEAT criteria and qualified products, see www.epeat.net.

Press Contact

Sandra Jones, 
Vice President, Marketing & Communications


Phone: Phone: +1-876-926-7567
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E-mail: E-mail: sandra.jones@fujitsu.com
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Date: 19 August, 2009
City: Kingston, Jamaica
Company: Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.,