Environmental Training and Awareness Activities for Employees
The Fujitsu Group conducts various environmental education and awareness activities based on the belief that “Greater environmental awareness and proactive efforts among all employees are essential for pursuing environmental management.
Comprehensive Environmental Training
All employees undergo environmental e-Learning to facilitate a basic understanding of environmental management. In addition to training for new employees and for managers, training is also conducted on a per-division basis. Specialized trainings such as internal auditor training and training for those in charge of waste practices are also conducted for employees who are in charge of environment-related tasks.
Raising Awareness through an In-House Award Scheme
The Environmental Contribution Award
To raise environmental awareness among employees at all Fujitsu Group companies, we have established an Environmental Contribution Award Scheme to recognize business and activities contributing to the environment. The award scheme is open to all employees and has been implemented every year since 1995. In FY 2019, in addition to the existing Environmental Contribution Award Scheme, we established SDGs Special Prize Scheme and issued a wide-ranging call for activities that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to address societal challenges by dealing with environmental issues. We received submissions that covered a diverse array of topics.
- Winner of the FY 2019 The 1st Award (Environmental Contribution Award)
Combining construction of a system with an uninterruptible power supply that considers reduced CO2 emissions by adopting fuel cells and BCP measures for major services
They adopted a fuel cell power generation system capable of reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 35% at Kumagaya SSC by utilizing clean energy.
Combined with this, they established an uninterruptible power supply by selecting a method that does not rely on the supply infrastructure in the event of a natural disaster, etc. and also constructed BCP measures system for service continuity.
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Fuel Cell Power Generation System Introduced at the Kumagaya Service Solution Center
In addition, CO2 reduction by optimizing transportation schedule using the Digital Annealer also won the same award. Other than The 1st Award, winning entries included contributing to achieving the world's highest level of weather forecasting accuracy through the use of supercomputers, constructing a cloud-based BEMS with users that contributes to energy saving, major electricity savings through world's best technology for accelerating deep learning, constructing a collaboration scheme that encourages companies to collaborate on environmental technologies, a digital rice trading platform with an integrated supply chain solution running on blockchain for sustainable rice exchange, and a chatbot to support COVID-19 infection prevention measures.
In-House Environmental Seminar and Workshop
Believing that the first step toward the realization of a sustainable society is to be aware of social and environmental issues and international trends, we conduct environmental seminars for our employees periodically.
June: Special Lecture “Social & Environmental Issues Resolved by Parking Space Sharing Service”
We invited Genki Kanaya, President & CEO of akippa Inc., which sums its management philosophy up in the word “indispensable” and is active as a problem-solving company, to deliver an in-house lecture. In his remarks, he took up everything from troubles involved in human transport to the congestion and shortage of parking space related to transport and traffic, and further to the accompanying environmental problems. He went on to describe how he started the parking space sharing business, its business models and other factors for the resolution of these issues.
Communication Through the Internet and Social Media
By disseminating information through the Internet and having lively exchanges of ideas via social media, we encourage employees to think of environmental and societal issues as personal ones.
Spreading Internal Awareness About the Issue of Plastic Waste
In addition to reducing plastic waste through conventional business activities, starting in June 2019, we have worked to reduce the amount of disposable plastic used in offices, and conducted activities to raise employee awareness. We developed campaigns that used the company’s internal website and social media, and worked to spread awareness within the company while listening to what many employees had to say.
- In June, we conducted a campaign on our internal website that declared we would use reusable shopping bags with the aim of reducing disposable plastic waste, such as shopping bags. More than 3,000 employees posted messages.
- In December, we established a group for “Sustainable Consumption Activities” on Yammer, our internal SNS, and conducted a campaign for employees to bring their own bottles. By conducting a campaign in conjunction with our efforts to move away from drinks in plastic bottles sold by vending machines at our business sites in Japan, as well as the elimination of plastic straws at company cafeterias, we had lively exchanges of ideas about everyday eco-friendly activities, and how the Group can contribute to environmental and social issues.
- In addition to a report posted on our public website about the eco-tour to Tsushima held in November, which was themed around the issue of marine plastic waste, we posted a video primer on YouTube to explain the problem. Our efforts to raise awareness are not just within the company.
- Tsushima, An Island Facing a Severe Plastic Waste Pollution Problem
- [Primer] What is the Marine Plastic Waste Problem?