As the central R&D organization in the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Laboratories considers environmental contribution to be a top priority and is pushing forward with R&D activities geared toward the creation of a sustainable society. These R&D activities cover a wide range of fields including advanced materials, next-generation elements, computers, networks, and ICT systems, leading toward the creation of next-generation solutions, services, and business models.
Based on these efforts to develop revolutionary technologies, Fujitsu Laboratories advocates the “development of technologies that help solve social and environmental problems,” and is engaged in a variety of environmental initiatives. These include reducing CO2 emissions by saving energy and making operation more efficient, conserving resources, handling of natural disasters, conserving biodiversity, measures to counteract global warming, and more.
|Targets under the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage VIII)||Last fiscal year
(FY 2018 results)
|Developing Innovative Technologies that address Environmental Issues||Announced 84 key green technologies（*）(Press announcements: 25, announcements at exhibitions & academic conferences: 59)|
* Key green technologies: Technologies for reducing power and energy consumption, improving work-hour efficiency, conserving resources, and solving social problems
As part of our Environmental Action Plan Stage VIII, we aim to further improve our ability to get messages to the outside world about the key green technologies that we have developed. In FY 2018 we promoted the environmental value of ICT to the outside world at press announcements, academic conferences, and exhibitions.
In terms of the SDGs, the technologies that Fujitsu announced externally in FY 2018 contribute primarily to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” (Goal 3), "Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation" (Goal 9), "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable" (Goal 11), "Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact" (Goal 13), and "Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss" (Goal 15).
We developed a system that allows consumers such as factories and stores to trade surplus energy amongst each other. Demand Response (DR), an initiative which adjusts electric power usage through cooperation between electric utilities and consumers, has been attracting attention in recent years. However, it has been hard to control, and has therefore suffered from a low success rate. Fujitsu addressed this problem by applying Blockchain technology to develop mechanisms that facilitate efficient coordination between consumers, which has resulted in a confirmed improvement of around 40% in the DR success rate.
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