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Fujitsu to Participate in the "RIO+20" United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, June 08, 2012

Fujitsu today announced that it will participate in the "RIO+20" United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 20 - 22. Fujitsu will be participating in the Japan Pavilion and a Corporate Sustainability Forum, which will take place in tandem with the conference.

In introducing its theme pertaining to the role of ICT in a sustainable society, Fujitsu will highlight ICT's major contributions—beginning with "K computer"(1), the world's fastest supercomputer—to addressing a wide variety of complex challenges.

About Rio+20

"RIO+20" is the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012. The United Nations is hosting the conference with the aim of providing a forum for leaders to discuss the future direction of sustainable development, as well as to secure renewed political commitments for sustainability. This year's themes are the "Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication," and "The Institutional framework for sustainable development."

Fujitsu Exhibition and Lecture Details

  1. Japan Pavilion (Sponsored by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
    Through a series of exhibits and lectures, Fujitsu will highlight ICT's major contributions, beginning with "K computer," the world's fastest supercomputer, to address the shared and difficult challenges facing humankind.
    • June 21: "Sustainable Society and ICT" (Presented by Chiaki Ito, Fujitsu Corporate Executive Advisor)
  2. Corporate Sustainability Forum (Sponsored by the United Nations Global Compact (2) )
    Fujitsu will conduct presentations in two sessions.
    < Session - Innovation for Sustainable Development: Activities and Challenges >
    • June 18: "Sustainable Society and ICT" (Presented by Chiaki Ito, Fujitsu Corporate Executive Advisor)
    < Session - Corporate Action on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services >
    • June 16: "Initiatives on Biodiversity Conservation by Fujitsu" (Presented by Atsuhisa Takahashi, Fujitsu Corporate Executive Advisor (Environmental Strategy))

  • [1] K computer

    Japan's leading research institute RIKEN and Fujitsu are developing the world fastest supercomputer, the K computer. The K computer ranked No. 1 in TOP500 in June and November 2011.

  • [2] The United Nations Global Compact

    An initiative aimed at building a global framework where companies can voluntarily operate as good global citizens and facilitate sustainable growth. The initiative is made possible through businesses that engage in responsible creative leadership practices. Fujitsu has been a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact since 2009.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

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Date: 08 June, 2012
City: Tokyo
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