Fujitsu Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainability with Pledge to Operate FJcloud with 100% Renewable Energy in Japan by FY2022
Tokyo, Japan, February 15, 2021
As part of its efforts to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society, Fujitsu Limited pledges that renewable energy will cover all the power needed to operate its Fujitsu Hybrid IT Service FJcloud (1) provided from its data centers in Japan by fiscal 2022, delivering a more sustainable model for the operation of the cloud services.
In recent years, international initiatives including the SBTi (2) and RE 100 (3) have been actively promoting the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) and the use of renewable energy sources, with a view to achieving the ambitious global targets set out in the Paris Agreement and the United Nations SDGs. The acceleration of such activities, including measures to mitigate climate change, has been accompanied by heightened expectations toward corporate sustainability initiatives and an increasing demand for accountability and transparency in related disclosures.
In July 2018, the Fujitsu Group joined RE100 as Japan's first gold member, and as part of its global Renewable Energy Procurement Principles, has set a target of 100% renewable energy use for the group’s activities by 2050. In the group’s data centers, Fujitsu is promoting measures aimed at creating a sustainable society, such as continuously improving power usage effectiveness (PUE, 4) by controlling air conditioning equipment using outside-air cooling and AI to optimize cooling efficiency for achieving greater energy efficiency.
In addition to these measures, the Fujitsu Group will accelerate its initiatives for the use of renewable energy and contribute to mitigate the impacts of climate change and for the decarbonization of the Fujitsu Group, its customers, and other stakeholders throughout society defined in the Fujitsu Group’s medium-and long-term environmental vision. To demonstrate its commitment to the pledge, Fujitsu will ensure that by fiscal 2022 all the power required for its FJcloud operations at its data centers in Japan will be provided by renewable energy.
- Fujitsu Hybrid IT Service FJcloud:
A portfolio of solutions that combine services and technologies related to the cloud, data center, network, security, systems operation and maintenance, that Fujitsu has provided to its customers for many years. Available in Japan.
Abbreviation for the Science Based Targets Initiative. Initiative jointly established by organizations such as the United Nations Global Compact and the World Resources Institute (WRI) in 2015. It calls on companies to establish science-based GHG emission reduction targets.
Abbreviation for the Renewable Energy 100. Initiatives managed by The Climate Group, an international NGO, in partnership with CDP. It consists of companies that aims to use 100% of electricity from renewable energy sources. As of February 2021, 50 Japanese companies are participating.
Abbreviation for the Power Usage Effectiveness. A measure of the power efficiency of a data center. This is the value obtained by dividing "Overall data center power consumption" by "Power consumption of servers and other ICT equipment", and the closer to 1.0, the more efficient it is.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 130,000 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 3.9 trillion yen (US$35 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.
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Date: 15 February, 2021
City: Tokyo, Japan
Company: Fujitsu Limited