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Public Affairs Policy

As a leading company in the UK, Fujitsu UK & Ireland does comment on current and planned legislation – which might affect its own business (for example the plans by the Government on smart metering) or its role as a leading employer (for example the extensive work by the Government on social mobility and apprentices). We do this directly, and via our trade bodies, such as TechUK – who represent over 850 companies and technologies in the IT sector. Amongst its wide range of activities, TechUK engages with policy makers, and Fujitsu is involved in various policy groups which inform this process. We are also members of organisations such as the CBI, Business in the Community and others, who may ask for our input on policy issues. Fujitsu requires that any such body maintains professional standards in its engagement with any policy makers.

Like many similar companies, Fujitsu UK & Ireland works closely with Public Relations and Public Affairs agencies. When it does, it insists that they comply with the respective codes of practice – for example from the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC) and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA). The APPC governs the way in which Public Affairs agencies do business and which has at its heart the principle of transparency. Fujitsu UK & Ireland is included on our agencies’ contribution to the register, which is updated quarterly, and is publicly available through the APPC’s website.

Similarly, our internal Public Affairs employees comply with the APPC’s code of practice in their work, in addition to adhering to those standards set out in Fujitsu’s Global Business Standards.