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Diversity and Inclusion

Empowering Human Difference

Developing a diverse and enabled workforce

We are committed to developing a diverse and enabled workforce from the widest talent pools and promote equal opportunities for all. At Fujitsu, we relentlessly endeavour to engage, enable and develop our people.

We have a family of four inclusion network groups: Women at Fujitsu, Shine LGBT+, SEED (Supporting and Engaging Employees with Disabilities) and Cultural Diversity Network. Fujitsu’s female employees have important leadership positions: 21% of Fujitsu’s leadership team in UK and Ireland are women, compared to an industry average of 18% for large technology companies. In Ireland, where women represent 30% of the workforce, the company is led by a leadership team where a third of the members are women.

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Locally in Ireland, we have several initiatives promoting Diversity and Inclusion. We have launched a Women’s Business Network to:

  • Take positive action, in the drive to have more women represented at the higher echelons in the organisation.
  • Encourage gender parity, mutual respect and support within Fujitsu Ireland.
  • Provide women at all levels in the company with an opportunity to network, connect and explore challenges they face in the work place.
  • Provide bespoke support in career development planning and building self-confidence.
  • Drive this under our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, whilst ensuring it becomes part of our culture.
  • To use the network to link in with women in other organisations, who will inspire us and support the cause.

Duncan Tait
“To continue to provide world-class service to our customers, and to stay at the forefront of technology innovation, we are wholly committed to creating an inclusive work environment in which every employee – irrespective of their age, gender, ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or marital status – can contribute and thrive.”
~ Duncan Tait, Corporate Executive Officer, SEVP and Head of Americas and EMEIA at Fujitsu

Diversity, Inclusion and being a Responsible Business

‘Diversity’ is about all those things that make us who we are: the rich mix of visible and non-visible differences that exists within our workforce. This encompasses age, caring responsibilities, disability, education, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or belief, sexual orientation, social status, working style and many other personal characteristics.

‘Inclusion’ means creating a collaborative environment that is open to different ideas, perspectives and styles of thinking where all our people feel they can be completely themselves. We can only harness the benefits of diversity – what we call ‘Empowering Human Difference’ – in an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute fully to the Company’s success.

Being a Responsible Business means creating the right conditions for inclusion to be real.

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Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Vision: To be recognised as a responsible business that reflects the diversity of our customers and where all our people can be completely themselves and succeed.

Mission: We will be ambitious and innovative in integrating diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business to enhance agility, innovation, productivity, decision-making and customer relationships.

Strategic Goals:

  • Attract, retain and develop a diverse talent population
  • Build a high-performance inclusive culture
  • Enable growth by winning the right way

D&I programmes:

  • Inclusive recruitment and progression
  • Employee awareness and training
  • Bias-free processes and practices
  • Diverse and inclusive role models – find out more.
  • Data analytics and performance benchmarks
  • Engagement with customers and partners
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Workforce Profile and Targets

To measure our performance on Diversity & Inclusion, we monitor a wide range of metrics. We have also set a series of ambitious targets, which are set out below. The Responsible Business Board reviews our progress towards these targets on a quarterly basis.

Workforce stats

Achievements and Accreditation

Our diversity and inclusion awards
  • Fujitsu named as a 2018 Times Top 50 employer for women.
  • Val Risk received the BITC Gender Champion Award.
  • Wendy Warham and Michael Keegan featured on the HERoes Champions of Women in Business Lists.
  • 13 in the first ever Social Mobility Employers Index.
  • Sonia Hussain featured on the EMpower Top 30 Future Ethnic Minority Leaders List.
  • Accredited as a Disability Confident Leader by the Department for Work and Pensions.
  • 48 in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers List 2017.
  • Won two Business Disability Forum Disability Smart awards for ICT & Employee Network.
  • Michael Keegan, Head of EMEIA Product Business, became an everywoman Ambassador.
  • Regina Moran shortlisted for Woman of the Year at the Women in IT Awards 2016.
  • Sponsored the first ever Digital Pride event.
  • Gold banding in the Business in the Community Gender Benchmark.
  • Silver banding in the Business in the Community Race Benchmark.
  • Shine LGBT+ and the Women's Business Network awarded Awesome Network Status.
  • Helen Lamb named leader of the Year at the everywoman Women in Technology Awards.

Diversity and Inclusion Networks

Fujitsu has a family of four active diversity and inclusion networks which influence and support our efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation:

SEED (Supporting and Engaging Employees with Disabilities)
Shine LGBT+
Women's Business Network
Women’s Business Network
Cultural Diversity Network

The Networks are inclusive groups and open to all employees with an interest in these areas. Each network has a passionate Executive Sponsor who supports the development of the group and champions their work at the most senior levels. The D&I Networks work closely with each other and the business to drive the diversity and inclusion agenda. They play a significant role in creating a better experience for our people, our customers and our partners.

Business in the Community

The Fujitsu Ireland team is delighted to have secured a three year reaccreditation of the Business Working Responsibility Mark with Business in the Community. This follows a previous two year accreditation. This award is based on the ISO 26000 which is an international sustainability standard companies use to achieve their mission and vision. This involved answering a comprehensive questionnaire and an audit from the National Standards Authority of Ireland. Organisations benefit from the Mark through improved employee morale, better tendering credentials, enhanced investor relations and profile as a leading organisation in Ireland and abroad.

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Fujitsu Ireland will now move into the BITC (Business in the Community) “Leader Stream”, we look forward to increased prosperity and the engagement of new and existing opportunities. Access to the Leader stream is obtained following a re-accreditation of the BWR Mark. This stream showcases organisations on a national and international scale, recognising them as leaders in responsible and sustainable business practices. The opportunities for identifying upcoming CSR trends and thought leadership can be effectively capitalised on through the CEO–led leadership working groups. Leader stream members are provided with access to national and international experts to help shape the development of future CSR strategies. The BWR Mark assesses companies under the following categories: Governance & Communications, Community, Workplace, Marketplace and Environment. Companies that have already obtained this mark include partners, existing customers and potential customers.

Contact us to find out more about our approach to diversity and inclusion