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Fujitsu Ireland – 1st Company in Ireland to achieve the Business Working Responsibly Mark in 2015

Joins a prestigious list of only 17 companies to achieve the Mark to date

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Dublin, June 04, 2015

Cathleen Doohan, Director of People and CSR, Fujitsu Ireland pictured with Kieran McGowan, Chairperson Business in the CommunityFujitsu Ireland has become the first company in Ireland in 2015 to achieve the Business Working Responsibly Mark. The Mark, which certifies excellence in responsible and sustainable business practices across company operations, is operated by Business in the Community Ireland and is audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

The organisation achieved the Mark for excellence across several areas including:

  • Employee Communication and Consultation
  • Diversity and Equality
  • Environmental Management and Staff Awareness
  • Employee Participation in the community

Fujitsu Ireland is only the 17th company in Ireland to achieve the standard which examines areas such as sustainability, customer relations, supply chain management, workplace, community and environment.

Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland, the organisation responsible for the development of the Mark congratulated Fujitsu Ireland saying, “It is not easy for a company to achieve the Mark as it really does push them to demonstrate excellence in responsible and sustainable business practices. Only companies who have truly embedded these practices into their business have a chance of getting the Mark so it is a real testament to Fujitsu Ireland staff as well as the leadership of the company that they are taking sustainability seriously”.

Cathleen Doohan, Director of People and CSR, Fujitsu Ireland said;
“This is an important milestone for us as an organisation and all our employees, client and community partners. The comprehensive assessment process involved in achieving the Mark enabled us to analyse every area of our business, identifying those that needed to be improved as well as those existing strengths that we could build upon. The rigorous standards of the Mark award will ensure that we continue to maintain a standard of excellence across all areas of our strategic and day-to-day operations to deliver on our responsibility to internal and external stakeholders. Achieving the Business Working Responsibly Mark is a real testament to the commitment every employee has shown to our CSR Programme.”

To achieve the Mark, Fujitsu Ireland had to initially complete a comprehensive online questionnaire with over 290 questions analysing operations on over 27 different indicators. A one day audit was then conducted by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). The Mark is achieved by successfully passing both assessments.

Increasingly companies are using the Mark to showcase their responsible business credentials to customers, employees, local communities as well as investors. In addition, for multi-nationals based in Ireland, the Mark has proved invaluable in demonstrating best in class practices of Irish operations to global headquarters. The Mark also provides a strategic management framework for corporate responsibility or sustainability that drives internal collaboration and informs future planning.

The Business Working Responsibly Mark has been over four years in the making and follows trends for global standards of a similar nature. It is one of the first in Europe to be third party verified and audited.

Notes to Editor

Background to the Business Working Responsibly Mark

Since 2000 Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) has been providing guidance on corporate responsibility to some of Ireland’s top companies. Drawing on its experience it has developed the Business Working Responsibly Mark which gives any organisation- across industry and service sectors- the opportunity to evaluate its achievements in sustainable and responsible practices across all operations. Companies who have been awarded the Mark to date are: Accenture in Ireland, Boots Retail (Ireland) Ltd., Gas Networks Ireland, CRH Ireland, EirGrid, ESB, Deloitte Ireland, Fujitsu Ireland, Intel Ireland, Marks and Spencer Ireland, Microsoft Ireland, Musgrave Group, Northern Trust (Ireland) Ltd., Pfizer Healthcare Ireland, Ricoh Ireland Ltd., Transdev Ireland Ltd. and Ulster Bank. 

Background to Business in the Community Ireland

Business in the Community Ireland is a network of Ireland’s biggest companies dedicated to corporate responsibility. One of its key services is to guide top companies through a process of measuring and evaluating the impact of their strategic community involvement programmes. Taking a strategic approach to community involvement can deliver benefits to the business while making a positive social impact. The benefits include greater market share and customer loyalty, enhanced employee skills and morale, improved supplier links and a better reputation. A business driven network, with major social initiatives, our membership is drawn from Ireland's most progressive companies.

About Fujitsu Global

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 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 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Ireland Ltd

Fujitsu is the world’s third-largest IT solutions provider and among the top five IT solutions provider in Ireland. Employing 350 staff in Ireland, Fujitsu defines, designs, builds and operates innovative IT solutions, products and services, helping our customers to realise the benefits of the connected economy. In Ireland we offer a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services. We concentrate on our core strengths, delivering customer focused IT applications, infrastructure development and management and outsourcing across end user, networking and data centre environments. These are supported by a full range of related services, from management and technology consulting, through to integration and deployment.

We work with our customers to identify potential opportunities for technological change such as virtualisation in their industry. We then develop and deliver on an action plan to capitalise on these to their commercial advantage. Led by CEO, Regina Moran, the company attributes its success to its Japanese heritage of Lean computing and a methodology based on the concept of continuous service improvement combined with a focus on good technology.

Fujitsu’s existing customer base includes some of the leading organisations in the public and private sectors in Ireland including Fujitsu’s existing customer base includes the leading organisations in the public and private sector in Ireland, including Telefónica Ireland Ltd, Irish Courts Service, Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas, Department of Transport, SSE Renewables Holdings Ltd, Dublin City Council, Bord Gais - Networks (and Irish Water), TEAGASC, Electricity Supply Board, Susquehanna, Topaz Energy Limited, Road Safety Authority, IADT, Department of Defence (including Defence Forces Ireland), Doosan Trading Ltd, Dalkia, Department of Social Protection, University College Dublin, Ordnance Survey Ireland, New Ireland Assurance Plc, Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Irish Blood Transfusion Service, KBC Bank Ireland Plc, Bord na Mona.

All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

David Kinch

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Moira Horgan

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Company:Business in the Community Ireland

Date: 04 June, 2015
City: Dublin