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Fujitsu achieves Australian first with NABERS Energy rated data centre portfolio

News facts:

  • As early adopters of NABERS ratings, Fujitsu Australia achieves first fully rated data centre portfolio across six centres 
  • Portfolio rating signals new efficiencies in energy conservation with 27 percent higher efficiency than market average 
  • Fujitsu continues to demonstrate customer transparency in publishing all ratings on NABERS website
Sydney, June 21, 2016 - As part of its global strategic vision for environmental sustainability, Fujitsu Australia will today be awarded the country’s first fully NABERS rated data centre portfolio across its six Australian centres. The achievement is the result of a local initiative to drive the company’s global Environmental Action Plan Stage VIII, which seeks to contribute to society through the development of ICT solutions and reduce the environmental impacts of their business.
Fujitsu is meeting customer demands for increased transparency, publishing all ratings on the NABERS website, achieving a 3.75 star average across the portfolio.
The portfolio rating signals a new industry benchmark in energy conservaton, with Fujitsu’s centres achieving an efficiency of 27% higher than market average. This equates to an estimated 27 GigaWatt hours of electricity savings per year, which equates to over 24,000,000 kilograms of carbon emissions. Fujitsu Australia will continue to strive towards its 2020 target of a 4.5 star average across the portfolio.
Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “The portfolio rating is just as important from an environmental leadership perspective as it is from a transparency one.’
“When it comes to energy efficiency claims regarding data centres, transparency is crucial. With the exponential increase in data centre energy and Australia being powered predominantly by fossil fuels, the industry needs more accountability for our environmental impacts.’
“NABERS rating for data centres not only gives our customers credible assurance of our energy efficiency efforts but also provides us with a common language that works globally.”
Tom Grosskopf, Director of the Metro Branch at the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, said: “Fujitsu have been strong supporters of the NABERS Energy for data centres tool since its inception. This achievement is another significant statement that marks them as leaders in this industry. All digital companies should be looking to follow Fujitsu's lead if we're to reach our national sustainability targets.”
Today Lee Stewart, Fujitsu’s Head of Sustainability will co-present with a key customer at the Data Centre Dynamics Conference on the value of NABERS and the transparency it has brought to the market.
Fujitsu is also commencing a customer program to engage clients in their energy efficiency movement. For Fujitsu’s customers, choosing a provider with a high NABERS Energy rating will ensure they gain the benefits of a resilient and efficient data centre. Fujitsu is looking to extend this best practice initiative to advise customers on how to obtain their own NABERS Energy rating, through its consulting capabilities and learnings of the process.
As part of the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan Stage VIII, the company improves customers' and society's sustainability through deploying its ICT services and enhancing its products' energy and resource efficiency.
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Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 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 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. We partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702). See www.fujitsu.com/au.

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Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

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Date: 21 June, 2016
City: Sydney