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Fujitsu’s Gavin Bounds awarded Responsible Business Ambassador for HRH The Prince of Wales in London

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"My ambassadors embody the type of individual action and bold leadership that creates change" - London’s Responsible Business Ambassador praised by HRH the Prince of Wales at Responsible Business gala to celebrate business as a force for good

London, July 23, 2015

Gavin Bounds, Chief Operating Officer, EMEIA, Fujitsu has been recognised as the 2015 Prince’s Ambassador in London. The announcement is part of the London Responsible Business Awards which is run by the charity Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network.

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of The Prince of Wales Presidency of Business in the Community. Every year, HRH personally appoints an inspirational business figure in each of the UK’s regions and nations to represent the responsible business movement and inspire other businesses in the region to take action to address key issues. Ambassadors are chosen for their personal impact and for demonstrating leadership within their own business.

Gavin Bounds joined Fujitsu in 2009 and is a member of the President's Club of the Business Forum on Disability, sits on Fujitsu's International Sustainability Board and chairs Fujitsu’s EMEIA Responsible Business Board. He has been at the heart of Fujitsu’s commitment to Business in the Community’s Business Connector programme. This has included overseeing Fujitsu's pro bono work on the bitcconnect website that allows measurement of Business Connector activity.

In a video played to guests at the Responsible Business Gala, HRH The Prince of Wales said: “During my time as President of Business in the Community, I have learnt that almost every positive action that business takes is driven by dedicated individuals. My ambassadors embody the type of individual action and bold leadership that creates change. They are so effective because they lead by example, and because they use their business leadership skills and their network of contacts to mobilise support from business in areas that need it the most.”

The event which was hosted by National Grid at the Royal Albert Hall, just before the Annual Responsible Business Gala, highlighted the varied ways in which London businesses are making a difference.

To find out more about The Responsible Business Awards visit:

About Business in the Community

Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. Our members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

Responsible business is about how a business makes its money not just how it spends its profit. It is about managing growth responsibly while reducing dependency on natural resources. It is about how the business operates as an employer, supplier and customer and how as a neighbour it helps to create vibrant communities where people can flourish. We are a business-led, issue focused charity with more than 30 years’ experience of mobilising business. We engage thousands of businesses through our programmes driven by our core membership of over 800 organisations from small enterprises to global corporations.

About the Responsible Business Awards

Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards celebrate the powerful and positive role of business in society. The Awards are the most prestigious and respected corporate responsibility awards, set up to identify and celebrates businesses of all sizes in the UK and abroad whose programmes are tackling key social and environmental issues to create a fairer society and more sustainable future for all.

Now in its 18th year, the Responsible Business Awards are rigorously assessed by independent peers from businesses and other industry experts. The awards are widely acknowledged as one of the most respected endorsements of responsible business.

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

About Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Fujitsu UK & Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 12,000 people with an annual revenue of £1.67 billion. Additionally, Fujitsu’s other operations in the UK bring its total employee numbers to over 14,000 and its total revenues to £1.8 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see:

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Date: 23 July, 2015
City: London


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