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Fujitsu and Shelter Celebrate Two Year Partnership

Innovative charity collaboration sees Fujitsu offer practical support to help the charity achieve its goals

London, November 11, 2014

Fujitsu today announced that its partnership with Shelter has concluded after two years of the charity’s work to deliver on its ambitions to help more people than ever before find suitable housing. This partnership has been a great success, with Fujitsu’s development of Shelter’s shop network. Fujitsu also raised a total of £350,000 through fundraising – almost doubling its original target of £200,000, adding value to Shelter’s work supporting families in need of housing. Fujitsu’s contribution will enable 37,000 more families to find and keep a home.

Fujitsu has helped Shelter to expand its shop network by funding nine new stores. Fujitsu has helped modernise the network by supplying and implementing digital tills, increasing efficiency and modernising the payment process, and also introducing new Gift Aid capabilities, allowing Shelter to raise even more money. Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, and long-term Fujitsu partner, provided its wireless and security solutions to provide secure connectivity across Shelter’s stores in the UK which can grow with Shelter to enable future services and in a store environment.

Furthermore, Fujitsu also provided ad hoc consultancy for a variety of issues including an in-depth review of Shelter’s existing retail performance and efficiencies and provision of 15 Fujitsu laptops to high street fundraisers so they could showcase their work more efficiently.

Fujitsu supported with fundraising efforts and entered the largest ever corporate team for Shelter’s flagship Vertical Rush event for the past two years, with 250 employees and 50 partners running up Tower42, raising over £140,000 in sponsorship. During the relationship, Fujitsu’s Graduate and Industrial Placement programmes have included a Shelter fundraising project as part of their Learning and Development, ensuring that all young talent is engaged with the partnership and Shelter’s cause.

“Shelter and Fujitsu have built up a strong partnership at every layer of both organisations, and their support has been invaluable in helping Shelter support the millions of families struggling with bad housing and homelessness.” said Campbell Robb, Chief Executive of Shelter. “We’re confident that the knowledge and understanding we have both gained will go on beyond the life of these past two years, and continue to help Shelter on its journey towards making sure everyone has a decent, affordable place to call home.”

“Responsibility is at the heart of Fujitsu’s business” said Michael Keegan, Chief Executive Officer, UK & Ireland, Fujitsu “Working with Shelter has been an incredible experience. We’re pleased to have provided Shelter with a legacy to raise more money in the years to come, and this relationship has provided great foundations in future charity work for our business.”

“We are honoured to be the technology enabler for this project and assist Shelter to reach its full capacity through innovative and secure infrastructure, making fund-raising more effective in support of the cause,” said Gerard Allison, senior vice president, EMEA, Juniper Networks.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 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$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

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: http://uk.fujitsu.com

About Shelter

Shelter helps over three million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness, and campaigns to prevent it in the first place. Shelter works to ensure that no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. To find out more visit www.shelter.org.uk.

Sarah Attwood

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Graham Goulden

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 843 354 9568
E-mail: E-mail: graham.goulden@uk.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Date: 11 November, 2014
City: London

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