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Fujitsu Receives Gold for its Investment in People

IT giant joins prestigious elite of organisations in the UK given Investor’s in People’s highest accolade

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, April 11, 2013

Fujitsu UK&I has been awarded the Investors in People Gold Award in recognition of the way it develops, supports and motivates its employees. The company currently employs over 10,000 people in the UK and Ireland. Fujitsu was specifically praised for its commitment to nurturing potential in addition to its talent, apprenticeship and training initiatives that include a number of social media focused programmes.

The Gold award, awarded to less than 3% of organisations nationwide (fewer than 700 in total), celebrates those that perform beyond the core Investors in People Standard. The Standard provides a solid foundation for further growth and development and is awarded to organisations that can demonstrate they operate at the highest levels of people management practices, including learning and development, leadership skills, and recognition and reward of employees amongst others.

Ella Bennett, Human Resources director at Fujitsu UK&I, said: “In the fast moving technology market, our people are our greatest asset. We believe in investing in people – fostering talent and building skills is just one of the ways in which we ensure that our people are engaged and happy working at Fujitsu UK&I. We are very proud of this prestigious accreditation and the work that has gone into achieving it. We also look forward to building on this solid foundation it has set within our organisation.”

To secure the Gold award, an organisation must meet a total of 165 or more different standards, including 39 core accreditation standards.

John Telfer, managing director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd (IBP), the organisation that delivers Investors in People for London and the South, said: “When evaluating Fujitsu UK&I we saw countless managers that were focused on spotting and fostering potential in their people. The company also has numerous talent, apprenticeship and training initiatives that encourage people to grow and develop. We were particularly impressed with initiatives such as the use of social media across the organisation which encourages all levels of employees to engage with management initiatives and provide input.”

“Being recognised as an Investor in People is becoming increasingly important, and the higher the level of accreditation, the better it reflects on your organisation to potential employees, investors and customers. Fujitsu UK&I should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Find out more about IBP and the benefits of Investors in People:

Inspiring Business Performance (IBP) enables organisations to build success and competitive advantage through the alignment of their people with the business direction and objectives. IBP helps businesses develop a more motivated and productive workforce, inspired to perform and achieve.

Through providing consultancy and a range of innovative products and solutions from the strategic to the tactical, we help our clients to create working environments where employees want to contribute and succeed, and businesses that customers want to engage with. IBP will work with you to address challenges, find solutions and implement improvements to reach your business goals.

Working with organisations from all sectors and sizes, our clients range from small businesses to multinationals.

With a solid track record of successfully helping organisations achieve accreditations, such as Investors in People and Lexcel, IBP now offers a range of practical solutions for business.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu UK and Ireland

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing over 10,100 people with an annual revenue of £1.6 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 Investors in People

The Investors in People Standard provides a practical framework for improving business performance and competitiveness through good practice in people management.

An organisation that has achieved the Standard has been successful in adopting and maintaining its three fundamental principles: Plan - developing strategies to improve the performance of the organisation, from business goals to leadership strategies; Do - implementing those strategies, taking action to improve the performance of the organisation; Review - evaluating and adjusting those strategies, measuring their impact on the performance of the organisation.

Graham Goulden

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

Alizia Walker

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 20 7861 2800
E-mail: E-mail: teamfujitsu@harvard.co.uk
Company:Harvard PR

Date: 11 April, 2013
City: London

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