Fujitsu is the fifth largest global provider of ICT solutions, headquartered in Japan and operating for over 80 years. We believe that as a large, established organisation we have ethical duties, and being a responsible business is integral to our growth strategy and at the heart of our corporate philosophy. Our commitment to good social and environmental governance has been externally recognised by Fujitsu’s inclusion in the Dow Jones World Index over 17 years, including holding industry leader position in 2015.
Fujitsu has a strong presence in the Americas, employing over 7,000 people across the region and around 2,000 in the U.S. Our approach to Responsible Business focuses on local issues while integrating the visions and values of the Fujitsu Group. The resulting action plan is built on five areas which embody the key issues, risks and potential impacts identified by stakeholders:
The Pillars of Fujitsu Americas Responsible Business Program
Fujitsu Americas is looking to develop a U.S-based strategic partnership with a charitable organisation that can demonstrate a clear drive to improve the lives of the people and communities they support and has potential to benefit from Fujitsu’s core skillset as a technology company.
The selected partner will work collaboratively with Fujitsu’s Leadership Team to agree and deliver an innovative strategy and business plan, ensuring Fujitsu’s expertise in business and ICT are fully utilised and benefit to the charity is maximised. The relationship will not rely solely on fundraising monies only but also concentrate on unique B2B initiatives and skills-sharing.
Fujitsu has locations across the U.S. and therefore it is a pre-requisite that the charity be U.S. wide, and ideally able to offer engagement opportunities elsewhere in the Americas.
If you would like to apply to be Fujitsu’s next charity partner, please download an application form and email your submission to the Responsible Business Manager.
Application closes at 5pm CST on 15th March. Charities will be notified if they have been shortlisted by 20th March. The shortlisted applications will go to an employee vote.
Download Application Form (162 KB)
Fujitsu UK & Ireland and Action for Children
In 2016, Fujitsu in the UK and Ireland completed a two-year partnership with Action for Children, a charity that supports some of the most vulnerable and neglected children in the region – a relationship that has seen both organisations working and growing together, ensuring the successful roll out of a co-owned strategy and high profile partnership that was developed with the key objective to deliver maximum impact for the charity.
Fujitsu contributed over £200,000 toward the Action for Children partnership, and worked together on a Digital Case File project with Action for Children. Action for Children took a lead role in directing Fujitsu’s expertise where they it was needed most, through a varied program of initiatives covering all areas from employee and partner engagement to HR and Marketing support. Full partnership details can be found here.
Fujitsu South Africa and the Little Rose Centre
Fujitsu in South Africa is currently partnering with the Little Rose Centre, its first corporate charity partner. The Little Rose Centre is a crèche, a shelter, and a Youth Centre in Kliptown, one of the poorest areas in Soweto, South Africa. It accommodates 140 children, 18 of whom live at the Centre, through daycare services, kindergarten classes, after school programs, computer classes, dance workshops, and a soup kitchen. In addition to other fundraising and volunteering, Fujitsu has installed a computer laboratory at the Centre. This enables access to technology and development of digital skills among the children as well as the charity staff, and is the basis of our ongoing engagement with the charity.