Fujitsu wins ‘Banksia’ leadership award

Tuesday, 08 November, 2011

The ‘Banksia Environmental Award for Leading in Sustainability - Setting the Standard for Large Organisations’ award, which acknowledges commitment to sustainability and measurable achievements, has been awarded to Fujitsu.

The judges commented that: “This was an extremely impressive entry, with compelling evidence that supports the integration of sustainability principles into the corporate culture. The breadth and scale of the [Fujitsu] program is comprehensive with results being reflected both internally and externally. Fujitsu has strong environmental credentials with the potential to influence significant energy and greenhouse gas reduction with customers.”

Alison Rowe, Global Executive Director Sustainability, Fujitsu, said: “Sustainability is a guiding principle for how Fujitsu works with customers and within society as a whole. Fujitsu has continued to develop its response to sustainability in the face of the global financial crisis and negativity from some sectors of the economy. Local expertise, backed by global commitment to ICT sustainability, has seen us rise to lead by example with a sustainability focus. Our green IT product and service portfolio is shaping the green IT landscape. We are on target to achieve our ambitious goal of reducing GHG emissions worldwide by 15 million tons over the four-year period 2008 to 2012,” Rowe said.

Rowe sees that with the introduction this year of the broad-reaching carbon tax legislation, Australia has greater certainty as to its environmental responsibilities: “I believe that Australia is over ‘green hype’ and that Australian organisations are looking for partnerships with companies that approach sustainability in a genuine manner in order to achieve real and meaningful sustainability outcomes. Fujitsu is leading the way in demonstrating how sustainability is good for business.”

Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand is one of the leading subsidiaries in Fujitsu’s rollout of green IT solutions across the organisation’s worldwide operations. Chris Seale, Director of Sustainability for Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said, “It is great to see that organisations in Australia and New Zealand are making the connection between sustainability and good business practice. We’ve worked hard to instil sustainable practices across our own business and to help guide our customers towards sustainable outcomes. We are seeing the rewards for our considerable effort in the recognition we have received recently - both globally and locally.”

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