GSDU Responsible Business:
An Overview of FY18

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President’s message

In Pursuit of ‘Success’ on the Path to Creating a Sustainable Society
The world is currently undergoing enormous change as a result of digital transformation. We expect leading-edge technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), to generate improvements in our daily lives and make the world a better place. I feel that, just as this revolution was triggered by people, the impetus for ongoing digital transformation lies with the human connection. In this context, the Fujitsu Group is pursuing ‘connected services’ with the objective of shaping digital ecosystems that link research institutions, international agencies and other organisations – in addition to our customers and partners.

At Fujitsu, we firmly believe that technology enables people’s happiness and wellbeing. We are committed to using the power of ICT to help resolve social problems as we continue on the path toward a sustainable society.

My view is that accelerating the pace of innovation to respond to societal expectations and demands will scale-up the beneficial impacts to people and society as a whole, while also contributing to the achievement of common global goals such as the Paris Agreement on climate change and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Further, the Fujitsu Group supports and is a signatory to the UN Global Compact’s 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. To ensure on-going sustainable operations, I have initiated various measures aimed at minimising any negative outcomes for people and society that result from our corporate activities. In terms of compliance, we are consolidating our global corporate culture, enabling all executives and managers to continue to lead by example in an environment that does not allow for exceptions and has zero tolerance for any wrongdoing.

The Fujitsu Group always reflects on its approach and practices and aims to help resolve social problems by harnessing the strengths generated by connecting people and society and then by linking those strengths with the power of ICT, thereby creating “success” as we work toward a sustainable society.

Tatsuya Tanaka,
President and Representative Director
Fujitsu, June 2015 to June 2019

President Tanaka

Tatsuya Tanaka

President and Representative Director
Fujitsu, June 2015 to June 2019

The Responsible Business Landscape with Tim White

Head of Global Service Delivery Unit, Corporate Executive Officer

SDGs (All GSDU)

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals that bring together civil society, government, and the corporate sector in an urgent call for action. The aim is to end poverty and reduce inequalities, protect and sustain the planet, and ensure that all people experience peace and prosperity. Fujitsu has taken on responsibility of being a key corporate partner to tackle the SDGs, because we believe that a global partnership is required to address these major global problems. Fujitsu can play an active and useful role through our technology and capacity for innovation.

Within GSDU, we focus our responsible business activities on making a positive difference for the planet and for society through the SDGs. During new-joiner induction, our employees learn about the SDGs and why they are important for Fujitsu, and for each activity as part of GRiP we measure the impact on the SDGs. You can see more about this in each Pillar, where we list the SDGs impacted through our events and initiatives.

The Fujitsu Group has worked for many years to utilize technology to create innovations with the aim of achieving what we call a “human-centric intelligent society”. This means a society that uses collaboration to create outcomes that have lasting positive impacts on the communities where we live and work. This is aligned with efforts by the international community to achieve the SDGs.

Fujitsu Group currently has 6 focus areas in the SDGs:

1. SDG2 Zero Hunger: sustainable food and agriculture
2. SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing: well-being in an aging society and eradication of disease
3. SDG8 Decent Work and Economic Growth: promotion of innovation and human-centric way of working
4. SDG9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: intelligent industrialisation by shaping ecosystems
5. SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities: realisation of better urban mobility and resilient cities
6. SDG13 Climate Action: achievement of zero CO2 emissions and contribution to a de-carbonized society

More details can be found in the video below: