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.
President and Representative Director
Fujitsu, June 2015 to June 2019