Getting smart with eWaste at Fujitsu

As part of our worldwide commitment to sustainability, Fujitsu takes a proactive approach to the collection and recycling of eWaste in our operations and community, and that’s a key priority for us. Our customers trust us to handle their eWaste and conduct thorough due diligence on their behalf. The correct handling of eWaste is important for many reasons:

  • Conserve natural resources and recover material for reuse. Around 95% of eWaste (by volume) can be recycled and reused.
  • Secure data destruction
  • Prevent environmental damage by ensuring potentially toxic materials are safely handled
  • Avoid eWaste ending up at an illegal eWaste dump – causing damage to human health & the environment, as well as brand damage if asset tagged or branded equipment is detected
  • Save money on the costs of operating, storing and disposing of end-of-life equipment
  • Compliance with legal and environmental obligations.  eWaste is banned from landfill in SA and a similar ban will be introduced in Victoria from 1 July 2019.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.  At Fujitsu, our vision is to use technology and innovation to create a “human centric intelligent society”, aligned with the efforts of the international community toward achieving the SDGs. Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production calls on everyone to take actions to promote a circular economy, educating and assisting our value chain to minimise waste.

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Fujitsu marks the launch of our Reconciliation Action Plan

Fujitsu Australia recently marked an important step in its ongoing commitment to equity for Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people with the launch of its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

The RAP is Fujitsu Australia’s 12 month plan to create sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focusing on four key areas; relationships, respect, opportunities, tracking and progress.

The RAP seeks to:

  • Implement initiatives to assist the employment and opportunities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Increase Fujitsu Australia’s employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Fujitsu’s use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers in their supply chains, in the delivery of services; and
  • Improve the relationship, understanding and respect of Fujitsu Australia’s employees with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Fujitsu Australia’s CEO Mike Foster hailed the launch of the RAP as an important milestone in Fujitsu’s diversity journey; “The ICT industry at large has been challenged by concerns around diversity and inclusion for some time. Fujitsu has taken a determined approach in acknowledging and adopting a series of initiatives to address these challenges within our industry. This Reconciliation Action Plan is a further commitment by Fujitsu to drive change not only within our own organisation, but within society.”

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Pictured above L-R: Fujitsu Australia CEO Mike Foster, Aunty Julie Janson Darug Elder, Jason Timor, Deputy CEO Supply Nation and Federal Member for Bennelong, John Alexander OAM.

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