Fujitsu scoops Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at BITC awards
Global technology giant Fujitsu scooped the title of Responsible Business of the Year 2015 at this year’s Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards.
Taking over the mantle from National Grid, the company was recognised for embedding responsible business practice into its business strategy and for its multi billion pound investment into technology as a force for good to address global challenges such as tackling pollution and congestion in cities; advancing agriculture to feed more people globally; and monitoring health problems to assist the elderly to live well for longer, judges said.
The company also challenges industry norms - half of all its budget holders are women and it recruits twice as many female graduates as the technology industry average; apprentices are paid 50% higher than national minimum wage, and it has pioneered datacentres powered by 100% renewable energy.
Duncan Tait, head of EMEIA region for Fujitsu commented: “Projecting forward 20 years, world population growth, energy issues, air pollution, food and water shortages and an ageing population will impact every government and business. Solving these issues responsibly will be a fundamental driver of a business’s ability to grow and become financially sustainable.
"The collective actions of business leaders today will shape the future of our planet. It is our duty to convince the leaders of tomorrow to build shared value creation into their business models. This should be the only accepted norm as it is the only way companies can truly be sustainable.”
To see a full list of winners and their case studies click here.