Fujitsu is Japan’s first Gold Member of RE100 and is aiming to expand its use of renewable energy at group locations both in and outside Japan, with the goal of sourcing 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050. The company will also undertake R&D and technology trials in areas such as energy management and storage, contributing to the spread of renewable energy throughout society.
The commitment to 100 percent renewable electricity by Fujitsu has been set out under its “Fujitsu Climate and Energy Vision”, a medium-to-long term environmental outlook which was announced in May 2017. Along with the thorough implementation of energy-saving measures, the expanded use of renewable energy represents a critical component to achieving this goal. The company will begin implementing the strategy starting with datacentres outside of Japan, subsequently considering appropriate steps for each region and expanding the use of renewable sources. It will concurrently continue its work on R&D and technology trials for energy management and storage, and contribute to the spread of renewable energy in society as a whole.
“We are delighted to welcome Fujitsu to RE100” said Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100 at The Climate Group. “Their commitment comes at a crucial time, sending a clear message to the world that Japanese companies are committed, alongside their global peers, to using 100 percent renewable power.”
Fujitsu has been actively conducting seminars and environmental events for employees around the world, and in June 2018, invited Mr Kimmins to a dialogue on the environment. By continuing to hold this type of event, Fujitsu also hopes to raise employee consciousness of the use and spread of renewable energy.