Integrated Report 2016
Integrated Report 2016
Employees are the Fujitsu Group's most important type of capital. As digital transformation progresses, the creativity and collaboration of employees are essential to create innovative services that leverage artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and other leading-edge information and communication technology (ICT) and develop new business models. We are employeecentric in designing organizations, HR strategies, and policies because employees are the source of Fujitsu's growth.
With the rapid progress of digital innovation, intellectual capital is becoming more important than ever as a factor in establishing competitive superiority among a host of different companies and realizing Human Centric Innovation. The Fujitsu Group is moving forward with the development of leading-edge technology and the creation of new businesses and services while increasing and improving intellectual capital that underpins business activities, such as knowledge and expertise.
The world's fifth-largest and Japan's largest IT services corporate group, the Fujitsu Group provides services to approximately 170,000 corporate customers. U.S. magazine FORTUNE has chosen Fujitsu as one of the "world's most admired companies" for four consecutive years. Our extensive customer base and solid reputation are attributable to the relationships of trust with diverse stakeholders that outstanding technological capabilities have enabled us to build. We view this trust as social and relationship capital. Furthermore, we are strengthening this trust through the construction of digital ecosystems and open innovation that links us with stakeholders.
The use of cloud systems and the spread of the IoT are likely to cause a tremendous surge in the types and volume of data exchanged through networks. Processing this data calls for the establishment of physical facilities with capabilities befitting a new era. Therefore, the Fujitsu Group is operating approximately 120 datacenters worldwide, expanding and improving Global Delivery Centers (GDCs), and continuing to invest in infrastructure that is its manufacturing capital as an ICT company.
The Fujitsu Group contributes to curbing the effect of society's use of fossil fuels and mineral resources on natural capital and to developing sustainably. Every three years we prepare and implement an environmental action plan aimed at reducing the environmental impacts resulting from our business activities. In April 2016, we launched the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage VIII). Under this plan, we are contributing to the sustainability of customers and society by providing ICT services and energy-saving products. Also, we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our value chain with the realization of zero emissions as a long-term goal.
To realize our vision of the company that Fujitsu needs to be in 30 years' time, we aim to fully transform ourselves between now and 2020, as well as to achieve sustainable growth and raise medium- to long-term corporate value.