Fujitsu Plans 15M Ton Carbon Reduction Through IT Efforts

by | Dec 8, 2009

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fujitsuWorldwide implementation of a Green Policy Innovation project is expected to net Fujitsu a cumulative 15 million ton reducing in CO2 emissions worldwide over four years, according to a press release.

During the first two years of its Green Policy Innovation program in Japan, the company was able to cut 2.23 million tons of CO2.

Now, with the program expanding globally, Fujitsu has accelerated green IT initiatives, which it expects to help achieve its goals from fiscal year 2009 through the end of fiscal year 2012.

The first effort comes through subsidiary Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., which has developed high-efficiency gallium-nitride high electron-mobility transistors. The transistors should help minimize power loss in hardware and components.

Secondly, the company has been enhancing the design of its global data centers in Japan, the UK, Australia and other regions.  In Australia, for instance, the data center uses a hybrid cooling technology that uses recycled chilled water, with spatial layout that minimizes thermal currents.

In the UK, Fujitsu Group achieved Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute.

By improving its own IT infrastructure, Fujitsu said it aims to attract more customers that seek outsourcing of data center services.

The company also is putting emphasis on developing other streams of business.

In Japan, it helped develop a traffic control system that improves the vehicle allocation and delivery routes through better use of GPS and traffic data.

In Finland, Fujitsu has been working with the health care system to implement electronic medical records. A similar effort in Japan has helped reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent, when compared to paper-based records systems.

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