Fujitsu is creating virtual communities called Tribes around the UN SDGs.
The SDGs are 17 global goals designed to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice, and many more.
The SDGs target 2030 and provide a framework for civil society, governments and companies to work collaboratively and beat these difficult challenges. This Corporate Social Responsibility initiative is aligned with Fujitsu’s corporate purpose, which is to make the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation.
The introduction of Tribes extends Fujitsu’s commitment to the UN SDGs. Participants in the Tribes pilot are the Fujitsu Global Delivery management team, some Americas and European-based delivery team members, and Global Delivery Center employees in Costa Rica, India, and Portugal. These employees will each pick one of the 17 SDGs to support and join the associated SDG Tribe. The formation of Tribes provides motivation and inspiration for employees to come together in focus, collaboration, networking, group learning and action around specific initiatives supporting an SDG.
“The pilot within Fujitsu’s Global Delivery group highlights how individuals can be empowered to make a positive change for the greater good. Responsible business is a key foundation of Fujitsu’s Global Delivery organization and has helped us focus on wellbeing throughout the many challenges presented by the COVID pandemic. We believe this takes our commitment to responsible business to the next level, as we enable colleagues to live the Fujitsu Purpose of making the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation,” Tim White, Corporate Executive Officer, SVP, Head of Global Delivery at Fujitsu said as he pointed out how empowering individuals to start making a positive change for the greater good is key.
“A successful pilot will lead to us going further with our commitment to the UN SDGs by introducing Tribes across the entire 23,000-strong Global Delivery organization – providing a positive social focus through the skills and knowledge of our employees to catalyze innovation – as well as turning the spotlight on the benefits of being part of Fujitsu’s Global Delivery organization,” White continued.
Around the world, Fujitsu employees working in the Global Delivery business are already deeply involved in community initiatives, such as volunteering with the nonprofit international development organization SOS Children’s Villages in the Philippines, collaborating with local children’s non-governmental organization Słonie na Balkonie in Poland, and supporting the wellbeing and education of hundreds of children in India through the support of the nonprofit school lunch program Akshaya Patra.
The Tribes pilot within the Fujitsu Global Delivery organization will run from October through December 2020. Based on its momentum, Fujitsu plans to extend the concept to the entire organization from January 2021 onwards.