The inaugural United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Award for Community and Industry Engagement has recognized the giving-back community efforts of Fujitsu Global Delivery Center (GDC) employees in the Philippines.
In a virtual ceremony on November 11, 2020, Fujitsu GDC in the Philippines was named as a runner-up in the UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Community and Industry Engagement category. The award recognizes corporate champions that promote gender equality through community and industry engagement. This includes integrating gender equality into corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies or philanthropy programs.
Fujitsu is known for supporting and collaborating with non-government organizations (NGOs) that promote gender equality and participates in advocacy or multi-stakeholder programs to promote gender equality.
Fujitsu GDC Philippines highlighted its partnership with the local NGO Food for the Hungry through its initiative in supporting mothers in the Bitungol, Tigbe, Norzagaray, Bulacan (BTNB) Mats Manufacturing Group after their livelihood was disrupted by the ongoing pandemic. The company helped the community by purchasing 1,300 handmade laptop sleeves.
“This recognition reinforces our commitment that we can further deepen and expand the impact of Fujitsu’s Responsible Business Programs toward community development through Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment,” said Fujitsu GDC Philippines Head Arlene Gregorio. “Being recognized with this award inspires us to do more for our society, in support of Fujitsu’s corporate purpose of making the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation.”
Fujitsu’s efforts are aligned with its two pillars—Community and Diversity & Inclusion—of the Global Delivery organization’s Global Responsible Business Program (GRiP). The company is a global signatory to the Women’s Empowerment Principles and uses the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to collaborate with customers and community groups to focus on initiatives with positive, long-lasting impacts, based on local needs.