Fujitsu Ireland has been announced as the first company to achieve the Business Working Responsibly Mark in 2015.

Certifying excellence in responsible and sustainable business practices across company operations, the mark is operated by Business in the Community Ireland and audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

Fujitsu Ireland is the 17th company in Ireland to achieve the standard, which examines a range of areas including sustainability, customer relations, supply chain management, workplace, community and environment.

To achieve the mark, Fujitsu Ireland initially completed an online questionnaire with over 290 questions analysing operations on over 27 different indicators. A one-day audit was then conducted by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). To achieve the mark, applicants must pass both assessments.

“It is not easy for a company to achieve the mark as it really does push them to demonstrate excellence in responsible and sustainable business practices,” said Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland. “Only companies who have truly embedded these practices into their business have a chance of getting the mark so it is a real testament to Fujitsu Ireland staff as well as the leadership of the company that they are taking sustainability seriously.”

“This is an important milestone for us as an organisation and all our employees, client and community partners,” said Cathleen Doohan, director of people and CSR, Fujitsu Ireland.

“The comprehensive assessment process involved in achieving the mark enabled us to analyse every area of our business, identifying those that needed to be improved as well as those existing strengths that we could build upon.

“The rigorous standards of the Mark award will ensure that we continue to maintain a standard of excellence across all areas of our strategic and day-to-day operations to deliver on our responsibility to internal and external stakeholders.”