Our goal is to be honest and transparent as we seize opportunities to grow a sustainable business and meet our obligations to people. Our sustainability strategy is to support the business by meeting stakeholder expectations, minimizing our impacts and maximizing our positive contribution. We focus on three key stakeholders: our employees, our customers and our environment.
We respect all relevant laws, regulations and international standards. More than that, we aim to create an organization where ethical business practice is a source of pride and employees have a safe, motivating working environment.
Our Code of Conduct is central to operating responsibly. It is reinforced with mandatory annual training for every employee and supported by detailed policies and guidelines. We also have strong management systems in place covering anti-corruption, human rights, labor conditions, occupational health and safety, and environmental protection standards.
Our own operations have a relatively small environmental impact but we have ambitious goals to improve the environmental efficiency of our facilities, IT services, travel and service fleets.
We extend the high demands we put on ourselves to our suppliers. We also work closely with customers to improve the safety of all workers involved in higher risk works.
But we can do more. We put a lot of effort into helping customers reduce their environmental footprint.
We want to contribute broadly to the communities where we operate and employ people. We do this by minimizing any adverse environmental effects of our operations and by connecting with local communities.
The greatest contribution we can make to sustainability is to use our technology to benefit communities and the environment.
Technology is in a unique position to drive social and economic progress while helping to reduce the environmental impacts of many industries. For example, we are working with partners to deliver IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions as well as to save energy in many industries.