Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.
Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities. Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation.
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews. Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk.
Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor. Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments. Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening. Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs. Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities.
Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories. Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services. Incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labeling.
Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data. Corporate Profile Activities, brands, products, and services Company Info: Message from Top Management Investor Relations: Compliance Governance Governance structure Investor Relations: Dialogue with Our Stakeholders Composition of the highest governance body and its committees Company Info: Directors, Auditors and Officers Investor Relations: Corporate Governance Chair of the highest governance body Investor Relations: Risk Management Nature and total number of critical concerns Remuneration policies Annual Securities Report: Compensation Process for determining remuneration Annual Securities Report: Dialogue with Our Stakeholders Approach to stakeholder engagement Key topics and concerns raised Reporting Practice Entities included in the consolidated financial statements Annual Securities Report: Due to commercial sensitivity data is not provided at a regional level.
Identified material aspects and boundaries. Additional General Standard Disclosures beyond Core requirements. Our history Financial performance. Impact through client work Highlights Supporting data. Organizational structure Financial performance. Our material issues Our reporting approach Our stakeholders.
Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries. In we identified 45 data centers and other large IBM locations located in water-stressed regions. Then, in early , IBM established a new goal to achieve ongoing year-to-year reductions in water withdrawals at these locations, even though many of these locations had already undertaken projects to reduce water consumption.
In , IBM reduced water withdrawals at these locations in water-stressed regions by 6. Water sources for these locations consisted of municipal water supplies 72 percent , surface water 24 percent , and groundwater 4 percent.
These sources accounted for 97 percent of total water use at these locations, while 3 percent came from on-site process water reuse, process water recycling, or grey water. Not Applicable IBM's facilities and operations are not located in or near areas of high biodiversity value. Nevertheless, we have established wildlife habitat programs to further enhance habitat at a number of our locations, including corporate headquarters in Armonk, NY.
See the below website reference. IBM has not identified biodiversity protection as a corporate-wide significant environmental aspect. While habitat and biodiversity protection have international focus by governments there interaction with IBM locations is limit. IBM's first corporate policy on environment was issued in , and is continually updated. In support of the policy, the company has maintained a strong environmental management system EMS for over 30 years.
Nevertheless, IBM has developed and manages wildlife programs to further enhance existing habitats at a number of its locations. Five IBM sites in the United States currently have their wildlife habitat management and conservation education program certified by the WHC, including two sites where projects were recently implemented that will benefit pollinators, a group of species in decline globally due to a decrease in available habitat. In , a new landscape design was incorporated at our corporate headquarters, providing nectar and pollen sources so that pollinators may flourish.
Energy indirect greenhouse gas GHG emissions Scope 2. Some examples of IBM's commitment to elimination of emissions of concern over time is provided in the latest annual IBM and the Environment Report in the section on Materials research and process stewardship. Water discharges is identified as a corporate-wide significant environmental aspect of IBM's Worldwide Environmental Management System. While IBM tracks and measures water discharges and implement management programs were applicable, including for those wastewater discharges from IBM locations holding regulatory discharge permits worldwide, IBM does not publicly disclosure water discharge data.
IBM's water discharge program requires characterization of all water discharges from all locations owned or operated by IBM, its operating units, subsidiaries and joint business ventures worldwide. The corporate program establishes treatment and discharge limits for over 20 parameters for IBM locations where they discharge directly to receiving waters as it is not feasible to discharge to an off site private or publicly owned waste water treatment plant.
Any significant unplanned releases to water are publicly reported in the "Accidental Releases" section of the latest IBM and the Environment report on the Web at: Statement from the most senior decision-maker at IBM about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization's strategy for addressing sustainability.
Statement From Senior Decision-maker. Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries where either the organization has significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the topics covered in the report. Markets served including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers and beneficiaries. Scale of the Organization. Information on Employees and Other Workers. Supply Chain Corporate Responsibility Report.
Significant Changes to the Organization and its Supply Chain. List of externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses. Memberships of industry or other associations, and national or international advocacy organizations. Internal Boundary Corporate Responsibility Report. External Boundary Corporate Responsibility Report. Explanation of the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements.
Identifying and Selecting Stakeholders. Organization's approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process. Contact Point for Questions Regarding the Report. Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body and committees responsible for the decision-making on economic, environmental, and social topics.
Risks and opportunities posed by climate change that have the potential to generate substantive changes in operations, revenue, or expenditure. Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation:. Percentage of senior management at significant locations of operation that are hired from the local community. Examples of significant identified indirect economic impacts of the organization, including positive and negative impacts.
Percentage of the procurement budget used for significant locations of operation that is spent on suppliers local to that operation. Not Applicable As noted, IBM has a global supplier base attenuated to the needs of its product and services offerings.
Not Applicable IBM has no longer a corporate goal for recycled materials in plastics. Total fuel consumption within the organization from non-renewable sources, in joules or multiples, and including fuel types used. Energy Consumption Within the Organization.
GRI has created a new Content Index Tool that can be used in conjunction with the G4 Guidelines. The new G4 Content Index Tool enables reporters to generate a customized Content Index template based on their preferred ‘in accordance’ option, together with their selected material Aspects. GRI G4 Content Index Our Sustainability Report and other publicly-available documents contain Standard Disclosures from the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. This index lists those select disclosures and provides a guide to the locations of the respective content. GRI G4 index This report has been prepared based on GRI's G4 Guidelines to describe more directly our material issues and our performance and initiatives. We declare this report to be in accordance with the G4 Guidelines at a core level.