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Unleashing Impact: IBM's Journey to a Sustainable, Equitable, and Ethical Future


Introducing the 2022 IBM Impact Report: Forging a Sustainable, Equitable, and Ethical Future
Prepare to be inspired by IBM's groundbreaking efforts as we proudly unveil our 2022 IBM Impact Report. This comprehensive document highlights our unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and corporate governance.
Embracing the IBM Impact framework, launched in 2022, we've devised a strategic approach centered around three pillars: Environmental Impact, Equitable Impact, and Ethical Impact. These pillars stand as testaments to our remarkable achievements and visionary strategies, paving the way towards a brighter and more sustainable future.
Here are the standout moments from our 2022 IBM Impact Report:
Leading the charge in ethical technology: Surpassing our goal, we successfully trained over 1,000 ecosystem partners in technology ethics. But that's not all! We're now expanding our commitment by aiming to train 1,000 suppliers in technology ethics by 2025.
Empowering the workforce of tomorrow: Through our groundbreaking $250 million investment in IBM's skills-first transformation, we're opening up diverse pathways to employment. The results speak for themselves: Over 900 apprentices have joined our ranks through our esteemed apprenticeship program, with over 90% transitioning to full-time IBM employees.
Skill-building on an unprecedented scale: In our pursuit to skill 30 million people by 2030, we've already empowered over 7 million learners through free IBM courses. One shining example is our collaboration with more than 20 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to establish the game-changing IBM Cybersecurity Leadership Centers.
Championing diversity and representation: At IBM, we value diversity in all its forms. Our unwavering commitment has resulted in a remarkable increase in representation for women globally and employees from underrepresented communities in the U.S., including Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Pan-Asian professionals.
Driving toward a greener tomorrow: In our quest for a net-zero future, we've made substantial progress toward our goal of achieving net-zero operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Since 2010, we've already reduced emissions by a staggering 61.6%, and our dedication to energy conservation has resulted in the completion of 1,455 impactful projects. In 2022 alone, these efforts spared 71,000 MWh of energy consumption and prevented 25,600 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
Reshaping waste management: Demonstrating our commitment to sustainability, we diverted an astounding 93.8% (by weight) of IBM's nonhazardous waste away from landfill or incineration, making a substantial positive impact on the environment.
Arvind Krishna, our esteemed IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, humbly acknowledges our progress, emphasizing that our journey toward environmental, social, and governance excellence is an ongoing pursuit of improvement. He commends the unwavering dedication of IBMers, who continue to drive this essential work, as they relentlessly strive for a better future for all.
With over a century of groundbreaking commitments that harmonize business objectives with broader societal and environmental impact, IBM's legacy shines bright. We've been championing environmental awareness since 1990, and for more than 50 years, we've been at the forefront of diverse hiring practices.
Discover the full magnitude of our impact by accessing the IBM Impact Report 2022 here. Brace yourself for a transformative journey through the power of progress and purpose.