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Corporate Social Responsibility

Our purpose

Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy is at the heart of our mission to become a purpose driven company.  Kyndryl will power human progress through strong ESG practices that deliver value reliably and consistently to our employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities. 

Our strategy

We commit to supporting the social and environmental initiatives where we can leverage our technology and workforce to make the greatest impact. Our goal is to build a just and sustainable future for all by addressing inequities in our societal systems. Based on the results of our Materiality Assessment and Kyndryl's business priories, and in alignment with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), our CSR and ESG strategy focuses on the following areas:

Materiality Assessment

Materiality assessments provide an important framework to identify which societal and environmental issues are most material for a company and its stakeholders. Understanding the environmental, social, and economic intersections with Kyndryl's business is essential to ensuring that we continue to focus on what matters to our business, stakeholders and society.

 

We present the results of our first materiality assessment here, which maps the environmental, social and governance issues most relevant to our company, as it relates to both potential risk to our business and impact on society. We will leverage these outputs as we develop our CSR and ESG commitments to ensure our goals are aligned with the issue areas where we have an opportunity to make a positive impact.

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Kyndryl is committed to advancing a sustainable and inclusive future for the global communities in which we do business and in which our customers and employees live. As a newly formed company in November 2021, Kyndryl is establishing its baseline for social and environmental goals and expects to publish more detail on our strategy throughout 2022. We put people at the center of our CSR and ESG strategy and developed our goals with all our stakeholders in mind. Our three impact areas are based on data from Kyndryl’s employee engagement surveys, our Materiality Assessment, and stakeholder research to ensure our initiatives inspire our stakeholders and address critical societal needs.

Our commitment to ensuring a sustainable and inclusive future is at the heart of Kyndryl’s purpose to power human progress. Kyndryl will build its net zero goal and Green House Gas ( GHG) emissions targets on the scientific recommendations of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and plans to recertify against the ISO certifications most relevant to Kyndryl, including the ISO 14001 standard. Kyndryl will also leverage industry best practices to govern its quality management system, processes and tools to ensure operations meet the high standards of sustainability compliance and responsible business practices that clients and partners expect. 

Kyndryl is fully committed to the Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the United Nations and has developed a social impact strategy aligned with these goals. In the future, we will further align our CSR and ESG goals to the UN SDG indicators to demonstrate our progress and impact.

Kyndryl is committed to transparent sustainability reporting. We are establishing a baseline for our CSR, ESG programs, and formalized Environmental Management System (EMS) and expects to publish an annual report by 2023.

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