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Climate Action

Our strategy for environmental sustainability

Our commitment

Ensure a sustainable and inclusive culture to drive positive impact at scale, while managing our impact on climate change by reducing our environmental footprint and achieving net zero emissions.

Read our corporate environmental policy

Our strategy

Kyndryl has a strong commitment to operating a sustainable and responsible business. As a newly independent company, Kyndryl has the opportunity and intention to infuse sustainability into all our operations. We are working to do so through the following strategic priorities: 

Address climate risk and environmental operational efficiency 

 

Manage system performance and
regulatory compliance

 

Be an employer of choice
and preferred customer service provider

 

Drive market differentiation, leveraging business practices with partners
What we are doing

Kyndryl has a strong commitment to operating a sustainable and responsible business. As a newly independent company, Kyndryl is establishing our operational baseline on climate and sustainability issues. That baseline will be used to establish our Environmental Management Systems and Energy Program addressing sustainable practices, such as energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. 

 

Kyndryl will build its net zero goal and 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.  We will also leverage industry best practices to govern our 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 will report our result in our first Environmental, Social and Governance report in 2023.

  • Operate responsibly and sustainably
  • Establish our corporate boundaries and environmental operational baselines aligned with the GHG protocol 
  • Establish our Scope 1, 2, 3 emissions baseline and targets 
  • Develop net zero target aligned with SBTi and validated by a 3rd party  
  • Develop water and waste targets and biodiversity goals aligned with SASB and GRI 
  • Align with standards to mitigate our climate risk using the TCFD and CDP frameworks 
  • Launch Environmental Management System and ISO 14001 and 50001 certifications 
  • Establish compliance and remediation process 
  • Develop Responsible Supply Chain assessment and establish baseline and resources to reduce our footprint 

Our partners

One Tree Planted

Kyndryl is a proud supporter of One Tree Planted, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it easy for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Together, Kyndryl and One Tree Planted have planted over 90,000 trees through a combination of global reforestation and biodiversification projects and employee planting events that engage our teams in our sustainability efforts.

Learn more about our partnership with One Tree Planted. 

Carbon Literacy Trust

Kyndryl is working with the Carbon Literacy Trust to help Kyndryl employees train and become certified as Carbon Literate. The Carbon Literacy Trust developed the Carbon Literacy Project to help raise individuals’ and organizations’ awareness of the impact of human activity on the climate and the consequences of climate change. Carbon Literacy gives people the capacity and knowledge to make a positive change to how society responds to carbon emissions and climate change. For each class of learners, Kyndryl is offering a limited number of spots to non-profit organizations and students, who are nominated through our partners.

Kyndryl UKI and USA have been awarded bronze Carbon Literate Organization status by the Carbon Literacy Trust for Kyndryl's creation of bespoke Carbon Literacy education programs and leadership participation.

Responsible Business Alliance

Kyndryl is committed to high standards of corporate responsibility and sustainability throughout our operations and supply chain. Kyndryl is a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) which has its own code of conduct reflecting social, environmental and ethical industry standards.  

In partnership with RBA, we ask that all our suppliers adhere to RBA's Code of conduct. 

Oceanário de Lisboa

Kyndryl is working with Oceanário de Lisboa to help employees become certified as part of their “Seastainability” program. This program was developed to help raise individuals’ and organizations’ awareness of the role of the ocean in balancing the planet's climate. It promotes behavioral change by giving people the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the impact of climate change, how the ocean regulates and influences the climate, and the impact of plastic on oceans and marine life. 

Kyndryl's investment in this training also enables Oceanário de Lisboa to provide conservation actions and ocean literacy sessions for schools.

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Contact us to learn more about Kyndryl’s CSR and ESG programs.