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Powering Progress
for the Future

Corporate Citizenship at Kyndryl

"At Kyndryl, we’re embracing environmental stewardship, fostering social inclusivity, and promoting good governance practices."
Martin Schroeter
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Our Environmental, Social and Governance strategy and framework

Corporate citizenship powers human progress to drive success in our business, and we apply this principle to how we approach our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy.

Kyndryl is focused on economic, social and environmental strategies that harness our highly skilled workforce and the industry’s latest technologies. Every day, we work toward creating a sustainable and inclusive future by driving practices and positive social impact at scale.

Our ESG framework is defined by three pillars:

  • Environment: Our sustainability programs
  • People: Our social responsibility programs
  • Trust: Our corporate governance programs

Our Environmental, Social and Governance strategy and framework

Corporate citizenship powers human progress to drive success in our business, and we apply this principle to how we approach our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy.

Kyndryl is focused on economic, social and environmental strategies that harness our highly skilled workforce and the industry’s latest technologies. Every day, we work toward creating a sustainable and inclusive future by driving practices and positive social impact at scale.

Our ESG framework is defined by three pillars:

  • Environment: Our sustainability programs
  • People: Our social responsibility programs
  • Trust: Our corporate governance programs

Our alignment with the United Nations’
Sustainable Development Goals

To foster accountability with our stakeholders, Kyndryl aligns its ESG program
to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Kyndryl’s
community and sustainability programs are aligned to the below SDGs:

Powering progress by delivering impact

2040

We have committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040. This also includes near-term 2030 goals to reduce our GHG emissions by 50% and adopt 100% renewable energy.

98 hrs

Average training hours per employee. We equip all Kyndryl employees to build technical, leadership and business skills through a variety of methods and throughout the career life cycle.

100 %

100% of non-exempt employees have completed business ethics training, marking our second consecutive year with full participation rates.

Our ESG materiality assessment


We commissioned a comprehensive materiality assessment*, which has guided our approach to our priorities, in consideration of industry best practices and standards.
 

Our assessment highlighted numerous priorities for Kyndryl: cybersecurity and data privacy, talent management including ID&E, management of greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, human rights, product management of accessibility, affordability and universal needs, business model innovation, business ethics, community engagement, transparency in reporting, occupational health and safety, supply chain environmental and resilience management, responsible legal and regulatory engagement, supplier diversity, water management, and waste management.
 

We will continue to monitor, reassess, and prioritize our requirements to meet regulatory and ongoing stakeholder requirements.  

*Materiality, as used here is distinct from, and should not be confused with, such terms as defined for SEC and other financial reporting purposes. Materiality assessments refer to the process by which companies identify and prioritize the urgency of various sustainability topics to their company.  The inclusion of information or the absence of information in this report should not be construed to represent the Company's belief regarding the materiality of the information for SEC or other financial reporting purposes.

Powering progress for the environment

Environmental sustainability

Kyndryl is committed to managing climate risk and environmental operational efficiency, managing system performance, being a preferred customer service provider, and driving market differentiation through our sustainability programs.

We demonstrate this commitment by tracking, measuring and reporting our global environmental footprint to meet net zero targets and goals, working to meet applicable government requirements, building out our environmental education programs and partnerships, and innovating new sustainability solutions. We also manage our supply chain to ensure that we meet our global commitments to deliver responsible solutions for today and in the future.   

Powering progress for our people and communities

Social responsibility

 

At Kyndryl, we are a people-centric business focused on being at the heart of progress for our customers and our communities. Our mission is to be a services business that is an employer and partner of choice.  

We have built a differentiated culture—called The Kyndryl Way—to attract, retain, develop and motivate a highly skilled workforce. Core to that culture is maintaining an inclusive, engaging and flexible work environment that supports our ability to deliver for our customers. We believe that by ensuring our business operations align to positive outcomes for our people and our communities, we can create a more sustainable future for all. 

 

Powering progress for trust

Corporate governance


Kyndryl is committed to upholding the highest standards of corporate governance under our ESG principles. Kyndryl’s purpose and mission are built on a central guiding principle: Everything begins with trust.


Earning and maintaining trust is critical to delivering value to our customers, shareholders, partners, and communities. We focus on two key areas to ensure our corporate governance is robust and effective: Accountability and operating with integrity and transparency.

 

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

We are empathetic and devoted global citizens who strive to make the world better and more inclusive for our employees, customers, and our communities.

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Frequently asked questions

 

 

Our ESG strategy is focused on economic, social, and environmental strategies, where we can leverage our technology and workforce.  Every day, we work toward creating a sustainable and inclusive future by driving sustainable practices and positive social impact at scale. We have set goals to hold ourselves accountable for progress across our businesses, operations, and supply chain. Our goals are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and industry frameworks and best practices.  This ESG framework is a roadmap to help us achieve our goals and commitments.

In our first year, we committed to continuously evolving our strategy to make sure it aligns with best practices, the latest climate science, and regulations. Our ESG framework is defined as the following: Environment, which is our sustainability program focused on all environmental aspects and helps our stakeholders; People, which focuses on our talent including culture, skill development, employee engagement, inclusion, diversity and equity as well as corporate social responsibility community focused programs; and Trust, which focuses on our governance program and how we build integrity and value across our employees, investors, governments, customers and nonprofit organizations.

Our commitment to ensuring a sustainable and inclusive future is at the heart of Kyndryl’s purpose to power human progress. Kyndryl has built our 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 has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative. We have committed to be net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. Kyndryl is committed to ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 standards and is currently working towards certification. And we have aligned our sustainability programs and reporting to industry best practices and frameworks include the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB), CDP Climate Change questionnaire, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). We will also leverage industry best practices to govern its environmental and energy management system, processes and tools to ensure operations meet the high standards of sustainability compliance and responsible business practices that clients and partners expectations.

Kyndryl is fully committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) as defined by the United Nations and has developed our environmental, social and governance impact strategies aligned with these goals. In our Fiscal Year 2023 Corporate Citizenship Report we outline how we align to the UN SDG indicators to demonstrate our progress and impact.

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