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Climate Action

Our strategy for environmental sustainability

Our commitment

Our goal is to mitigate the impacts of climate change by investing in sustainable technologies and strengthening the resilience and adaptive capacity in the communities most affected by climate change. We are committed to driving positive impact at scale and leading our industry in sustainable business practices.

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 students, who are nominated through our partners.

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. 

Take the next step

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