Supporting the communities in which we live and work is fundamental to our business. We proudly invest in our local communities through a range of programs and projects and are working to minimize our impact on the environment.
Our values in action
Our responsibility to our world also dictates that we manage our environmental impact through our own sustainable business practices, and partner with suppliers who share our vision. We do so by:
- Collaborating with our people and partners to support the communities in which we live and work
- Continuing to reduce our impact on the environment through sustainable business practices
- Ensuring that the goods and services we purchase come from sources that share and commit to our values
- Connecting the world to thought leadership on sustainability issues
We enable and reward our employees’ commitment to their local community through several key programs. In addition to offering all regular employees two volunteering days a year, we also have a matching gifts program where employees’ personal charitable giving or fundraising efforts are matched by the company, up to $1,000 per year. We also support our employee volunteerism through our Volunteer Grants program – employees that volunteer more than 20 hours for a nonprofit can receive a charitable grant of up to $1,000 per year.
We also celebrate the exceptional efforts of our people through our Community Champion Award Grants. Established in 2001, the program has distributed nearly $1.5 million to help fund significant community projects around the world.
Our Environment, Health & Safety Policy outlines our commitment to the environment across our global operations. We work hard to reduce our impact and have reduced our carbon footprint by 30 percent since 2011. We also report our metrics into the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which saw our score improve from 65 percent in 2010 to 99 percent. We’re pleased with our progress but know that there is more to do.
Working with suppliers
In every business decision and transaction, we endeavor to do the right thing – and we expect our suppliers to share in this effort. This means conducting business with integrity while complying with all laws, rules and standards of conduct that apply to us in the many countries where we do business.
We develop strong business relationships with high-quality suppliers that adhere to ethical standards equivalent to our own and are clearly defined in the Thomson Reuters Supply Chain Ethical Code.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Thomson Reuters Foundation acts to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. The organization runs initiatives that inform, connect and ultimately empower people around the world: access to free legal assistance, media development and training, editorial coverage of the world’s under-reported stories, and the Trust Conference.