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Our world

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

Community investment

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, $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 Grants. Established in 2001, the program has distributed approximately $2 million to help fund significant community projects around the world.

Click here to learn about our volunteer efforts.

Tapping into the power of community when our neighbors need it most

In 2020 the twin forces of a global pandemic and a collective reckoning with critical social issues has forced us all to challenge the status quo and take a hard look at what’s most important in our lives. Throughout – even as images of fear and destruction have dominated our news feeds – we have been reminded in countless examples of the power of community to band together and prop us up when we need it most.

This is how we’re helping.

Environmental responsibilities

Our Environment, Health & Safety Policy outlines our commitment to the environment. We also work hard to reduce our environmental impact through our operations. We plan to achieve this by:

  • Maintaining carbon neutrality through use of carbon offsets
  • Sourcing 100% renewable energy in 2020 and beyond
  • Aligning to the 1.5°C Science Based Target pathway
  • Improving and optimizing our real estate to reduce energy, waste and water consumption
  • Reducing travel and promoting use of virtual communication
  • Working with employee-led Green Teams to generate employee enthusiasm and staff engagement around sustainability initiatives

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

As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, The Thomson Reuters Foundation works to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, the Foundation combines its unique services to drive systemic change. Its mission is to inspire collective leadership, empowering people to shape free, fair and informed societies. Additional information on the Foundation can be found at www.trust.org.