Social Impact Report 2018
A society cannot thrive without justice and transparency, which require trusted information and the people who have the courage to defend it. Every day around the world, there are affronts to the rule of law and freedom of the press. We are proud to work to counter these forces in a collective pursuit of justice and transparency, and we are committed to strengthening these efforts in the years to come.
To date, we have established strong relationships with national organizations for missing and exploited children to uncover victims of kidnapping, exploitation, and human trafficking. We partner with government agencies to provide greater transparency into global supply chains that use slave labor. And we work with organizations worldwide to spread training in media literacy and coding to create more empowered citizens around the globe. In addition, through the work of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, we have created the world’s largest broker of free legal services to NGOs, Trustlaw, providing legal assistance to organizations around the world.
We are proud to report robustly on our refocused commitment to the principles that are deeply embedded in our DNA — and strengthening their connection to the work of our customers, our employees, and the issues that matter most in the communities where we work and live.
2018 at a glance
120,000legal professionals have provided pro bono support worldwide since 2010 through TrustLaw
100%score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index
136,000volunteer hours logged by employees
30%decline in year-over-year GHG emissions per 1,000 squ. ft.
53%/47%male-female employee ratio