Social Impact Report 2020
2020 was an incredibly challenging year. The world saw a pandemic, extreme weather events, uprisings against racism, and the continued rise of disinformation. Given the complexity of many of these issues, there is a need for all stakeholders – including companies like Thomson Reuters – to step up and do more. Increasingly, we are stretching our aspirations and asking more of ourselves. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives are increasingly viewed as is critical to the competitive strategy of any company and is becoming central to decisions about procurement, investment, and employment. The expectations of leaders and companies have changed dramatically in recent years. No longer is it sufficient in business to focus on profit alone without considering the role we play as responsible actors addressing deep, underlying social issues.
Our products, partnerships, and people help to uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and inform and educate people, companies and communities globally. As we can see from the Social Impact Report 2020, which highlights our ESG activities and progress in several areas, Thomson Reuters is at the forefront of the fight for access to justice and transparency, committed to doing its part in the global fight against climate change, focused on fostering a diverse and inclusive culture of world class talent and believes passionately in our role in giving back to the communities in which we work and live.
The 2020 Report contains several stories from the past year which illustrate our commitments. From contributing $1 million to the rebuilding effort in Minneapolis following the killing of George Floyd to designing an app for local small businesses in India to help them operate during the pandemic, to supporting the work of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, to enhancing diversity and inclusion in our company by setting new goals, this Report demonstrates how Thomson Reuters is playing a role in addressing a number of challenges.
2020 at a glance
Top 100most diverse and inclusive organizations globally, Refinitiv D&I Index
100% scoreHuman Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index
Approx. $32Mglobally by TrustLaw in free legal assistance for NGOs and social enterprises
Over 84,000volunteer hours logged by employees
100% renewable energyfor all global operations