The drivers for climate action have never been stronger. Growing sustainability concerns from investors, a surge in new climate change regulations, and massive global shifts in public opinion have put unprecedented pressure on businesses to act. Despite the many challenges ahead, we’re thrilled to see momentum building on supply chain carbon action, and the great opportunity for procurement leads to create resilience and positive impact in their organizations.
Once you see inequity, there’s no way to unsee it. The first time I really understood this was during my first year at the University of California, Berkeley. College in America was a culture shock—so different from the life I’d left behind in Johannesburg, South Africa. But what surprised me most was just how much my classmates knew of and cared about what was going on back home.
As the world looks for ways to get more women interested in studying STEM, India’s young women act as a shining example to follow. In India, a country now widely recognized as the new Silicon Valley for technology investments, research, and development, more than 45% of STEM graduates are female. But while there is a large pool of talent in India, the career pipeline is leakier than it should be—in fact, 50% of women fall out of the workforce within eight years of university graduation and never return.
VMware has undertaken the multifaceted task of correcting non-inclusive terminology used in our products and company collateral. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” As with any societal issue, the journey toward inclusive terminology can’t happen overnight. Rather, it will be an ongoing effort to identify and replace terms and vocabulary choices that appear in our content and products. This journey requires changes in our mindset, awareness and understanding.
At VMware, we believe everyone has something unique to contribute to our society. Our culture of service influences the way we interact with others – inside and outside of work. As such, we are all Citizen Philanthropists, empowered to support what is most meaningful to us through VMware Foundation programs. VMware’s culture of service is a key pillar of the equity outcomes of VMware’s 2030 Agenda, as Citizen Philanthropy provides equal access to VMware’s charitable resources for all VMware people around the world.
PALO ALTO, Calif., November 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced the company has been invited to be a member of the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the world’s leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarks, for the second consecutive year.
VMware ranked in the 97th percentile in the Software & Services Industry category for its leadership in ESG and was ranked among the top six software companies in the indices.1
By Nicola Peill-Moelter, Ph.D., Director of Sustainability Innovation at VMware
What if brick-and-mortar companies predicted the rise of online shopping? Or the taxi lobby predicted ride sharing? What if cybersecurity firms predicted ransomware? What would they have done differently to be better positioned for the market shifts and disruption that were to come?
Core to VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy ethos is the belief that we can all learn and grow through service. With this, all VMware people can contribute their time and talent to nonprofits with 40 hours of paid Service Learning each year.
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations is a challenge that every company must face. At VMware, that includes making purchasing decisions that align to our EPIC2values and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy.
VMworld was a huge success due to the participation of all of you: our customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders. As the leader of VMware’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Office, I am especially proud of all those who participated in the Inspire Change track, which included sessions to deepen understanding of the connection between digital transformation, technology, and business imperatives of sustainability, equity and trust.