This week, we’re launching our 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report. This is our first effort at doing a more full report every year – prior to this, we reported only every-other year, with a very brief Communication on Progress in the off years to satisfy our requirement as a member of the United Nations Global Compact.
We recognize that in this world of Twitter, Facebook, and always-on news reporting, that even reporting annually can sometimes seem like not enough. But corporate responsibility at Symantec is a very forward-looking strategy – while we certainly set quarterly objectives around our high-level material issues, our overall goals focus on driving systemic change within our company, our industry, and our world at large. We are tackling large problems that require time and focused attention: attracting and retaining more women in the technology industry; managing our carbon footprint even as our strategy shifts to more data center-intensive offerings like cloud computing; and educating an always-connected generation about cyber security, cyber safety, and cyber ethics.
These and other issues of opportunity for our company are discussed in detail in the 2011 report. Please read it, share your ideas, and let us know how we’re doing.
Cecily Joseph is Symantec's Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility and Compliance.