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Claire Blades | 29 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

From climate change to cyber security to employee diversity, corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability touches every aspect of Symantec’s business. We’ve defined our strategy and are continually working towards our goals to operate as a responsible global citizen. In addition to our dedicated global corporate responsibility team, every day Symantec employees across the world are helping us deliver on this, creating value for both our business and our stakeholders.

We are happy to bring you an ongoing feature of the CR in Action blog – the Sustainability Spotlight - that profiles employees and their contribution to Symantec’s CR and sustainability efforts. Some are members of...

Amanda Davis | 14 Jan 2014 | 0 comments

We are proud to announce that Symantec have been accepted as Applicant Members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC).

Symantec is committed to protecting people and information, independent of device, platform or location. We consider the security of information central to corporate responsibility in this digital age of increased exposure, and are excited about EICC membership and fully support the EICC vision and goals:

Vision:  Through the application of high standards we can create better social, economic and environmental outcomes for all those involved in the Electronics and ICT supply chains. This includes increased efficiency and productivity for customers and suppliers, improved conditions for workers, economic development and a cleaner environment for local communities.  

Mission:  To deliver...

Cecily Joseph | 21 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

I took on the exciting challenge of leading Symantec’s global corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability department eight years ago. Overseeing the CR efforts for a global company such as Symantec is  demanding yet very rewarding, and never more so than now. When Symantec’s CEO, Steve Bennett, introduced our new company strategy, Symantec 4.0, earlier this year, he announced a renewed commitment to CR and the desire to lead in three key areas: Our People, Your Information and The World. He reaffirmed what I’ve always believed: CR is at the heart of who we are as a company that strives to protect and manage information, working to ensure that...

kelly_shea | 20 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

For the past week, the United Nations Climate Change Conference has convened in Warsaw, bringing together delegates from over 190 countries hoping to move closer to a global agreement on GHG emissions reduction.

At Symantec, mitigating our impacts on climate change is central to our environmental strategy.

A key way we continue to reduce our impacts is through our focus on green building practices, specifically achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility certifications. Earlier this year, I wrote about our achievements in FY13 -- three new LEED certifications, including our first Platinum certification in Culver City, California. We now have...

lora_phillips | 07 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Last Thursday, Symantec’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility Cecily Joseph had the opportunity to join Fenton’s #CSRChat on Twitter for a live discussion on Symantec’s corporate responsibility strategy and program.

Hosted by Fenton’s Susan McPherson, award-nominated #CSRchats are bi-weekly Twitter conversations centered around important topics in corporate responsibility. Past #CSRChats have featured discussions around corporate philanthropy, crisis management and transparency, disaster relief, water sourcing, and environmental reporting.

We won’t lie, it was our first time in the driver’s seat...

Jaime Barclay | 24 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

The Net Impact Conference starts today in San Jose, Calif., and we look forward to engaging with many of those in attendance – from executives who drive sustainability at Fortune 500 companies to college students who are the next generation of leaders in sustainability. If you’re among the 3,000 expected attendees, we invite you to come to a panel at noon on Saturday, Oct. 26, moderated by Symantec’s Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility, Cecily Joseph.

Joining Cecily on the panel will be Symantec’s Marian Merritt, our Norton Internet Safety Advocate; Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance; and Henk Campher, Senior Vice President, Business & Social Purpose and Managing Director, Sustainability at Edelman. Their in-depth discussion will focus...

Cecily Joseph | 15 Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Symantec regularly identifies and prioritizes its most important sustainability issues, those of high importance to both stakeholders and the company. These issues are deeply relevant to our ability to succeed and are addressed in our internal strategic priorities, corporate responsibility approach, and stakeholder communications such as our Corporate Responsibility Report, CR in Action blog and Corporate Responsibility Snapshot (a Symantec newsletter distributed to over 20,000 stakeholders).

However, materiality as it relates to sustainability is...

kelly_shea | 10 Sep 2013 | 1 comment

By Kelly Shea, Symantec Global Sustainability Project Manager

As we prepare for the release of Symantec’s FY13 Corporate Responsibility (CR) report, this is a good time to provide additional context around our environment performance – where our focus is as a company, how we’re doing and our goals over the next year.  

As a company, we are committed to positive social impact and operating with integrity and respect for the environment.  Our environmental strategy includes four major sustainability pillars to lessen our impact on the environment, including green IT,...

Alex Von Feldt | 29 Aug 2013 | 2 comments

In its fiscal year 2013, Symantec contributed more than $24 million in cash and software to nonprofits working within its four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Over the next few weeks, we will hear from several of our partners on various projects and programs that Symantec is helping to support. Today, we hear from Alex Von Feldt, program director at Acterra, an environmental nonprofit serving Silicon Valley.


Symantec Corporation and Acterra, a Palo Alto-based environmental nonprofit, are teaming up to install a California native plant garden at Symantec’s Mountain View campus.

The purpose of the project is to provide a lovely garden that provides quality habitat for local wildlife while demonstrating sustainable landscaping practices. ...

lora_phillips | 28 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

Internet data centers represent up to two percent of electricity in the U.S., and the internet is responsible for nearly ten percent of U.S. electricity use.

As part of our efforts to support industry-wide solutions to environmental sustainability, Symantec recently joined Business for Social Responsibility’s (BSR's) The Future of Internet Power initiative. This new leadership initiative includes the world’s leading IT companies such as Adobe, eBay, Facebook, HP,, and now Symantec, and will identify and publicize best practices around low-carbon power sourcing for data centers in the United States, as well as helping Internet companies work more effectively with key policymakers and utilities.

Today we are happy to feature Ryan Schuchard, Manager, Climate and Energy for BSR, sharing his recent...