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Cecily Joseph | 25 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

Today, Symantec is announcing more than $1 million in grant funding to education-focused initiatives. Education – particularly science, technology engineering, and math education, as well as equal access to education around the globe – is a strong focus for Symantec. In addition to the corporate grants we are announcing today, employees at more than 26 office locations around the world are supporting local education initiatives – volunteering in classrooms, building libraries, acting as science fair mentors, and much more.

Some of these relationships are new ones for Symantec, reflecting our growth in this space and our maturation as a global company. Others are long-standing partners with whom we’ve worked for many years, establishing joint goals and executing programs around the globe. These latest grants give us an opportunity to deepen our engagement with these partners, to more fully apply our resources in terms of employee time and talent, and...

David Belle-Isle | 26 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

Symantec’s 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report explores our commitments to our employees, the world, and your information. Over the last several weeks, we’ve featured blogs from Symantec employees and partners that focus on how they are making a difference. This week, our final entry in this series comes from David Belle-Isle, Vice President of Organizational Excellence.

 

At Symantec, our people represent the competitive and creative force behind everything we do. We strive not only to ensure that our employees are satisfied with their work, development, and career opportunities, but also to build a culture rooted in tenacity and personal fulfillment....

Jingjing Ren | 19 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec’s 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report explores our commitments to our employees, the world, and your information. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be featuring blogs from Symantec employees and partners that focus on how they are making a difference. This week, we hear from Jingjing Ren, Software Engineer.

 

I’m a software engineer at Symantec. According to recent statistics, less than 20 percent of the bachelor degrees in computer science go to women. This means that, even living in Silicon Valley as I do, I’m a member of a very small group of working technical women.

Why do so few girls and women pursue careers in computer science and other tech fields? What makes a...

Vijay_Suryawanshi | 15 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec’s 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report explores our commitments to our employees, the world, and your information. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be featuring blogs from Symantec employees and partners that focus on how they are making a difference. This week, we hear from Vijay Suryawanshi, Director of Engineering.

 

We generally call community service “reaching out.” However, I’ve learned that it’s actually “reaching in” to better understand our own strengths and weaknesses and learn what’s really important in life. The five years I’ve been volunteering with Akshar...

Amanda Davis | 13 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec’s 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report explores our commitments to our employees, the world, and your information. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be featuring blogs from Symantec employees and partners that focus on how they are making a difference. This week, we hear from Amanda Davis, Global Systems Compliance Manager.

 

The Supply Chain team’s involvement in Symantec's environmental initiatives has been evolving since 1994 when we first registered to the ISO14001 Environmental Standard. Since then the journey has been interesting, challenging, and ever changing. Upon reflection when I think about then and now, Symantec as a company has made tremendous improvements to both its processes and approach. This is reflected in Symantec’s outstanding...

lora_phillips | 06 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Symantec’s 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report explores our commitments to our employees, the world, and your information. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be featuring blogs from Symantec employees and partners that focus on how they are making a difference. This week, we hear from Kim Williams, Communications Manager at the National White Collar Crime Center, one of Symantec's nonprofit partners. 

 

According to Symantec's 2012 Norton Cybercrime Report, there are 556 million consumer cybercrime victims per year (more than the entire population of the European Union) - more than 1.5 million per day, or 18 victims per second. Protecting victims of...

Patricia Titus | 01 Nov 2012 | 1 comment

Symantec’s 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report explores our commitments to our employees, the world, and your information. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be featuring blogs from Symantec employees and partners that focus on how they are making a difference. This week, we hear from Patricia Titus, Symantec Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer.

 

Symantec's mission to inspire confidence in a connected world requires that we ensure both our own operations and those of our customers are safe and secure. As the leading global information security company, this is not an easy task. In our tech-based society, cyber criminals are now harder to track and companies are more vulnerable than ever. At Symantec, we see every kind of cyber attack on our operations,...

Debra McLaughlin | 09 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

As we approach the launch of our 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report next week, we've developed the following two-part series highlighting how stakeholder feedback was integrated into the development of this year's report.   

Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights. This is the first principle of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), of which Symantec became a signatory in 2006. Since then, we’ve taken an active role in adopting and encouraging the UNGC’s ten principles surrounding safeguarding human rights, upholding fair labor standards, and promoting environmental responsibility. In 2011, we asked Ursula Wynhoven, the General Counsel at the UNGC, to review our Corporate Responsibility Report and give us feedback that would make our human rights position even stronger. She had the following suggestion:

“Symantec could provide greater specificity...

lora_phillips | 12 May 2010 | 1 comment

Two years have passed since Symantec issued its first corporate responsibility report. With a commitment to report every other year, we kicked off our second reporting effort in January with a cross functional team of internal and external advisors.

The materiality analysis was critical in shaping the direction of Symantec’s first report and the key issues that would drive our Corporate Responsibility (CR) strategy over the subsequent two years. This year, we also began the reporting effort by conducting a materiality analysis. Since we had the 2008 materiality matrix as a starting point, we decided to conduct a documents review to help identify new or changed stakeholder issues. This analysis informed the first draft of the materiality matrix which we presented to the report team for comment, debate and revision.

The report team determined Symantec’s high...