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Bettina Koblick | 27 Jun 2013 | 5 comments

For many of us in the United States, yesterday was an exciting step in the quest to honor equal rights for all American citizens. The US Supreme Court made two historic rulings that have strengthened the future of marriage for same-sex couples, both in California and across the US.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are foundational to how Symantec views the employee experience.  We hold ourselves accountable to making sure any employee feels safe, respected and that their voice is heard.

We were honored to be mentioned for this today, along with leading Silicon Valley peers, in an article by Wired Magazine...

Cecily Joseph | 26 Jun 2013 | 1 comment

Symantec recently signed the Climate Declaration, an initiative driven by our partner Business for Innovative Climate Change Policy (BICEP). The declaration focuses on the great economic opportunity inherent in tackling climate change. This is a belief we hold firmly here at Symantec.

As part of our commitment to becoming an ever more responsible and sustainable organization, Symantec has set a number of ambitious goals for the coming years. Climate change is one of the corporate responsibility issues we’ve identified as material to our business.

Yesterday, President Obama unveiled a comprehensive new climate change strategy, specifically citing the Climate Declaration in his remarks. The plan calls for curbing pollution, expanding renewable energy sources, demonstrating global leadership, and...

Cecily Joseph | 17 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending The Conference Board’s Summit on Sustainability in New York. The Summit on Sustainability is a two-day conference bringing together sustainability experts, practitioners, and institutional investors to share the latest perspectives on how corporations are transforming their global operations by integrating sustainability into a long term return-on-investment strategy.

It felt great to be in the room with people at the forefront of corporate responsibility and sustainability, and thought leaders in diverse areas ranging from climate change to water stewardship to product sustainability to corporate citizenship. Surrounded by the contagious energy and passion of fellow sustainability and business thought leaders, I felt passionate about our sustainability efforts at Symantec, and hopeful about...

anand_raj | 17 May 2013 | 1 comment

As a passionate biker, I always look forward to this time of year when Symantec Headquarters employees join thousands across the nation to participate in The League of American Bicyclists National Bike Month.

Bike to Work Day and Month has become a hugely popular nationwide event to celebrate the many benefits of bike transportation.  As featured in this great Bike to Work Day PSA, ‘Why do you Ride’, biking to work has numerous benefits for your health, your wallet and the environment. For example, for every one mile pedaled rather than driven, approximately one pound of CO²  is saved, and on a round-...

Thomas Holm | 09 May 2013 | 1 comment

Recent events have consistently demonstrated that cyber crimes present some of the most important and challenging issues our attorneys and legal system will have to confront now and in the future. For example, every second, 18 adults become a victim of cybercrime – that’s more than one and a half million cybercrime victims each day globally.

This spring, I was thrilled to be a part of the UCLA Moot Court Cyber Crimes Competition – the first-ever national moot court competition devoted to cyber crime issues. Held on March 15th and 16th by the Moot Court Honors Program at UCLA School of Law, the competition was created to complement and enhance UCLA’s role in training the next generation of cyber crime experts.

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The event attracted...

Linda Rosen | 07 May 2013 | 0 comments

We may not know who first said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” but we certainly understand the message!  Symantec, a member of Change the Equation,  is doing its part to help ensure that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in  elementary, middle and high schools is not the same old thing leading to the same disappointing results.  Last week Symantec reaffirmed that commitment by hosting, along with Change the Equation and The California STEM Learning Network, a meeting at its offices in Mountain View for business leaders and others to engage around California’s role in both Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

 For nearly 20 years, California has received plaudits for its content frameworks in K-12 mathematics and science....

lora_phillips | 02 May 2013 | 0 comments

Fostering a two-way, inclusive dialogue with stakeholders is key to the success of corporate sustainability programs. But developing a communications strategy that delivers the transparency stakeholders demand, in an engaging, enriching way, is challenging.

For this Sustainable Brands article, I spoke with the author about the various ways Symantec is communicating to its stakeholders through social media tools such as Chatter, this blog, our intranet, and more.

One key piece of advice: Don’t just talk to your audience — listen. Do it often, do it consistently and do it thoughtfully. You can read the full article...

Steve Bennett CEO | 24 Apr 2013 | 1 comment

This week marks National Volunteer Week in the United States, an opportunity to focus attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of civic leadership. Today, CEO Steve Bennett discusses Symantec's progress against the goal of creating a more empowered volunteer culture at Symantec.

 

We spend a lot of time talking about our company goals, offerings, marketing and sales, and the Symantec 4.0 transition. As a global company with employees in more than 50 countries, we have the unique ability to address some of society's biggest challenges as part of our business goals... we also have a bigger responsibility to make our world better.

Over the past several months, I’ve talked about corporate responsibility a lot internally – we’re  striving for corporate responsibility...

Chris Abess | 22 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

Today is Earth Day and the start of National Volunteer Week in the United States. Symantec is celebrating by exploring our commitment to environmental responsibility. Previous posts have explored Symantec's commitment to LEED certification, talked about our participation in Earth Hour, and explained our efforts to minimize our waste stream. Today we hear from Chris Abess, a Symantec VP in the Norton business segment who also serves as the global executive sponsor for the company's Green Teams.

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kelly_shea | 19 Apr 2013 | 7 comments

This month, Symantec is celebrating Earth Day by exploring our commitment to environmental responsibility. Previous posts have explored Symantec's commitment to LEED certification, and talked about our participation in Earth Hour. Today we hear from Kelly Shea, Symantec's sustainability program manager, on the results from Symantec's first global waste audit.

 

Symantec recently completed its very first set of “friendly” waste audits at local sites across the world to better understand our waste impacts. The audits are conducted according to the LEED-EBOM MRc6: Solid Waste Management...