VMware’s 2030 Agenda is a decade long ESG commitment and call to action to foster a more sustainable, equitable and secure world. We are building a future in which our technology will make a positive impact on all our stakeholders: employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, communities and our planet. To ensure accountability, we are operationalizing ownership for our 2030 Agenda throughout VMware. Our 30 cross-functional goals by 2030 are owned by our business units, which have the expertise to enact real and lasting value.
We recognize that we cannot do this alone. VMware will collaborate with our entire stakeholder ecosystem, and together we will enable digital innovation that can change the world for the better.
CARBON EMISSIONS AVOIDED BY VMWARE SOLUTIONS
1.2B METRIC TONS
CERTIFIED CARBON NEUTRAL COMPANY SINCE
POWER OF DIFFERENCE (POD) COMMUNITIES
RESPONSIBLE SOURCING PROGRAM
A materiality assessment offers a holistic view of how issues, goals and outcomes can impact a business. By aligning all our priorities—both business and ESG—at VMware we made an important shift in how we plan and operate, which is driving meaningful change internally and externally. We performed our most recent materiality assessment in 2019 with a comprehensive review of our stakeholder ecosystem. We conducted a thorough analysis of industry trends and peer benchmarking, reviewed investor inquiries and customer insights, and received input from external IT sector experts and internal contributors. We prioritized topics based on their potential impact to our core business—whether financial, reputational or market-based—and how those topics impact our key stakeholders’ decision-making. We also considered the potential outcomes we could accelerate with these material issues, which ultimately helped inform our ESG Strategy.
New and emerging privacy and security legislation place specific regulatory obligations on organizations, while cyberattacks are rapidly growing in sophistication and scope. At VMware we are passionate about privacy and data security and have developed comprehensive procedures and controls to help protect our customers and their infrastructures and our own.
A culture of ethical conduct and compliance is key to maintaining a sustainable and responsible business. This culture is core to VMware’s commitment to integrity which underpins our Business Conduct Guidelines. These guidelines specify standards of behavior that go beyond just complying with the law. They require all employees, directors and executive officers of VMware and its subsidiaries to uphold our shared corporate values: to build and protect trusted relationships with customers, partners, shareholders and the communities within which we operate.
We all share a role in the global fight against bribery and corruption. To help protect against these threats, we’ve established an anti-corruption program that outlines policies, programs, training, and risk and control evaluation centered around embedding anti-bribery management into every facet of our business. We leverage risk assessments to drive process and control refinement, identify targeted training opportunities, and implement program enhancements, where necessary. In 2019 we launched a compliance campaign titled "We All Own It," focused on driving accountability for ethics and compliance issues at a personal level.
Our Government Relations and Policy team partners with governments and public officials to champion our technologies, products and services, customers, employees, and our global communities. We work with all levels of government on public policies relevant to our core business and core values, and we partner with trade associations and industry organizations that share our vision and policy objectives.
VMware also works with United By Interest (UBI), the first bipartisan, majority-minority owned government relations team in Washington, D.C. UBI helps enhance VMware’s outreach to key members the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus on issues around social and racial justice.
Sustainability is core to our values and future success. We have a legacy of enabling positive environmental impact through our technology solutions and we continue to enable decarbonization of digital infrastructure across our customer ecosystem, value chain and our own operations. VMware has been a certified CarbonNeutral® Company since 2018; our operations have been powered 100% by renewable energy since 2019.Through our collective efforts to drive toward net zero emissions in our operations and sustainability in our product solutions, VMware will inspire the next generation of sustainable digital infrastructure.
Accelerate productivity and carbon efficiency of customers’ digital operations.
Catalyze the transition to zero carbon clouds.
Ensure resilience from our physical infrastructure to our distributed workforce.
Achieve net zero carbon emissions for our operations and supply chain.
Drive e-waste responsibility throughout our operations.
Enable transparency to the carbon reduction impact of VMware solutions.
Invest in innovations at the intersection of social, environmental and financial impact.
Support water resilience among our global communities.
Support public policy that drives secure, resilient and sustainable multi-cloud infrastructure.
CARBON EMISSIONS AVOIDED BY VMWARE SOLUTIONS
1.2B METRIC TONS
TOTAL RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASED IN FY21
RENEWABLE ENERGY GLOBALLY
VMware helps customers like WVV build the IT infrastructure for tomorrow’s smart cities.
In 2020, we assessed—for the first time—the carbon impact of VMware employees working from home. We were motivated by the opportunity to devise a custom methodology for home-office emissions.
VMware Zero Carbon Committed builds on our history of helping customers reduce the environmental impact of their digital operations through more efficient and productive use of IT infrastructure. The initiative also extends our reach and impact alongside our public cloud partners.
Sustainability is something many of us aspire to practice every day. But there is something about the seasons changing to Spring and the annual Earth Day celebrations that give us a chance to pause and think consciously about what more we can do.
VMware is recognized on CDP’s Climate A List and named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
VMware firmly believes that technology plays a critical role in building a digital future that is equitable, accessible and inclusive. From our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to our digital workspace technology, we are redefining the workplace of the future. VMware is empowering employees in distributed workforces with equal opportunity, inclusive leadership and increased flexibility—within VMware and beyond. Through partnerships with academic institutions and nonprofit partners, VMware also aims to close the digital skills gap in marginalized communities and make digital transformation more accessible for all.
Enable our customers’ distributed workforces to be productive and engaged wherever they are working.
Drive equity through doubling down on diverse hiring and inclusive leadership.
Foster a culture of service among our global communities.
Advance technical and digital skills acquisition around the world.
Increase commitment to diverse-owned and underrepresented suppliers.
Advance equitable pay for all VMware People.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN EQUALITY SCORE
EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES (FY21)
VMWARE MATCHING GIFTS (FY21)
# OF GLOBAL NONPROFITS SUPPORTED (FY21)
A21 partnered with VMware Tanzu Labs to research, validate, and pilot an online learning experience that widens the reach of their curriculum on how to recognize the signs of human trafficking.
VMware has committed to building disability inclusion into VMware’s leadership agenda as we join the Valuable 500.
Insights on building companies where we all want to work from Shanis Windland, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at VMware.
We believe in what our people make possible. Our Stories of Who We Are puts a spotlight on the unique and compelling perspectives of our people that shape our journey as a company.
Embed privacy by design across our products, services and operations.
Leverage VMware software in our internal infrastructure with a focus on trust, security, experience and sustainability.
Support public policy that drives social and environmental impact in IT.
Advance our approach to digital ethics and stewardship.
Integrate sustainable metrics into our financial decision-making process.
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RESPONSIBLE SOURCING PROGRAM
ESTABLISHED THE VMWARE
ESG LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
EXECUTIVE ESG MILESTONES
INCLUDED ESG UPDATES FOR
INTEGRATED FINANCIAL REPORTING
VMware solutions enable Zoom to build trust with users by offering a secure, scalable solution in a pandemic environment with employees all over the world.
Reflections on the development of VMware’s ESG strategy from Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Environmental, Social and Governance at VMware.
In VMware's 2021 Cybersecurity Outlook, we found that the threat landscape was refigured by the pandemic for many security teams. Here are some best practices for CISOs and security teams looking to fight back in 2021.
To address the changing threat landscape, VMware is redefining security to help organizations better protect all control points and simplify Zero-Trust security.
VMware is committed to delivering cloud-native technology to its customers to provide security across environments and devices. We are thrilled to announce that VMware Carbon Black Cloud has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Software As A Service, Q2 2021.