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ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE

Working toward a sustainable future

Working toward a sustainable future

“We engineer modern businesses to improve everyday life.”

That statement serves as our North Star. We focus on the future, stay alert to what is changing in the external environment and act on these challenges and opportunities decisively.

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Message from our Chief Executive Officer, Brian Humphries

“We recognize that businesses are interdependent with the world’s social and environmental systems. In the medium and long run, social and environmental issues become financial issues. Businesses can thrive only if society prospers and the natural environment is protected.”

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Brian Humphries CEO

Environment & sustainable operations

As a company with a strong sense of social purpose, we are reducing our own environmental impact where we see it mattering most. That means we are setting out on a path to reduce our emissions, increase our energy efficiency and further define and develop climate action. 

We believe ESG is a way to deliver long‑term value, and we orient much of our environmental work on climate change. We consider:

  • Our energy and emissions
  • Our response to climate risk and opportunity
  • Our water conservation
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Social & social responsibility

We leverage our purpose and commitment to social responsibility to attract, develop and retain the diverse, specialized workforce at the heart of our business.

Our associates benefit their communities through technology, knowledge and volunteering as a corporate culture. We’re committed to:

  • Skills for the future
  • Community
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Health and safety
  • Supply chain
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Governance

We strive to be a trusted partner to our clients, demonstrating good governance throughout our business practice. We seek to operate with integrity, transparency and security to reduce risk and build trust. We focus on:

  • Governance
  • Ethics
  • Data security and privacy    
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2020 ESG Report

Our policies and reports

Net Zero Climate Action Goal

Cognizant is committed to achieving Net-Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally by 2050. We have developed an emissions reduction plan that includes specific targets and initiatives to ensure we reach our Net-Zero goal.

Environmental, Health and Safety Policy

Cognizant knows that protecting shared natural resources enhances the quality of life for associates, clients and the global community. We are committed to conduct our business in a manner that upholds environmental, health and safety standards.

Human Rights Policy

Cognizant is committed to respecting human rights. We value and promote the high standards of business practices and performance in what we do.

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