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Cognizant’s ESG platform reflects the goals, values and interests of our workforce, clients, investors and the international community. We are committed to multiplying our positive impact in three focus areas:
Environment to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through technology, our culture and internal change management.
Social to engage, train, hire and include diverse talent in our workforce and communities.
Governance to focus on ESG oversight and transparency, including supply chain management, health and safety, ethics, data privacy and security.
In 2021, Cognizant announced its Net Zero Goal and activation plan, and set an interim target to source 100% renewable energy for its facilities by 2026.
“My job, and my passion, is to drive meaningful climate action. We are taking concrete steps to create impactful changes and significantly reduce GHG emissions.”
Global Environment Lead
Read more about Cognizant’s environmental strategy in the 2021 ESG report.
In 2021, Executive Leadership compensation will be tied to furthering gender diversity globally and developing and retaining talent.
“Achieving gender equality in the workplace will only happen when each of us makes it our responsibility to challenge current norms.”
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Read more about Cognizant’s social strategy in the 2021 ESG report.
In 2021, Cognizant completed its supply chain carbon emissions analysis, added environmental requirements to its Supplier Standards and launched a Supplier Diversity Program in the US.
“Cognizant’s Government and Regulatory Affairs team engages with policymakers and the broader business community to understand the regulatory landscape and advocate for policies that enable us to best serve our clients and communities.”
Chief Regulatory Attorney
responsible for Data Privacy
Read more about Cognizant’s governance strategy in the 2021 ESG report.