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Environmental, Social, and Governance

Sitecore is committed to operating our business in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. As a global firm, we have a responsibility to be good citizens of the world by reducing our footprint and creating positive changes in the markets in which we operate.

To deepen our commitment, we are expanding our existing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to a comprehensive Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) program. Sitecore’s ESG Program will include measurable goals, policies, and a comprehensive action plan, and will focus on key areas of ESG including resource reduction, stakeholder engagement, health and well-being, carbon reduction, DEI, procurement, customer/client privacy and security, and green building certifications.

Sitecore's 2022 ESG Goals

In 2022, Sitecore has set some ambitious goals to demonstrate our commitment to being a good corporate citizen.

100%

Carbon offset for data center usage and travel

100K

Trees planted in 2022

45%

Management requisitions filled by women

50%

Internships held by women or minorities

Carbon footprint

Sitecore engaged third party specialists to complete a GHG emissions baseline and develop a GHG Implementation Plan. The assessment evaluates the following areas: utility consumption at our office sites, purchased goods and services, employee commutes, business travel, and fuel and energy-related activities.

Sitecore pledged to neutralize our business travel and data center usage carbon footprint through various charitable organizations that offset our carbon emissions to achieve 100% carbon neutrality. To date, we have donated 10,000 trees to Plant a Billion and supported 3 verified carbon offset projects through Cool Effect to offset 4 times the amount of our quarterly business travel emissions (101.8 metric tons CO2e).

Sitecore has also partnered with ReforestAction to sponsor projects, including a forest, that will have a strong environmental and economic impact for the surrounding communities.

Partnership: ReforestAction

Sitecore is partnering with ReforestAction as a Gold level partner and has committed to planting over 100,000 trees by the end of 2022.

Partnership: Cool Effect

Sitecore has offset over 100% of all carbon impact from travel by sponsoring several verified offset projects through Cool Effect including projects in Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, and the United States. In addition to climate change mitigation, many of these projects support local communities, biodiversity, sustainable agriculture/forestry, and public health.

Social responsibility

We know if we are not being intentionally inclusive, then we are being unintentionally exclusive. We believe that everything we do and every decision we make must be done with thoughtful intention. The trust we’ve built within and across our teams enables us to challenge both ourselves and one another to always strive for better when it comes to inclusivity and belonging.

We’ve taken steps with intention to further our beliefs by delivering instructor-led unconscious bias and inclusive hiring training, including diversity in ongoing townhalls and panel discussions, and supporting multiple diversity groups including [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] We’ve published a global diversity awareness calendar; we have forums to celebrate and recognize diverse voices; and we highlight employees giving back around the world. We also have mentoring programs for women, pairing them to executives.

We have also developed partnerships with Plan International and UN Women in order to support gender equality initiatives globally and create new opportunities for women struggling with oppression and discrimination.

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Partnership: PLAN International

Sitecore has invested into Plan International’s flagship ‘We are the Girls Campaign’, who partner with girls, children and their communities around the world to overcome oppression and gender inequality, providing the support and resources that are unique to their needs, ensuring they achieve their full potential with dignity, opportunity and safety.

Partnership: UN Women

Sitecore has sponsored UN Women who focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board.

Energy reduction

Where feasible, we have begun tracking energy consumption data for all sites to measure progress against our reduction goals. The majority of our office spaces have LED lighting and efficient appliances while some spaces are powered by renewable energy sources including solar, wind, and water.

Employee engagement is also a crucial part of energy usage reduction. Employees are encouraged to switch everything off when leaving (including low-energy equipment like monitors in standby mode, cell phone chargers, and surge protectors).

Partnership: Plant A Billion

Sitecore planted 10,000 trees through The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion project. Trees filter clean air, provide fresh drinking water, help curb climate change, and create homes for thousands of species of plants and animals.

Waste reduction

42% of Sitecore facilities have waste diversion infrastructure with 83% of them implementing recycling practices and working with third party vendors to recycle old furniture and supplies. Many offices utilize reusable cutlery and dishes as well as purchase goods with recycled content. Several spaces also provide filtered water to cut down on plastic waste and provide safe drinking water to employees.

Although sometimes challenging as a tenant, Sitecore will work with landlords to secure data to track waste and ask for increased recycling programs where we feel we could be doing better.

Partnership: Stok

Sitecore has partnered with Stok, a sustainability and ESG consulting firm to provide expertise in ESG program development, implementation, and management.

Water

Sitecore is on track to achieve our goal that 90% of Sitecore's global real estate portfolio will be equipped with low-flow fixtures by 2023, and 95% by 2025. In addition, where applicable, Sitecore has installed water and energy efficient dishwashers to further reduce usage.

Facilities Goals

Sitecore conducts an annual materiality assessment to continuously evaluate the impact and importance of key ESG topics. These results as well as our consumption baselines inform our program KPIs.

20%

Energy reduction

25%

Water reduction

50%

Waste diversion rate

All data collected to date includes what is currently available, which may lag by one calendar month for sites that have monthly data available, and lag by three calendar months for sites where quarterly data is available. All data is actual data received. This does not include estimated data where data is not available or estimated data for coworking spaces.

If you're looking for details on our program for a RFP, please download our comprehensive FAQ document.
Several office spaces have achieved a green building certification including Green Building Index (GBI), LEED, and 5 stars NABERS rating.