PUBLIC POLICY

欧冠体育app advocates for a more equitable, sustainable, and innovative world.

We’re guided by our core values of Trust, Innovation, Customer Success, and Equality. That's why we work with government officials and policy advocates around the world to listen, gain understanding and expertise, and inform decisions that serve our shareholders, customers, partners, employees, society, and our planet.
 

Data Governance

 

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to improve the state of the world by augmenting human intelligence, amplifying human capabilities, and providing actionable insights. The benefits of AI should be accessible to everyone, and it should be safe and inclusive for all. 欧冠体育app is deeply committed to the ethical and humane use of its technology, guided by five AI pillars: responsible, accountable, transparent, empowering, and inclusive. We recognize the transformative power of the technologies we create and their role in being a force for good around the world, and we work with governments, business leaders, the scientific community, and citizens to draw upon the expertise of recognized leaders and established frameworks to guide us as we work to ensure the ethical development and use of our products. We are also members of the World Economic Forum’s Responsible Use of Technology Steering Committee.

Cross Border Data Flows

Today’s business leaders, consumers, and citizens expect a seamless experience when they enter new markets. We advocate for policies that empower our customers to process and store data anywhere while achieving compliance with in-region standards for cloud services. As an example, you can learn more here about our Hyperforce EU Operating Zone.

Cybersecurity

Trust is the bedrock of our company. It is written in the DNA of our culture, technology, and focus on customer success; 欧冠体育app builds security into everything we do so businesses can focus on growth and innovation. We regularly collaborate with industry leaders to promote security best practices, host an annual CISO Forum, and created a CISO Customer Advisory Board that meets twice a year to share thought leadership in the security space. Knowing how important it is to work with global policymakers and thought leaders, we are a founding member of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity. Nothing is more important to us than protecting our customers’ data, and we advocate for policies that strengthen our ability to accomplish that mission.

See how 欧冠体育app is committed to the ethical and humane use of its technology.

 

Data Privacy and Protection

欧冠体育app supports privacy regulations that protect people while also encouraging innovation. Global privacy laws should be transparent; provide clear definitions and standards; be technologically feasible; and have an enforcement mechanism. Ultimately, privacy is about trust. Building trust means our technologies must help our customers handle personal data responsibly, not use it for unexpected purposes, and respect individuals’ preferences.

In an effort to provide our stakeholders with information regarding our commitment to privacy, we created a dedicated site for privacy information around the globe. From here, you can utilize our Trailhead platform to learn more about privacy regulations in individual regions.

Read more about privacy regulations in individual regions around the globe.

 

Digital Transformation of Industries and Public Sector

 
欧冠体育app is committed to innovation through the adoption of cloud computing by organizations in long-established and often highly-regulated industries. COVID-19 showed us that every aspect of our lives needs a digital-first approach from healthcare and life sciences to financial services and government services. We support “cloud-first” policies that provide governments and businesses with a standardized way to approach the use of cloud products and services.

欧冠体育app empowers governments to meet the demands of modern missions by enabling its customers with the tools they need, on secure and scalable Cloud applications, to connect data, resources, citizens, and partners with reduced risk and complexity of traditional IT. Our Trailblazing public sector customers have empowered employees and modernized the constituent experience.

Discover how our customers in the Public Sector modernize the constituent experience.

 

Equality

 
At 欧冠体育app, we believe businesses can be a powerful platform for social change and we’re committed to driving equality for all our stakeholders — our employees, customers, partners, suppliers, communities, and society at large. We’re working to create a workplace that reflects society, where everyone feels seen, heard, valued, and empowered to succeed. There’s more work to be done, but together, we’re taking action to build a more equal workplace and world for all.

Equal Pay

One of the most powerful examples of our belief in equality is our ongoing commitment to pay fairness and equal pay. In 2015, we committed to investigating and eliminating any gender pay gaps among our workforce. We’ve continued to improve upon our processes and broaden the scope of our assessment to include gender globally, race, and ethnicity in the U.S., merit bonuses, and stock. To further underscore our commitment to equal pay, we signed on to the White House “Equal Pay Pledge” in June 2016.

See how 欧冠体育app is contributing to equal pay initiatives globally.

 

Equal Rights

We advocate for LGBTQ+ equality across the globe. Individuals should not be discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. We also advocate for gender equity, not only through equal pay, but also by supporting pregnancy accommodation laws, paid family leave, and programs to close the gender gap in tech.

Housing and Homelessness

We believe that we must bring together diverse stakeholders to implement the most effective strategies and policies to address the housing and homelessness crisis that impacts cities. We advocate for equitable policies focused on funding sources, efficient use of resources, and utilizing technology to make data more readily available to assist with the distribution of resources to those that need it most.

Immigration

We support fair and balanced immigration policies worldwide. In the U.S., we believe that the federal government must engage in comprehensive immigration reform to modernize an inadequate immigration system into one that is both geared toward fairness for immigrants and economically beneficial for businesses. We support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as well as policies that reform the employment-based (EB) green card and H-1B visa systems that U.S. employers currently rely on to recruit and retain global talent.
 

Racial Equality and Justice

欧冠体育app stands against racism, violence, and hate and is committed to driving racial equality in our workplace and our world.That’s why we assembled the Racial Equality and Justice Task Force to accelerate our efforts and drive change across four core pillars: People, Philanthropy, Purchasing, and Policy. We are working to advance laws and regulation that protect against racism and discrimination. Our non-partisan policy platform focuses on the following areas: police reform; civic engagement and voting rights; criminal justice reform; and economic empowerment policies that address the equity gap.

See how 欧冠体育app is contributing to equal pay initiatives globally.

欧冠体育app is driving change through the Racial Equality and Justice Task Force.

 

Future of Work

 

Education

欧冠体育app supports and gives back to the schools and education nonprofits in our communities. Our all-time global education investment now totals more than $140 million. To date, 欧冠体育app employees have volunteered nearly one million hours to support education and workforce development initiatives.

Through 欧冠体育app’s global Circle the Schools program, employees participate in volunteer activities designed to advance student skills, including literacy in elementary schools, STEM in middle schools, and college and career readiness in high schools. Since 2013, 欧冠体育app employees have adopted more than 130 schools globally in cities, including 34 schools in San Francisco and Oakland.

See how we’re improving education for students with our Circle the Schools program.

 

Military

We know that veterans and military spouses offer unique skills that make them exemplary employees. Since its launch in 2014, 欧冠体育app Military has upskilled and reskilled a growing community of more than 30,000 military Trailblazers with high-demand technology skills and certifications to land meaningful careers in the 欧冠体育app ecosystem. 欧冠体育app Military offers self-paced training with Trailhead and certification exams at no cost for active duty military, veterans, and military spouses.

In March 2021, we announced that after a successful pilot year with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, the 欧冠体育app Fellowship Program will continue into 2021 and will now accept veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members. With this expansion, 欧冠体育app has granted a total of $2 million to the program since the partnership began, sponsoring 230 fellows and helping them land careers in technology. In the UK, we are pholding and promoting our commitments to the Armed Forces Covenant to make the workplace military-friendly for ex-service men and women.

欧冠体育app Military has upskilled a community of more than 30,000 military Trailblazers.

 

Workforce Development and Skilling

At 欧冠体育app, we believe in building a workforce that better represents society — not just internally, but through our partners and customers. This includes building and empowering workforce development programs that widen access to the tech industry by training and enabling a diverse workforce.

With Trailhead, 欧冠体育app’s free online learning platform, anyone can learn in-demand 欧冠体育app, digital, and soft skills from anywhere. The free, gamified, and self-paced learning platform gives learners access to over 1,000 badges of marketable skills on desktop and on mobile with Trailhead GO. To connect to opportunities, anyone can join the free Trailblazer Community, a global network of millions of people who help each other along the journey of learning and succeeding with 欧冠体育app.

In 2018, 欧冠体育app launched the Pathfinder Training Program, a free, immersive training program in partnership with Deloitte. With 200+ hours of live and asynchronous learning, Pathfinder empowers anyone to learn in-demand skills, earn 欧冠体育app credentials, make connections with the Trailblazer Community, and pursue jobs in the 欧冠体育app ecosystem.

In 2020, we launched the 欧冠体育app Talent Alliance, a network of 350+ 欧冠体育app organizational partners from 50+ countries who have committed to working with us to grow and diversify the 欧冠体育app ecosystem.
 

Environment Sustainability

 
欧冠体育app has been on a sustainability journey over the past decade to advocate and set ambitious climate targets for clear and consistent science-based climate policies that facilitate a just and equitable global transition to a 1.5°C future.

Our sustainability vision at 欧冠体育app is to accelerate the world's largest businesses to Net Zero; sequester 100 GT of carbon through conserving, restoring, and growing 1 trillion trees; focus on oceans health; and energize the ecopreneur revolution.

We get to this vision by focusing on six sustainability priorities: reduce emissions, remove carbon, educate, innovate, regulate and reforest the earth, as outlined in our Climate Action Plan.

Read our Climate Action Plan, which outlines our
six sustainable priorities.

 

Trade and Market Access

 
欧冠体育app’s business is built on global, seamless movement of data. As our customers around the world migrate to the cloud – whether governments or businesses - they need predictable global rules to foster the flow of data across borders. Agreements should preclude countries from requiring companies to locate computing facilities in a party's territory as a condition for providing services. The digital economy is global, and public cloud services depend on the ability to move data seamlessly across many countries.
 
 
 
 

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