Championing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Through DEI and ESG
BMC is among the many companies striving to be better global citizens and employers, respecting and preserving our planet and natural resources to create a fair and equitable world for our people and communities—and we recognize the need to speak up and back up our words with actions.
According to PwC’s 2021 Consumer Intelligence Series survey on environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) issues, 91 percent of business leaders believe their company has a responsibility to act on ESG issues and 86 percent of employees prefer to support or work for companies that care about the same issues they do. In fact, the Deloitte Global 2021 Millennial and Gen Z Survey found that nearly half of those surveyed will choose their career and employers based on how they align with their personal ethics.
At BMC, we have intertwined our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and ESG initiatives with our BMC Cares program and corporate social responsibility efforts. Everything we do in this space is guided by the principles of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and our recent work is highlighted in the latest BMC Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 goals and 169 actions of the UN SDGs were established in 2017 as part of The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to provide “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. [The goals] recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth—all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.”
BMC Cares: Fostering Digital Literacy, Accessibility, and Intervention
BMC Cares has evolved to align its activities with what BMC does as a business, leveraging industry strength and heritage to focus on technology as we transition our philanthropic work to support global digital literacy, accessibility, and intervention.
As this relates to our DEI efforts, we’re also changing how we hire to increase representation and diversity among our employees and invest in a diverse workforce of the future. We have extensive formal partnerships with organizations that champion diverse, underserved communities and use technology for equitable science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment programming to break the cycle of generational poverty. We also leverage these programs as talent pipelines for recruiting. And we work with VetsInTech and BreakLine to support the upskilling and hiring of US veterans, women, and people of color.
Existing, ongoing efforts that we’ve covered in previous blogs include planting trees around the globe with Reforest’Action and providing volunteer translators to work with the Tarjimly translation app.
At BMC, we believe that the Autonomous Digital Enterprise includes everyone and our commitment to align our BMC Cares, DEI, and ESG initiatives with each other and the UN SDGs is vitally important to our people, our company, and the larger world. We’re determined to build a better future for our current workforce and the next generation that follows. Read more about our DEI and ESG work in the BMC Corporate Social Responsibility Report, and check out our DEI blog series here.
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