10/21/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/21/2019 10:40
NEW YORK and LONDON, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) has had a standout year of results tied to its Corporate Responsibility initiatives as highlighted in the Company's newly released 2018 Environmental, Social and Governance Report. The report demonstrates the Company's ongoing commitment to powering thriving global communities through engagement with notable non-profit organizations and initiatives like the high-profile #ChangePays campaign to promote inclusive workforces.
S&P Global is at the forefront of a corporate movement to operating with purpose and delivering value not only to its shareholders and customers but to all stakeholders and society at large.
Douglas L. Peterson, S&P Global President and Chief Executive Officer, says: 'At S&P Global, we believe in putting our beliefs into action every day, which is why we have been investing in people to drive both our Corporate Responsibility strategy and our business success.'
'I am immensely proud of our people's commitment to improving our workplaces and giving back to our communities. Our positive impact is measured in part by the hours given to help mentor and empower others in our communities, the reduction of waste during our day-to-day operations, and our partnerships with leading charities to help build a sustainable and inclusive future,' he says. 'As a company, we are making meaningful, positive change in our employees' lives and the communities in which we work and serve, and we will continue to build on our successes to achieve even more.'
The newly published ESG Report spotlights the Company's three critical Corporate Responsibility areas of focus and the active measures the organization has been taking to deliver positive results.
Bridging the Global Skills Gap by investing in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and workforce-ready skills. S&P Global:
Creating an Inclusive Economy by advancing women's participation in the workplace and economy and expanding opportunities for the underserved. The Company:
Promoting a Sustainable Future by integrating ESG in the Company's operations and in the financial markets. The Company:
The Report also identifies where the Company supports and advances the UN Sustainable Development Goals. S&P Global is committed to supporting the UN SDGs, both in its own operations through Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability programs and by providing innovative tools for companies to evaluate and improve their performance- including S&P Global Ratings' ESG Evaluations, a global suite of ESG Indices from S&P Dow Jones Indices, Trucost's SDG Evaluation Tool, and the addition of a 2 Degree Scenario to S&P Global Platts' Scenario Planning Service for the energy markets.
The full 2018 Environmental, Social and Governance Report can be found here.
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About S&P Global:
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company's divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices, and S&P Global Platts. S&P Global has approximately 21,000 employees in 33 countries. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com.
Tahmina Mannan, Enterprise Communications
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