IBM believes that a company culture based on core values not only helps our business, but also defines the role that we can and should play in society. We identify and act upon new opportunities to apply our technology and expertise to societal problems. We scale our existing programs and initiatives to achieve maximum benefit. We empower our employees and others to serve their communities. We integrate corporate citizenship and social responsibility into every aspect of our company. Corporate citizenship IBM has developed a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to corporate citizenship that we believe aligns with IBM’s values and maximizes the impact we can make as a global enterprise. We focus on specific societal issues, including the environment, community economic development, education, health, literacy, language and culture. Environment IBM is committed to environmental leadership in all of our business activities. Our global environmental management system ensures the company is vigilant in protecting the environment across all of its operations worldwide. Supply chain IBM spends $36.5 billion a year with our global suppliers, inclusive of $3.2 billion a year with diverse suppliers. IBM is committed to holding ourselves—and our suppliers—to high standards in all our business dealings. Employee well-being and diversity Employee well-being is incorporated in every aspect of IBM’s global business, from our strategic and business planning to our operations. IBM also has a longstanding commitment to diversity and considers it a competitive advantage in serving clients. Other responsibility-related areas at IBM IBM pursues the highest standards of social responsibility throughout our company— from how we support and empower employees, to how we work with our clients, to how we govern the corporation.