“IBM strives to be an essential company and our commitment to New Zealand extends deep into our local communities. Our employees use their expertise to help build a smarter New Zealand, based on innovative technology solutions and services that overcome disadvantage and focus on our future. This is good for our employees, good for our business - and most importantly of all, good for New Zealand.”
Jennifer Moxon, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand Ltd
IBM has been a leader in corporate responsibility for over 100 years. We have embedded corporate responsibility in our business strategy, values and management systems. Our contributions target critical societal issues and leverage our employees' talent and expertise, as well as our technologies.
IBM’s strategic business priorities are tightly aligned with our social responsibility efforts. Both are focused on making the systems that facilitate life — such as water, energy, food, and transportation — more efficient, accessible and sustainable. Because we have so methodically aligned our service efforts to our areas of business expertise, we are able to engage longer and more meaningfully — including efforts to improve education, healthcare, disaster response, water and food, jobs and economic growth, and urbanisation.
Why we do it
Corporate Responsibility enables IBM to provide greater value to all our stakeholders worldwide while delivering shareholder value. It helps attract and retain the best and brightest employees who seek careers in a company distinguished by outstanding Corporate Responsibility practices. Our strong record also provides a competitive edge with clients, and helps us gain admission to new markets.
How we do it
Our operations are based on strong ethics and values that define all our decisions and actions worldwide:
Corporate Service Corps
A Triple Benefit
Smarter Cities Challenge
The Smarter Cities Challenge is a competitive grant program awarding $50 million worth of services and expertise over the next three years to help 100 cities around the globe address a wide range of challenges.Townsville (QLD) was one of our global recipients in 2011 and Geraldon (WA) was our 2012 recipient.
Learn more about IBM Corporate Responsibility in our most recent annual report.