Our ESG Program

Climate Change

We care deeply about our environmental impact and the responsibility UKG has to take care of the world in which we live and work.

Climate Change

At UKG, 
we continue to address climate-related issues as one of the core pillars of our sustainability program.

Our Carbon Footprint

We conducted a global greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory to establish a baseline for 2022 emissions and develop effective GHG reduction and emission targets. With clear and accurate data from our inventory, we set long- and near-term goals for reducing our footprint.

UKG has committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets — across the entire value chain — that are consistent with keeping global warming to 1.5° Celsius above preindustrial levels, aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative.

In order to achieve these targets, we will:  

  • Continue regular supply chain analysis and collaboration to emphasize our mission to reduce the overall value chain carbon footprint and limit the effects of climate change. 
  • Increase energy efficiency throughout our operations and explore both on- and off- site renewable energy opportunities.

Our Office-Based Footprint

Employee wellbeing and safety continue to be paramount. In order to care for our employees as a whole — mentally, physically, and emotionally — as the world of work continues to evolve, we developed the UKG State of Work guidance. Empowering our employees with this information enables us to further our sustainability initiatives via our office-based and physical environments.

Keeping to that promise, we have: 

  • Optimized our office-based footprint and aligned with customer and employee needs. 
  • Updated our procurement and travel policies, with an emphasis on physical safety and environmentally conscious travel choices. 
  • Introduced UKG-sponsored transportation programs, including shuttle services, incentives for carpooling and/or electric vehicle usage, shared-ride services, bike racks, and a general wellness program that encourages biking and walking as healthy alternatives.
  • Cultivated in-office greenery such as living walls and live plants by partnering with local nurseries in many office locations around the world. 
  • Utilized plants that absorb volatile organic compounds to improve air quality. 
  • Continued recycling programs around the world and expanded guidance for in-office and at-home recycling via best-practice guides for employees.

Our Cloud-Based Footprint

As a global technology company with many of our products delivered via cloud solutions, we continuously evaluate our own technology footprint to ensure efficiencies associated with our growth strategy, deliver impactful software solutions, and provide safe and effective tools and technologies to our employees, customers, partners, and vendors.

Our Information Technology (IT) and Cloud groups continuously seek to improve energy efficiency, including the expanded use of virtual servers and the enhancement of sustainable data center practices. Business IT use is increasingly in the cloud, which helps reduce operating costs and eliminate material amounts of paper on behalf of UKG customers. Data center server, switch, and router products also help us enable energy-efficient cloud computing and connectivity provisioning.

Our Customers’ and Suppliers’ Climate Goals

In addition to supporting our own goal of reducing UKG’s carbon emissions, our products and services, continued investment in the transformation toward cloud computing, virtual server expansion, and energy-efficient methods for data backup and purging enable our customers to be more energy efficient, ultimately supporting their climate change strategies.

We continue to evaluate ways to provide products and services that support our customers’ climate change initiatives, energy savings, and emissions reductions through improved automation and virtual and cloud computing. Ultimately, by offering solutions that support flexible workplace and workforce environments, we empower our customers to explore more remote access opportunities that can reduce their reliance on physical office space — and, as a result, reduce their environmental footprints.

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