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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.

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.


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 nearly $2 billion a year with diverse suppliers, more than any other technology company. We also have a responsibility to hold ourselves—and our suppliers—to high standards of behavior.


IBM has a long history of commitment to diversity and has consistently taken the lead on diversity policies long before it was required by law. Our diversity is a competitive advantage and helps us drive the best results for our 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.

Citizen IBM blog

Read the latest news about IBM’s citizenship programs and join the discussion about corporate responsibility.

Corporate Responsibility Report Learn more about IBM Corporate Responsibility in our most recent annual report.