About this Report: The 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, published in 2Q 2011, covers our performance in 2010 and some notable activities during the first half of 2011. To select the content for inclusion in the 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, we have used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Reporting Principles of materiality, sustainability context, stakeholder inclusiveness and completeness. IBM also provides on its corporate responsibility website a comprehensive GRI Report utilizing the GRI G3 Sustainability Guidelines at a self-declared GRI Application Level A.
We have also provided a Corporate Responsibility Summary. It is intended to direct readers to our full 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report. Shifting our focus to an on-line report for the 2010 year represents a significant evolution in IBM's corporate responsibility reporting.
Unless otherwise noted, the data in this Report covers our global operations. More details about IBM's corporate responsibility activities and performance is available at ibm.com/responsibility. IBM did not employ an external agency or organization to audit the 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report. The metrics contained therein were generated using IBM's corporate accounting systems audited by IBM's internal audit staff.