IBM Corporate Responsibility

Our Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship

IBM is a company of more than 430,000 employees, doing business in more than 175 countries. We have a supply chain of more than 18,000 suppliers. And we have been in business for more than 100 years, a length of time that speaks to the sustainability of our business practices. In Belgium and Luxembourg, just like anywhere else where we operate, our definition of sustainability includes not only environmental responsibility, but also social responsibility to our workforce, clients, business partners, and the communities in which we operate, as well as a culture of ethics and integrity guided by a rigorous system of corporate governance.

Our corporate citizenship policy is based on strong involvement of our employees, implementation of structured programs to address the pressing issues of civil society and the provision of business and technology skills to support foundations, non-profit organizations and educational institutions.


Our Programs


Education programs

 

Through our portfolio of education programs, we teach and coach children and young adults but also teachers the foundational knowledge and the relevant skills needed to be successful today.
 

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Technological solidarity : Impact Grants and Skills-Based Philantrophy

Grants program designed to help educational institutions and non-profit organizations to improve their IT infrastructure and enhance their business and IT competences.

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Smarter Cities Challenge

The Smarter Cities Challenge is a competitive grants program that funds the deployment of IBM's top experts to municipalities, cities and regions worldwide to help them address issues and deliver recommendations on how to make the city smarter and more effective. The Brussels-Capital Region was one of 16 cities selected to receive a Smarter Cities Challenge® grant from IBM in 2014 as part of the company’s citizenship efforts to build a Smarter Planet®.

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on demand communityEmployee volunteering program: On Demand Community

On Demand Community celebrates its 10th anniversary. During the program's first decade, IBM employees logged more than 17 million hours of service worldwide, including more than 25 000 hours of service in Belgium and Luxembourg.

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Citizens in the world : Corporate Services Corps

Worldwide program which allows IBM employees from different countries to participate in a 4 weeks assignment in an emerging country, working on projects at the intersection of business and technology.

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World Community Grid

IBM supports scientific research projects related to health, poverty and sustainability by providing technology and GRID computing to advance cutting-edge scientific research.

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For more information on IBM’s Citizenship programs, E-mail us

Responsibility at IBM (US)

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Citizen IBM blog

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

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2013 Corporate Responsability Report

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

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