IBM receives 2016 Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability

On October 18, 2016, IBM received a 2016 Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability. The Golden Peacock Awards, named after India's national bird the "peacock," are awarded annually, and separately, under global and national categories. The global award category for sustainability recognizes initiatives that promote sustainable development among developed and developing countries.

IBM has a longstanding commitment to corporate responsibility. Our definition of corporate responsibility reflects our expansive footprint and spans environmental responsibility; social responsibility; innovation to address critical societal needs in the communities in which we operate; and a culture of ethics and integrity -- guided by a rigorous system of corporate governance -- that promotes transparency on a global basis.

The Golden Peacock Awards were established by the Institute of Directors, India, in 1991 to recognize corporate excellence worldwide. All institutions whether public, private, non-profit, government, business, manufacturing and service sector are eligible to apply.

IBM representatives receive the 2016 Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability

(From left to right) Vijay Karia, Chairman & Managing Director, Ravin Group of Companies, India, Stephen Haddrill, Chief Executive, Financial Reporting Council, UK, Priti Kadam, program manager, IBM Corporate Environmental Affairs, Edan Dionne, director, IBM Corporate Environmental Affairs, Baroness Sandip Verma, Global Chairperson, Advisory Council, Institute Of Directors, India and Chairperson, European External Affairs Committee, Lt. Gen. J. S. Ahluwalia, PVSM (Retd.), President, Institute Of Directors, India, and Trevor Marshall, program manager, IBM Corporate Environmental Affairs.

IBM accomplishments considered by the Golden Peacock Award committee included:

For more information on our corporate responsibility initiatives and performance, see our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report.

IBM has received several Golden Peacock Awards under the national award categories as follows: