By Erika Varga McEnroe, Sr. VP, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Machines can learn on their own, cars can drive themselves, lightning-fast communications deliver real-time interactions. In a world filled with billions of intelligent, connected devices, Synopsys technology is at the heart of ushering in this era of “Smart Everything.” At the same time, we recognize that our role extends beyond our technology to help advance a “Smart Future” that is sustainable, fair, and secure.
Our commitment to a Smart Future provides the structure and focus for our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. Our program focus is on both addressing our own operational impact on the world as well as our ability to influence others around us. We are committed to taking action on important environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters, including in the fight against climate change, driving inclusion and diversity initiatives throughout our workforce and on our Board of Directors, and supporting the needs of the local communities in which we live and work. We are proud of our CSR efforts and initiatives to effect meaningful and lasting change.
In 2020, multiple challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, social injustices, growing inequality, and climate change impacts, amplified the need for the private sector’s commitment and action to tackle the world’s most pressing ESG issues. Our 2020 CSR Report shares the progress Synopsys made in addressing these issues and contributing to a Smart Future. This is the first year that Synopsys is reporting on CSR efforts using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option and using the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Software and Services Industry Standard.
Among the achievements we highlighted in the report:
These highlights capture only a portion of our overall CSR efforts. We invite you to read the report for the full story of what we accomplished in 2020. Shaping a Smart Future entails applying our problem-solving expertise as well as our people and resources to influence our communities, customers, partners, suppliers, and others around us. We’re excited to continue building on our work to foster greater sustainability, fairness, and security in our world.
Catch up on these recent blog posts related to social responsibility initiatives at Synopsys: