We all have a role to play in making the world a better place. At Kinaxis, we’re lucky to have this mission at the heart of our work. As a company specializing in supply chain planning solutions, we help global, purpose-driven businesses identify opportunities to change the world, whether it’s reducing waste, lowering emissions, improving the lives of supply chain planners or meeting essential needs. Being purpose-driven is essential to our company culture as well.
That’s why we’re excited to announce that Kinaxis achieved carbon neutrality in 2020. It’s the first step in our commitment to sustained net-zero emissions. We are fully dedicated to reducing Scope 1–3 emissions into the future and will continue to offset any emissions that remain after our reduction efforts.
But that’s not all. For the first time, Kinaxis has made four clear commitments to guide our environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, including aligning these commitments to six of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We are focusing on goals where we can truly make a difference. Our 2021 Global Impact Report summarizes these efforts and our progress towards them, including:
1. Protecting our planet by doing what we do best.
By combining human intelligence with AI and concurrent planning, we empower our customers to make better decisions for their business and the world.
2. Taking care of people.
People matter here is the foundation of our culture. We take great care in cultivating a socially conscious culture where we are all empowered. 95% of Kinaxis employees feel that the company treats them with respect and 91% believe that the company’s leadership is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.
3. Giving back.
We know that we are all global citizens. We support our communities and the causes where we can make the most impact. We contributed to more than 60 organizations in 2020 and nearly quintupled our charitable giving over our initial commitment.
4. Building trust through integrity.
We believe in our responsibility to build trust with all of our internal and external stakeholders – through openness, transparency and accountability, including the protection of all our stakeholders’ data. Among our many accomplishments, we are the first Canadian company to receive the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) C5:2020 Type I Attestation. C5, or the Cloud Computing Compliance Criteria Catalogue, defines an important security baseline for cloud service providers and is quickly becoming an important designation for industry leaders.
Over the coming months, we will share more highlights from our report on the #KinaxisLife page of our blog, including interviews with our team, progress on ongoing initiatives and more. You can subscribe to our monthly blog newsletter to stay in the loop.You can also learn more about our commitments on our environmental, social and governance page or in our 2021 Global Impact Report.