Good corporate citizenship means being intentional and thoughtful about the value we generate as a company—not only for our shareholders, but also for our people, our planet, and future generations. It means applying the same level of commitment, rigor, and sincerity to changing lives as we do to building cutting-edge technology for our customers.
This is the philosophy that drives Oracle’s corporate citizenship efforts, which are yielding remarkable results year over year. From expanding our philanthropic footprint to new communities around the world to becoming the first-ever corporation to build a home for a public high school on its campus, 2018 was a year in which we made history and shaped the future.
Philanthropically, we continue to effect positive change in our communities around the world while empowering our employees to do the same. Each year, Oracle Giving donates millions of dollars in cash to nonprofit organizations working to advance education, protect the environment, and strengthen communities. Our people are changemakers, creators, and conservationists who donated nearly 100,000 hours of their time and talent through the global Oracle Volunteering program in FY18. At the same time, our education initiatives—Oracle Academy and Oracle Education Foundation—help students develop the technical acumen and creative confidence to become the innovators of tomorrow.
Environmentally, we continue to raise the bar. With Oracle’s ongoing cloud transformation, it’s more important than ever to consider the environmental impact of our technology. To this end, we’re working to ensure that the infrastructure behind Oracle Cloud is clean, sustainable, and efficient. In this report, you’ll also read about the phenomenal progress we’ve made toward achieving our ambitious 2020 sustainability goals—a testament to operational excellence. In recognition of our efforts, we were named to CDP’s Climate A List in 2018 for the third consecutive year.
Culturally, we invest in our people through ongoing career development, continuous learning, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and health and wellness programs. These efforts earned us awards from the Great Place to Work Institute, as well as a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for the eleventh consecutive year.
As demonstrated throughout this report, Oracle’s corporate citizenship efforts are inspired, pragmatic, and effective. We are proud to leverage our greatest assets—our technology and our people—to change lives around the world. If you would like to share your feedback with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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