Walking the Walk: Corporate Social Responsibility at Ivanti
Work has increasingly become more than something you clock into, clock out of and try to forget. If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s the importance of how, where and with whom we spend our time.
Many people emerged from lockdowns having shed jobs, habits or other things that didn’t serve them anymore. So many people changed jobs that it triggered a Great Resignation. Why? Because people are looking for work to matter more. They’re looking for purpose.
We think everyone should feel like they work where it matters. That’s why we at Ivanti have a renewed focus on not just producing leading end-to-end cybersecurity programs that keep people, data and businesses safe, but also investing in, enhancing and showcasing our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.
Corporate Social Responsibility has always been important to Ivanti – and we have the legacy of initiatives to prove it – but we refuse to be complacent. We’re leveling up, and we’re more committed than ever.
Our refreshed CSR statement opens with these words:
“At Ivanti, we strive to create an environment where all perspectives are heard, respected and valued so that everyone can bring their authentic self with full range of talents and views to work with them every day. Additionally, we are committed to a more sustainable future for our customers, partners and employees and we are focused on projects that will protect our planet and all our futures.”
We put a lot of thought into these words. And yet, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) isn’t something you can simply write down. It’s not something you can just read or memorize. And it’s definitely not something that you can etch in stone and leave as-is.
To be authentic, CSR needs to be lived every day. It’s in the details of how people show up – for their company, for their colleagues and for their communities. It’s in the ways they demonstrate inclusivity and create safe spaces. It’s in the ways they give back. Because we believe CSR must be lived, not just talked about. Here’s a sneak peek of a few of the things we’re working on:
- Inclusive hiring practices and an elevated focus on DEI&B.
- Investment in employee wellness, including extra attention and resources dedicated to mental health.
- Time off for volunteering.
- Engaging with and supporting our (many) local communities.
- Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and waste.
- Sustainability and protection of natural resources.
This list will grow and evolve as we grow and evolve. I don’t believe you can claim to be an innovative, forward-thinking company and claim to have a static, unchanging commitment to CSR. We’re in a rapidly changing industry in a rapidly changing world – and we want to be on the leading edge. We’re going to keep learning, listening and elevating our standards as we elevate those around us.