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Sustainability Report 2020

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Sustainability Report

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This report highlights many of the initiatives that we’re undertaking to move the needle on many of the most pressing challenges facing society today. Although this is our first corporate sustainability report, many of our initiatives date back more than a decade. In 2006, we set a goal to reduce our carbon footprint by the year 2026. We’re now at more than 90% of that target and expect to succeed years earlier than planned. While our commitment to sustainability is not new, we are always looking for ways that we can do more. This requires ongoing investment, innovation, and dedication at all levels of our organization.

Doing well by doing good

A Message from Peter Altabef, Chair and Chief Executive Officer:

At Unisys, we frequently talk about "Securing Your Tomorrow." Typically, we talk in terms of securing our clients' success and securing the future for our associates, shareholders and business partners. But it's more than that. Securing Your Tomorrow means striving to make the world a better place. It means not only working tirelessly every day to make our clients successful, but also investing to protect our environment and give back to our communities. It means being socially conscious and always acting with ethics and integrity. Securing Your Tomorrow is not just a tagline, it speaks directly to our commitment to sustainability, and leaving things in a better state than when we found them.

This report highlights many of the initiatives that we’re undertaking to move the needle on many of the most pressing challenges facing society today. Although this is our first corporate sustainability report, many of our initiatives date back more than a decade. In 2006, we set a goal to reduce our carbon footprint by the year 2026. We’re now at more than 90% of that target and expect to succeed years earlier than planned. While our commitment to sustainability is not new, we are always looking for ways that we can do more. This requires ongoing investment, innovation, and dedication at all levels of our organization.

As our sustainability program expands, we’re focused not only on our external impact, but on our internal impact as well. We believe that our people are our company’s most valuable asset. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we expanded our global work-from-home population from 15% to more than 95% in just one week, an effort that is good for both the environment and for our associates. We’re further focused on improving associate engagement and satisfaction and expanding both gender and ethnic diversity across the company, including at our most senior levels. We believe that our senior staff should reflect the diversity we strive for across the company.

Taking care of our people, of course, requires taking care of our planet. In addition to reducing our green-house gas emissions, we're decreasing our overall waste and designing products with their environmental impact in mind. Additionally, our electronics recycling program ensures safe disposal to eliminate the release of hazardous chemicals.

We believe that our commitment to sustainability ultimately strengthens our ability to better serve our clients, our associates and our surrounding communities and environment. We believe that in these unprecedented times of global uncertainty, this responsibility is more important than ever, and that’s why we’re releasing this report now. I’m proud of our efforts in this area, and proud to share this report with you.