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Corporate Citizenship

With our OpenText Zero-In Initiative, we are on a transformative journey towards a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous world. Learn how we’re making progress in the 2023 Corporate Citizenship Report

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Message from our CEO & CTO

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Mark J. Barrenechea,
CEO & CTO, OpenText

In this year’s report, we share OpenText’s progress, initiatives, and commitments to making a positive impact on our environment, empowering diverse voices, and upholding the highest standards of integrity. Through our Zero-In Initiative, our guiding framework for all our Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) efforts, we strive to create a future where our actions leave zero footprint, where barriers are broken down, and where compromise is non-existent when it comes to our core values. We are on a transformative journey towards a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous world. We are also excited about the positive impacts that AI can have against our important priorities.

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The OpenText Zero-In Initiative

The OpenText Zero-In Initiative is our guiding framework to achieving global impact goals related to our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitments and programs. Affirming our promise to harness the power of technology for the greater good, the OpenText Zero-In Initiative is focused on specific, measurable goals that leverage data to enable us to move the dial on critical global challenges.

The OpenText Zero-In Initiative is centered around three pillars:

Zero compromise

We are committed to transparency and holding ourselves accountable to our ESG goals and continuing to foster a culture of tech for good.

Zero barriers

We are focused on having a majority ethnically diverse workforce, 50/50 gender parity within key roles, and 40% women in leadership positions at all management levels all by 2030.

Zero footprint

We are committed to an emissions reduction target of 50% by 2030 and net-zero by 2040 as well as zero-waste to landfill from operations by 2030.

Zero compromise

Values and ethics

To maintain our position as a market leader, it is crucial that we earn and establish the trust of our customers, employees, investors, suppliers, and the communities in which we operate. Gaining trust starts with conducting our business to the highest standards of ethics and integrity and meeting compliance standards. There will be zero compromise when it comes to doing what is right. Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics outlines the expectations with which we expect all employees, officers, directors, vendors, contractors, and partners to comply.

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Ethical supply chain

In alignment with our Supplier Code of Conduct, we expect all of our suppliers to behave responsibly, ethically, and sustainably. Active monitoring of our suppliers helps us ensure they are compliant with relevant legislation and key elements of our Supplier Code of Conduct. We hold our suppliers to the same high standards to which we hold ourselves.

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Respect for human rights

Respect for human rights is deeply embedded in how we carry out business and interact with our communities and is outlined in our Human Rights Policy.

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Information security and data privacy

Data is at the core of everything we do and protecting it is crucial. Our employees and customers count on us, as an employer and service provider, to anticipate and actively manage all information security and data privacy risks. Our success, and the success of every stakeholder, depends on this.

OpenText maintains industry best practices for incorporating data protection and privacy into our daily activities, as defined by our ISO 27001:2013 Global Information Security Management System.

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Our commitment to GDPR, the OpenText Privacy Policy, and the OpenText Cookie Policy

Zero barriers

Inspired people, inspiring outcomes

OpenText is staying focused on what matters most: its people. Equal access equals opportunity. By empowering an inclusive and equitable environment, we are committing to zero barriers to our employees’ success and creating a culture that supports and advances Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I).

The OpenText Zero-In Initiative is a commitment to elevate lives by breaking down barriers. We will achieve zero barriers through new strategies for equitable recruitment, hiring and retention, unbiased recognition, professional development, and mentorship programs. Additionally, we provide inclusive benefits, work/life balance programs, and participation in civic events that promote diversity, volunteering, and corporate giving.

By 2030, we are committed to achieving the following ED&I targets:

  • A majority ethnically diverse workforce.
  • 50/50 gender parity within key roles.
  • 40 percent women in leadership positions at all management levels.

People are at the heart of OpenText, and we can only succeed as an organization by helping them succeed. We remain focused on developing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels safe and free to be their truest and most authentic selves. Collectively building awareness, empathy, and positive change, our nine Employee Networks provide members with opportunities for involvement, personal development, and support. We also continue to offer a wide variety of group benefits, including medical, life, and disability benefits in more than 37 countries.

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We provide employees with:

  • Education reimbursement.
  • Leadership and management training.
  • Comprehensive benefits and compensation.
  • Employee stock purchase plans.
  • Paid volunteer days.
  • Fitness and wellness programs.

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Zero footprint

Our actions today impact tomorrow

Zero footprint articulates our commitment to measuring and managing our environmental impact and integrating environmental innovation into our everyday business practices. Staying competitive in the marketplace, attracting the best talent, and having a positive impact on the planet means zeroing-in and holding ourselves accountable to our targets.

We are committed to:

  • A science-based emissions target of 50% reduction by 2030 and net-zero by 2040.
  • Zero waste from operations by 2030.
  • Climate innovation.

Corporate giving

Thinking global, acting local

We’re committed to acting on critical social and environmental issues by investing in the communities where our employees live and work. As we continue to make meaningful impact, we will further embrace and measure our progress against the UN Sustainable Development Goals to contribute to interconnected issues facing our planet.

Learn about the OpenText Corporate Giving Policy

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Volunteers at the heart of our communities

In 2023, OpenText employees contributed 14,533 volunteer hours to their communities. Globally, OpenText supported 122 charities worldwide.

Our products

  • Enabling customers

    Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our operations. We are zeroing-in on the development and advancement of innovative climate solutions to support the sustainability needs of our customers. By investing in an array of innovative technologies that contribute to a net-zero future, we can help our customers move from pledge to progress.

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  • Climate innovators

    Climate innovators are shaping the future, using their information advantage to positively impact the environment, preserve resources, and achieve ESG compliance. Relying on information management solutions to digitize the information running their businesses, climate innovators help protect what is important to ensure a thriving planet.

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  • Driving innovation

    OpenText is the official technical partner for Jaguar TCS Racing in Season 9—continuing our work toward a more sustainable future. Our world-class software and services help the team win races, push the boundaries that drive new electric mobility technology, and reduce the effects of climate change.

    Learn more

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Partnerships and commitments

Building a better world requires collaboration across companies, sectors, borders and academia. OpenText has joined various industry initiatives to help accelerate progress and impact.


The OpenText 2023 Corporate Citizenship Report

See how we aspire to advance societal goals and accelerate positive change.

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