Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) at Workiva
Our commitment to building a better future.
Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) goes far beyond Workiva's standards for financial and sustainability reporting. We are building a comprehensive approach focused on delivering business and social value driven by truth, trust, and transparency. We know the world is complex. Doing the right thing shouldn't be.
Workiva is committing to ESG through authentic and purposeful action—supporting our people and customers, protecting the environment, and conducting good business practices.
Our ESG Roadmap
2022 was a year of progress for Workiva. After completing our stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment in 2021, we used 2022 to further determine our ESG strategy and start setting forward-looking goals. These will be affirmed by the Executive Management Group and a committee of the Board of Directors. The ESG Task Force will continue to shape our organizational strategy and strengthen our ESG commitments.
We value and account for all of our stakeholders in our journey to building a better future.
Our ESG Governance
Topics raised by The ESG Task Force will periodically be reported to the Nominating & Governance Committee of the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities relating to our company’s long-term ESG strategy and goals.
The ESG Task Force will ensure alignment with strategy, goals, regulation, and third-party standards, including Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD). Their aim is to build a comprehensive approach to align business value, decisions, and ethics with ESG considerations. Each executive member is accountable for leading an activation work stream of the strategy.
Executive Chair: Jill Klindt, Chief Financial Officer
Task Force Members:
Darcie Brossart, Vice President, Communications
Emily Forrester, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
David Haila, Senior Vice President, Head of Product
Mandi McReynolds, Senior Director, Environment, Social, and Governance
Mike Rost, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Brandon Ziegler, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal & Administrative Officer
Laura Arterburn, Vice President of Accounting
Marisa Pettorossi, Senior Director of Sourcing and Procurement
Erik Saito, Senior Vice President & General Manager, EMEA & APAC
Our Materiality Assessment
A materiality matrix is a visual tool used to demonstrate how the priority topics for Workiva map in terms to the business and importance to society. Each topic listed below is considered important to Workiva and will be addressed in our ESG strategy.
Our Strategic Pillars
Our Value Chain
As a cloud-based platform provider, our value chain is simple. It demonstrates the priority issues we identified in our materiality assessment, and where our business practices create value impact to our stakeholders and society in alignment with the UN Sustainability Development Goals.
Workiva is committing to ESG through authentic and purposeful action.
Learn how we're supporting our people and customers, protecting the environment, and conducting good business practices.
Advancing Trust and Belonging
We take pride in building trusting relationships with our employees – holding ourselves accountable to do the right thing, support and celebrate one another, and help each other succeed. Because when our employees can be their authentic, best selves, anything is possible.
Sticking Up for Truth
Truth matters. So when it comes to truthful, honest data, we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Like, really high. We take seriously our job to help our customers uphold those same standards in support of their own impacts.
Powering Transparent Impact
We believe a transparent world is a better world. That means enabling and promoting transparency for our own impact with our employees, customers, and communities – around both the good and the not good enough.
Upholding Strong Governance
We take a simple approach to upholding our core values each and every day. Striving to deliver strong governance for all our stakeholders.
Our ESG Data Center
Discover our 2020-2021 ESG Executive Global Impact Summary.
See our 2021 ESG Highlights.
Past reports for CSR:
All of our ESG reporting is in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Workiva prioritized submitting disclosures to CDP and EcoVadis in 2022 due to stakeholder requests. As global frameworks evolve, we will continue to evaluate alignment to GRI and SASB.
Anti-bribery and Corruption Policies
Cybersecurity and Privacy
Security and Compliance Portal (Wdesk login required)
Codes of Conduct
Employee and Workplace Policies
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Discover our Human Capital Management Statement.
100% of employees complete General Security Awareness, or Technical Security Awareness training based on their position within the company on an annual basis. New hires are required to complete training within 5 days of hire date
100% of employees complete code of conduct training, annually
100% of employees complete anti corruption and bribery training, annually
100% of new hires are required to complete securities trading training within 5 days of hire date
100% of employees complete workplace harassment training, annually
500 manager and above level employees have been trained in Inclusive Leadership Training, we are continuing to expand it for all our employees to be trained
2022 Great Place to Work® Trust Index© Survey Trust Index
93% of employees responded positively to the statement “I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.”
93% of employees responded positively to the statement “Management recognizes honest mistakes as part of doing business.”
93% of employees responded positively to the statement “Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulder.”
96% of employees believe management is honest and ethical in its business practices
95% of employees also believe people care about each other here
97% of employees believe when you join the company, you are made to feel welcome.
Awards and Recognition
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