Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) at Workiva
Our commitment to building a better future.
Environmental, 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.
How Workiva performs as a steward of the environment, including energy emissions, e-waste management, and climate change.
How Workiva manages its relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the community—including employee relations, diversity, health and well-being, privacy and cybersecurity, and impact on communities.
How Workiva is governed, including ESG governance, risk management, executive compensation, board diversity, ethics and compliance, and audits.
We value and account for all of our stakeholders in our journey towards building a better future.
Our ESG Governance
Topics raised by Workiva’s 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 of impact on our business and on 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. We have integrated our ESG efforts with our value chain by aligning the ESG priority topics from our materiality assessment with key business activities and identifying where our business practices can create value for our stakeholders and society, in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our ESG Targets
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.
Enable transparent reporting for more companies, customers, cities, governments, and other stakeholders by doubling our impact through focused education, awareness, and innovative leading-edge technology by 2025.
Things we love: Our planet. Science. Ambitious targets. We’re committed to reducing our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 63%, accelerating Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) and carbon offsetting initiatives, reducing our Scope 3 emissions by 2034 and progressing towards carbon net zero across our value chain by 2040.
Leverage our expertise, resources, and reach to narrow the digital divide by partnering with 10 community-based organizations that support historically marginalized communities, and engaging 70% of employees through giving and volunteerism by 2025.
Drive high workforce engagement and trust by maintaining a >90% employee engagement score, achieving 100% employee participation in diversity, equity, and inclusion training, and reaching 40% employee participation in our Business Employee Resource Groups by 2025.
Our ESG Data Center
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
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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