NortonLifeLock has a focus on transparency and a long history of providing an annual disclosure of our most critical Corporate Responsibility commitments. Preserving a culture of trust is a principal part of our operating model, and we’ve used this information to help inform, empower, and engage our stakeholders. Building on that culture of trust, we recently released our 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance ESG Report.
It’s important for NortonLifeLock to empower everyone to live their digital lives safely, while building an accessible, inclusive, and sustainable future.
Our top Corporate Responsibility priority has always been to leverage NortonLifeLock’s leading expertise and technology to help protect communities, and that remained so in FY21. Using our knowledge of Cyber Safety, we are dedicating time and resources to eradicating stalkerware, providing online trainings for domestic violence victims and survivors, and investing in online safety initiatives like Surf Smart 2.0 and The Smart Talk. In Ireland, employees provided Cyber Safety training to more than 40 nonprofit organizations.
In our 2021 ESG Report, we highlighted some of our most notable achievements, including a 52% Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions reduction. This was primarily driven by a significant consolidation of our data center operations and a reduction in refrigerant losses, although office closures due to the pandemic did contribute to the decrease.
As for gender parity, we officially reached that status for the independent members of our Board of Directors in FY21, while increasing global gender diversity by 2% between FY20 and FY21. Currently, women make up 33% of our workforce, and we plan to continue to grow that number. Our employees also stepped up and volunteered their time to help forge a gender-equal world. In Dublin, we held a virtual career workshop that supported women reentering the workforce with Dress for Success Dublin and United Way Worldwide. Yoshiko Blake, a Dublin-based employee and event participant said, “Volunteering on the career panel and meeting women working to improve their lives was very impactful. The new skills they take home should better position them to make positive and lasting changes in their professional lives and being part of that was incredibly powerful.”
NortonLifeLock also donated products and services with a retail value over $4 million, helping to keep the devices and data of nonprofits, public libraries, and families secure. This is in addition to the $1.9 million in charitable giving, including over 400,000 meals to help feed our communities. As part of this effort, we donated $25,000 to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) in Dublin, an organization that provides direct assistance to those in need, cares for those experiencing homelessness, provides social housing, and promotes self-sufficiency.
Our year-long culture of giving, and the enthusiasm our employees show for the virtual volunteer program we cultivated, is something that brings us tremendous pride. In FY21, Dublin-based employees volunteered with the “Time to Read” program, providing one-on-one reading sessions with local children from St. Philip primary school in Blanchardstown over eight weeks. To help combat digital poverty in Ireland, NortonLifeLock has partnered with Empower, a charity focused on social inclusion, local development, and addressing digital inclusion. As part of its Connect and Include Initiative, we provided 15 laptops, 50 Norton 360™ software donations, and a financial grant to reduce the digital divide in Fingal.
Read more about how NortonLifeLock brings together our team, expertise, and powerful technology to empower the digital future in our 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance ESG Report.