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Symantec Corporation Highlights 2012 Sustainability Progress


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Software company Symantec Corporation has outlined its sustainability progress on a number of important environmental, social and business priorities in its
2012 Corporate Responsibility Report.

“To be effective, a CR strategy must be ingrained in the way Symantec does business every day around the world,” said Steve Bennett, president, chief executive officer and chairman, Symantec. “Symantec’s focus on talented and engaged employees will enable us to integrate socially and environmentally responsible practices across all aspects of our business, allowing us to deliver long-term value to our employees, customers, shareholders and society as a whole.”  A video recording of Bennett’s comments regarding Symantec’s CR efforts can be found here.

The company’s headline achievements include the launch of the Norton Cybersecurity Institute, an anti-cybercrime training body, as well as its progress on the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and reductions in carbon emissions.

Symantec’s Corporate Responsibility strategies are being driven by sustainability priorities that directly support the company’s global competitiveness, such as its emphasis on talent management and attracting and retaining a skilled, diverse workforce.
The Norton Cybersecurity Institute forms part of Symantec’s online safety and cybercrime prevention efforts to protect customers and the public while raising the profile of one of its core company competencies.
Increased energy efficiency in data centre operations and IT infrastructure, meanwhile, have also reduced costs and regulatory risks while contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

The 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, which also looks at the company’s activities and strategies concerning climate change, responsible sourcing, human rights and corporate philanthropy can be found on Symantec’s Corporate Responsibility site.

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