Pitney Bowes Highlights Environmental, Diversity & Inclusion, and Community Progress in 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report
Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing and financial services, today announced the launch of its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report (CSR (News - Alert)), highlighting the company's progress and accomplishments to create meaningful impact in local communities, reduce its impact on the environment, and strengthen its commitment to a diverse and inclusive company culture.
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"As we mark our 100-year anniversary, we are working hard to fuel a new century of client-centered innovation and responsible citizenship," said Marc Lautenbach, CEO and President, Pitney Bowes. "Pitney Bowes entered its second century amidst a global pandemic that has challenged businesses, families, communities and governments everywhere to think and act in new ways."
This year's Corporate Responsibility Report contains a special section detailing what the Company has done and will continue doing in response to the COVID-19 virus.
Milestones and progress outlined in the 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report include:
Reducing our impact on the environment
"Our environmental policies and practices constitute an essential part of our deep and lasting commitment to responsible corporate citizenship," said Allison Bresloff, Director, Environmental, Health and Safety. "We consider the actual and potential impacts of climate-related risks and opportunities on our businesses and strategy, thinking about addressing climate-related risks and opportunities of importance to our clients, communities, employees and nvestors."
Pitney Bowes is committed to continuing its advocacy of diversity and inclusion which started in the 1940s. "In order to deliver long-term sustainable value to all our stakeholders, our workforce at all levels must reflect the realities of our global markets, clients, and communities," said Sheryl Battles, Vice President Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement at Pitney Bowes. "We are proud of our long history and progress in providing equitable employment and being intentionally inclusive. There is more work to be done, however, and we're actively listening to our employees to plan the way forward. Our ability to embrace our common humanity and celebrate our differences across geographies, ethnicities, generations, gender identities and sexual orientations and disabilities to name a few, helps us deliver more relevant innovation, makes us more responsive to our clients, and enables us to excel as a high performing team. In other words, diversity and inclusion is good for our company and good for our world."
Creating meaningful impact in our communities
"Throughout our company's 100-year history, Pitney Bowes and our employees have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to giving back," said Kathleen Ryan Mufson, Director, Global Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, and President, Pitney Bowes Foundation. "We have learned first-hand from our Pitney Bowes volunteers how giving back has enriched them, strengthening their own career development and expanding their worldviews. Now more than ever, we carry our tradition of community leadership forward, supporting the work that is being done to address the essential and urgent needs that have been amplified during the pandemic."
At Pitney Bowes, we believe that doing the right thing the right way will continue to power our culture and propel us into our second century.
Review the full Pitney Bowes Corporate Responsibility Report by clicking here.
About Pitney Bowes Foundation
The Pitney Bowes Foundation is a private entity with a mission to support literacy and education and the diverse community interests of Pitney Bowes employees. We commit our resources to supporting students and families from underserved communities, closing the opportunity gap and preparing the workforce of tomorrow. For information about these programs and other Pitney Bowes Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy initiatives, please visit pb.com/community.
About Pitney Bowes' 100 Years
On April 23, 1920, Arthur Pitney, the inventor, and Walter Bowes, the promoter, founded The Pitney Bowes Postage Meter Company. Over the next 100 years, the combination of creativity with business acumen enabled Pitney Bowes to pioneer innovations for over one million clients through several decades - beginning with the postage meter to pushing the boundaries of global ecommerce. The Pitney Bowes centennial commitment continues to put the client first with sustainable innovation created by exceptional people who have deep ties to our communities and driven by a culture of doing the right thing the right way. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes: https://www.pitneybowes.com/us/newsroom/100.html.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global technology company providing commerce solutions that power billions of transactions. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on the accuracy and precision delivered by Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs in the areas of ecommerce fulfillment, shipping and returns; cross-border ecommerce; office mailing and shipping; presort services; and financing. For 100 years Pitney Bowes has been innovating and delivering technologies that remove the complexity of getting commerce transactions precisely right. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com.
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