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July 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - If you know IBM, the scope and depth of the initiatives detailed in our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report will not surprise you. IBM undertakes actions at scale, and because corporate responsibility is fully integrated with our overall business strategy, our CSR programs are global in reach as they seek to enable fundamental transformations of societal challenges into meaningful solutions.

Each year, we address such issues as education, health, citizen diplomacy, cities, economic and workforce development, disaster preparedness and recovery, and skills-based volunteering and community support. We continually pursue new and better ways to engage, empower and protect our workforce. We are leaders in environmental protection and stewardship. And the core values that determine the way we govern the conduct of our company extend to our employees and leaders, and our IBM Business Partners and suppliers.

Our corporate citizenship portfolio integrates numerous individual programs, each with its own system of moving parts. But what concerns us at this time each year is reporting on results – the sweeping benefits of IBM’s activities to people, to societies and nations, and to our planet. We invite you to read, share and save our Corporate Responsibility Report both as a narrative of IBM’s holistic approach to business and citizenship, and as a guide to how we leverage our technology, our talented employees and our commitment to service to make positive contributions around the world

Stanley S. Litow is IBM’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Corporate Affairs and President of the IBM International Foundation.

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August 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - IBM recently released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report,  which details how the company’s technology and talent are transforming governments, institutions, communities and the quality of life for people around the world.  As part of a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than 100 years ago, IBM and IBMers work to improve education, revitalize cities, address the challenges of economic growth, respond to disasters, and develop sustainable strategies for energy use and environmental protection. Selected highlights from 2014:

  • Six students from IBM’s inaugural P-TECH grades 9 to 14 school in Brooklyn, New York completed their “six-year” P-TECH program two years ahead of schedule – finishing high school and college in just four years. Three of the graduates have taken high-paying jobs with IBM, while the remaining three will enter four-year colleges and universities with scholarships this fall.
  • IBM introduced Codename: Watson Teacher Advisor, an exciting new IBM Watson cognitive computing tool will serve as a virtual mentor to educators. Teachers will be able to access this powerful application of IBM Watson whenever they need it, anonymously and free of charge.
  • Two significant IBM Corporate Service Corps engagements focused on improving women’s health. A collaboration among IBM, the Ghana Health Service and the Yale School of Medicine will help reduce Ghana’s mother-to-child HIV transmission rate to less than 1 percent by 2020. And in Peru, IBM worked with Becton Dickinson and Company and women’s health nonprofit CerviCusco to more than double the organization’s outreach to rural, low-income women.
  • IBM World Community Grid played an essential role in the Chiba Cancer Center’s (Japan) breakthrough in childhood cancer research. And in the fight against the Ebola virus, World Community Grid joined the Outsmart Ebola Together partnership as the computing power behind the Scripps Research Institute’s accelerated search for a cure.
  • Through more than 500 IBM Impact Grants, IBM delivered service capabilities to nonprofit organizations around the world – an agile effort to identify, engage and overcome thousands of discreet global challenges, while empowering large and small organizations with essential insights and expertise to serve their beneficiaries better.
  • Finally, the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge achieved concrete results in cities in Australia (improving infrastructure and its effectiveness), Ireland (integrating municipally owned solar energy into the existing power grid), Mexico (planning for economic development), and the United States (reversing neighborhood decline and increasing tax revenue).

These are just a few examples of how IBM integrates corporate citizenship into its global business strategy – contributing the company’s most valuable technology and human assets to critical partnerships that enable significant and sustainable change.

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report is available online at:  http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/2014/

About IBM:

IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, and just completed its 22nd year of patent leadership. 

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August 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - IBM recently released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report,  which details how the company’s technology and talent are transforming governments, institutions, communities and the quality of life for people around the world.  As part of a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than 100 years ago, IBM and IBMers work to improve education, revitalize cities, address the challenges of economic growth, respond to disasters, and develop sustainable strategies for energy use and environmental protection. Selected highlights from 2014:

  • Six students from IBM’s inaugural P-TECH grades 9 to 14 school in Brooklyn, New York completed their “six-year” P-TECH program two years ahead of schedule – finishing high school and college in just four years. Three of the graduates have taken high-paying jobs with IBM, while the remaining three will enter four-year colleges and universities with scholarships this fall.
  • IBM introduced Codename: Watson Teacher Advisor, an exciting new IBM Watson cognitive computing tool will serve as a virtual mentor to educators. Teachers will be able to access this powerful application of IBM Watson whenever they need it, anonymously and free of charge.
  • Two significant IBM Corporate Service Corps engagements focused on improving women’s health. A collaboration among IBM, the Ghana Health Service and the Yale School of Medicine will help reduce Ghana’s mother-to-child HIV transmission rate to less than 1 percent by 2020. And in Peru, IBM worked with Becton Dickinson and Company and women’s health nonprofit CerviCusco to more than double the organization’s outreach to rural, low-income women.
  • IBM World Community Grid played an essential role in the Chiba Cancer Center’s (Japan) breakthrough in childhood cancer research. And in the fight against the Ebola virus, World Community Grid joined the Outsmart Ebola Together partnership as the computing power behind the Scripps Research Institute’s accelerated search for a cure.
  • Through more than 500 IBM Impact Grants, IBM delivered service capabilities to nonprofit organizations around the world – an agile effort to identify, engage and overcome thousands of discreet global challenges, while empowering large and small organizations with essential insights and expertise to serve their beneficiaries better.
  • Finally, the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge achieved concrete results in cities in Australia (improving infrastructure and its effectiveness), Ireland (integrating municipally owned solar energy into the existing power grid), Mexico (planning for economic development), and the United States (reversing neighborhood decline and increasing tax revenue).

These are just a few examples of how IBM integrates corporate citizenship into its global business strategy – contributing the company’s most valuable technology and human assets to critical partnerships that enable significant and sustainable change.

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report is available online at:  http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/2014/

About IBM:

IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, and just completed its 22nd year of patent leadership. 

- See more at: http://3blmedia.com/News/IBM-Releases-2014-Corporate-Responsibility-Report#sthash.y67Itw9g.dpuf

August 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - IBM recently released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report,  which details how the company’s technology and talent are transforming governments, institutions, communities and the quality of life for people around the world.  As part of a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than 100 years ago, IBM and IBMers work to improve education, revitalize cities, address the challenges of economic growth, respond to disasters, and develop sustainable strategies for energy use and environmental protection. Selected highlights from 2014:

  • Six students from IBM’s inaugural P-TECH grades 9 to 14 school in Brooklyn, New York completed their “six-year” P-TECH program two years ahead of schedule – finishing high school and college in just four years. Three of the graduates have taken high-paying jobs with IBM, while the remaining three will enter four-year colleges and universities with scholarships this fall.
  • IBM introduced Codename: Watson Teacher Advisor, an exciting new IBM Watson cognitive computing tool will serve as a virtual mentor to educators. Teachers will be able to access this powerful application of IBM Watson whenever they need it, anonymously and free of charge.
  • Two significant IBM Corporate Service Corps engagements focused on improving women’s health. A collaboration among IBM, the Ghana Health Service and the Yale School of Medicine will help reduce Ghana’s mother-to-child HIV transmission rate to less than 1 percent by 2020. And in Peru, IBM worked with Becton Dickinson and Company and women’s health nonprofit CerviCusco to more than double the organization’s outreach to rural, low-income women.
  • IBM World Community Grid played an essential role in the Chiba Cancer Center’s (Japan) breakthrough in childhood cancer research. And in the fight against the Ebola virus, World Community Grid joined the Outsmart Ebola Together partnership as the computing power behind the Scripps Research Institute’s accelerated search for a cure.
  • Through more than 500 IBM Impact Grants, IBM delivered service capabilities to nonprofit organizations around the world – an agile effort to identify, engage and overcome thousands of discreet global challenges, while empowering large and small organizations with essential insights and expertise to serve their beneficiaries better.
  • Finally, the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge achieved concrete results in cities in Australia (improving infrastructure and its effectiveness), Ireland (integrating municipally owned solar energy into the existing power grid), Mexico (planning for economic development), and the United States (reversing neighborhood decline and increasing tax revenue).

These are just a few examples of how IBM integrates corporate citizenship into its global business strategy – contributing the company’s most valuable technology and human assets to critical partnerships that enable significant and sustainable change.

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report is available online at:  http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/2014/

About IBM:

IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, and just completed its 22nd year of patent leadership. 

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August 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - IBM recently released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report,  which details how the company’s technology and talent are transforming governments, institutions, communities and the quality of life for people around the world.  As part of a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than 100 years ago, IBM and IBMers work to improve education, revitalize cities, address the challenges of economic growth, respond to disasters, and develop sustainable strategies for energy use and environmental protection. Selected highlights from 2014:

  • Six students from IBM’s inaugural P-TECH grades 9 to 14 school in Brooklyn, New York completed their “six-year” P-TECH program two years ahead of schedule – finishing high school and college in just four years. Three of the graduates have taken high-paying jobs with IBM, while the remaining three will enter four-year colleges and universities with scholarships this fall.
  • IBM introduced Codename: Watson Teacher Advisor, an exciting new IBM Watson cognitive computing tool will serve as a virtual mentor to educators. Teachers will be able to access this powerful application of IBM Watson whenever they need it, anonymously and free of charge.
  • Two significant IBM Corporate Service Corps engagements focused on improving women’s health. A collaboration among IBM, the Ghana Health Service and the Yale School of Medicine will help reduce Ghana’s mother-to-child HIV transmission rate to less than 1 percent by 2020. And in Peru, IBM worked with Becton Dickinson and Company and women’s health nonprofit CerviCusco to more than double the organization’s outreach to rural, low-income women.
  • IBM World Community Grid played an essential role in the Chiba Cancer Center’s (Japan) breakthrough in childhood cancer research. And in the fight against the Ebola virus, World Community Grid joined the Outsmart Ebola Together partnership as the computing power behind the Scripps Research Institute’s accelerated search for a cure.
  • Through more than 500 IBM Impact Grants, IBM delivered service capabilities to nonprofit organizations around the world – an agile effort to identify, engage and overcome thousands of discreet global challenges, while empowering large and small organizations with essential insights and expertise to serve their beneficiaries better.
  • Finally, the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge achieved concrete results in cities in Australia (improving infrastructure and its effectiveness), Ireland (integrating municipally owned solar energy into the existing power grid), Mexico (planning for economic development), and the United States (reversing neighborhood decline and increasing tax revenue).

These are just a few examples of how IBM integrates corporate citizenship into its global business strategy – contributing the company’s most valuable technology and human assets to critical partnerships that enable significant and sustainable change.

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report is available online at:  http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/2014/

About IBM:

IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, and just completed its 22nd year of patent leadership. 

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Kristina Kloberdanz
IBM Headquarters, Corporate Responsibility
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