This shows the new corporate social responsibility report 150,000 IBMer invested over the past 5 years over 10 million hours in over 70 countries in voluntary activities. This shows the IBM corporate responsibility report. IBMer help more volunteering hours than employees in any other company. The report shows also the development of the IBM Corporate Service Corps program and the progress made in the areas of environmental protection and procurement. IBM promotes the voluntary commitment of employees and pensioners with a global programme. IBMer support with their knowledge of the daily business and technologies organizations, kindergartens, schools and other regional institutions in the framework of the programme. In Austria alone, over 500 IBMer and retirees provide over 45,000 volunteer hours to charitable projects.
Extrapolating the equivalent of one hour in volunteering with about US$ 25, then employees donated IBM mit10 millions of hours in such services amounting to a quarter billion dollars worldwide. The company announces in October a donation of one million US dollars for the implementation of a global service jams on a kind of online brainstorming. The cooperation between companies, Governments, citizens and other social actors should be extended with the dialogue on the Internet. The corporate responsibility report 2009 (US) shows also the success of the Corporate Service Corps program (US). 700 IBMer were used in connection with the corporate service corps initiative in 14 countries free of charge.
IBM supports the economic development initiative in selected target countries by employees of nonprofit organizations and local organizations supporting IBM in solving complex problems on the spot. IBM uses the globally oriented program for human resources development in the company. Qualified employees are encouraged in their management or professional career and to prepare staff for management roles. Other findings of the report are: IBM commits itself to environmental protection in all areas of business and saved in the last year about a 142,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and to approximately $ 27 million. The share of renewable energy in total electricity consumption increased (2009) by 8.6 percent (2008) to over 11 percent. In addition, IBM undertook its 28,000 suppliers worldwide to introduce environmental management systems.