At NetApp, we know that the world’s ongoing challenges require innovative solutions. That is why we bring our unique ability to harness the power of data and the strength of our values to benefit people and communities, and to build a more sustainable future.
We continue to integrate ESG into our overall business strategy. To better focus our efforts, in 2022 we worked with a third-party expert to conduct an extensive materiality assessment in order to identify our top ESG priorities for the coming years. Our systematic, data-driven approach to the analysis of internal and external stakeholder perspectives produced a revised and more evenly balanced inventory of concerns to address. Priority issues include energy management; greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; product design and lifecycle; data privacy and security; diversity, inclusion and belonging; employee health and safety; and supply chain management.
At NetApp, we believe that having an ESG vision is far more than just a part of our value proposition, or even a competitive advantage: it is a key part of our organization’s impact on the world we live in.
George Kurian, Chief Executive Officer
EcoVadis is a leading evidence based ESG rating agency, providing supplier ratings across the themes of environment, labor & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. At the time of rating in late fall 2022, this placed NetApp in the top 7% of companies rated by EcoVadis.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action and a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. The 17 SDGs address global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, and justice; at NetApp, our business and philanthropic contributions align with several of these goals.