Corporate Citizenship - Our Commitment to ESG
FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for financial institutions, merchants, capital markets firms and other companies globally. We help our clients use technology in innovative ways to solve business-critical challenges and improve the experience for their customers. As a leader in the industry, we are committed to operating as a responsible global corporate citizen.
In 2019, FIS formally embarked on its journey to a more sustainable future with its first ESG disclosure in its annual proxy statement. FIS has long operated in ways that address ESG related topics, and in 2019 we began to bring those efforts to the forefront. To further our commitment and focus on ESG related topics, in 2019, our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors revised its charter to include oversight of the Company’s environmental, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance programs.
In 2020, shareholders and stakeholders will see the acceleration of FIS’ commitment to ESG through further disclosures on our website, our proxy statement and later this year, our first Corporate Citizenship report. We look forward to you joining us on this journey, and for the interim, this website page will serve as the centralized location for our primary ESG disclosures.
As a global corporate citizen, FIS is committed to reducing our environmental impact. We are determined to promote a culture of environmental awareness through various programs that teach environmentally friendly habits not only at the office, but at home as well. We are dedicated to the reduction of our environmental footprint, which is led by our data center consolidation plan. This initiative decreases our number of data centers as we migrate to cloud based solutions. In addition, a majority our larger facilities utilize building automation, LED lighting and high efficiency mechanical units.
FIS is committed to providing an employee experience where everyone's views count, and we work to empower our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential. We are not only committed to our employees, but the environment and the communities in which we operate. We passionately and purposely encourage a culture of giving back. In fact, it’s one of our Guiding Principles. We help our clients, communities and colleagues make a positive difference around the world.
We are champions of our clients’ mission through our Guiding Principles:
- Build Trust in All We Do,
- Inspire a Passion to Act,
- Foster an Entrepreneurial Spirit,
- Empower Employee Growth and
- Encourage Giving Back.
Our Board of Directors sets high standards for the Company's employees, officers and directors. FIS has developed and implemented several policies to protect our company and protect our customers. Some of these policies include the Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy, the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, the Corporate Governance Guidelines, the Hedging and Pledging Policy, the Excess Incentive Compensation Clawback Policy and the Policy Governing Insider Trading and Tipping. These policies are updated annually to reflect changes in the industry and our business. For employees, we deliver training through an online tool to ensure that participants have reviewed our policies and practices. In addition, we are committed to respecting human rights and establishing high ethical standards across our Company. The U.K. Modern Slavery Act of 2015 requires companies carrying on business in the U.K. to publish a statement describing steps taken to ensure modern forms of slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in the company’s business operations and supply chains. We published a Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement in accordance with the requirements of the U.K. Modern Slavery Act of 2015.