IHS Markit Corporate Sustainability

At IHS Markit, we take a holistic approach to corporate sustainability.

We are proud of our progress as we address the critical economic, environmental and social issues facing people and organizations worldwide, using a comprehensive approach to engage and support our customers, colleagues, and communities.

Our 2016 Sustainability Report describes our framework, approach and 2016 performance.

Advancing Sustainability at IHS Markit

Sustainability drives the entire IHS Markit enterprise, guiding our values and culture on the notion that we can make a difference. We also embrace opportunities to bring our expertise, insight and analytics to our customers in addressing global sustainability issues and helping to advance progress together in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn more by reading about our progress across the Economic, Environmental and Social dimensions of business.

Governing for long-term profitable growth 

Topics: governance, ethics and transparency, risk management, financial performance, socially responsible investing

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Reducing our environmental impact

Topics: energy impact and efficiency, RE100 commitment, data center efficiency, managing resources and reducing waste, sustainable offices, supply chain, green travel suppliers, sustainable design

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Improving the health and wellness of our communities

Topics: human rights, diversity and inclusion, community impact, volunteering, philanthropy and giving, academic donations, advancing education, STEM

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Progress against our peers

IHS Markit is committed to advancing best practices in corporate sustainability and we are proud to be in the company of other world-class organizations that are addressing the many dimensions of sustainability.

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index - North America - listed for the fifth consecutive year
  • 2018 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook - Bronze
  • 2016 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook - Silver
  • 2017 EcoVadis CSR Rating - Silver
  • 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) - Scored 90 (out of 100)
  • Workplace Equality Index - Listed
UN Sustainable Development Goals
At IHS Markit, we continue to develop multi-faceted information solutions to help industry leaders and non-profit agencies around the globe meet their sustainability challenges while also strengthening our own corporate sustainability efforts. Together with our customers and partners, we are actively supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, 2030 Agenda – “17 Goals to Transform Our World.” The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a framework that many different kinds of organizations can use to identify critical needs and develop effective strategies. We are proud of the progress that we are making towards multiple SDGs both inside and outside of IHS Markit.

17 Goals to Transform Our World

Diversity and Inclusion

With a focus on diversity and inclusion, IHS Markit actions, expertise and insights support SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) in a number of different ways:

  • IHS Markit signs the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP). WEP offers guidance on empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community. It was created through collaboration between the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact. News release.

  • Lance Uggla, Chairman and CEO of IHS Markit, signs the CEO diversity pledge on behalf of IHS Markit, committing to make our workplace a trusting places to have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion and to implement and expand unconscious bias education.
  • IHS Markit issues an official statement on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. We uphold the protection of internationally recognized human rights and do not tolerate violations in any part of our organization or supply chain.
  • Pride@IHSMarkit are groups open to all employees that aim to create a culture and a company that is welcoming and inclusive for LGBTQ colleagues. These groups raise awareness through communication and events with active employee Pride groups in the US, UK and India. Their remit, both internal and external, is to engage with partner networks, clients and the communities around us. In 2017, we launched a company-wide LGBTQ Ally program. An ally can be anyone who supports the LGBTQ community.
  • IHS Markit participates in the HeForShe campaign to underline our commitment to gender diversity and equality in the workplace. In our pilot rollout in London, the Women@IHSMarkit network came up with five key actions that every colleague can adopt and implement to make the office more gender equal.

IHS Markit Information, Analytics and Expertise

IHS Markit helps organizations around the world address a broad array of sustainability challenges. Working with industry leaders or non-profit agencies - on both paid engagements and pro bono projects - we provide solutions that harness information, analytics and expertise to achieve Sustainable Development Goals throughout organizations and around the world. Examples include:

  • Helping Cities Drive Sustainable Growth with Economic Analysis: As a Platform Partner with 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), IHS Markit assesses critical economic challenges and recommends potential paths forward for cities around the world. IHS Markit experts provide macroeconomic data and analysis through local workshops that help municipal decision makers and stakeholders understand broad economic trends and identify specific opportunities to support industry growth and job creation, as well as recognize ways to mitigate threats to regional competitiveness and business vitality. See press release. SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Providing Electric Motor Data to the UN's United For Efficiency Initiative: As a pro bono service, IHS Markit experts in technology as well as economics and country risk supported the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)’s United for Efficiency (U4E) initiative by providing detailed market data on motor sales by motor type and by country. The data included country assessments of the benefits of adopting higher efficiency standards for electric motors, which can persuade developing and emerging countries to reduce their GHG emissions. See the 2017 U4E Policy Guide. SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • Advancing Smart Building and Operational Efficiencies: Honeywell and IHS Markit authored a white paper titled, Put Your Buildings to Work, reporting on how smart buildings can increase the sustainability, safety and energy performance of a building, while reducing operational cost. The Honeywell Smart Building Score is used as a universal and flexible framework to easily assess any building. Arising from this research, the report identifies a clear call to action for property owners, building managers and the AEC industry to improve building standards and their impact on occupants of the workplace. See whitepaper here. SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Dell launched the Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities): Global gender-specific research powered by IHS Markit research examines the ability of global cities to attract and support high potential women entrepreneurs. See the 2017 Dell WE Cities Index. SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Reference Library

Annual updates, scorecards and policies

At IHS Markit, sustainability is one of our top five company objectives, supported by a global framework, guided by company-wide policies and with targeted common goals. Our success in achieving this objective is the result of intensive colleague innovation, engagement, commitment and execution. View our document library detailing our priorities and progress to date.

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