IHS Markit Corporate Sustainability


Live Well - Strengthening People and Communities

Corporate Sustainability is one of our five top company goals and is a critical aspect of our values, culture and business conduct. Along with being a signatory to the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP), our IHS Markit Sustainability Policy and commitment to diversity and inclusion guide us to be a responsible employer and corporate citizen. We are proud of the continued progress in creating a culture of sustainability and a workplace where colleagues are offered excellent benefits and opportunities to grow and thrive. As one of America's 50 most community-minded companies in the 2016 Civic 50, we actively support our communities through philanthropy and citizenship efforts. IHS Markit colleagues contributed over 31,000 volunteer hours in 2015. This included efforts in EMEA, APAC and the Americas, supporting local efforts to support education, especially STEM, health and wellness and the environment.

IHS Markit is committed to the highest ethical conduct as outlined in the IHS Markit Business Code of Conduct and the IHS Markit Human Rights Policy in all aspects of business, including Human Rights, Labor, Environment and Anti-Corruption. IHS Markit operates from our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Accountability, Integrity and Innovation as demonstrated every day by all colleagues, management and the board. IHS Markit is also a signatory to, the World Economic Forum, Partnership Against Corruption (PACI).

IHS Markit respects fundamental human rights and views them as a key component of responsible corporate citizenship. In addition to supporting the fundamental principles contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we are committed to finding practical ways to apply those principles in our daily operations, interactions with customers and in our communities. One example is raising the issue of and advancing action to address Human Rights At Sea.

Community & Philanthropy

IHS Markit colleagues are passionate about making a positive impact in their communities. In addition to corporate sponsored events, colleagues provide support over 600 organizations and institutions around the world through volunteering, philanthropic giving, In-kind donations and participation at the board level on many nonprofit organizations. These opportunities reinforce colleague engagement company-wide.

IHS Markit endorses three philanthropic and community areas:

  • Live Wise - Advancing education with a focus on science, math and technology
  • Live Green - Caring for the planet
  • Live Well - Strengthening people and communities

2016 Highlights and Donations

  • Over 500 office activities
  • 35,366 volunteer hours (14% increase from 2015)
  • US$746,037 dollars
  • 7,640 pounds of food (196% increase) and 6,757 items of clothes (37% increase)
  • 1,377 books (14% increase) and 2,671 schools supplies
  • 17,461 toiletries (269% increase)
  • 128 units of blood and 303 medical supplies
  • Recycled 3,281 pounds of personal colleague e-waste
  • Planted 1,213 trees

Educational Product Donations

As part of our strategy to advance education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), IHS Markit donates a significant amount of our geological, oil, gas and financial software products to universities as in-kind donations. A majority of our donations consist of Petra, Harmony, and Kingdom. Kingdom - a solution that allows geoscientists to make more accurate decisions about where and how to drill for oil and gas - represents 59% of our total US$336 million donation. Click here if you want to learn more about our Educational Grant Program.

2016 Highlights

Sustainability In Action

Volunteer Benefit

Introduced in FY2013, the annual volunteer benefit offers three days of of paid time off for all colleagues to volunteer during their work day. With this new benefit in place, IHS Markit colleagues volunteered more than 35,000 hours in 2016 (a 14 percent increase from 2015). Our 2017 volunteer goal is 40,000 hours, which will help us exceed 150,000 volunteer hours since 2012.

IHS Markit colleagues are integral to our sustainability efforts, contributing innovative ideas, sharing time for charitable causes, raising awareness and making personal donations.

2016 Highlights:

  • Volunteered more than 35,000 hours
  • Participated in 500+ events
  • Supported 600+ organizations
  • Global network of designated sustainability champions that lead local efforts at 80+ offices

Diversity and Inclusion

Signatory of Women's Empowerment Principles

IHS Markit is a signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in a continued effort to actively participate in, and contribute to, advancing equality.

"At IHS Markit, we recognize and value the importance and power of diversity and its criticality to the sustainable success of our business and company," said Jerre Stead, IHS Markit chairman and CEO. "Signing on to the WEPs is a natural step, signaling our commitment towards empowering all colleagues, and supporting the development and empowerment of women globally in advancing an inclusive, productive and fair society." Read the full IHS Markit news release here.

Workplace Equality Index®

IHS Markit is listed on the Workplace Equality Index®, an equity index comprised of the world's leading equality-minded companies. It consists of companies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) equality in the workplace. Inclusion is based on a number of criteria including non-discrimination practices, benefits for LGBTQ employees and their families, as well as support of the company's LGBTQ employee group.

CEO Diversity Pledge

Lance Uggla, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, signed 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, to implement and expand unconscious bias education and to share best-and unsuccessful-practices.


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.

HeForShe Campaign in London Office

IHS Markit is proud to participate 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.

As a HeForShe ambassador, a colleague commits to vocally and proactively uphold these pledges:

  • Challenge unconscious gender bias
  • Ensure all voices are heard in meetings
  • Share office housework evenly
  • Encourage all team members to realise their potential and develop equally
  • Make work work for parents

2017 Annual Innovation in Diversity Award

Profiles in Diversity Journal recognized IHS Markit as a Top 10 winner of their 2017 Annual Innovation in Diversity Awards, for developing innovative customer solutions in the area of workforce diversity and inclusion. The recognition cites Automotive's data and insight into the LGBTQ market that is changing paradigms across the automotive industry.

2015 Diversity Leader Award

Automotive's Marc Bland received the 2015 Diversity Leader Award from the Profiles in Diversity Journal. This award recognizes "outstanding diversity officers and chief diversity ambassadors whose work to leverage the power of their companies diverse workforce is instrumental to their business's success."

2015 Life at Work Award

IHS Markit Malaysia won the Life at Work Award in Best Lean Organization category (companies with less than 500 employees), which recognizes and celebrates employers that demonstrate drive, commitment and tenacity to champion diversity and inclusion in their workplace.

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