Autodesk advocates for public policies around the world that enable people to build and make more with less negative impact on the world. We engage with policy makers directly from our own point of view, but also join with associations and other partners when speaking collectively is more effective. While the policy environment is always evolving and differs among regions of the world, our core areas of advocacy remain focused on issues close to our business, customers and employees. Thus, we champion public policies that advance the transformation of construction, manufacturing and production; enable cloud and data-driven business models; promote sustainability; prepare students and workers for the careers of the future; and create a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Government Affairs Team Mission Statement
Autodesk’s vision is to help people imagine, design, and make a better world. The mission of Autodesk’s Government Affairs Team is to promote public policies that advance Autodesk’s vision, business, and values before policy-makers worldwide, in compliance with the highest ethical standards and Autodesk’s Code of Business Conduct.
Corporate Political Contributions
Autodesk does not have a Political Action Committee (PAC) and does not contribute corporate funds to candidates or the political committees they control in Federal, state or local elections, and does not contribute corporate funds to state or local political party committees. Neither did the Company engage in any direct political contributions, including to ballot measures, 527 groups, 501(c)4s, or independent expenditures, in 2018.
Trade Associations, Think Tanks & Other Organizations
Autodesk joins industry associations, trade groups, coalitions, professional associations and similar organizations to advance important company interests and public policy goals. We engage with organizations that reflect our values and interests and are focused on issues that are important to the company. Our participation in these organizations does not indicate that we endorse or support all the policy positions that any organization or its members choose to take. These are the policy organizations we currently belong to:
As required by applicable law, Autodesk files periodic disclosure reports with the Secretary of the U.S. Senate and the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. state and local jurisdictions, and other governments globally, where required. The reports we file can be found at the following sites: