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Our approach

Corporate responsibility is central to our business

Autodesk is committed to advancing sustainable business practices within our company. Our efforts extend across our value chain, from suppliers and business partners, to our own operations and the customers who use our products. To demonstrate progress and inspire widespread adoption of best practices, we measure and publicly report our performance annually.

As we empower our customers to imagine, design, and create a better world, we also challenge ourselves to high standards of sustainability in our own operations.

We focus on reducing energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, since those represent the most significant environmental impacts from our operations. We also strive to use water, materials, and other resources efficiently, in our own facilities and across our value chain. Learn what we’re doing to improve our environmental performance.

Employee Impact
Our 8,800 employees* are helping to accelerate the design-led revolution by fueling our sustainable business efforts and creating products and solutions that people around the world use to address epic challenges and propel positive change.

We recognize the critical role our employees play in Autodesk’s success. Learn how  we engage and inspire employees with our Employee Impact program and the opportunities we provide for ongoing professional growth and wellness activities.

*As of January 31, 2015.

Public policy
At Autodesk, we participate in public policy debate to advance innovation, sustainability, and economic growth. During fiscal year 2015, our Government Affairs Team and other key company representatives engaged with government officials, nonprofit organizations, think tanks, and other entities to advance sustainability principles with a focus on clean technology, climate change, and building and infrastructure development.

Ethics and compliance
We strive to maintain an environment that demonstrates strong business ethics, and our Code of Business Conduct (CoBC) conveys our values and expectations. All Autodesk employees worldwide are required to complete CoBC training annually.

We promote and protect human rights wherever we do business, and we expect our suppliers and other business partners to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Our Human Rights Policy describes these commitments, as well as how we promote human rights among employees, suppliers, business partners, and customers.

Suppliers and business partners
We use our purchasing power and influence to promote socially and environmentally responsible business practices across our value chain. Our Partner Code of Conduct outlines the standards and practices we expect our resellers and distributors to follow while conducting business with or on behalf of Autodesk, and our green procurement guidelines describe environmental considerations that can factor into our selection of vendors and products.

In 2013, we issued a survey to our 20 largest suppliers about their GHG emissions and climate change risks and opportunities. We followed that up in 2014 with a GHG emissions analysis of our capital goods suppliers and cloud service providers. We look forward to expanding this analysis to understand the climate impact of more of our supplier spend in the future.

More information

Sustainability Progress Report FY2015
We strive to improve our environmental and social performance.

Environmental policy
We continually improve the environmental performance of our operations.

Human rights policy
We respect and promote human rights across our business.