IHS Corporate Sustainability | Social
People & Communities
Strengthening People and Communities
IHS is committed to our colleagues, customers, future generations and the communities where we live and work. We encourage colleagues to engage in community outreach activities and believe in giving back to our communities through volunteer efforts and team-driven community improvement initiatives. We use our own product, the IHS Corporate Responsibility Solution, to capture and manage our community metrics.
FY2011 Community & Philanthropy
- 265 Events/Activities
- USD $483,763 Donated
- 3,867 Volunteer Hours
- 16,096 lbs. Food
Our community and philanthropic efforts focus on:
- Advance education in math, science and technology
- Support environmental sustainability
- Promote health and wellness programs and activities
FY2011 In-Kind Product Donations
- 400 Universities
IHS donates its content, data and software to educational institutions and has donated oil, gas and geological analytical tools to about 400 universities world-wide.
Case Study: Canada
- Product donations to13 educational institutions
- Estimated value of USD $1.8 million
IHS Sustainability In Action
- Supporting organizations around the globe
- Site Champions
- IHS Earth Day
- IHS Community Connection Month
IHS colleagues are integral in our sustainability efforts. They contribute ideas, volunteer time and make personal donations.
To further stimulate colleague engagement, each IHS office has a Corporate Sustainability Site Champion that coordinates sustainability efforts at each location throughout the year. Moreover, there are two global sustainability efforts: IHS Earth Week and IHS Community Connections Month.
To better recognize Earth Day, IHS has allocated an entire week to inform colleagues about environmental sustainability through local events and webinars.
IHS Community Connections Month is in May. During this month, more than 70 offices will hold a community or environmental activity.
Building a Culture of Sustainability
- Internal Colleague Recognition
- 300+ Idea and Project Nominations
- 100 Colleagues Recognized
- 1,200 Tons of Carbon Offsets
- 'Caught for Caring’ Customer Care Program
IHS Sustainability Award
To recognize our colleagues, and to further leverage the many great ideas and actions taking place around the company, we have an internal recognition program: the IHS Sustainability Award.
This is a quarterly award program designed to recognize the commitment and participation of IHS colleagues who are taking action and contributing to improving our footprint and Corporate Sustainability progress. Winners are recognized through the selection of either the purchase of carbon offsets, managed through The CarbonNeutral Company, or, through microlending to a project of choice, through KIVA, as selected by the winner.
Caught for Caring Customer Care Program
The IHS ‘Caught for Caring’ program is an internal, peer-recognition program that rewards fellow IHS colleagues that are ‘caught in the act’ of providing exceptional customer care. The goal is to encourage and reward employees who go out of their way to make that personal connection with both internal and external customers. Any IHS colleague is eligible to nominate their fellow IHS colleague or team across the globe.
Since its inception in 2010, over 800 colleagues have been recognized and rewarded. Awardees have a selection of gift certificates to choose from, including a donation on their behalf, to the American Forests organization. To date, over 350 trees have been planted as a result of the ‘Caught for Caring’ program.
Sustainability Award Winner
Partnerships and Recognition
- Fighting childhood obesity with Healthy Lifestars
- Voted Top Workplace
IHS is a founding corporate partner of Healthy Lifestars, a non-profit organization based in the US working to combat childhood obesity and increase physical health in children.
The organization runs The LifeStar Challenge, an innovative 20-week program designed to teach kids about the 3 healthy life habits:
- I Can Do It! How to set and achieve personal goals.
- I’m Active! How to add vigorous physical activity into everyday life.
- I Eat Right! How to eat the right foods in the right amounts.
IHS has been named to The Denver Post’s first annual Top Workplaces list. IHS was ranked No. 5 out of 15 on the "Large Employers" list and was featured in a special "Top Workplaces" section of The Denver Post on Sunday, April 15, 2012.
"At IHS, we are committed to helping great people do great things, and I am incredibly proud that IHS has been named one of Denver’s Top Workplaces in recognition of our talented, hard-working colleagues. If you treat all of your colleagues with dignity, respect and trust and foster a culture where knowledge and experience is accepted and valued, you can create a workplace that is truly great."
- Jerre L. Stead, IHS Chairman & CEO