IHS Corporate Sustainability

At IHS, Corporate Sustainability is not a special project.

"Sustainability is a core element of our business model and key to our future performance. We embed Sustainability into every aspect of our culture and it is a core element of the solutions we provide to our customers. As we increasingly integrate Corporate Sustainability into our operations, it is becoming a key enabler of operational efficiency and excellence, a discipline that will help us to drive innovation and drive our long-term success."

IHS CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY POLICY (PDF, 72kb)

2015 SCORECARD: GOALS AND PRIORITIES (PDF, 68kb)

2014 SCORECARD RESULTS (PDF, 110kb)

To align our sustainability strategy, our materiality matrix is designed to measure environmental, social and economic impacts, as they are pertinent to IHS and its stakeholders. We revise our materiality framework annually, directly based on aspects within relevant categories identified by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). This approach works to consider information obtained through IHS company risk analysis, our customer survey and our colleague engagement survey. Our materiality matrix highlights the top 10 aspects that are most relevant to our business.

IHS MATERIALITY MATRIX (PDF, 29kb)

Social: 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.

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Environment: Caring for the Planet

Environmental sustainability at IHS includes efforts to minimize our environmental impact and identify areas for improvement in our operations and in our communities. This means making choices that help to reduce waste and energy use, that increase resource efficiency and that enable colleagues to support a healthy planet. This means we go beyond simply compliance with environmental regulations, and instead, strive for leadership and innovation throughout our business. As a professional services company, our impacts are largely due to office operations, travel and our supply chain. Therefore, we are committed to incorporation of sustainable design in new projects and remodels, and further, are investing in LEED certified or equivalent certifications. We are consolidating data centers, increasing virtualization, and increasing transparency across all aspects of our supply chain.

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Economic: Governing for Long-term Profitable Growth

Investor confidence in public companies is essential to the functioning of the capital markets and our economy. Our Board of Directors has developed corporate governance practices to assist in the exercise of its responsibilities and to serve the best interests of IHS and its varied stakeholders. These practices are intended to serve as a flexible framework within which the Board may conduct its business. We maintain strong corporate governance policies and practices. Our actions are governed by our values and principles, which are reinforced at all levels within the Company.

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Customer Solutions: Empowering Customers for Sustainable Growth

IHS takes pride in applying principles of corporate sustainability throughout our global operations. We enable our customers to address the full spectrum of sustainability challenges as they do business in countless industry sectors and market spaces around the globe. From minimizing environmental impact, protecting workers and preventing business disruptions to ensuring product quality, operating efficiently and gaining access to new markets, IHS enables customers to achieve their goals for sustainable growth and efficiency.

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