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ACCESS WIRE
28-05-2024

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NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / May 28, 2024 / Gene

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WRITTEN BY Kim Allman Head of Corporate Responsibility and Public Policy

We have released ours Social impact report 2024our latest look at the ways we’re bringing together our team, our passions, and our technology to support people and communities around the world.

Year after year, we see the real, positive impact our efforts make possible: our education and training programs deliver cybersecurity skills and tools to the people who need them most, our work with key partners makes the cybersecurity field fairer and inclusive, and our team members consistently dedicate their time, energy and expertise to the causes that matter to them.

A core belief in our ability to make the world a better, safer place is at the heart of everything we do at Gen. In that spirit, we’re excited to share just a few highlights from our social impact programs, which we discuss in depth in the report.

Cyber ​​security education and training

By 2024, we will reach more than 5.3 million people with cybersecurity awareness and training, equipping young people, educators, families and vulnerable people with the skills they need to navigate their digital lives safely and with greater confidence to navigate. Our work with for example Discovery education offers teachers in grades 3 through 8 lesson plans that promote safe and healthy digital habits.

We’ve also donated Cyber ​​Safety products to more than 9,750 nonprofits, protecting data for institutions that serve critical community functions. We collaborated with TechSoup and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) to conduct a pilot product donation program which provides survivors of domestic violence with free Norton products that help prevent technology-enabled abuse.


Our culture of giving

55% of Gen team members participated in our Giving@Gen programs by 2024. That’s 30% higher than the Benevity industry benchmark and exceeds our internal target of 40% participation. Our first Global Volunteer Week mustered more than 500 Gen team members for 1,300 hours of service.

Diversification of the technical workforce

Women are chronically underrepresented in technology and cybersecurity. That is why we work together with organizations such as Czechitas, Women4Cyber (W4C) and nascom foundation to provide women across Europe and India with skills training and career guidance so they can achieve sustainable success as they progress in these sectors. In 2024, we posted almost 200 vacancies through Czechitas, W4C and other partners.

Doing our part to protect the planet

By 2024, we are proud to have reduced Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 22% through facility and data center consolidation, internal efficiencies and continued environmental initiatives. We deliver 98% of our products digitally, and less than 0.5% of the materials used in our global physical products contain plastic. Additionally, our Sustainable Home Improvement Program has helped Gen team members complete 1,000 projects that have made their homes more environmentally friendly.

At Gen, our social impact efforts are embedded in what we offer as a company and we help make the digital world safer for everyone. Our teams are creating real impact around the world, and we invite you to read more in our Social impact report 2024.

View additional multimedia and more ESG stories from Gen at 3blmedia.com.

Contact information:
Spokesperson: Gen
Website: https://www.3blmedia.com/profiles/gen
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE: Gene

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