Kyndryl recently announced it would partner with One Tree Planted to plant 88,449 trees around the world.
Kyndryl works with a large client base to design and manage important technological systems around the world — ensuring these operations run efficiently and securely. The trees represent the company’s broader commitment to sustainable technologies and cutting emissions. With these initiatives, Kyndryl aims to increase efficiency and reduce emissions in its operations.
“This program aligns perfectly with our Kyndryl values. The roots of trees provide strength to grow tall and strong, but we know they don’t act alone. Their roots intertwine to create vibrant ecosystems that support a diverse array of life around them. Every tree represents a Kyndryl, the people who work with our customers at the heart of progress, powering the vital systems that keep entire industries moving forward.”
Since 1995, Canon U.S.A. has partnered with Yellowstone Forever on an education and research project called Eyes on Yellowstone. It contributes to important scientific research and helps break new ground in conservation, endangered species protection, and the application of cutting-edge science and technology that is essential to managing Yellowstone National Park’s delicate ecosystems and wildlife. Other programs include old faithful geyser live!, a streaming webcam of the park’s gem, and a series of educational web videos and podcasts.
“At the heart of every product, every idea, and every initiative lies the thought, “how will this make the world a better place?” Canon U.S.A.’s deep belief in being socially responsible is what drives our passion and support for programs that support the environment as well as the local communities we’re a part of.”
Zoom is committed to a future where all people and the environment are cared for. Their initiative, Zoom Cares, is creating that future by bringing the best of Zoom to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges. It deploys funding, technology and technical expertise to address issues in education, social inequity, climate change and mental health. It supports these goals by offering non-profit discounts, encouraging employee volunteerism and matching employee donations dollar-for-dollar.
“These dark and difficult times are illuminated by the people and organizations working tirelessly each and every day to care for their communities. Some are on the ground in local neighborhoods, and others are building networks worldwide. They are delivering essential services, helping to improve access to education and mental health care and providing a safe space for those who need it.” – Eric Yuan, CEO
The impact of climate change on landscapes, communities, and the planet is a shared experience across the globe. From our water supplies to the air we breathe, climate change knows no borders. This Earth Day, we were reminded of the importance of acting with speed and efficiency to put in place safeguards that will protect our planet for future generations.
“Addressing climate change will require accelerating innovation…”— ITI President and CEO Jason Oxman
ITI members are leading tech sector efforts to ensure that people around the world will continue to have access to resources and materials for generations to come. Our companies are consistently innovating throughout the entire product lifecycle, from materials sourcing to environmental design, to energy efficiency and proper end-of-life management.
However, ensuring Earth’s longevity and viability is a herculean task. It requires broad partnerships and problem-solving across industries and governments. ITI strongly advocates for public policy and international partnerships, such as the Paris Agreement, that provide the proper funding and programs aimed at avoiding irreversible damage to societies, economies, and the planet.
You can learn more about the tech industry’s commitment to creating a healthier, more sustainable planet at bridgeforinnovation.org.
West Virginia is leading the charge in Toyota’s electrified future
Toyota has made the commitment to offer an electrified version of every vehicle across its entire lineup of both Toyota and Lexus vehicles by 2025. This commitment to the production of alternative-powered vehicles (APVs) such as hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cells, and completely electric vehicles, will help Toyota reach its goals for carbon neutrality. In November 2021, Toyota West Virginia took the lead in doing the work of this commitment by making a $240 million investment to add a dedicated production line of hybrid transaxles.
This new line will provide new equipment and operational upgrades to modernize the facilities. The most important result of the investment is that it will enable the training of plant employees to diversify their skillset and play a larger role in Toyota’s electric future.
This investment in West Virginia’s future garnered endorsements from West Virginia’s Governor Jim Justice, and Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito.
Accenture’s Tech4Good helps ensure clean drinking water in developing nations
Accenture Labs’ Tech4Good program, which uses cutting-edge applied research to help address critical societal challenges, began working with charity: water, a non-profit devoted to providing clean, safe drinking water to more than 11 million people in 29 countries. Learn more about this valuable program here.
Climate change is a complex, interconnected issue which will require broad partnership and problem-solving across industries and governments, as well as ideas brought forward by those with diverse experiences, voices and expertise.
Tech is playing a critical role in promoting global energy efficiency and combating climate change. ITI and our members seek to continuously improve the energy efficiency landscape in the U.S. and globally to leverage energy-efficient technologies. We’re supporting policies that prioritize the use of technology in helping mitigate and adapt to our changing climate.
Good policy supports and protects international partnerships, such as the Paris Agreement, that tackle climate change head-on. helps utilities bridge the gap between supply and demand for energy. It means investing in clean technologies, infrastructure and programs that only help address and minimize the impacts of climate change, but support global economic competitiveness and promote investments that help avoid irreversible damage to our economy, society and the planet.