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Our approach

Corporate social 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 for corporate social responsibility, 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 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 effectively, in our own facilities and across our value chain. Learn what we're doing to improve our environmental performance.

Employee Impact
Our 7,400 employees are helping to accelerate the design-led revolution by fuelling our sustainable business efforts and creating products and solutions that people around the world use to address epic challenges and propel positive change.

We recognise the critical role our employees play in Autodesk's success. Learn how we provide them with a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace and offer them opportunities for ongoing growth.

Public policy
At Autodesk, we participate in the public policy debate to advance innovation, sustainability and economic growth. During the fiscal year 2014, we engaged with government officials, non-profit organisations, think tanks and other entities to advance sustainability principles.

We focused on building and infrastructure development and supporting policies that promote the use of modelling, simulation, analysis and process management technologies. For instance, we worked in the European Union to accelerate the deployment of BIM tools and processes to help achieve energy efficiency and GHG emissions reduction goals.

Ethics and compliance
We strive to maintain an environment that demonstrates strong business ethics and our Code of Business Conduct (US site) (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 (US site) 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 sustainable 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. This survey will help us better understand our emissions from purchased goods and services (which we expect to be small relative to our total emissions).

More information

Sustainability Progress Report FY2014
We strive to improve our environmental and social performance.

Environmental policy (US site)
We continually improve the environmental performance of our operations.

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