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Symantec Makes Sustainable Food Choices

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At Symantec's cafe in Mountain View, California Executive Chef Robert Sapirman purchases cage-free eggs and sustainable seafood, sources locally, and supports the small farmers doing things right. This October, Symantec hosts its first Less Meet Monday to reduce GHG emissions and show diners how delicious plant-based proteins can be.

Learn more about how you can do your part to support a sustainable food system.

Healthy Food Choices Are Also Good for the Planet

Symantec and Aramark work to support a sustainable food system
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By Aramark Executive Chef Robert Sapirman

Healthier soil and water, fewer greenhouse gases (GHG), less food waste, and better treatment of animals are all benefits of a sustainable food system. As governments, corporations, scientists, NGOs and others look at how to adequately feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, many are also focused on achieving this in a manner that reduces pressure on the environment. Did you know:

Symantec Partners with National PTA to Help Children Be Successful Online

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As the founding sponsor of PTA Connected, Symantec has deepened its commitment to National PTA and to fostering the safe, positive use of smart devices and social media among youth. Together we'll provide tools and resources to empower families to guide their children into responsible digital citizenship.

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Helping Families Take Charge of Their Digital Life

Symantec supports launch of PTA Connected, a multi-dimensional digital safety program
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By Collin Robinson, PTA Connected Ambassador and National PTA Board Member

The digital world changes and grows every day. That makes parenting complex, to say the least.We want our children to connect, learn and have fun through technology, and at the same time, act safely, responsibly and thoughtfully online. But these ideas can seem impossible to combine. And with a child in middle school and a child in high school, I have experienced this firsthand. 

National PTA Launches ‘PTA Connected’ to Help Families Navigate the Digital World

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ —National PTA announced today the launch of PTA Connected, an initiative to educate and engage families in digital wellness, security, access, equity and literacy. The initiative formalizes and builds on the association’s work in the digital space in response to the growing needs and interest of parents nationwide. National PTA is launching PTA Connected with support from presenting and founding sponsor Symantec.

Step Up 2020 Coalition

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In 2016, Symantec committed to reducing its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 30% over a 10 year period (FY16 to FY25 with a FY15 baseline). We are pleased to share that we have met that goal 7 years early, having achieved in just 3 years a 32% reduction through investments in energy conservation, more efficient use of space, and a move to cleaner sources of energy to power our offices, labs, and data centers.

Symantec Once Again Named a Sustainability Leader on Both the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and DJSI North America Indices

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Symantec is once again named a Sustainability Leader on both the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and DJSI North America indices along with just a handful of other software technology companies. This is our 12th consecutive year listed on the North America Index and our 11th consecutive year on the World Index. The DJSI World represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability and is the first global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors and S&P DJI’s

Aligning CSR Spending to Improve Workforce Diversity

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Today, women hold only 19% of computing degrees with women of color holding just 4%. Symantec has joined the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition to align existing philanthropic donations with peers and build a more inclusive workforce. Together, we plan to double the number of women of color graduating with computing degrees by 2025.

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It’s Time to Close the Gap for Women of Color in Tech

by Cecily Joseph, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility
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More than ever before, the tech industry is focusing on diversity. As sustainability and impact professionals, we continue to push our leaders to make racial and gender equity the business norm. Companies in our sector have changed recruiting policies, increased training budgets, hired new diversity team members, established goals, and released metrics on progress. 

Through a New Grant from Symantec, NPower Expands Offerings in the Bay Area

by Jaime Barclay, Sr Mgr Corporate Responsibility
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We often talk of a time where our IT workforce is diverse, with equal representation and opportunity. A time where people of all backgrounds, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic status have the opportunities, the skills, the pathways to develop life-long careers and succeed in our digital economy.

To NPower, a nonprofit launching digital careers for underserved communities, their mission is to make this future a reality.  

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