Global Sustainability Report 2019
It’s not just the barriers we’re tearing down, it’s what we build in their place that’s so important. At FIS, we’re focusing our efforts on creating change that builds the bridges to new opportunity, toward one another, and onto a shared tomorrow. Because we know when we work together, we’re stronger, and when we set our sights on a brighter future, we start making today look a lot more promising.
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Empowering individuals and businesses in the digital economy
ESG oversight, structure,
Every one of us has a role in the network of commerce. From consumers to merchants to financial institutions, we all play a part in the much larger financial ecosystem. As a global leader in the FinTech industry, FIS is committed to preparing everyone for the digital future by helping them connect and participate successfully in an inclusive, worldwide economy.
Helping those we serve succeed also requires protecting them from the threats that would have them fail. We secure the data and privacy of our clients and their customers by using comprehensive cybersecurity strategies, core principles of privacy and fraud-fighting technology and services.
Protecting our clients and the financial system
At the forefront of our mission to help our clients and communities thrive, are the people of FIS -- our colleagues. Our commitment to them includes best-in-class training and innovative career development programs, comprehensive and competitive benefit plans and a welcoming, inclusive workplace that celebrates diversity.
Placing people first
FIS Inclusion Networks
African Ancestry Inclusion Network
LGBTQ+ Inclusion Network
Rising Professionals Inclusion Network
Working Families Inclusion Network
Women’s Inclusion Network
By ensuring an environment where our people can succeed and grow, we extend our commitment to creating change by devoting our time, talents and resources to the communities we live and work in.
We foster a culture of giving back in the four following ways: corporate giving by the FIS Charitable Foundation and our individual business units, colleagues volunteering their time through the FIS Volunteer Program, colleagues donating money to the FIS Cares fund to help colleagues in need and providing relief assistance to our communities after natural disasters with donations and volunteer hours.
for businesses in need through FIS Working Capital to Small and Medium Business (SMBs)
in the U.S.
of the Smile Foundation’s
participants were women
the Smile Foundation’s
e-learning program trained more then 1,000 young people
Helping Communities Thrive
Our focus on sustainability prioritizes our most fundamental and fragile of concerns: protecting the health of our planet and ensuring it remains a viable home for generations to come. As we face a critical juncture, we acknowledge the reality of climate change and are committed to lessening our impact through responsible energy and emissions control and proper waste management.
We’re a global industry leader, and we’re leading by example – helping commerce and the financial world thrive by helping the world around us flourish.
gigajoules decrease in annual data center electricity usage
buildings with LEED Certifications
square footage reduced by consolidating seven data centers
Just as we are committed to excellence in sustainability, we are committed to excellence in accountability and transparency. We strive to:
Operate with integrity and the highest ethics
Contribute to our surrounding communities
Promote diversity and inclusion
Empower our employees
Preserve our natural resources
Protect the privacy of our clients
Ensure the global financial system is accessible to and inclusive of everyone
Maintain ongoing, proactive outreach to a wide range of stakeholders
Risk Management and resiliency programs include:
From the top down, FIS is dedicated to living our mission and helping those we serve achieve the same measures of sustainability that we promote. We advocate by building trust and by implementing comprehensive governance structures and practices that ensure transparency in reporting and foster accountability.
A robust set of policies that ensure the resiliency of our operations and mitigate against operational risks
Our Risk, Information Security and Compliance (RISC) Group coordinates and conducts risk assessments and develops and manages risk mitigation strategies
The RISC Group helps coordinate the senior management’s Executive Risk and Technology Committee (ERTC), which develops the enterprise risk management (ERM) program
All FIS employees receive mandatory annual training on risk management policies and procedures through our Regulatory University (Reg-U) platform and are assisted by dedicated risk awareness professionals
We also hold them to our same standards of:
We continue to advocate for the highest standards of sustainability by partnering with only the most qualified third-party suppliers in all areas of our business. Further supporting the communities in which we live and work, we prioritize local businesses whenever practical.
Integrity and ethics
Health and safety
Data security and privacy
Anti-corruption and labor practices
Inclusivity and diversity
Social and environmental sustainability
Managing a Sustainable supply chain
In all ways, we’re committed to transparency, engagement and consistent communication of our ESG strategies and programs. We will continue to regularly update the Global Sustainability information included here.
We welcome your feedback and questions, and any of our ESG disclosures can be sent to ESG@fisglobal.com.
Our report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Core option and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Software & IT Services 2018 Sustainability Accounting Standard. We have also mapped our progress on material topics aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
contributed to the FIS Cares fund to help colleagues worldwide in need during the COVID-19 pandemic
helped provide critical financial support to community groups, organizations and charities
Reducing our environmental impact
ESG oversight, structure, and resources