With over 1 million skilled contractors worldwide, we are truly a global company. At Appen, we feel it is our responsibility to contribute positive solutions to the social challenges faced by our global community. By leveraging our resources, we have and will continue to demonstrate our commitment to social change and progress.
We celebrate our diversity, as do our customers who value this as a core differentiator. Our work from home model provides a source of income to individuals that may otherwise find this difficult, including the disabled.
Through responsible practices and policies, our efforts have had far-reaching results. Our ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) priorities are focused on the diversity of our workforce, social responsibility, environmental footprint, corporate governance, and risk management. In all cases, the welfare of people is at the forefront of our mission. To demonstrate our commitment, we have become a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). In doing so, we support the ten principles of UNGC on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption and adopting them to our business strategies and operations.
Climate change poses major risks to our environment, society and economy. We are committed to playing our part by signing up to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), to limit global warming by 1.5°C and created a Net Zero Roadmap to provide pathways towards achieving our net zero emissions target across the business by 2030.
Our overall environmental commitments are outlined in our Environmental Position Statement