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Environmental | Social | Governance

We connect people and technology for a smarter tomorrow

                    Non-Financial Statement
                

Excerpt of the 2020 Annual Report

                Key International Conventions 
that we adhere to
            

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, 1948
  • European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, 1950
  • Tripartite Declaration of Principles of the ILO (International Labor Organization) on Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy, 1977
  • ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998 (especially regarding the following topics: elimination of child labor, abolition of forced labor, prohibition of discrimination, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining)
  • Convention of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials in International Business Transactions, 1997
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, 2000 

                    Every Day is World Environment Day
                

It might take a village to raise a child, but it takes an ecosystem to protect the earth. At Software AG, we have such an ecosystem and are working hard to make a difference on earth. We have established a worldwide collaborative network with renowned universities and research institutes, enterprises, government institutions, and customers to explore new technologies – some of which can benefit the planet. Our research team is engaged in some ground-breaking projects funded by the European Commission and the German government. During this process, we are repeatedly confronted with the social challenges of our time.

                Research projects in sync with the UN SDGs
            

                    Social Change
                

People are living longer worldwide; over the next three decades, the number of older persons is expected to rise precipitously – along with the number of people over the age of 55 in employment. As the retirement age steadily rises, it is important to create better working conditions for older employees. The sustAGE EU project, supported by our research team, is working with 10 European partners to help companies in labor-intensive industries make daily working life easier for older employees.
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