Our Focus on ESG

At Dun & Bradstreet, our team uses data and analytics to make a difference – from ethical business practices to community engagement to supporting environmental sustainability. Our company culture provides the foundation that lets us commit to fostering positive social and economic development and contribute to the sustainability of the communities in which we live and work. We look at this responsibility from several dimensions: how we support and empower our employees, the way we focus on helping our clients and the way we engage in the communities in which we operate.

Our team is:

  • Data Inspired - We’re passionate about the power of data. It’s at the heart of everything we do.
  • Relentlessly Curious - We embrace the change in the world around us. We know it inspires new things to learn, creates new problems to solve, and drives new ways to grow.
  • Inherently Generous - We succeed by helping others succeed. We openly share our time and talent, and we confidently welcome the help of others.
  • 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

A Message From Our CEO

“Dun & Bradstreet has been assisting people and their organizations around the world for 180 years and we are committed to continuing that legacy for many years to come. I am energized by the way in which we have embraced corporate citizenship and our sustainability programs. These are the defining issues of our time and I fully support our commitment, as an organization, to drive positive change in our company, our communities and the world around us.”

Anthony M. Jabbour, CEO

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Environmental Sustainability

In addition to supporting our people, our partners and our communities, we all must work together to protect and support our planet. For Dun & Bradstreet, this involves operating our business in an environmentally conscious manner and utilizing our capabilities to help our clients to do the same.

Environmental Impact

As we work to serve as responsible stewards of the environment, we believe it is important to use our data and the skills of our talented team to drive positive change across the globe.

We have developed thoughtful approaches and priorities across a range of topics including environmental protection, climate change, data centers and end-of-life programs for electronic waste.

To learn more, please review our Environmental Policy Statement.

Product Governance & Sustainability

We believe a company’s sustainability strategy benefits both our organization and those we do business with. Therefore, we systematically consider the environmental and social impacts of our products throughout their lifecycle.

We have developed a series of ESG-related product offerings supported by our proprietary scoring models and our robust, data-driven solutions, to provide clients with transparent, coherent and accessible ESG insights.

Additionally, we work to leverage energy-efficient services, recycling capabilities and strategies for reducing our waste, emissions and water usage.

To learn more, please review our Product Governance & Sustainability Policy Statement.

Social Responsibility

At Dun & Bradstreet, we understand to be an effective business we must take care of our people, our communities, and our information. These tenets underly our approach to social responsibility, and they inform our priorities and goals.

We are proud of the recognition we’ve received from organizations including the Human Rights Campaign and the Disability Equality Index, and we continue to work diligently to provide a welcoming environment for all team members.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Human Capital

We are committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace where many different and diverse perspectives, thoughts, beliefs, educational backgrounds and experiences are purposefully brought together.

We have adopted a series of policies and initiatives with respect to hiring, training, and engaging our employees, all with the purpose of developing a best-in-class workforce and a high-quality employee experience. We also work carefully to ensure we protect and prioritize the health and safety of our team members.

To learn more, please review our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Human Capital Policy Statement.

Community Service & Philanthropy

For nearly 200 years, we have supported the people, families and communities where we do business. Giving back is essential to cultivating a strong, connected, and collaborative work environment for our team members, our clients, our partners, and other stakeholders.

To that end, we sponsor community events, volunteer initiatives, educational programs, and other opportunities to help our communities. We also provide monetary donations, sponsor drives in local communities, contribute pro bono work, and offer donation matching to our team members who opt to send monetary contributions to a specific cause or organization.

To learn more, please review our Giving Back page.

Corporate Governance

A sound governance structure is critical to developing effective corporate social responsibility initiatives and oversight Recognizing this, we have thoughtfully developed a governance structure which supports Dun & Bradstreet’s commitment to work in compliance with laws and regulations, and mitigate risks and negative impacts wherever possible.

To learn more, please review our Corporate Governance page.

Data Privacy, Security and Ethics

Dun & Bradstreet maintains comprehensive policies and procedures designed to protect our clients’ personal information as well as their confidential, proprietary, and sensitive data against unauthorized access and disclosure. These policies and procedures are consistent with our business operations and generally accepted industry standards, spanning topics that include user privacy, data privacy, risk identification, data management, data ethics, and much more.

We have adopted a series of policies and initiatives with respect to hiring, training, and engaging our employees, all with the purpose of developing a best-in-class workforce and a high-quality employee experience. We also work carefully to ensure we protect and prioritize the health and safety of our team members.

To learn more, please review our Data Privacy, Data Security and Data Ethics Policy Statement.

Business & Partner Ethics

Operating ethically is incredibly important to Dun & Bradstreet and also informs how we select our partners. Our standards are rooted in our commitment to excellence and operating with integrity internally and externally.

Our priorities and obligations are underpinned by our commitment to human rights, our ethical business concepts training delivered to our team members, our robust whistle-blower process, and our third-party selection screening.

To that end, we sponsor community events, volunteer initiatives, educational programs, and other opportunities to help our communities. We also provide monetary donations, sponsor drives in local communities, contribute pro bono work, and offer donation matching to our team members who opt to send monetary contributions to a specific cause or organization.

To learn more, please review our Business & Partner Ethics Policy Statement.

Board Oversight of ESG Issues

Board oversight is a critical element to promoting and sustaining responsible business practices. Read more here.