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Alliance Data 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Progress In Key Performance Areas, Establishes 2020 Goals
"2016 was another year in which
Alliance Databuilt a new security operation center with security analysts and engineers to safeguard consumer information and privacy.
Alliance Datainvested more than one million hours and $17 millionin associate training and development programs to maintain industry‑leading levels of engagement and enablement.
- Community: The company made strong progress in community investment and volunteerism, investing more than
$25 millionand 70,000 volunteer hours.
- Environment: The company saw a 28 percent reduction in carbon emissions over the three-year period through improved data collection and consolidation of office space.
Alliance Dataaims to integrate and apply best practice privacy and information security techniques among its people, processes and technology, and proactively monitor cyber threats to prevent data breaches.
- People: The company will leverage new, more frequent associate feedback, internal analytics and insight to identify opportunities for targeted, relevant programs that benefit our associates and enhance our culture.
- Community: By 2020,
Alliance Datawill invest an additional $60 millionin the communities where its people live and work. $20 millionwill go toward "data for good" initiatives that help nonprofits build mission critical capacity leveraging data-driven insights.
- Environment: Establish a task force and action plan to reduce GHG emissions and the environmental impact of
Alliance Data'soperations. In addition, Alliance Datawill focus on building relationships with non-government officials to participate and invest in conservation initiatives.
To learn more about each of the existing businesses programs addressing top priorities, future goals and progress, view the full 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report.
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