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Alliance Data 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Progress In Key Performance Areas, Establishes 2020 Goals
"The world is changing by the minute, with disruptive technologies reshaping the business and social landscape, and creating unparalleled opportunities for companies like ours," said
Specific accomplishments highlighted in this year's report include:
Alliance Datainvested $14 millionin its communities in 2017, with $1 millionof those dollars invested in minority depository financial institutions in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
- With the company's strong focus on community investment and associate engagement, 87% of
Alliance Dataassociates feel encouraged to give back to their community. Alliance Datapartnered with the Texas Trees Foundationto better understand and respond to rising temperatures affecting Dallas, through a combination of funding and associate volunteerism, an effort that will help improve community health and offset carbon emissions in North Texas.
- The 100+ vehicles in Epsilon's smart community fleet help get 1,100 associates to work each day. Epsilon added 19 electric vehicles to its employee transportation program in 2017.
The Federation for Internet Alerts(FIA) regularly relies on Epsilon technology to issue AMBER Alert messages and tornado warnings across the U.S., helping recover missing children and notifying individuals of impending weather emergencies. In 2017, FIA sent alerts that achieved a total of 1 billion impressions, including more than 12 million alerts delivered during hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Specific goals for the next three years include:
- In the area of community investment,
Alliance Datahas set a goal to invest $20 millionin data for good initiatives. With each grant, the company will evaluate how the use of data and technology can advance a nonprofit's ability to deliver social impact.
- In terms of environmental stewardship,
Alliance Datawill develop a plan to set a science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target, establish a task force to develop protocols for GHG emissions, and will invest $5 millionin efficient technologies for new buildings and retrofits to company facilities.
- For its associates,
Alliance Datais making a concerted effort to attract and retain top talent, and create a workplace that nurtures learning and growth. The company has made great strides in moving toward gender pay parity and U.S. ethnic pay equality, and has launched specific programs in each business line to help women prepare for leadership roles.
To learn more about the company's existing corporate responsibility initiatives addressing top priorities, future goals, and progress, view the full 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report.
Forward Looking Statements
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We believe that our expectations are based on reasonable assumptions. Forward-looking statements, however, are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections, anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this release, and no assurances can be given that our expectations will prove to have been correct. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, factors set forth in the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year, which may be updated in Item 1A of, or elsewhere in, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed for periods subsequent to such Form 10-K.
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