Adobe named to People Magazine’s Companies That Care for the fifth year in a row
Whether the world is in crisis or it’s the best of times, our mission is to change the world through digital experiences. We remain committed to using the power of creativity to make an impact — by championing our employees, empowering every voice, lifting our communities, and building a sustainable future.
In recognition of this commitment, People Magazine today recognized Adobe on their Companies That Care® list for the fifth year, placing at 16.
People’s Companies That Care list highlights the top 100 U.S. companies that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating outstanding respect, care and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment.
We asked Adobe employees to share their #AdobeLife experience:
Supporting our employees
Despite the challenges of this year, employee engagement at Adobe is at an all-time high — compassion, communication, collaboration and community are the cornerstones of our success in a remote environment. Whether it’s the work from home fund, flexible work hours, wellness benefits or our Global Days Off, we’re providing our employees with the resources to not only be productive, but more importantly, to feel supported.
We believe that when people feel appreciated and included, they can be more creative, innovative and successful, and we strive to create a culture where employees feel empowered to do their best work. This is our Adobe For All vision, fostering an inclusive workplace. Through programs like Leadership Circles, the Women’s Executive Shadow Program, the Adobe Digital Academy, the Learning Fund and more, we’re creating opportunities and providing resources to help employees develop their professional skills and foster the next generation of leaders. And we continue to work toward our aspirational goals to accelerate representation of underrepresented groups at Adobe.
Creating change in our communities
We are proud of the time and resources our employees have given back to our communities around the world. So far in 2021, Adobe employees have volunteered more than 56,600 hours and have donated more than $8M in matching grant funds to local and global nonprofits, including COVID-19 relief efforts, food banks, disaster response and education
The past year has shown us that in times of uncertainty people are turning to creative expression to learn, cope and make an impact. As a part of our longstanding commitment to elevate diverse voices and create greater opportunities for all — especially the underrepresented, we partner with organizations that share the same mission.
Launched in Black History Month, we joined forces with Vanity Fair to celebrate cultural milestones moments, by showcasing the stories of emerging creators and their work. In celebration of Pride Month, we launched our Create Change series dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community, and featured Wanda Sykes, Maurice Harris, Viviana Matsuda, Christian Cowan, Hunter Schafer, Gogo Graham, Bob the Drag Queen and Cheyne Gallarde. As founding members of the Sundance Ignite Program, we’re helping young, aspiring filmmakers tap into their creativity to shape the future of filmmaking, offering them the tools, mentorship and resources they need.
Committing to sustainable solutions
Throughout this year we have maintained our commitment toward the environment by bettering our facilities, creating sustainable product innovations, and through policy advocacy. We are on track for our 100 percent renewable energy goal by 2035, and we will reach 70 percent by 2022.
Through various partnerships, we reduced our total energy consumption by over 10,000MWh and reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 1,000 tons (2.2 million pounds) in the past three years, and were one of the first companies to set ambitious Science-Based Targets for sustainability in 2015 — raising our SBT targets in 2020 to “well-below 1.5°C” — the most ambitious designation available through the Science-Based Target Initiative process. In 2020, Adobe was named to the CDP Climate Change A List for the fifth straight year — an honor awarded to the top 2.8 percent of almost 10,000 companies evaluated.
This past year, Adobe joined forces with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and The Ocean Agency to raise awareness and generate public support for ocean conservation. Through our #CreateWaves campaign, we inspired our global community to use their creativity to advocate for change and raise awareness about the importance of the ocean and need for ocean protection.
We truly believe that creativity can change the world, and we’ll continue investing in our employees, our communities and our environment to make it a more vibrant place.
People teamed up with Great Place to Work to produce the ranking using the workplace analytic firm’s extensive database and inside knowledge of outstanding workplaces around the globe. Rankings are based on surveys representing over 4.8 million employees’ experiences of how their workplaces have made a difference in their lives and in their communities. Rankings also reflect Great Place to Work’s assessment of the generosity of each organization’s benefits, philanthropic and community support.