At FICO, “going green” is more than a catch phrase. In 2008, the company announced its Sustainable Enterprise Initiative. This company-wide program is designed to reduce the carbon footprint through energy and natural resource conservation, while also delivering operational savings. Today, we continue to build on these principles throughout our corporate strategy. We have embraced our role as a corporate citizen which keeps our focus aligned with long-term value creation. Simply stated, we take this approach because it is the right thing to do.
We embrace training as an opportunity to enrich our colleagues and engage with employees in a meaningful way. Security Awareness Training is required for all FICO workers. This will ensure all employees are aware of FICO security requirements, changes to the security landscape, threats, and vulnerabilities to help reduce IT risk to FICO.
FICO is a member of the PCI Security Standards Council and maintains certifications and security control validations. Our products and platform are designed with industry best practices security controls.
Data privacy and cybersecurity
We look to conserve natural resources by focusing on improving energy efficiency in building design and construction, energy conservation best practices in existing and future facilities, reducing energy costs through environmental controls and identifying opportunities in new and innovative programs offered through utility companies and with local, state and national agencies.
Addressing waste management, carbon and climate:
our sustainable enterprise initiative
FICO believes in the business value of workforce diversity. Innovation is critical for any technology company – and we believe that it is fueled by the creative thinking that happens when people with different perspectives and backgrounds come together. We believe that diverse teams can better relate to and deliver against the many and varied needs of our clients. And, we believe that promoting a culture where individual differences are truly valued allows us to attract the very best talent while encouraging our people to reach their full potential.
As part of this cultural commitment, we invest in formal programs designed to foster diversity through networking, talent management and targeted career development. We conduct regular workforce engagement surveys to take the “pulse” of our people and gather their insights. And, we ensure that all employment-related decisions are made in compliance with established equal employment opportunity statutes. Accordingly, all decisions to employ, transfer, promote, train, compensate or otherwise provide access to benefit programs are made without regard to religion, national origin, age, gender, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, medical condition or any other protected class status, as defined by local, state or federal laws.
Gender Pay Gap: FICO is committed to equal pay for equal work. As part of our compensation and rewards planning processes, we formally evaluate and take steps to ensure that our equal pay standard is maintained. As an example of our analyses, see what we are doing in the UK in our UK Gender Pay Gap Report.
Safe place to work
Encouraging employee volunteerism and community participation is one of the ways we can have the most impact on the communities we call home and the lives of our employees. In addition to supporting employee cash donations to qualified charitable organizations through our Corporate Matching Gift Program, FICO recognizes the importance of community involvement and encourages employees to participate in volunteer activities by providing work schedule flexibility and paid Community Volunteer Leave (CVL).
Board oversight of risk
Technology Consolidation through the use of cloud computing architectures, hardware virtualization and other advanced technologies that maximize the use of available computing resources to support business growth without the need for a corresponding expansion of computing devices.
Technology Recycling ensures that all ICT assets are disposed of using certified vendors providing recycling services that meet or exceed the regulations in place within the countries in which we operate.
Telecommuting and Teleconferencing options that are available to employees to improve collaboration and productivity while minimizing or eliminating the requirement for business travel.
Printed Document Reduction through implementation of hardware and software configuration options to reduce the overall number of printed pages.
Use of Sustainable, Reusable and Recyclable Products where technically and economically viable, to minimize waste levels across all aspects of the business and mitigate against ecosystems, wildlife habitats and preservation of the local area.
Environmentally Acceptable Transportation and Disposal of wastes, including general, confidential and/or hazardous wastes, in
accordance with the statutory duty of care requirements.
Periodic Review of the Company’s Business Activities to identify issues which could have significant impact on waste production while establishing a cohesive waste management practice.
Environment Training and Awareness provided to staff on a periodic basis to enable them to understand and contribute to the implementation of the Waste Management Policy.
Waste Management Policy Compliance by supply chain and contractors.
Corporate governance guidelines
FICO prohibits all workplace violence and threatening behavior by employees. Behaviors can include physical violence, as well as oral or written statements, gestures or expressions that communicate a direct or indirect threat of physical harm.
We are committed to providing a work environment free of unlawful harassment. Our policy prohibits all unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation.
To learn more about our basic principles to guide employees, directors, agents and other persons acting on behalf of the Corporation, please read our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Management.
Conserving our Natural Resources
FICO is committed to operating its business in an ethical manner, and it expects the same standards from those organizations in its supply chain. The FICO Third Party Management Policy sets forth the procedures FICO follows in order to obligate its third-party business partners, including organizations within its supply chain, to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations. FICO will not tolerate any slavery and human tracking activities within the supply chain of its business, as stated in the company’s Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement issued for each financial year.
Diversity & inclusion
Employee volunteerism and community engagement
FICO is committed to a clean, safe and healthy environment as well as compliance with all environmental laws and regulations through the efficient and effective operations of our Global Facilities and Information & Communication Technology assets.
Our management is responsible for identifying the various risks facing the Company, formulating risk management policies and procedures, and managing the Company’s risk exposures. Our Board of Directors’ responsibility is to monitor the Company’s risk management processes by informing itself concerning our material risks and evaluating whether management has reasonable controls in place to address the material risks. The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors has been monitoring management’s responsibility in the area of risk oversight. Accordingly, our internal risk management team regularly reports to the Audit Committee on our major risk exposures and the steps management has taken to monitor and control such exposures, including our risk assessment and risk management policies. The Audit Committee, in turn, reports on the matters discussed at the committee level to the full Board of Directors.
our Proxy statement
Board commitee charters