In episode 81 of the Cloud Wars Horizon Minute, Tom Smith weighs in on security vendor Fortinet’s designation as a leading sustainability practitioner.
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00:13 — The cybersecurity vendor Fortinet has gained visibility for its sustainability initiatives, including its work to develop sustainable security technologies, diversify the cybersecurity talent pool, and promote sustainable practices across its value chain.
00:30 — The company has been named to the 2022 Dow Jones Sustainability Index on a worldwide basis and in North America. It was the first time it was so recognized. The Dow Jones indices serve as a measuring stick for corporate environment, social, and governance progress.
01:10 — Fortinet’s recognition punctuates a series of sustainability milestones. In 2021 the company formalized its sustainability approach, participated in external assessments, and released its first sustainability report. Its board formed a social responsibility committee to provide the highest possible level of oversight
01:40 — Fortinet pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030 on scope 1 and scope 2 emissions; and opened a new energy-efficient headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA that uses 30% less energy than a standard building.
02:04 — Fortinet reinforced its commitment to closing the cybersecurity skills gap and pledged to train 1 million people in cybersecurity through 2026, while also fostering reskilling and upskilling.
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