Our Government Affairs and Public Policy team works with governments and other stakeholders around the world on issues that impact the lives of our employees, our customers and our company. We educate lawmakers and stakeholders about how government policies and regulatory issues impact cloud computing and the broader tech sector.

With more than 20,000 employees and 150,000 customers of our industry-leading Customer Success Platform, Salesforce advocates for public policy that supports our four core values: trust, innovation, growth and equality.

Our privacy model is simple: our customer's data belongs to them, and we do whatever we can to protect it -- and nothing is more important to us than ensuring the security of our customers’ data. We advocate for policies that strengthen our ability to keep our customers’ data secure.

You can read more about Salesforce’s commitment to protecting privacy here.

We passionately believe in equal rights for all and we have long supported policies that promote diversity and inclusion. As a company, we have taken a strong stand against recent discriminatory legislation in states like Indiana, Georgia and North Carolina. We also support equal rights issues such as marriage equality. In 2013, Salesforce joined an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court that challenged the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage. We also joined an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court that challenged the constitutionality of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”).

You can read more about Salesforce’s commitment to equality here.

Today’s businesses and consumers expect to be able to access their information on any device, anywhere in the world. To make that connected experience possible, data needs to flow freely between countries and continents. We support trade and data policies that facilitate international data flows, spur adoption and encourage transparency.
We believe in strong intellectual property laws that balance the legitimate interests of all stakeholders. Patent trolls -- entities whose main activity is to acquire and assert patents against legitimate businesses -- cost the U.S. economy billions every year in legal costs and lost opportunities. We advocate for patent reform legislation that curbs the abusive practices of patent trolls and the negative impact that these practices have on our economy and job growth.
We believe that cloud, social and mobile technologies can help governments boost productivity and engagement with their constituents. We work with governments to educate them about the cost-saving benefits of cloud technology and to encourage them to adopt procurement requirements that are compatible with cloud computing. We support “cloud-first” policies that give governments a standardized way to approach the use of cloud products and services to better serve their constituents.

In order to ensure that our workforce has the skills to compete in a global marketplace, we must improve our education system. We believe that public and private partnerships are critical to improving the quality and availability of education, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). We advocate for policies that make STEAM education more readily accessible, especially for underserved and minority populations in the communities where we live, work and do business.

You can read more about Salesforce’s commitment to education and the San Francisco Unified School District here.

We believe that the U.S. government must engage in comprehensive immigration reform, including reforming the employment-based (EB) green card and H-1B visa systems that U.S. employers currently rely on to recruit and retain global talent.

We consider the environment to be one of our key stakeholders and work to incorporate sustainability into all areas of our business. We have committed to powering 100% of our operations with renewable energy and to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. We advocate for policies that encourage individuals, businesses and governments to shift toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.

You can read more about Salesforce’s commitment to sustainability here.

We are committed to closing the gender wage gap and making equal pay a part of company’s DNA. In 2015, we assessed the salaries of global employees and spent nearly $3 million dollars to eliminate any statistically significant differences in pay. Salesforce plans to monitor and review salaries on an ongoing basis. To further publicly underscore our commitment to equal pay, we signed on to the White House “Equal Pay Pledge” in June 2016. In addition to analyzing salaries regularly, Salesforce will continue to focus on equal opportunity and equal advancement by increasing access to growth opportunities for all.

You can read more about Salesforce’s commitment to equal pay here.