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Driving Greater Accountability with New ESG Measures

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on February 10, 2022 and was updated on July 19, 2023.

Part of what makes Salesforce an amazing company is our belief that business is the greatest platform for change. Our commitment to equality and sustainability helps us be a better company — and foster more inclusive, equitable, and resilient communities.

In order to build greater accountability and accelerate our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, we include ESG goals as part of our executive compensation programs. Since 2022, 10% of executive variable pay for Executive Vice President and above is determined by four ESG measures. Aligned to our core values, the measures focus on equality and sustainability.

  • The equality measures focus on increasing representation of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and multiracial employees in the U.S., and of women employees globally.
  • The sustainability measures focus on reducing air travel emissions, as well as increasing spend with suppliers who have signed Salesforce’s Sustainability Exhibit, a procurement contract with the goal of reducing our collective carbon footprint and helping our suppliers set and meet climate targets.

This helps us drive meaningful results aligned with existing public commitments, and accelerate our progress on these important issues.To learn more about our ESG programs, please read our latest Proxy Statement, or visit our Equality and Sustainability websites.


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