NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / March 30, 2023 / Ancestry®, the global leader in family history, has released its second annual Impact Report, detailing the company’s approach to corporate responsibility and announcing progress toward goals in three key areas: ethical business practices; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI); and community impact. The 2022 report demonstrates its commitment to a brighter future and also highlights Ancestry’s implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“In 2022, we made great strides in all of our impact areas, including launching the first-ever HistoryMakers National College Tour and Ancestry Scholarship, adding more than 440 new DNA communities to support more diverse clients worldwide, and reducing more than 32% carbon emissions across Ancestry’s overall footprint,” said Deborah Liu, President and CEO of Ancestry. “We’re proud of our progress and recognize there’s still more work to be done. Ancestry remains committed to using our resources use to build a more connected, resilient and sustainable future for generations to come.”
With the release of the 2022 Impact Report, Ancestry reiterated the impact goals announced in 2021 and issued several new goals in three key focus areas that build on the achievements of the past year:
Ethical Business Practices
The emissions reduction target for 2025 was exceeded and CO2 emissions reduced by 32.9% by 2022.
Launch of a new AncestryDNA® kit that uses 35% less packaging and will result in a 40% reduction in supply chain emissions within the first 12 months of implementation.
Appears semi-annually transparency report that provides customers with clarity about information requests from government and law enforcement agencies.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Launched HistoryMakers National College’s first-ever tour featuring Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Spanish-speaking institutions.
Added 8 new DNA Ethnicity Regions and 446 new DNA Communities to support more diverse customers worldwide.
Hosted the inaugural Global Day of Understanding event for 700+ employees to learn from DEI experts.
impact on the community
Providing free access to Ancestry recording collections to over 9 million students through AncestryClassroomTMon track to reach 10 million students by 2025.
On track to contribute $3 million to preserving and making endangered history available for free by 2025, with more than 575,000 new free recordings to be released in 2022.
Employees reported more than 2,300 hours of paid time off to donate time and talent to recognized charitable organizations of their choice.
To read the full report, view Ancestry’s baseline metrics and UN SDG goals, and learn more about key initiatives in each impact area, visit https://www.ancestry.com/corporate/annual-impact-report.
Ancestry®, the global leader in family history, empowers journeys of personal discovery to enrich life. With our unparalleled collection of more than 40 billion records, over 3 million subscribers and over 23 million people in our growing DNA network, clients can discover their family history and gain a new understanding of their lives. Over the past 40 years, we’ve built trusted relationships with millions of people who have chosen us as a platform to discover, preserve and share the most important information about themselves and their families.
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