Moving forward on its sustainability journey, Workhuman announces new milestones –

Company commemorates Earth Day with community cleanups, education and more

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ESG—Human labor®, pioneers of the human workplace, today announced key milestones in its global sustainability journey. Workhuman is on a mission to make work more humane in the world, and a big part of that is making sure the company is moving towards having a more positive impact on the environment. To commemorate Earth Day, the company is sharing more details about its sustainability programs, commitment and accomplishments.

As part of a significant milestone on its sustainability journey, Workhuman achieved carbon neutrality for its global Scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2021, in addition to a portion of its Scope 3 emissions, through verified carbon removal offsets and renewable energy certificates (RECs). The joint procurement was conducted alongside six other global software companies, hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc., a strategic advisory and support service for ESG program assistance, of which Workhuman is a member.

“The movement toward a human-centered workplace led by Workhuman is a beacon of hope,” said Jim Boyle, CEO and Founder of Sustainability Roundtable, Inc. “A more sustainable business is a business that grows at beyond extracting value to creating value. It starts with recognizing and promoting our inalienable human and ecological dignity. For this reason, Sustainability Roundtable, Inc. considers it a privilege to help Workhuman .

Workhuman has offset all of its Scope 1 emissions in 2021 in addition to Scope 3 business travel and estimated employee electricity emissions while working from home. Workhuman worked with Natural Capital Partners, the world’s leading experts in carbon neutrality and climate finance, to secure these offsets from the Mississippi Valley Reforestation Project, which is certified by the American Carbon Registry and aims to reforest one million acres of the alluvial valley of the lower Mississippi. Unlike other carbon offsets which avoid the release of additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, this project will remove existing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. As Workhuman explores the possibility of adopting a science-based target, purchased offsets align with the new science-based targets initiative guidelines to support carbon removal projects.

Workhuman has also matched 100% of its global Scope 2 electricity emissions in 2021 with third-party Green-e® Certified CERs through ACT Commodities, the leading provider of market-based sustainability solutions.

“Workhuman’s mission to create more humane workplaces starts with our own, and a key ingredient to that is ensuring we do everything we can to protect our environment,” said Eric Mosley, co- founder and CEO of Workhuman. “Making the workplace more sustainable requires a company’s environmental practices, places and people to build the future – a healthier planet for all living creatures. We know there is still much to do. But we are fully committed to this journey and are excited to work with so many like-minded companies. Climate risk reduction concerns everyone.

Workhuman has several other internal and external efforts as part of its multi-year sustainability strategy and journey, including:

  • Conduct a materiality analysis in 2021 to identify key areas to focus on within ESG (environment, social and governance). As part of the analysis, Workhuman partnered with the Sustainability Roundtable to conduct confidential briefings and surveys with 40 key stakeholders and executives across key divisions and departments of the company. The resulting independent analysis will be used to guide current and future ESG investments and priorities.
  • Created a new ERG group – called LiveGreen – focused on advancing and modeling more sustainable practices in Workhuman offices and the communities around them. For Earth Day 2022, the group is sponsoring cleanups in Ireland (at Dollymount Strand, Sandmount Strand and ParkWest Canal) and East Boston (via Friends of Boston Harborwalk) and also hosting Catherine Cleary, journalist and environmentalist, to speak to company on the circular economy.
  • Obtaining the Ecovadis Silver award. EcoVadis is the world’s largest provider of corporate sustainability assessments. Its methodology weights ESG performance criteria in four areas: ethics, environment, sustainable procurement and labor rights/human rights. Workhuman’s silver medal designation places it in the top 25 rated companies.
  • Work with environmentally conscious partners to amplify impact. Through GRS and its Evergrow Global Climate Change Challenge, Workhuman has helped fund tree planting around the world. In 2021 and 2022 to date, Workhuman transactions have enabled The Eden Reforestation Project to plant nearly one million new native trees and mangroves in Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal, Kenya, Haiti and Indonesia.
  • Donate to nonprofits and charities that are making a difference in the global fight against climate change. Over the past two Earth Days, Workhuman will have donated $10,000 to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with a focus on climate and oceans. As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At all levels, they collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect the communities, wildlife and places in which they live.
  • Recycle laptops and other electronics at non-profit organizations near our offices. These efforts will reduce the impact on the environment while improving the lives of countless others. Groups we have donated electronics to include Science Club for Girls, Future Chefs, Foróige, Camara Education, Catie’s Closet and Innercity Weightlifting.
  • Building a new symbiotic work model and a sustainable future office. As the world begins to return to the office in greater numbers, Workhuman is responding to the needs of its employees with increased flexibility to work from home. This translates to less travel, which reduces the company’s overall environmental impact. Workhuman is also revamping physical offices in Dublin and Framingham to create even more human workplaces and spaces. The revitalized offices will include office compost bins, revamped recycling, enhanced fitness and wellness areas, and several biophilic elements in support of human health and mental and physical well-being.

For more information about Workhuman, please visit www.workhuman.com.

About Workhuman

Workhuman® is pioneering the human workplace with award-winning solutions for social recognition® and continuous performance development. Workhuman inspires over six million humans in 180 countries to do the best work of their lives. For the past 22 years, HR and business leaders have used Workhuman Cloud® to gain the proactive insights needed to transform and lead a more connected, human-centric workplace that accelerates engagement and productivity. To learn more about Workhuman’s mission to make work more human for every person on the planet and how you can ensure great work is celebrated and amplified in your workplace, visit www.workhuman. com.

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