IBM Issues Corporate Responsibility Report

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ARMONK, NY - 12 Nov 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) issued its 2007-2008 Corporate Responsibility Report, detailing the company's performance results and strategies in the areas of governance, supply chain, environmental performance, employment policies and practices, client solutions and community engagements.

The 94-page report features IBMers on the front and back covers while on location in Ghana as part of the Corporate Service Corps, a new program to develop a next wave of IBM leaders while addressing societal challenges in emerging markets. The report also outlines how to identify the most pressing social and environmental threats in communities worldwide including improving energy consumption while also reducing emissions. The report is available online at:

"The goal of this report is to address the many ways in which IBM is helping to make the world work better, as well as to outline ways in which we can continue to improve," said Stanley S. Litow, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs and President of the IBM International Foundation. "We hope the approach we've taken provides great clarity, transparency and insight into our deep commitment to corporate social responsibility and its deep connection to our business strategy."

Included in the Corporate Responsibility report are:

A video news release on the Corporate Service Corps is available at

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