According to ESG Today, IBM Impact establishes three pillars for the American company's ESG work, which are Environmental Impact, Equitable Impact and Ethical Impact.

Regarding the environment, IBM is committed to preserve natural resources, to reduce pollution and to minimize climate risks.

At the same time, IBM wants to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, to prevent 90% of the non-hazardous waste from reaching landfills and being incinerated by 2025 and to also initiate 100 client engagements or research projects with environmental benefits by 2025.

For Equitable Impact, IBM's plans range from diversity and inclusion goals to workforce initiatives to its community development and supply chain social responsibility commitments.

In order to achieve this, they plan to skill 30 million people worldwide by 2030, to register four million hours of volunteering by 2025 and to dedicate 15% of the first tier supply spend to African-American-owned suppliers by 2025.

As far as Ethical Impact goes, IBM's corporate governance, business ethics and technology initiatives are part of the strategy, and the company hopes to engage with all of its suppliers regarding correct business practices.

Arvind Krishna, IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said that "as always, we stand ready to collaborate with our clients, partners, and governments to build a safer, more equitable and peaceful future."