A Letter from Our CEO
Aneel Bhusri, Co-Founder and CEO
Every year, we set ambitious goals rooted in our core values to help address the world’s most complex societal and environmental challenges.
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Workday was founded on a disruptive idea: to put people at the center of enterprise software. Now, over a decade later, this idea—coupled with a relentless pursuit of innovation—continues to drive our business every day. We’re proud to provide our customers with enterprise applications that help them solve some of today’s most complex business challenges.
But our focus on innovation extends beyond products and services. In light of today’s global challenges, innovation plays a key role in doing our part to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems.
Every year, we set ambitious goals rooted in our core values to help address the world’s most complex societal and environmental challenges. As part of our commitment to workforce development and our belief that talent is everywhere but opportunity is not, we’ve doubled down on our investment in Opportunity Onramps™, a movement dedicated to creating economic opportunity for all. Opportunity Onramps provides training, internships, and job opportunities for nontraditional candidates from diverse backgrounds. At its heart is a call to action for employers to look beyond pedigree when hiring candidates so that together, we can close the opportunity gap and create career pathways that unleash human potential.
We also continued to grow our Belonging & Diversity function at Workday, which is rooted in the belief that every employee is different, and those differences should be embraced and celebrated. As part of our continued commitment to fostering a diverse workforce, we welcomed our first Chief Diversity Officer Carin Taylor to Workday. Under Carin’s leadership, we’ve taken action to embed equal pay efforts into our company-wide equity initiatives and signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, and we’re continuing to design programming grounded in a broader strategy we call VIBE™, where we aim to value inclusion, belonging, and equity for all of our employees.
At Workday, we strive to be a great place to work for all, which is reflected in the recognition we’ve earned through our employee-first culture. I’m proud of the accolades Workday has received—like being named #4 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. The recognition by Fortune and Great Place to Work follows other honors, such as being #1 on Fortune’s Future 50 list and #2 Best Place to Work in Ireland for largest companies by Great Place to Work.
Our environmental focus remains on reducing our carbon footprint and investing in renewable energy programs in order to provide all of our global customers with a carbon-neutral cloud. In 2018, we signed the first-ever small buyer aggregate virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) in partnership with other corporate sustainability leaders. We achieved 100-percent renewable electricity for the first time in FY19, and we’re continuing our work to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2021.
Through our Workday Foundation, we’ve provided support for communities around the globe committed to workforce development. This included increasing our investment in Year Up—an organization that provides technical and soft-skills training to young adults who do not have college degrees with the goal of full-time employment in corporate careers.
At Workday, we strive to make a positive impact—for our employees, our customers, and our communities. As we continue to build a brighter future for all, we welcome your feedback on how we can work together to reach our goals.
Co-Founder and CEO, Workday