We support our communities’ needs through volunteering, giving and strategic programs.
Our spirit of corporate responsibility is embodied through the Heart of Experian, our community involvement initiative mobilizing our employees to drive positive impact by contributing to causes important to them. Employees contribute via work-time volunteer opportunities, charitable donations and other support for nonprofit organizations.
In fiscal year 2023, our North America employees contributed over 21,500 volunteer hours and raised $621,000 through our matching gifts program for more than 800 nonprofit organizations. Through initiatives like these, and many others, we can make a positive difference in our communities.
Heart of Experian matches employee contributions to nonprofit organizations and schools up to $500 per fiscal year. Additionally, for each volunteer hour an employee tracks, the nonprofit receives from $25 up to $1,000 per year.
Our best-in-class volunteerism program provides every employee with 16 hours of paid volunteer time off per year to support organizations important to them.
ERGs help drive our Heart of Experian initiatives. Our Asian American ERG partnered with the Ascend Foundation’s Feed Your Hospital program to raise funds used to purchase food from Asian-owned restaurants, which was delivered to healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients. Our Women in Experian ERG hosted several 5K runs/walks for charity, fundraising and bringing awareness to organizations such as Girls Inc. and the Loveland Foundation. These are just a few examples of our North America ERGs representing diverse communities within Experian.
We couldn’t reach as many nonprofit organizations as we do without the support of our Community Champions. This network of rockstar colleagues is committed to going above and beyond to support the Heart of Experian. They represent various ERGs, business units and geographic locations and drive grassroots volunteer, giving and social innovation efforts across their teams.
Experian’s Got Your Back is our Orange County, California facility’s signature volunteer event conducted in partnership with Giving Children Hope. Each year, Experian employees fill over 1,000 backpacks with meals for children and their families facing food insecurity in Orange County.
Experian launched United for Financial Health to empower people to improve their financial health through education and action.
Our commitment is to be carbon neutral by 2030 by cutting energy use, switching to renewables, reducing business travel and investing in high-quality projects to offset remaining emissions. Fiscal year 2021 was the first year in which we offset a portion of our emissions, by 20% in fact, with the goal of reaching 100% in fiscal year 2025. We’ve been working with a team of experts and stakeholders across the business to help prepare our roadmap to carbon neutrality.
In our most recent annual report 2021, we published science-based targets (SBTs), outlining carbon reduction targets which follow specific climate science criteria as assessed by the SBT initiative (SBTi). These aim to reduce our direct emissions as well as those created by generating the electricity, steam, heating and cooling we need to run our operations by 50.1% by 2030, in line with climate science and the goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Our 15% emission reduction target by 2030 for the emissions also meets the SBTi’s criteria and current best practices.
EVLN increases Experian’s presence in the community by creating nonprofit board and other volunteer leadership opportunities for our employees. As part of this yearlong program, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of how to engage as a nonprofit volunteer leader through interactive virtual training. They then have the opportunity to ignite their passions through service at a nonprofit that aligns with Experian’s business goals and strategies. EVLN creates a volunteer leadership network within Experian, further increasing innovation, connection and engagement both internally and externally.