In 2003, IBM undertook the first re-examination of its values in nearly 100 years. Through "Values-Jam," a 72-hour discussion on IBM's global network, employees came together to define the essence of the company. The result? A set of core values that includes learning new skills, working across different disciplines and moving into new challenges.
In 2007, IBM unveiled Project Big Green, a redirection of $1 billion per year across its businesses to increase energy efficiency.
IBM provides same-sex partners of its employees with health benefits and provides an anti-discrimination clause. The Human Rights Campaign has rated IBM 100% on its index of gay-friendly organizations since 2003.