Motorola Solutions will reduce our global absolute greenhouse gas emissions, Scopes 1 and 2, to 76 kT CO2e by 2027, which represents a 38% reduction compared to our 2016 baseline. For 2021, we have set a goal to maintain our recycling rate to at least 50%. We are also in the process of integrating a new environmental measurement tool to further automate data collection, increase the quality of our data and assist us in creating actionable goals.
In 2020, Motorola Solutions launched the Motorola Solutions Technology Advisory Committee (MTAC), a multidisciplinary group of internal experts who serve as an advisory committee on the technologies we bring to market, with particular focus on our principles of inclusivity, transparency, privacy and fairness. The group provides guidance on the solutions we create, the partnerships we forge and the roadmap into which we invest. We also established a cross-collaborative employee-led advisory group to leverage perspectives from employees from underrepresented groups, enabling us to bring diversity of thought to our use and application of complex technologies like machine learning. This group has provided unique insights that will enable us to build community trust, ensure social responsibility and address cultural considerations for our products and services. Looking forward, MTAC will continue to focus on evaluating the company’s responsible use of technology while expanding employee engagement efforts. Additionally, the committee is developing new materials that will outline best practices and considerations for emerging technologies.
We will work to ensure DEI is a competitive advantage for Motorola Solutions. This means DEI will be an integrated part of all aspects of the business — from behaviors to structures, systems and everything in between. We will be transparent on DEI metrics to our stakeholders, and we’ll ensure we have fair and equitable talent processes for all employees. Since setting out on this goal, we’ve taken the following actions:
Ongoing efforts to support this goal include:
In 2021, we will continue to invest in programs that help foster an inclusion mindset, such as development programs for high potential female leaders and an unconscious bias curriculum offered through LinkedIn Learning to our global workforce. We will also increase transparency in reporting our DEI metrics by publishing key stats in our 2020 corporate responsibility report and providing quarterly updates to our Board of Directors.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the company, focuses its giving on two key areas to help create safer cities and equitable, thriving communities: first responder programming and technology and engineering education. Within these groups, we prioritize organizations that focus on supporting underrepresented populations. Over the past 10 years, the Foundation has donated $100 million. In 2020, the majority of the Foundation’s grant funding directly benefited people of color. More specifically, 62% of our technology & engineering education funding directly supported women, and 82% of technology & engineering education funding directly benefited people of color. This funding supported programs from the Society of Women Engineers, the National Association of Women of Law Enforcement Executives, the National Society of Black Engineers, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement and many other organizations that introduce, educate and inspire underrepresented groups within technology and engineering education and first responder programming. In 2021, the Foundation will continue to prioritize underrepresented populations, including people of color and females, by committing at least 50% of our annual grant funding in support of these groups.
Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.