Managing Responsibly: Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)

Sustainability is essential for SUSE to enable and drive open and secure innovation everywhere. SUSE’s ESG strategy is central to our business and our sustainable growth. Through it we create shared value for our customers, partners, employees, communities and investors.

Our ESG Vision

Our ESG vision is to drive real impact around societal and environmental topics of importance to our stakeholders. We continue to strengthen our ESG activities and create value for our stakeholders.

Leadership Commitment
  • The ESG function is accountable to SUSE's executive leadership team and board of directors.
  • ESG vision and strategy are supported by group-level goals; and ESG metrics linked to our remuneration. 
Employee Engagement
  • Six employee networks (GoGreen, Women in Technology, Pride, Open Source Community Citizens, Neurodiversity, SUSE Camp) engage employees and provide a space to share common interests, fostering inclusiveness and community at all levels.
  • SUSE promotes volunteerism as each employee gets one paid day per year to volunteer, with recognition for their community service.
Partnering for Impact
  • SUSE partners with charities with external organizations to drive sustainable and social impact for our stakeholders.
  • For example, we partner with Eden Reforestation Projects, a global non-profit organization, to plant trees, reduce deforestation, and restore communities in Madagascar.

Our Focus Areas

Our focus areas are guided by United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and defined based on the materiality assessment we conducted in the fiscal year 2021. We continue to make progress in delivering our goals for each focus area, demonstrated by independent ESG ratings.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and employee engagement and well-being are key priorities for SUSE. We want all our people to feel supported by our unique and vibrant culture, as that ensures everyone at SUSE can bring their authentic selves to work.


Organizations today face increasing pressure to deliver mutually beneficial value to their shareholders and the world at large. By enabling our customers to innovate everywhere, we organically help them create more sustainable enterprises.


We apply a scientific approach to climate action by decarbonizing our business and value chain while delivering energy-efficient products and solutions. We set ambitious goals backed by strong stakeholder participation and aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Business Integrity

Our compliance policies, governance framework and integrated risk management processes allow SUSE to operate ethically, govern effectively and ensure integrity in the way we do business.

SUSE Employee Networks

SUSE Employee Networks are designed to create an inclusive and diverse environment for employees, facilitating collaboration and support across the company.

Pride @ SUSE

Our mission is to work together to help members thrive and succeed while encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work every day. Together, we will continually demonstrate the value of diversity at SUSE and within our own communities.

SUSE Women in Tech

Our mission is to empower, equipping every woman within the network with access to learning and development opportunities (e.g., professional development and networking opportunities) so they can advance their careers in technology.

SUSE GoGreen

Our mission is to promote initiatives that help SUSE (including employees, suppliers, partners, communities and customers) act responsibly when thinking about their collective environmental impact on the Earth.

SUSE Open Source Community Citizens

Our mission is foster connection and inspiration among current and aspiring open source enthusiasts and to learn about, unite, empower and support open source communities inside and outside SUSE.

SUSE Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity network supports and celebrates Neurodiversity, inclusive of all types of ways to think, interact and perceive the world around us.


SUSE Camp is a development program for early career talent at SUSE. Early career talent is invited to join this diverse and inclusive community where they can connect with like-minded colleagues to learn and ignite and inspire creativity.

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