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Ethical impact As a responsible steward of technology, IBM is focused on developing policies and practices that prioritize ethics, trust, transparency, and accountability. Our clients and partners must drive innovation while delivering the highest standards of security, privacy, data protection, and compliance. We are committed to supporting them as the most trusted and ethical technology partner of the 21st century. That is why IBM will train 1,000 partners in technology ethics by the end of 2022. It is also why we added a diversity modifier to our executive compensation program to reinforce accountability for building a diverse workplace, a key organizational goal. I invite you to read more about our efforts to make an impact wherever it is needed. As always, we stand ready to collaborate with our clients, partners, and governments to build a safer, more equitable, and peaceful future. I am humbled and inspired by IBMers’ dedication to this critical work. Thanks to them, IBM is well positioned to fulfill its purpose—to be the catalyst that makes the world work better—for decades to come. Arvind Krishna Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Environmental impact In 2021, we continued IBM’s long tradition of conserving natural resources and reducing pollution, using renewable energy, and developing solutions to climate change. IBM set a new 2025 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal that exceeds the rate of reduction that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates is necessary to limit Earth’s warming 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This is another milestone in our roadmap to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. We are also applying our technology and expertise to help make net zero a reality for our clients. Earlier this year we announced the acquisition of Envizi, a leader in environmental performance management. Building on other IBM investments in AI-powered software, Envizi will help organizations create more resilient and sustainable operations and supply chains. IBM also increased its waste recycling goal, committing to divert 90% of IBM’s total nonhazardous waste from landfills and incineration by 2025. Equitable impact IBM is proud of its inclusive culture and the programs we have established globally to provide wider access to critical skills and training. This focus on inclusivity extends across our business. In 2021, IBM again grew the percentage of women and underrepresented minorities in our workforce as a whole as well as in our executive ranks. We also committed to dedicating 15% of our first-tier diversity supplier spending to Black-owned businesses by 2025. Through IBM’s career-building programs and more than 170 new academic and industry partnerships, we are committed to skilling 30 million people globally by 2030. IBM is investing $250 million by 2025 in our apprenticeship and new collar programs, which offer alternative paths to in-demand skills and tech industry jobs. And we established a target of 4 million IBM volunteer hours by 2025. 5 IBM 2021 ESG Report 5 IBM 2021 ESG Report

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