Friday Sep 18, 2009

Sun News -- The Week in Review


In the weekly Sun News podcast, Maijaliisa and I talk about the Sun and Oracle Exadata Database Machine Version 2 announcement, Software Freedom Day and Sun's 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

Enjoy!



Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

Sun -- A Global Green 100 Company


Today we are named to the Uptime Institute's Global Green 100 list.
From the Uptime Institute:

"Sun's effective leadership in 'greening' its own enterprise demonstrated an outstanding commitment to energy efficiency for the betterment of its own business performance and the eco-sustainability of our planet," said Ken Brill, executive director of the Uptime Institute. "The Uptime Institute is proud to recognize Sun with this distinguished achievement."
Sun CSR

Friday Mar 20, 2009

International Earth Day and Sun's CSR


We at Sun always pay close attention to the mark we make -- whether it's innovations that change the industry or our footprint on the planet.

Since formalizing our Sustainability strategy three years ago, we've had many dramatic proof points of our open source philosophy, commitment to the environment, social responsibility and making technology accessible to everyone.
Corporate Responsibility at Sun
Some examples include publishing our annual CSR report, winning the EPA's Climate Protection Award, and opening the new eco friendly data center in Colorado, to name a few.

We are observing International Earth Day today, and I sat down with Marcy Scott Lynn, Director of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility at Sun Microsystems, to talk about environmental accountability for a sustainable earth. Listen to the short segment below for the highlights of Sun's CSR efforts.


Tuesday Mar 03, 2009

Sun Ranks High in Fortune's List of World's Most Admired Companies


Yesterday Fortune posted its listing of "World's Most Admired" companies. And the great news is that Sun moved up a notch from #6 to #5 in the Computers category. 

We saw progress in key areas, most notably:

- Two position jumps in both global competitiveness (#4) and use of corporate assets (#4)

- Three position jump in long term investment (#5)

- One position jump in quality of products/services (#5) and social responsibility (#3)

Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies

Tuesday Mar 18, 2008

Another Fortune honor for Sun


Two weeks after publishing the list of "America's Most Admired" companies, Fortune has published the "World's Most Admired" companies for 2008.

As with the America's listing, our scores improved in EVERY category. Sun's ranking within the Computers category jumped from #8 to #6 this year and our overall score improved .47 of a point.

The improvement over last 2 years is equally impressive, including a 7 place rise in Innovation, a 6 position jump in Financial Soundness and Long-term investment and a 5 position jump in our rank among computer companies, people management and global competitiveness.

Our 2008, 2007 and 2006 scores/rankings are below. Again, improvements galore... :-)


Ranking: 2008
Ranking: 2007
Ranking: 2006
Overall Score
6.71
6.24
5.95
Rank in Computers
6
8
11
Innovation
2
4
9
People management
5
8
12
Use of corporate assets
6
9
9
Social Responsibility
4
4
9
Quality of management
6
9
10
Financial soundness
8
10
14
Long-term investment
8
9
14
Quality of products / services
6
7
8
Global Competitiveness
6
10
11

Fortune's Global Most Admired Companies

Thursday Mar 06, 2008

High honors...


Fortune Magazine has recently published the list of "America's Most Admired Companies." Our ranking within the Computers category jumped from #7 in the Contenders list in 2007 to #5 in the Most Admired list.

Our rankings improved in nearly every category. The most dramatic improvements include a 3 position jump in both Quality of Management and Use of Corporate Assets as well as a 2 position increase in Innovation and People Management categories.

Our 2008 and 2007 scores/rankings are below. Improvements galore, and nice to know that everybody is noticing our turnaround.


Ranking: 2008
Ranking: 2007
Overall Score
6.39
6.09
Rank in Computers
5
7
Innovation
2
4
People management
4
6
Use of corporate assets
5
8
Social Responsibility
3
4
Quality of management
5
8
Financial soundness
8
8
Long-term investment
7
7
Quality of products / services
6
6


In other news, Employer's Group honored Sun as a Top 20 Best Place to Work in California.
Fortune's Most Admired Companies

Friday Feb 22, 2008

High honors for Sun this week


We have won several honors this week...

Sun is ranked #19 in CRO Magazine's 2008 100 Best Corporate Citizens. We are recognized for our transparency and the philosophy of "Innovate, Act, Share," as well as our continued practice of openness through innovation while driving economic and social progress worldwide.

In other news, Sun was named to Fast Company magazine's list of the "Top 50 Innovative Companies." (Note that this was a listing of Top 50 and not a ranking among them.)

Fast Company's Top 50 Innovative Companies
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