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MONTREAL, July 6, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - Lightspeed Commerce Inc. (TSX: LSPD) (NYSE: LSPD), the one-stop commerce platform for merchants around the world to simplify, scale and create exceptional customer experiences, today announced the release of its first Sustainability Report.
This report demonstrates Lightspeed's commitment to put sustainability at the heart of its business and sets out its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives and highlights for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 ("Fiscal 2022").
"From the beginning, enabling a better future in the communities where we live and work has been at the core of Lightspeed's mission," said Dax Dasilva, Executive Chair of Lightspeed's board of directors. "Our inaugural sustainability report provides a snapshot of our progress, and our ongoing commitment to advancing corporate social responsibility and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. It is up to all of us to drive meaningful change, and we will continue to challenge ourselves to do so."
Some highlights of Lightspeed's sustainability initiatives include:
Lightspeed created a Carbon Free Dining program in the UK, in partnership with Sustainability Run, giving its customers the ability to offset the carbon emissions associated with their diners by planting trees. This program has already resulted in the planting of over 1 million trees and Lightspeed plans to expand this program to other regions.
Lightspeed gave ~$1 million to its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic to spend in support of its merchants in addition to helping merchants navigate government subsidy programs in many countries.
Lightspeed continues to invest in education through partnerships with organizations like Summit School, Technovation Montreal and Black Girls Code, who help provide underserved communities with equal access to education and vocational training.
"Building strong, thriving communities through commerce permeates everything that we do, and more importantly, how we do it," said JP Chauvet, Chief Executive Officer of Lightspeed. "With the launch of this report, we aim not only to continue building on our strong foundation as we reimagine the way we do business responsibly, equitably and sustainably, but aspire to be a benchmark for other companies to drive the industry forward."
Additional key findings from Lightspeed's Sustainability Report include:
Based on Lightspeed's annual diversity, equity and inclusion and engagement survey, 88% of its employees feel that they can be their authentic self at work.
Our employee base includes 11% LGBTQ2S+, 12% persons with disabilities and 28% BIPOC representation1.
With more than 2 million employee accounts registered on our platform, Lightspeed is significantly impacting how retail and restaurant workers do their jobs globally.
Powering the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy, Lightspeed's one-stop commerce platform helps merchants innovate to simplify, scale, and provide exceptional customer experiences. Our cloud commerce solution transforms and unifies online and physical operations, multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions, and connection to supplier networks.
Founded in Montréal, Canada in 2005, Lightspeed is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: LSPD) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LSPD). With teams across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company serves retail, hospitality, and golf businesses in over 100 countries.
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