BlackBerry
Software security
Formerly known as Research In Motion, Blackberry launched its first mobile device, an email pager, in 1999. Today they focus on software and hardware for industrial applications. In 2016 Blackberry exited the smartphone market and licensed its brand to electronics giant TCL, but in 2020 TCL terminated the agreement, leaving no-one to manufacture Blackberry phones.

Overall

Owned CAN
Rating C
About the Ratings
BlackBerry Ltd
CAN

Company Assessment

BlackBerry Ltd
Praise
In 2023, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change score of B-.
Source: CDP (2023)
Criticism
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 30/100 in the Software category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 18 Nov 2022). The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Information
This company is a supplier of phones to the US Defense Department and will supply 80% of the phones being used for a new program the military is starting.
A US jury in San Francisco has found BlackBerry maker Research in Motion liable for US$147.2m in damages for impinging on patents held by Mformation Technologies.
B- grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Ethical Electronics Guide 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, traceability & transparency, monitoring & training and worker rights. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
This company is a member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative), which helps companies address conflict minerals issues in their supply chains. The RMI provides information on conflict-free smelters and refiners, common tools to gather sourcing information, and forums for exchanging best practices on addressing conflict minerals. Membership is open to companies that use or transact in tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold (3TG). Founded in 2008 by members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.
Source: RMI (2019)
This company has corporate responsibility claims on its website, covering environment, social responsibility, and codes of conduct.
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.

Company Details

Type:
Public company
Revenue:
6.8 billion USD (2014)
Employees:
8,057 (2014)

Contact Details

Address:
Ontario, Canada
Website:
ca.blackberry.com

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