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Progress for Tomorrow

Progress for Tomorrow

Giving back to the communities we serve

We strive to conduct business in ways that will have a positive impact on our employees, customers, partners, stockholders and the communities we serve. As an organization, we believe it is our duty to consider the social and environmental impact of everything we do today and how it could affect the future.

“At Progress, we define inclusion as a state of being valued, respected and supported. In practice, we focus on the needs of every individual and we work hard to create the right conditions for each person to excel. As a global company, our diversity comes naturally and that wonderous mix of humanity is one of our greatest strengths.” (Katie Kulikoski, Chief People Officer)

“We at Food Bank Rotterdam are very pleased with the donation we received from Progress. With this donation we can support about 7,000 families in our region.” (Food Bank Rotterdam)

“We are extremely grateful to Progress for the generous donation to the Emergency Fund for Combating Domestic Violence in the conditions of COVID-19. The fund raised BGN 73,192 and this amount has already been distributed to the Crisis and Counseling Centers across the country.” (Bulgarian Fund for Women)

“We are ever grateful to Progress for your social consciousness and for stepping up as a responsible organization, and showing the willingness and intent to reach out to the adversely affected populations, in this time of crisis that the world faces.” (Swakshatra Home for Children)

Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) program consists of three primary areas of focus:

We continually seek ways to further embed inclusion and diversity through our culture, processes and employee experience. We support appreciation of differences through education and events and maximize engagement of diverse employee populations through employee resource groups.

Our Human Rights Statement can be found here and our Modern Slavery Statement can be found here.

We are dedicated to making an impact in our communities and actively support organizations that align closely with who we are and what we do, such as those focused on STEM education. Progressers give generously of their time and drive fundraising efforts to support causes they are passionate about.

We continually work to implement sustainable practices that minimize harm and maximize benefit to the environment, to develop a comprehensive approach to environmental sustainability, and to implement strategies and methods that preserve and improve the quality of human life.

Progress is a proud supporter of:

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Progress Expands Women in STEM Scholarship Series

Promoting diversity spurs innovation. This fact inspires us to do more to elevate diversity within our walls and the larger tech community. The Progress Women in STEM scholarship series does just that, and was established to support women studying computer science, computer information systems, software engineering and/or IT.

Learn more here
Our People

We are committed to creating a culture where employees feel a strong sense of community and pride. Even while working from home due to COVID-19, the Progress Proud mentality remained strong with activities such as our first Progress’ Got Talent Show, the delivery of Progress care packages, and employee-led conversations around topics like social justice.

Our Communities

Progress and its employees have long been actively involved in working to make our world a better place through a diverse array of cultural, philanthropic and environmental initiatives. Despite the unique challenges of 2020, we’re enormously proud of how our employees performed, not just in their day-to-day responsibilities, but in their commitment to supporting the communities in which we live and work.

Our World

We are continually working to implement sustainability best practices, such as earning the ENERGY STAR® certification for our global headquarters. Our Green Committee develops fresh ideas for how we can promote sustainable behavior at Progress. Behavior that can lead to new healthy habits and transform the way we live and work.

Our 2020 CSR Report

As an organization, we consider it our duty to use our talents, resources and vision to work toward advancing social justice, tolerance and creating a better, more sustainable world. Learn more by reading our 2020 CSR report.

Mary Szekely

Progress Software Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM

We are pleased to announce the 2021 recipient of the Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM. Gavriela Tejedor Meyers is a graduate of Brookline High School and she will be pursuing a computer science degree at Wesleyan University.

Meet Gavriela

Mary Székely (pronounced: “See-kay”),
Progress founder and lead software engineer for more than 30 years.


Progress Software Corporation 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Report