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Sustainability at D2L

Here at D2L, we take our role as responsible corporate citizens seriously. We believe we have a responsibility to make the world a better, brighter place for instructors and learners today and well into the future.

You can read about our environmental, social, and governance activities in our ESG Report. We have just started our formal ESG journey and while we are proud of the progress we have made so far, we are always striving to do more.

In FY24, we increased our MVO Register’s TIM Rating by a full star. You can see our results here.

Our ESG Pillars

Transforming the Way the World Learns

We build technology that, in partnership with over 1300 customers, supports increased access to quality education, increased engagement in hybrid, in-person, and online learning formats, and that delivers learning experiences to meet the needs of all people, regardless of age, ability, or location. Our mission is also supported through social impact initiatives and partnerships focused on research and giving back to our communities.

Our Impact by the Numbers

With millions of users worldwide, D2L’s innovative platform and products are transforming learning experiences, empowering educators, and supporting student success.

In 2022, 44% of new Higher Education LMS implementations across North America, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, and Oceania combined were D2L Brightspace.*

In partnership with our customers, we help to increase access to quality education and training, support better learning outcomes, and help instructors save time, allowing them to focus on what they do best – teach.

*MindWires, Higher Education LMS Market Dynamics Year-End 2022 Report


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Partnering with Customers to Transform Learning

In partnership with our customers, we help to increase access to quality education and training, support better learning outcomes, and help instructors save time, allowing them to focus on what they do best – teach.

With over two decades of experience, a global team of designers, practitioners, educators, developers, engineers, specialists and strategists, and a breadth of product and service offerings, we partner with each individual customer to meet their unique needs and provide support at every step. When it comes to transforming the way the world learns, it’s our customers that make it possible. We’re here to help them thrive and shine.

Building Technology that Makes a Difference

At D2L, we drive social impact through supporting the work of our incredible customers. We put inclusive design at the forefront of everything we do as we strive to reach every learner. Working with our broader community, we help drive innovation through our specialized research in:

And our role convening experts through our:

Year-after-year, we tackle new challenges and explore emerging possibilities, always with a finger on the pulse of customer needs. Working with our broader community, external practitioners and experts, and seeking insights from design studies and market research, we strive to build products that meet and exceed the greatest needs and goals of our partners in learning.

Giving Back to our Communities

At D2L, we are committed to giving back to the community and harnessing the power of our passionate employees to make a difference. Through our philanthropy program, we leverage employee time and strengths, along with D2L technology and funds to support our corporate mission and vision, and strengthen our communities under three pillars:

  • Sharing our time
  • Strengthening our communities
  • Supporting our Mission and Vision

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Operating With Integrity

Operating with integrity, including our practices around strong data management, service reliability, and innovation, are critically important to all our stakeholders – our customers, shareholders, employees and beyond – and to our ability to serve these stakeholders and maintain their trust.

Empowering Our People

Our success is dependent upon our employees’ innovation, creativity, and collaboration. Our culture, benefits, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are critically important to making D2L a place where our employees can do the best work of their lives.

Protecting the Environment

Being responsible corporate citizens includes measuring, addressing, and taking accountability for our environmental impacts. At D2L, we believe that a healthy environment is a human right and that we all have a role to play in protecting our planet and mitigating climate change. We are committed to doing our part to protect the planet.

  • We are committed to understanding our impact and are working to collect data across our operations. We published our first dataset in our ESG Report this year and will continue to build on this foundation in years to come.

  • We know that change is driven by people. Our passionate employees are helping to steer our progress through various initiatives including cutting waste in our offices, finding alternatives to marketing swag, and helping to grow awareness of environmental impacts throughout our team.