This year, we celebrate our 55th anniversary as a company. It’s incredible to think about how we’ve evolved from a Philadelphia startup to where we are now — a leader in media and technology with more than 160,000 employees around the world.
So much has changed for us as we’ve grown. But one constant is our deep and unwavering commitment to each other and to the communities that we have the profound privilege to serve.
Our founder and my father, Ralph, believed that no business can thrive where its community cannot. He made giving back a priority, and today it is as ingrained in our DNA as innovation and entrepreneurialism. It has been exciting to watch these core values converge as we get ready to open the Comcast Technology Center later this year and bring new talent and opportunities to our hometown of Philadelphia.
Over the past year, we continued to transform our approach to the customer experience by making interactions with us easier, more consistent, and more digital. We exceeded our military and veteran hiring goals. We sharpened our focus on sustainability, as we continue to build a culture that inspires environmental responsibility across the company. And, perhaps most importantly, we provided dollars, resources, media, technology, and hands-on support during many of the natural disasters the country faced in 2017.
Each of these achievements can be attributed to one thing: the employees of Comcast NBCUniversal. From volunteering at 1,200 community projects on Comcast Cares Day to raising $10 million through last year’s United Way Employee Giving Campaign, there is so much we can accomplish when we pull together as a family.
This year’s corporate social responsibility report captures some of the many stories of the talented and passionate changemakers, both inside and outside our organization, who are leading the drive toward a bright future.
Thank you for joining us on this journey. We look forward to our next 55 years.
Brian L. Roberts
Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation