Overall impact
A (89)

Commentary

Adobe is a leader for overall positive impact. With an 'A' rating of 88.5 for overall impact (98th percentile compared to all companies), Adobe ranks 2nd out of 51 industry peers, behind Worldline, and ahead of Tercera, TPx Communications, Newfold Digital and 46 others. On top material causes for Adobe's industry (Software & Services), Adobe performs well in Technology Innovation (95.6 score), Sustainable Use of Natural Resources (95.4), Fair Labor Practices (80.2) and 10 other causes where it received an 'A' score and performs poorly in Accountable Institutions (14.7 score) and Accountable Institutions (11.1).
Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Animal treatment
Anti-abortion support
Anti-personnel mines
Antisemitism
Arctic drilling
Biological and chemical weapons
Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Child safety
Cluster munitions
Coal
Contraceptives
Controversial weapons
Deforestation - financing
Depleted uranium
Discrimination controversies
Environmental controversies
EU sanctions list
Factory farming
Fast food
Firearms
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Health-related controversies
Human rights controversies
Human trafficking
ILO Conventions
Interest-based products
Interest-bearing debt
Interest-bearing securities
Iran
Military contracting
Misleading communication
Music
Myanmar
Non-sustainable palm oil
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
North Korea
No SBTI commitment
Nuclear
OECD Guidelines
Oil and gas
Opioid controversies
Oppressive governments
Palestinian human rights
Pharma controversies
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Single-use plastic
Stem cell research
Sudan
Sugar
Syria
Tar sands
Thermal coal
Tobacco
UK sanctions list
Undermining US elections
UN Global Compact
UN Guiding Principles
US OFAC sanctions list
Weapons
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Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Animal treatment
Anti-abortion support
Anti-personnel mines
Antisemitism
Arctic drilling
Biological and chemical weapons
Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Child safety
Cluster munitions
Coal
Contraceptives
Controversial weapons
Deforestation - financing
Depleted uranium
Discrimination controversies
Environmental controversies
EU sanctions list
Factory farming
Fast food
Firearms
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Health-related controversies
Human rights controversies
Human trafficking
ILO Conventions
Interest-based products
Interest-bearing debt
Interest-bearing securities
Iran
Military contracting
Misleading communication
Music
Myanmar
Non-sustainable palm oil
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
North Korea
No SBTI commitment
Nuclear
OECD Guidelines
Oil and gas
Opioid controversies
Oppressive governments
Palestinian human rights
Pharma controversies
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Single-use plastic
Stem cell research
Sudan
Sugar
Syria
Tar sands
Thermal coal
Tobacco
UK sanctions list
Undermining US elections
UN Global Compact
UN Guiding Principles
US OFAC sanctions list
Weapons
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ADBE Price
$566.54
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Revenue
$19.41 billion
Market cap
$258.06 billion
Public/private
Public
Hypothetical historical growth of $10,000
Historical performance
Founded
1982
Employees
29,945
Sector
Information Technology
Industry
Software
Sub-industry
Application Software
SASB industry
Software & IT Services
Headquarters
California, United States
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Mission
Only Adobe gives everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences.
Description
Adobe Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified software company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Digital Media, Digital Experience, and Publishing and Advertising. The Digital Media segment offers products, services, and solutions that enable individuals, teams, and enterprises to create, publish, and promote content; and Document Cloud, a unified cloud-based document services platform. Its flagship product is Creative Cloud, a subscription service that allows members to access its creative products. This segment serves content creators, students, workers, marketers, educators, enthusiasts, and communicators. The Digital Experience segment provides an integrated platform and set of applications and services that enable brands and businesses to create, manage, execute, measure, monetize, and optimize customer experiences from analytics to commerce. This segment serves marketers, advertisers, agencies, publishers, merchandisers, merchants, web analysts, data scientists, developers, and executives across the C-suite. The Publishing and Advertising segment offers products and services, such as e-learning solutions, technical document publishing, web conferencing, document and forms platform, web application development, and high-end printing, as well as Advertising Cloud offerings. It also provides consulting, technical support, and learning services. The company offers its products and services directly to enterprise customers through its sales force and local field offices, as well as to end users through app stores and through its website at adobe.com. It also distributes products and services through distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, software vendors and developers, retailers, and original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as Adobe Systems Incorporated and changed its name to Adobe Inc. in October 2018. Adobe Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Material causes
Ethos considers the following causes material for Adobe, based on its industry sub-industry Application Software. Learn more about material causes in our methodology overview.

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