ESG Governance

Governance​

Bentley operated successfully for 36 years before becoming public in 2020, with a strong commitment to effective governance. As a public company, we now have established ESG accountability at the board level, created a cross functional steering committee of Bentley executives, and have formalized the rigor of our ESG policies and disclosures.

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Framework Topics

  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Ethics and Compliance

    Bentley sets high standards for our colleagues to act with integrity and to comply with all relevant law and regulations. Our code of conduct details our standards and systems for business ethics and compliance.

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  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Data Security and Privacy

    As a global software company, we are committed to protecting the personal data of our users and colleagues. Respecting their decisions is critical to our success. Our Bentley Trust Center details our leading data security programs and the systems, standards, and resources that secure our digital environment. Our Responsible Disclosure Program provides detailed instructions for reporting and resolving data security issues.

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  • ESG Governance
  • ESG Governance

    At Bentley, we believe in an integrated, formal approach to ESG oversight and strategy. Our Board of Directors has created a Sustainability Committee, which provides formal oversight over ESG. Bentley has also established an internal ESG Steering Committee of executives from all major functional groups that meet regularly to plan and execute ESG strategy, disclosures, and reporting.

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Ethics and Compliance

Bentley sets high standards for our colleagues to act with integrity and to comply with all relevant law and regulations. Our code of conduct details our standards and systems for business ethics and compliance.

Close up of handshake

Data Security and Privacy

As a global software company, we are committed to protecting the personal data of our users and colleagues. Respecting their decisions is critical to our success. Our Bentley Trust Center details our leading data security programs and the systems, standards, and resources that secure our digital environment. Our Responsible Disclosure Program provides detailed instructions for reporting and resolving data security issues.

Digital security

ESG Governance

At Bentley, we believe in an integrated, formal approach to ESG oversight and strategy. Our Board of Directors has created a Sustainability Committee, which provides formal oversight over ESG. Bentley has also established an internal ESG Steering Committee of executives from all major functional groups that meet regularly to plan and execute ESG strategy, disclosures, and reporting.

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A Diverse and Global Organization

Board of Directors

Formal board oversight of ESG is the responsibility of the Sustainability Committee. The Sustainability Committee meets quarterly to assess the company’s ESG strategy and performance.

Executive Management

Bentley’s executive management team has operational responsibility for ESG strategy and implementation, and accountability for performance on ESG goals and objectives.

ESG Steering Committee

Bentley established an ESG steering committee of key cross-functional managers who meet regularly to drive progress on ESG strategy, reporting, and initiatives.

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Sustainability Committee

Bentley has established board-level accountability and oversight of ESG through our Sustainability Committee, a board committee of independent directors of Bentley Systems. The Sustainability Committee meets regularly to review and approve the company’s ESG strategy and reporting plans, and directly coordinates with the leadership of the ESG Steering Committee, executive leaders of all Bentley functional groups.

Visit the ESG Data Center

Our ESG Data Center provides direct access to our annual report, proxy statement, and other reports, and to related environmental, social, and governance documents and webpages. It provides a comprehensive and complete summary of our latest ESG disclosures.