Adobe supports socially meaningful policies worldwide.

In the new digital age, public sector decision-making must complement private sector innovation in order to help foster economic growth and enhance citizens’ lives. Adobe recognizes that government action in consumer privacy, data security, and education has a big impact on our customers and employees as well as the global community. That’s why our Government Relations team engages with public officials worldwide, providing valuable insight and expertise on policy issues that directly impact both our company and the software industry as a whole.

 

 

Policy issues we care about:

 

Investing in a dynamic workforce.
Our employees are our greatest asset.
We believe that our global workforce of nearly 14,000 employees represents the best and brightest, and we strive to create a diverse and creative work environment that drives innovation and fosters career and personal satisfaction. Our commitment to inclusive business practices and comprehensive employee benefits has led to Adobe’s recognition as one of the world’s best places to work.   
Workforce
Our greatest asset is our workforce of over 13,000 employees worldwide. Regardless of where our employees are based, we're consistently ranked as one of the best places to work and we've been included in FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. By seeking to hire the very best and brightest, we continue to be a dynamic place to work, and we encourage governments to adopt policies that support the needs of our employees worldwide.
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Enhancing digital government.
We support next-generation technology solutions for the 21st century.
In our view, governments shouldn’t just regulate emerging Internet technologies — they should also use them to better deliver services, manage content, and provide compelling experiences for citizens. We encourage government cooperation with the private sector to adopt open standards, creative workflow solutions, and data-centric security so agencies can operate and engage more efficiently.  
Global Market Access
Today’s consumers and businesses increasingly expect access to their content and their data in real time, from any device, anywhere in the world, and to be able to connect, share and collaborate with co-workers and contacts across the globe. But the technologies that enable this - the internet and cloud computing – require increasingly global approaches to regulation and legislation. As Adobe's online services business grows, our ability to serve our customers is threatened by the adoption of policies that restrict cross-border data flows, mandate specific national or regional technical standards, or diverge from international norms in areas ranging from cybersecurity to IPR or consumer policy. We continue to work to help policymakers realise the full benefits of digital trade in the global economy.
Intellectual property
Adobe values intellectual property rights, including those that deal with copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets. Strong intellectual property laws, vigorously enforced, are important not only for Adobe but for the global technology industry as well. As a software company, Adobe also seeks balance in our intellectual property laws, ensuring that innovation can be protected but that innovation laws cannot be abused. We aim to work with all parties toward legislative and trade solutions that reward innovation, combat intellectual property theft and allow the software industry to continue to provide jobs and technologies that benefit economies worldwide.
Privacy
Much of 21st century innovation is being
driven by data. The analysis of data, in turn, drives customized content that benefits consumers and enables products to be delivered more efficiently. Adobe is a steward of customer data across all areas of our business. We take this responsibility seriously. Adobe recognizes the importance of consumer notice and honoring consumer choice, and we are committed to designing our products and
services with privacy in mind.
Energy and environment  
Adobe is recognized as one of the sustainable companies in the world. Our commitments to green power, water conservation, energy efficiency and waste reduction evident by our 70% LEED certified
global workplaces and sustainability culture. In the past five years we have lowered our energy consumption to the point we reached carbon neutrality in 2013 with a minimal amount of renewable energy credits. But this is simply not good enough. By 2035 our goal is to power our operations and digital delivery of products using 100% renewable energy. 

 

Adobe belongs to or partners with a number of public policy assocations across the globe. View associations ›

 


 

Government Relations team

 

Jace Johnson
Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy
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Matt Schrader
Senior Manager, U.S. Federal Government Relations

Anne Perkins 
Senior Manager, State Government Relations

John Jolliffe
Senior Manager, European Government Relations

Kate Brightwell
Senior Manager, UK Government Relations

Julie Inman Grant
Director, APAC Government Relations

Rohan Mitra
Senior Manager, India Government Relations

Mihoko Nishijima
Manager, Japan Government Relations

Lisa Lindgren
Government Relations and Public Policy Communications

 

For Government Relations or Media Inquiries: adobegr@adobe.com