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CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions

Employees

Data from SEC filings
Employee count
CEO pay ratio
CEO Salary
Median Employee Salary

ESG framework mentions

In last year of SEC filings
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
No mentions
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
No mentions
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
No mentions
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
No mentions

ESG term mentions

In last year of SEC filings
AirClimateClimate ChangeEcosystemEnvironmentEnvironmentalGreenhouse Gas EmissionMaterialsNatureOffsetPackagePandemicWasteAccessAffinity GroupAfrican AmericanAsianAttritionBenefitsBlackCalifornia Consumer Privacy ActCollective BargainingCommunityCultureCustomerCyberCyber SecurityCybersecurityD&IData PrivacyData SecurityDeathDemographicsDisabilityDiversityDiversity and InclusionEmployeeEmployee EngagementEmployee RetentionEngagementFrontline WorkersGenderGeneral Data Protection RegulationHealth and SafetyHealthcareHireHiringHuman CapitalHuman ResourcesIncidentLatinxLGBTQPaid LeaveParental LeavePay EquityPay for PerformancePerquisitesPhilanthropicPhilanthropyPrivacyRacismRecruitRecruitmentReimbursementRetentionRetirementRooney RuleSafetySatisfactionSkilledSkillsSocialSocietyStakeholderSupplierSupply ChainTalentTrainingUnionVolunteerWomenWorkersWorkforceAction PlanAnti-corruptionAssessmentAssuranceAttorney GeneralAuditBoard RefreshmentBonusBriberyClassifiedClassified BoardClawbackCommitmentConflict of InterestCorporate GovernanceCorporate Social ResponsibilityDepartment ofEnterprise Risk ManagementERMESGEthicsExecutive CompensationExpertFraudGoalsGovernanceHedgingIncentiveIncentivizeIndependenceIndependentIndependent ChairInnovateInnovationInnovativeInvestigationLawsuitLeadershipLitigationLong-termMajorityMissionOther Public Company BoardsOverseeOversightPerquisitePlaintiffPledgingPoison PillProcurementProxy AccessPurposeReputationReputationalResearch and DevelopmentResilientResponsibilityResponsibleRight to Call a Special MeetingSelf-evaluationShareholder EngagementShareholder ProposalsSpecial MeetingStrategySupermajoritySustainabilitySustainableTargetsTaxTenureTransparency

Shareholder alignment

Proxy contests and exempt solicitations in last 3 years

No recent proxy contest or exempt solicitation filings from shareholders.

Vote support at last AGM



The Company held its annual meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. At the close of business on April 5, 2021, the record date for the determination of shareholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting (the “Record Date”), there were 528,532,227 shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. A total of 475,987,757 shares of Class A Common Stock were present or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting, representing approximately 90% of the Company’s outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock as of the Record Date.




The following are the voting results on the four proposals considered and voted upon at the Annual Meeting, all of which were described in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 21, 2021.




At the Annual Meeting, all of the directors were re-elected, Proposals 2 and 3 were approved and Proposal 4 was not approved.




Proposal 1. Election of Directors




The vote with respect to the election of directors was as follows:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker
Non-Votes
Zein Abdalla445,129,0854,485,768209,18826,163,716
Vinita Bali440,637,9408,992,233193,86826,163,716
Maureen Breakiron-Evans437,157,73612,462,158204,14726,163,716
Archana Deskus441,944,0867,671,032208,92326,163,716
John M. Dineen447,281,9092,330,985211,14726,163,716
Brian Humphries449,250,382368,120205,53926,163,716
Leo S. Mackay, Jr.434,364,88915,256,113203,03926,163,716
Michael Patsalos-Fox418,668,29930,939,220216,52226,163,716
Joseph M. Velli438,027,96411,589,634206,44326,163,716
Sandra S. Wijnberg445,687,3803,928,885207,77626,163,716





Proposal 2. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation (Say-on-Pay)




The advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was as follows:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
412,250,58236,779,991793,46826,163,716





Proposal 3. Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm




The vote with respect to the ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021 was as follows:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
445,909,30129,914,258164,198-








Proposal 4. Shareholder Proposal Regarding Shareholder Action by Written Consent




The vote with respect to the shareholder proposal requesting that the board of directors take action as necessary to permit shareholder action by written consent was as follows:

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
82,027,242366,575,3511,221,44826,163,716