2022 Environmental, Social & Governance Report
At Asana, our mission is to help humanity thrive by enabling the world’s teams to work together effortlessly.
Letter from the CEO
Asana was founded with a simple but ambitious mission: To help humanity thrive by enabling the world’s teams to work together effortlessly. Every day I’m inspired by the tremendous progress that companies, organizations, and individuals are making to address our world’s biggest challenges and create new opportunities. Our goal is to help them achieve their missions and to thrive along the way.
Co-founder and CEO, Asana
Our vision and mission
When we work together, we can do great things. At Asana, we believe in a future where all teams are enabled and empowered to reach their goals, whether it’s collaborating on a project or pursuing innovative solutions to some of our world’s most pressing challenges.
Asana was purpose-built for sustainability
The average knowledge worker spends around 60% of their time on work-about-work, like status meetings or email, rather than the creative, role-specific work they were hired to do. With Asana, teams can spend less time talking about work and more time actually getting it done—saving the average employee more than a full workday per week.1 Asana is used by millions of people around the world and we’re proud to play a role in helping our customers make progress toward their missions.
International Data Corporation (IDC) conducted a survey to help demonstrate the substantial impact that Asana has on organizations’ ability to focus on higher-value work and customer delivery. Participants reported higher employee productivity and more effective and on-time work, ultimately ensuring higher customer satisfaction.
ESG is intrinsic to who we are
Our values are the fundamental building blocks of Asana’s product and culture and are closely aligned with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. They inform how we engage in the work we do every day to help teams pursue goals both big and small. And they guide the decisions we make today to help create a better, more sustainable tomorrow.
ESG partnerships and product support
Asana is working to expand our Asana Partners ecosystem to enhance the capabilities we provide for customers, including workflows for ESG reporting, field coordination, employee engagement, and more. We’re excited to announce our inaugural ESG partnerships, which include Equilibrium (a part of FiscalNote), an ESG and climate data management software platform, and nZero, a carbon management tool.
ROI of Asana2
less time on emails, saving more than 3 hours of additional time per week per daily Asana users.
faster to execute business processes, saving almost 2 hours per week per daily Asana users
higher employee satisfaction
Our values in action
At Asana, our core values inform how we show up and work together, from the product we create to the way we interact with each other and the world at large. In order for our employees to do their best work, and for us to achieve our mission, everyone at Asana must feel respected, valued, and that they belong.
In recent years, the global workplace has shifted in seismic ways. Flexible work environments such as hybrid or remote work were anomalies just a few years ago; now, they’ve become routine. Meanwhile, employees expect more from the companies where they work, seeking out employers that will challenge them and keep them engaged. Through these and other changes, our culture and values will continue to serve as a North Star to guide Asana.
We are purpose-driven people, dedicated to serving something beyond ourselves. Having mission as a value also allows us to continually ground ourselves in why we’re building Asana.
DO GREAT THINGS, FAST
We commit to being great at the things we do and doing them fast, without sacrificing one for the other.
Our product and culture aim to ensure that teams know who is doing what, by when, and why, which unlocks the best work experiences and outcomes.
Great achievements are almost always the result of not one, but many. We bring our best, let go of egos, and work with empathy and trust to do great things together.
GIVE AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
Having integrity around our commitments means seizing exciting opportunities, and also owning it when we have to deprioritize something. We accept full ownership of our commitments, and empower and trust others to achieve theirs.
We focus on the present and aim to give ourselves time to reflect and space to integrate what we learn. These practices allow us to collectively learn from and improve all that we do, and to continually evolve our culture.
REJECT FALSE TRADE-OFFS
We stay curious, creative, and open to new perspectives. Choosing between two sides of an extreme results in losing the benefits of one, so we commit to searching for a third way that incorporates the truths of both.
BEING REAL (WITH YOURSELF AND OTHERS)
We know that our best work is tied to authenticity, which allows for growth and teamwork. We bring our whole selves to work and commit to building an inclusive work environment in which all people feel safe and excited about being their full selves.
We embrace what makes us human, take time to play and have fun, and create meaningful experiences for their own sake. Why do we have a unicorn flying across our product when we mark a task complete? The real question is—why not?