Corporate governance and responsibility
Corporate governance and ethics
Ciena's management and Board of Directors believe that good corporate governance and high ethical standards are essential to the Company's long-term success. Accordingly, the Board has adopted a number of policies and procedures that are intended to assist it and the management to carry out their responsibilities effectively. The Board reviews these documents periodically and amends them as necessary to achieve their objectives.
- Principles of Corporate Governance
- Corporate Disclosure Policy
- Charter of the Committee on Governance and Nominations
- Charter of the Compensation Committee
- Charter of the Audit Committee
- Officers & Directors
- Communications with Board of Directors
Responsible Business Practices
- Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
- Code of Ethics for Financial Officers
- Report a violation of Ciena's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
- Antibribery and Improper Payments/Gifts and Hospitality Policy
- Executive Officer and Director Stock Ownership Guidelines
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Communications with Board of Directors
Ciena's Board of Directors has adopted a procedure for receiving and addressing communications from stockholders. Stockholders may send written communications to the entire Board of Directors or to any of its committees, addressing them to Ciena Corporation, 1201 Winterson Road, Linthicum, Maryland 21090, Attention: Corporate Secretary. Communications by e-mail should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and marked "Attention: Corporate Secretary" in the "Subject" field.
Report a violation of Ciena's code of business conduct and ethics
Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, offers leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice.
Ciena believes that honesty, adherence to highest ethical standards and compliance with the law on the part of all of its employees, officers and directors are essential to Ciena's success. Anyone who becomes aware of a violation of Ciena's Code of Business Conduct and Business Ethics, may report it using EthicsPoint, an independent third-party service.
Reports filed through EthicsPoint are directed to the General Counsel and other appropriate persons within Ciena's management. Reports of financial or accounting violations are forwarded to the General Counsel and the Chair of the Audit Committee of Ciena’s Board of Directors.
The EthicsPoint service can be reached via the internet at https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/1405/index.html or by calling EthicsPoint's toll-free number: 1-866-384-4277.
At Ciena, we're committed to upholding quality business practices and fostering an effective workplace that empowers our employees to positively impact each other and their communities.
Ciena is a member of the Electronic Industry Citizen Coalition (EICC) and is committed to supporting the EICC’s vision, mission and application of the EICC Code of Conduct and associated tools within Ciena and its supply chain operations. Ciena will continue to develop its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and through participative membership of the EICC, will benefit from shared knowledge and good practices.
Ciena is committed to sourcing all components required to build the solutions we provide to our customers in an ethical and socially responsible way. Ciena is aware of reports that profits from the sale of metals such as tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten, mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries, have been used to finance war and human rights violations.
Ciena supports efforts to eliminate the use of tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten obtained from sources that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.
Ciena is in the process of requesting its suppliers of components that may contain tantalum, tin, gold or tungsten to submit sourcing information using the questionnaire developed by the electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI) working group. Ciena expects its suppliers to take similar measures with their suppliers to reasonably assure conflict free sourcing throughout the supply chain.
Ciena is committed to building quality connections within our communities. Through multiple volunteer programs and events, our employees are able to share the inspired thinking, innovation, and drive that are inherent throughout their daily work life with people and organizations in need. Ciena's outreach efforts continue to evolve as we constantly look for ways to positively impact the well-being of our communities.
Environmental, health and safety policy
Ciena seeks to operate its business in a manner that is environmentally responsible and protective of the health and safety of its employees and the public where our operations may have an impact. To further this goal, we have adopted the following principles which guide the conduct of our business as we strive to:
- Be Engaged – Our goal is to ensure that our employees are aware of environmental, health and safety issues that are important to them, our communities, our customers, and our stakeholders. All Ciena managers are responsible for ensuring employees are enabled to work in a safe manner and meet environmental concerns. All Ciena employees are responsible for taking reasonable care to protect and preserve the environment and to enhance their safety, health and well-being and that of those around them including working in a manner that prevents injury. Where appropriate, we provide information and training to help employees act in a responsible manner.
- Be Responsible –We operate our facilities in a manner that protects the environment, health and safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities in which we operate. We endeavor to develop our products and operate with due regard to the environment, which includes a commitment to pollution prevention and conservation of energy and other resources. We promote the adoption of these same principles by our contractors and suppliers.
- Be Proactive –We comply with relevant legislation and requirements related to the interaction of Ciena and the environment and applicable health and safety laws at every location we operate. We review our environmental processes with particular emphasis on energy consumption and waste minimization. Objectives of the entire system are set at the corporate and local levels. The Environmental, Health and Safety program is periodically reviewed in order to further its commitment to continual improvement.