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Sustainability Reporting Framework Indices

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Standard Disclosure

Disclosure Title

Location

GRI 102-1

Name of the organization

See our 10-K Form (part 1).

GRI 102-2

Activities, brands, products and services

See our 10-K Form (part 1).

GRI 102-3

Location of headquarters

See our 10-K Form (part 1).

GRI 102-4

Location of operations

See our 10-K Form (part 1).

GRI 102-5

Ownership and legal form

See our 10-K Form (part 1).

GRI 102-6

Markets served

See our 10-K Form (part 1).

GRI 102-7

Scale of the organization

See our 10-K Form (part 1).

GRI 102-8

Information on employees and other workers

See Our People section of the Sustainability Report

GRI 102-9

Supply chain

See Our 2020 Corporate Annual Report (pgs. 16-17)

GRI 102-10

Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

See our 2020 Corporate Annual Report (pgs. 3-7)

GRI 102-11

Precautionary Principle or approach

Ciena's Environment, Health and Safety Policy asserts our commitment to preventing environment, health and safety incidents by integrating environment, health and safety considerations into business processes, and encouraging suppliers to do the same.

GRI 102-12

External initiatives

Ciena has adopted the principles set out in the Responsible Business Alliance (“RBA”) Code of Conduct. The RBA Code of Conduct establishes standards to ensure working conditions in the electronics industry supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect

GRI 102-13

Memberships of associations

Responsible Business Alliance, Responsible Minerals Initiative, and Telecommunications Industry Association

GRI 201-1

Direct economic value generated and distributed

See our 2020 Corporate Annual Report (pgs. 142-155)

Strategy

   

GRI 102-14

Statement from senior decision-maker

See the Letter from our CEO within the sustainability report.

GRI 102-15

Key impacts, risks and opportunities

See the Letter from our CEO within the sustainability report.

Ethics and Integrity

   

GRI 102-16

Values, principles, standards and norms of behavior

See our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Governance Documents, Policies and Reports

Governance

   

GRI 102-18

Governance structure

Proxy Statement (pgs. 22-26)

Stakeholder Engagement

   

GRI 102-40

List of stakeholder groups

Materiality Assessment Section of the sustainability report

GRI 102-42

Identifying and selecting stakeholders

Materiality Assessment Section of the sustainability report

GRI 102-43

Approach to stakeholder engagement

Materiality Assessment Section of the sustainability report

GRI 102-44

Key topics and concerns raised

Materiality Assessment Section of the sustainability report

Ciena Material Topic: Sustainability Reporting

   

Reporting Practice

   

GRI 102-45

Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

Ciena publishes an annual 10-K and quarterly financial reports, which cover all company-owned or -controlled operations. See our 10-K Form for more information.

GRI 102-46

Defining report content and topic Boundaries

Materiality Assessment Section of the sustainability report

GRI 102-47

List material topics

Materiality Assessment Section of the sustainability report

GRI 102-48

Restatement of information

Relevant restatements are included in respective Issue Briefs. See the Issue Briefs listed on our Reporting Library web page for more information.

GRI 102-49

Changes in reporting

No changes since last report

GRI 102-50

Reporting period

Bi-Annual (cover 2019 and 2020)

GRI 102-51

Date of most recent report

June 2021

GRI 102-52

Reporting cycle

Bi-Annual

GRI 102-53

Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents

Mark Stevens - Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Ciena masteven@ciena.com

GRI 102-54

Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI standards

This GRI index, our 2019/2020 Sustainability Report web page have been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.

GRI 102-56

External assurance

No external assurance

Material Topics

   

Ciena Material Topic: Energy & Emissions

   

GRI 302: ENERGY

   

GRI 103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries

See CDP Submission

GRI 103-2

The management approach and its components

See CDP Submission

GRI 103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

See CDP Submission

GRI 302-1

Energy consumption within the organization

See CDP Submission

GRI 302-3

Energy intensity

See CDP Submission

GRI 302-4

Reduction of energy consumption

See CDP Submission

GRI 305: EMISSIONS

   

GRI 305-1

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Emissions and Energy section of the sustainability report

GRI 305-2

Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

Emissions and Energy section of the sustainability report

GRI 305-3

Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

Emissions and Energy section of the sustainability report

GRI 305-4

GHG emissions intensity

Emissions and Energy section of the sustainability report

GRI 305-5

Reduction of GHG emissions

Emissions and Energy section of the sustainability report

GRI 201-2

Financial implications of climate change

See CDP Submission section C3

Ciena Material Topic: Employee Development and Diversity

   

GRI 404: TRAINING AND EDUCATION

   

GRI 103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries

Training and Development section of the sustainability report

GRI 103-2

The management approach and its components

Training and Development section of the sustainability report

GRI 103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Training and Development section of the sustainability report

GRI 404-1

Average hours of training per year per employee

Within the Learning & Development field, it’s common practice to adopt the 70/20/10 model of development, recognizing 10% of an individual’s overall development is formal training (which includes advancements in micro-learning). 

GRI 404-2

Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

Training and Development section of the sustainability report; See page 24 of Proxy Statement

GRI 404-3

Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

100%

GRI 103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries

Training and Development section of the sustainability report

GRI 103-2

The management approach and its components

Training and Development section of the sustainability report

GRI 103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Training and Development section of the sustainability report

GRI 405-1

Diversity of governance bodies and employees 

Diversity and Inclusion section of the sustainability report; See page 27 of the Proxy Statement

GRI 405-2

Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men

Page 24 of the 2021 Proxy Statement; See Compensation under Company Culture section in the Sustainability Report

Ciena Material Topic: Product Sustainability

   

N/A

   

Standard Disclosure

Disclosure Title

Location

GRI 103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries

Products section of the sustainability report

GRI 103-2

The management approach and its components

Products section of the sustainability report

GRI 103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Products section of the sustainability report

N/A

E-waste and product end-of-life management

Products section of the sustainability report

Ciena Material Topic: Community

   

Standard Disclosure

Disclosure Title

Location

GRI 103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries

Materiality Assessment Section of the sustainability report

GRI 103-2

The management approach and its components

Materiality Assessment Section of the sustainability report

GRI 103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Materiality Assessment Section of the sustainability report

Ciena Material Topic: Employee Health and Safety Standards

   

GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety

   

Standard Disclosure

Disclosure Title

Location

Disclosure 403-1

Occupational health and safety management system

Environment, Health, and Safety section of the sustainability report and see page 25 of 2021 Proxy Statement

Disclosure 403-2

Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation

Environment, Health, and Safety section of the sustainability report and see page 25 of 2021 Proxy Statement

Disclosure 403-3

Occupational health services

Environment, Health, and Safety section of the sustainability report and see page 25 of 2021 Proxy Statement

Disclosure 403-4

Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety

Environment, Health, and Safety section of the sustainability report and see page 25 of 2021 Proxy Statement

Disclosure 403-5

Worker training on occupational health and safety

Environment, Health, and Safety section of the sustainability report and see page 25 of 2021 Proxy Statement

Disclosure 403-6

Promotion of worker health

Environment, Health, and Safety section of the sustainability report and see page 25 of 2021 Proxy Statement

Disclosure 403-7

Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships

Environment, Health, and Safety section of the sustainability report and see page 25 of 2021 Proxy Statement

Disclosure 403-8

Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system

Environment, Health, and Safety section of the sustainability report and see page 25 of 2021 Proxy Statement

Disclosure 403-9

Work-related injuries

Environment, Health, and Safety section of the sustainability report and see page 25 of 2021 Proxy Statement

Disclosure 403-10

Work-related ill health 

Environment, Health, and Safety section of the sustainability report and see page 25 of 2021 Proxy Statement

Ciena Material Topic: Water

   

GRI 303: Water and Effluents

   

Standard Disclosure

Disclosure Title

Location

Disclosure 303-1

Interactions with water as a shared resource

See Water stewardship

Disclosure 303-2

Management of water discharge-related impacts

See Water stewardship

Disclosure 303-3

Water withdrawal

See Water stewardship

Disclosure 303-4

Water discharge

See Water stewardship

Disclosure 303-5

Water consumption

See Water stewardship

Ciena Material Topic: Product/Customer Safety

   

GRI 416-1

Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product

and service categories

Ciena has not identified any issues of non-compliance with regulations and/or voluntary codes during the reporting period.

GRI 416-2

Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services 

Ciena has not identified any issues of non-compliance with regulations and/or voluntary codes during the reporting period.

Standard Disclosure

Disclosure Title

Location

GRI 103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundaries

Materiality Assessment Section of Sustainability Report

GRI 103-2

The management approach and its components

Materiality Assessment Section of Sustainability Report

GRI 103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Materiality Assessment Section of Sustainability Report

Ciena Material Topic: Waste

   

GRI 306: Waste

   

Standard Disclosure

Disclosure Title

Location

Disclosure 306-1

Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts

See our CDP Report

Disclosure 306-2

Management of significant waste-related impacts

See our CDP Report

Disclosure 306-3

Waste generated

See our CDP Report

Disclosure 306-4

Waste diverted from disposal

See our CDP Report

Disclosure 306-5

Waste directed to disposal 

See our CDP Report

Ciena Material Topic: Labor/Social Rights

   

GRI 412: Human Rights Assessment

   

Standard Disclosure

Disclosure Title

Location

Disclosure 412-1 

Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

No human rights reviews or assessments done on Ciena operations, all Ciena employees are trained in the companies code of conduct which describes acceptable behaviors.

Disclosure 412-2 

Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

See Human Rights in the Sustainable Supply Chain Section of the Sustainability Report

Disclosure 412-3

Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening 

See Human Rights in the Sustainable Supply Chain Section of the Sustainability Report

 GRI 409: Forced or Compulsory Labor

   

Disclosure 409-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor

Ciena requires its suppliers to comply with all applicable laws, which include those related to slavery and human trafficking. Additionally, Ciena requires its key suppliers to confirm their compliance with United Nations labor and human rights conventions

 GRI 408: Child Labor

   

Disclosure 408-1

Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor 

Ciena maintains a strict set of Supplier Guidelines, to which all Ciena suppliers are expected to adhere. The RBA Code of Conduct, which contains provisions related to freely chosen employment and child labor avoidance, is a fundamental part of these guidance

GRI 407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

   

Disclosure 407-1

Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk 

Ciena has adopted the principles set out in the Responsible Business Alliance (“RBA”) Code of Conduct. The RBA Code of Conduct establishes standards to ensure working conditions in the electronics industry supply chain are safe, that workers are treated with respect.

Ciena Material Topic: Governance

   

GRI 206: ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOR

   

Disclosure 206-1

Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust,

and monopoly practices

See our 10-K Form (part 1)

GRI 205: ANTI-CORRUPTION

   

Disclosure 205-1

Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

There have been no risks identified related to corruption during the reporting period.

Disclosure 205-2

Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

See the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics section in the Sustainability Report

Disclosure 205-3

Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken 

There have been no risks identified related to corruption during the reporting period.

Ciena Material Topic: Supply Chain

   

GRI 414: Supplier Social Assessment

   

Standard Disclosure

Disclosure Title

Location

Disclosure 414-1

New suppliers that were screened using social criteria

See Page 25 of the 2021 Proxy Statement (sustainability assessments with suppliers representingsignificant spend); See Sustainable Supply Chain Section - Sustainable Supply Chain Results

Disclosure 414-2

Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

See Page 25 of the 2021 Proxy Statement (sustainability assessments with suppliers representingsignificant spend); See Sustainable Supply Chain Section - Sustainable Supply Chain Results

GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment

   

Disclosure 308-1

New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria

See Page 25 of the 2021 Proxy Statement (sustainability assessments with suppliers representingsignificant spend); See Sustainable Supply Chain Section - Sustainable Supply Chain Results

Disclosure 308-2

Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken 

See Page 25 of the 2021 Proxy Statement (sustainability assessments with suppliers representingsignificant spend); See Sustainable Supply Chain Section - Sustainable Supply Chain Results

Ciena Material Topic: Governance

   

Standard Disclosure

Disclosure Title

Location

SASB

Accounting Metric

 

Product Security

Description of approach to identifying and addressing data security risks in products

Ciena has not identified any issues of non-compliance with regulations and/or voluntary codes during the reporting period.

Employee Diversity & Inclusion

Percentage of gender and racial/ethnic group representation for (1) management, (2) technical staff, and (3) all other employees

Diversity and Inclusion; See page 27 of the 2021 Proxy Statement

Product Lifecycle Management

Percentage of products by revenue that contain IEC 62474 declarable substances

Not applicable to the Ciena Portfolio

 

Percentage of eligible products, by revenue, meeting the requirements for EPEAT registration or equivalent

Not applicable to the Ciena Portfolio

 

Percentage of eligible products, by revenue, meeting ENERGY STAR® criteria

Not applicable to the Ciena Portfolio

 

Weight of end-of-life products and e-waste recovered, percentage recycled

Contained within regulatory reporting data for WEEE compliance

Supply Chain Management

Percentage of Tier 1 supplier facilities audited in the RBA Validated Audit Process (VAP) or equivalent, by (a) all facilities and (b) high-risk facilities

100% of our Tier 1 Contract Manufacturers are audited by RBA

 

Tier 1 suppliers’ (1) non-conformance rate with the RBA Validated Audit Process (VAP) or equivalent, and (2) associated corrective actionrate for (a) priority non-conformances and (b) other non-conformances

100% of our Tier 1 Contract Manufacturers are audited by RBA

Materials Sourcing

Description of the management of risks associated with the use of critical materials

See our conflict minerals statement

Accounting Metrics

Number of units produced by product category

Not publicly shared data

 

Area of manufacturing facilities

We operate an outsourced manufacturing model

 

Percentage of production from owned facilities

We operate an outsourced manufacturing model

TCFD

   

Core Element 1: Governance

Disclose the role of the board of the organization in overseeing climate-related issues

See CDP Submission section C1.1

 

Disclose the role of management in assessing and managing climate-related issues

See CDP Submission section C1.2

Core Element 2: Strategy

Disclose the climate-related risks and opportunities the organization has identified over the short, medium, and long term

See CDP Submission section C2

 

Disclose the impact of climate-related risks and opportunities on the organization's businesses, strategy and financial planning

See CDP Submission section C3

 

Disclose the resilience of the organization’s strategy, taking into consideration different climate-related scenarios including a 2 ̊C or lower scenario.

See CDP Submission section C3.1a

Core Element 3: Risk Management

Describe the organization’s processes for identifying climate-related risks.

See CDP Submission section C3.1d

 

Describe the organiation's process for managing climate-related risks.

See CDP Submission section C12.3f

 

Describe how processes for identifying, assessing, and managing climate-related risks are integrated into the organization’s overall risk management

See CDP Submission section C2.2a

Core Element 4: Metrics & Targets

Disclose the metrics used by the organization to assess climate-related risks and opportunities in line with its strategy and risk management process.

N/A

 

Disclose Scope 1, Scope 2, and, if appropriate, Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and the related risks.

See CDP Submission section C6

 

Describe the targets used by the organization to manage climate-related risks and opportunities and performance against targets

N/A

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