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Corporate social responsibility

We are responsible

Our Corporate Social Responsibility practices and policies are designed to help Ciena operate as a supplier of choice, an employer of choice, and a neighbor of choice around the globe.

Our commitment to corporate social responsibility is incorporated into our business through the processes and procedures we follow in our operations, the ethical policies we enforce in our workplace, and the support we provide to the communities where we operate.

We operate our business in an ethical and socially responsible way, within the law and taking responsibility for the impacts of our decisions and activities on the environment, our employees, customers, suppliers, and the communities in which we operate.

We have 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 and dignity and that business operations are environmentally responsible and conducted ethically.

Ciena also requires its suppliers to adhere to these same standards and principles. Fundamental to these principles is the understanding that a business must operate in full compliance with the laws of the countries in which it operates.  Additionally, these principles are designed to encourage companies to go beyond legal compliance in order to advance social and environmental responsibility.

Please take a look at our latest 2020 Sustainability Report to gain a greater insight into the great work we have been doing and to further appreciate our approach to corporate social responsibility in Ciena.

Previous corporate social responsibility report

Download 2018 report


Ciena is third-party certified for its Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management systems. Ciena has corporate certificates for ISO 14001 and ISO 45001, which reflect the global compliance of Ciena’s Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety management systems respectively.

Environmental Management System


Occupational Health and Safety Management System


Corporate governance ethics

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