At Ciena, we are committed to driving sustainability across our operations and product innovation. Our sustainable business practices are an authentic extension of who we are and the humanity embedded in our culture. Our 2022 Sustainability Report details many of our key initiatives and how we positively impact people and the planet.
Over the last year, at Ciena we have continued on our journey by increasing our sustainability resources, establishing new environmental goals, further investing in our people and empowering them to show their passion for their communities. We recently shared our progress across these areas in our 2022 Sustainability Report. Throughout this report, we share details on some of the programs and goals that our teams are working towards across a number of sustainability topics.
Some highlights over the last year included:
- Conducting our most comprehensive greenhouse gas inventory to date and submitting near-term Science-based targets to the Science Based Targets initiative for validation.
- Taking further steps towards our carbon neutrality goal, including transitioning to renewable energy for our offices and reducing emissions from air business travel.
- Continuing to innovate our products and services to help our customers towards their climate goals, driving down energy, space, materials, and waste required to build and operate them.
- Honoring our people’s passion for their communities. Together they volunteered approximately 36,000 hours and donated $3.2 million through personal donations, company matches, and volunteer rewards.
- Continuing the reach of our Digital Inclusion program with approximately 60,000 individuals and students having benefitted from the program since 2020.
- Fostering a culture of belonging, with 90% of our people completing Conscious Inclusion workshops that help them better understand their colleagues’ identities and become allies.
- Maintaining 100% pay equity across men and women globally and across diverse groups within the United States.
- Investing in our people’s development with numerous learning and training programs and achieving strong engagement and retention rates that remain above industry benchmark levels.
Making a meaningful impact in our communities and doing what is right for people and the planet are deeply important to us at Ciena. As we move forward in our sustainability journey, we are committed to strengthening our practices, driving toward our goals, and keeping our stakeholders informed of our progress.