As companies, governments and people globally respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic disruptions – an unprecedented challenge of our time - Juniper Networks remains steadfastly committed to serving our customers and our communities and leveraging our skills and strengths to help those in need.
Juniper exists to solve the world’s most difficult problems in networking. We do this by remaining true to our values of being bold, building trust and delivering excellence. These values are exemplified in actions to our communities, customers and employees through fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, driving sustainable operations and connecting communities through technology.
Our Junivators around the world live and work every day with the highest integrity, building trust with all of our stakeholders. We’re committed to being bold and transparent in our efforts and in sharing our performance. Our commitment to strong governance and ethics extends from within our organization throughout our supply chain.
We take our role as stewards of the environment seriously and it shows up in a number of ways. From our product design and packaging, to our operations, we’re committed to delivering excellence while mitigating our environmental impact. Our ongoing commitment to reducing materials use and converting ocean-bound plastics into useful packaging is saving nearly 18,000 pounds of virgin paper and 24,000 pounds of virgin plastic each year. We continue to focus on climate change. We are investing in onsite energy generation and energy purchase from renewable and lower carbon sources. We’ve also expanded our Active Commute Rewards program into India and Amsterdam, which encourages more of our colleagues to stay active, reduces congestion in our communities and lowers our greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2019, we continued our commitment to collecting and publishing our diversity data to keep us accountable for building inclusive workplace communities. While our data from last year shows us there is more work to do, we are confident that we are moving in the right direction. We’re focused on operationalizing our principles of inclusivity and empowering our people managers to increase employees’ overall sense of belonging.
We recognize our opportunity to make bold positive impacts in communities around the world by executing on our mission. In 2019, we launched our partnership with Shared_Studios, a remarkable platform and opportunity to bring together Juniper’s vision of connecting humanity and technology around the world. In Orohalli, India, we provide career-training and STEM education to the community, helping to build a future for the citizens of Digital India.
These are but a few examples of the ways in which we demonstrate our commitment to Juniper’s values and our leadership in corporate citizenship. This work is important to me; it’s at the heart of who we are as a company, and I’m proud of what we’re achieving and our plans to continue making progress. I encourage you to dive into these pages to find more proof points, stories and inspiration—and I’m looking forward to continuing this journey together with all of you.