Creating a safe cyber future with UN Global Compact
June 29, 2023
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Being on a mission to create a safe cyber future, we believe that the same dedication should extend to the physical world. With this in mind, Nord Security joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), giving prominence to our company’s sustainability program and bringing our social responsibility initiatives into sharper focus on the world stage.
A Global Compact
The UN Global Compact (UNGC) is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, with more than 15,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories in over 160 countries. Its mission is to mobilize businesses in aligning their operations and strategies with UN principles and values in four key areas: human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
Commitment to a better world
As a global tech company, our commitment to upholding these values has been unwavering long before joining the UN Global Compact. Every year, we announce our corporate responsibility contributions in the annual Impact Report.
In recent years, we have identified 6 impact areas and 8 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our Corporate Responsibility strategy. This strategy functions as the core of our pledge to build a safe, inclusive, and sustainable future for people, their personal information, and the digital world.
We continuously support human rights causes by providing financial aid and free services to activists, independent journalists, and non-profits.
In 2022, we donated over $80K to organizations and the world's leading events on human rights, such as "Access Now," "EDRi," "EBEC," "Thinking Digital," and "Open Rights Group."
We supported individuals from Ukraine and Iran by donating 800+ emergency VPNs to help them express their opinions safely under conditions of heavy censorship and surveillance.
Over 1,300 accounts were donated to various non-profit organizations, including "Women without Borders", "Razom", and others, to stand for inclusion, human rights, and a safer digital world for all.
At Nord Security, we encourage continuous personal growth and a safe, healthy, and violence-free work environment. And we value every single community member regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race, age, socio-economic background, or other factors. We’ve assembled a diverse workforce, with colleagues of 55 nationalities and women representing nearly 40% of our tech company. And we’re constantly striving to ensure our work environment is fair and supportive. We organize trainings on topics like anti-mobbing and inclusion, encourage a healthy work-life balance with our hybrid working model, and offer paid time off for special occasions or challenging times, among other things.
When possible, we avoid or mitigate the harmful effects of our operations on the natural environment and its limited resources. To this end, we’ve greatly reduced our rates of paper, plastic, and electronic waste. Most of our premises have been granted BREEAM and Fitwel certificates demonstrating the quality, performance, and sustainable credentials of our premises. We also take active steps in measuring our environmental footprint.
In every aspect of our operations, we uphold stringent anti-corruption measures, promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity. We firmly stand against any form of deceitful practice such as bribery, gift manipulation, double-dealing, or clandestine transactions. It's all part of our commitment to a fair and ethical workplace.
By becoming a member of the UN Global Compact community, we’re recommitting to positively impact people, communities, and the environment on our mission to build a radically better internet.