Hummingbird Networks Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

The purpose of this Policy (the “Policy” or the “CSR Policy”) is to ensure that Hummingbird Networks consistently operate in a responsible manner that curtails our carbon footprint and help reduce our share of greenhouse gases (GHG). This Policy promotes socially responsible conduct by integrating our best practices and processes and outlining CSR related risks within our daily operations. This Policy has been prepared in reference to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 26000 standard. [The ISO is an international standard that was made to help organizations evaluate and deal with their social responsibilities that are important and relevant to their mission and vision, operations and processes, customers, employees, communities, and other stakeholders, as well as their impact on the environment.]

As a company, we strive to provide services that help businesses grow and thrive and by reducing the negative effects that our company has on the environment and assisting consumers in doing the same through our goods and services. Additionally, we aspire to provide services that promote the growth and success of businesses, while also minimizing our negative impact on the climate and aiding our customers in doing the same through our products and services.

Hummingbird Networks is dedicated to environmental protection and carbon footprint minimization. Our goal is to contribute our goods, services, and knowledge toward fixing environmental issues. We also understand the importance of our part in environmental safeguarding, as well as its ability to cut down on emissions and open the door to new ideas and constructive improvements. The company's goals in this area include identifying and eliminating sources of environmental harm, minimizing the negative effects of our operations on the environment, and enhancing the office environmental performance.

For us to achieve these goals, we will need:

  • To work with the local community to support local and international efforts to protect the environment.
  • To inform customers, employees, suppliers, contractors, business partners, governments, and non-government organizations about our commitment to environmental responsibility by raising awareness and getting people to support environmental efforts across the Group and in our area of influence.
  • Improve the group's environmental performance every year by setting goals and tracking, measuring, and telling the public about how those goals are being met.
  • Before starting a new activity or project, think about how it might affect the environment and come up with ways to deal with those effects.
  • Make sure that our business and sub-contractors operate in a way that complies with environmental laws and standards both regionally and globally.
  • Create and promote products and services that use less energy, are good for the environment, and can be reused, recycled, or thrown away safely.
  • To find ways to cut our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by optimizing data centers and network equipment, improving product development and service operations, and taking other steps to reduce our carbon footprint.
  • To encourage employees and business travelers to use vehicles with low emissions.
  • To reduce waste by using the waste management hierarchy guidelines such as reuse, recycling and reprocessing, proper waste treatment, and responsible waste disposal in all of our operations.
  • Whenever practicable, to manage and avoid electronic waste and implement procedures to enable sustainable end-of-life disposal options.
  • Whenever feasible, to conserve natural resources by acquiring recycled products, establishing recycling targets, promoting "circular economy" thinking, and implementing take-back programs.

Expectations & Reinforcement

All directors and employees of Hummingbird Networks is encouraged to follow this CSR Policy. The CSR Policy should be shared with all contractors, subcontractors, and other people who work for or on behalf of Hummingbird Networks in any way. All companies in Hummingbird Networks' supply chains are encouraged to use the CSR Policy as a guide for best practices in their own businesses. This will help make sure that all companies are operating in a sustainable way.

CSR Policy Changes   

Policies and related documentation pertaining to CSR at Hummingbird Networks are subject to change. Publication on our website will serve as notice of any updates to the policy papers and/or their accompanying materials. The official versions of these papers are those that are currently available on the Hummingbird Networks website; earlier versions of these publications have been superseded.


Scope 1, 2 & 3 Green House Gas Implementation Report


In this report, our primary focus will be on our initiative to discover ways to diminish the impact that Hummingbird Networks' business activities have on the environment, specifically of our Carbon Footprint and to actively reduce our carbon footprint as to reduce the effects on climate change.

Synopsis: Since 2004, Hummingbird Networks has provided private and public sector businesses with the support they need across their entire IT spectrum.  From Network Security and Wi-Fi Optimization to Cloud & Storage, our corporate mission is to ensure that we are always ready to meet our clients’ evolving and ever-changing technological needs. 

Where we Physically Operate: Hummingbird Networks conducts its operations in a commercial business park.  Our office is in a two-story building that is shared with several other business tenants, including the County Supervisor.  We do not own any section of the building or its surrounding land and simply utilize commercial office space for our operations. Our Emissions Scopes 1, 2 & 3 will be reviewed from this current viewpoint. Before we begin looking into our Emissions Scope, we will first define the common terms for each Emissions Scope:

Scope 1 Emissions: These are "direct" emissions, which are made by things that a company owns or controls and uses. These can come from making items with machines, driving cars, or just heating buildings and running computers.

Our Scope 1 emissions consist of the following: Electricity / Power

How we will Decarbonize & Neutralize our daily emissions within our operations:

Realizing that these emissions in Scope 1 are a “direct” result of our actions, we have begun to reduce our carbon footprint since 2023 with one or more of the following procedures.

  • Turn off our computers and monitors at the end of the workday as this will reduce our energy output and use less electricity & power. To use our copiers and with a low standby feature and purchase printers with a power management feature while utilizing a digital fax service instead of the machine itself to send facsimiles.
  • Use LED or liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors on all our workstations.
  • Unplug products that use energy when they're not being used (i.e., cell phone chargers, fans, coffeemakers, desktop printers, etc.).
  • Change our incandescent desk lamps and overhead lights to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) if landlord approves and allows.
  • Use daylighting or natural light when possible, during the day. When we leave at night, turn off all the lights etc.

Scope 2 Emissions: These are "indirect" emissions that are made when the energy that our business purchases and used such as heating and cooling whether by steam, heat or cooling appliances and gasses. Scope 2 emissions could be cut, for example if a company or office buildings would use solar panels or other renewable energy instead of electricity made from fossil fuels.

Our Scope 2 emissions consist of the following: Heating & Cooling

How we will Decarbonize & Neutralize our daily emissions within our operations:

Realizing that these emissions in Scope 2 are an “indirect” result of our actions, we began to reduce our carbon footprint since 2019 with the following procedures:

  • We adjust our thermostat to reduce carbon pollution: During the summer, we try to keep our thermostat cool enough for our team to be comfortable. When the number of people in the office increases, we turn it up one degree. One study we found is that for every degree above 75F that a thermostat is set, 10-15% less energy is used which for us will help reduce our emissions and carbon footprint.
  • During the winter, our office spaces and room temperatures are to be kept between 68 and 74-degrees Fahrenheit.  By setting timers that correspond to our office hours or vacant office spaces, we can ensure that no heat energy is going to be wasted. Additionally, the Heating and A/C system turns off automatically 1 hour after we leave our office and is turned on automatically the following workday morning.
  • Two times every year, we have a service come service our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system to make sure it is operating correctly so that it may continue to be as efficient as possible so that we continue to reduce our emissions to a minimum.

Scope 3 Emissions: These are also “indirect” emissions, which means that our company doesn't make them. However, they are different from Scope 2 because they include emissions made by customers who use the company's products or by suppliers who make products that the company purchases. Scope 3 emissions, on the other hand, are controlled by suppliers or customers. This means that decisions made outside the company can affect them.

Our Scope 3 emissions consist of the following: Business Travel, Employee Commuting

How we will Decarbonize & Neutralize our daily emissions within our operations:

Realizing that these emissions in Scope 3 are an “indirect” result of our actions, we have begun to reduce our carbon footprint since 2023 of the following guidelines:

  • Business Travel: Our current policy for our employees is choose nonstop flights as their primary form of airplane travel to cut down on our carbon footprint. If this isn't possible or cost prohibitive, we then ask our employees to try to fly with less connections and avoid layovers when possible.
  • Virtual Meetings instead of Business Travel: At Hummingbird Networks we believe the most dramatic way to cut down on the pollution caused by business travel is to not travel at all. We agree that virtual meetings and training save time and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. By using technology to cut down on the need for our employees to travel is to keep focusing on building relationships virtually, to use video, and to make sure that everyone can easily access the virtual meeting platform at any time.
  • Remote & Hybrid Work: Our staff members have decided to adopt a hybrid strategy that allows them to continue enjoying the benefits of working from home, such as increased productivity and flexibility, while also maintaining the same level of engagement, cohesion, and relationship as if they were physically present in the office. We are aware that allowing our colleagues to work from home, even if just on a part-time basis throughout the week, may significantly reduce our company's long-term emissions caused by commuting. If our employees are required to commute to work, we will make it our responsibility to offer environmentally friendly alternatives that make traveling the most convenient, cost-effective, and doable option possible. This will allow us to continue to reduce our carbon footprint and the amount of greenhouse gases we emit (GHG).

Hummingbird Networks will continue to measure our progress toward carbon neutrality by ensuring that we are fully compliant with the nature of how to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. We have concluded that the best and most accurate option is to conduct an internal annual audit with our employees of our “indirect” and “direct” measures based on the typical life cycle emissions scopes that are listed in this Report.