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.


Forecasting Hummingbird Networks' Future Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

The CSR Policy aims to ensure Hummingbird Networks operates responsibly, reducing our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. Aligned with ISO 26000, it integrates best practices into daily operations, acknowledging our social responsibilities to customers, employees, communities, and the environment.

We are committed to supporting business growth while mitigating our environmental impact. Our services focus on aiding businesses and consumers in reducing their ecological footprint. Moreover, we aim to minimize our climate impact through our products and services while fostering business success.

Hummingbird Networks prioritizes environmental protection and aims to shrink our carbon footprint. We strive to contribute goods, services, and knowledge toward environmental solutions, recognizing the pivotal role we play in emission reduction and fostering innovative improvements. Our goals include identifying and eliminating sources of environmental harm, lessening our operational impact, and bolstering office environmental performance.

For us to achieve these objectives, we will:

• Collaborate with the local community to support both local and global environmental initiatives.
• Inform and engage stakeholders—customers, employees, suppliers, contractors, partners, governments, and non-government organizations—about our environmental commitment, fostering awareness and garnering support across our sphere of influence.
• Enhance the group's environmental performance annually by establishing, tracking, and transparently reporting on set objectives.
• Prioritize environmental considerations before initiating new activities or projects, devising strategies to mitigate potential impacts.
• Ensure compliance with regional and global environmental laws and standards in our business and subcontractor operations.
• Develop and promote eco-friendly products and services that consume less energy, support environmental health, and offer safe disposal or reuse options.
• Strategically reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by optimizing data centers, improving product development, service operations, and other measures to diminish our carbon footprint.
• Encourage employees and business travelers to utilize vehicles with low emissions, contributing to environmental preservation.
• Minimize waste generation by implementing the waste management hierarchy—prioritizing reuse, recycling, proper treatment, and responsible disposal across all operations.
• Manage electronic waste consciously, implementing sustainable end-of-life disposal methods whenever possible.
• Conserve natural resources by procuring recycled products, establishing recycling targets, fostering a "circular economy" mindset, and instituting take-back programs whenever viable.

Environmental Commitment & Goals for 2024 | Energy Efficiency Measures Timeline for 7% Reduction by Q4 2024

At Hummingbird Networks, our commitment to sustainability involves adopting specific measures to reduce our energy consumption. Building upon our existing initiatives, we aim to incorporate the following requests into our operational practices for calendar year 2024:

Initial Assessment:

  • Paper Usage Measurement and Reduction: Assess current paper usage with a targeted reduction in the purchase of reams and cases of paper to expedite the adoption of a paperless workflow.
  • Computer Monitor Transition Planning: Strategize and plan for the transition from LED to LCD monitors to optimize energy efficiency across workstations.
  • Emphasis on Virtual Meeting Practices: Prioritize and establish a framework for conducting virtual meetings as an alternative to business travel to reduce associated carbon emissions.

Paper Usage Reduction:

  • Decrease the purchase of paper reams from 40 cases to 37 cases, achieving a 7% reduction.
  • Encourage digital documentation and minimize printouts to accelerate the transition towards a paperless workflow.

Monitor Transition:

  • Replace 7% of the existing 26 LED monitors (approximately 2 monitors) with LCD monitors.
  • Continue the gradual transition from LED to LCD monitors, optimizing energy efficiency across workstations.

Emphasis on Virtual Meetings:

  • Reduce 7% of planned business flights (approximately 2 flights) by substituting with virtual meetings.
  • Promote and prioritize virtual meetings over business travel to reduce carbon emissions associated with transportation.

Progress Tracking and Adjustment:

  • Conduct regular and detailed assessments throughout Q3, and Q4 to closely track progress towards the specified reductions in paper usage, monitor transition, and business travel.
  • Continuously compare current practices with the targeted reductions to measure and manage progress effectively.

Mid-Year Evaluation and Adaptation:

  • Intensively evaluate the effectiveness of implemented measures and their impact on the reductions in paper usage, monitor transition, and business travel.
  • Make necessary adjustments and reinforce strategies to ensure continued progress towards achieving the 7% reduction by the end of Q4.

Refinement and Closing the Gap:

  • Review the progress in each area and intensify efforts to meet the specified reduction targets.
  • Implement supplementary measures or optimize existing strategies to bridge any gaps and achieve the set reduction goals.

End of Q4 Evaluation:

  • Perform a comprehensive final assessment to measure the achieved reductions in paper usage, monitor transition, and business travel against the specified targets.
  • Document and report the achieved reductions in each area compared to the initial measurements.

End Result: This adjusted plan now targets a 7% reduction in paper usage (from 40 cases to 37 cases), aims to transition 7% of the 26 LED monitors to LCD, and aims to reduce 7% of the planned 26 business flights by incorporating more virtual meetings. Adjustments and progress tracking will be crucial to meeting these objectives by the end of Q4 2024. These additional measures align with our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and enhancing energy efficiency within our small office environment.

Policy Evolution and Ongoing Progression in CSR Initiatives:

Continual enhancement forms the backbone of our CSR endeavors:

  1. Transparent Communication: Any alterations or enhancements to the CSR Policy will be communicated openly. Periodic updates on our website will stand as formal announcements of these changes, ensuring comprehensive awareness of evolving policies and practices.
  2. Official Policy Revisions: The latest and authorized iterations of our CSR Policy documents are available on the Hummingbird Networks website. Previous versions have been updated to maintain consistency and lucidity.

This expanded segment underscores the significance of active engagement, open communication, and collaboration within the organization and beyond its boundaries. It emphasizes the perpetual evolution and transparency embedded within the CSR Policy's framework.