Corporate Social Responsibility

Extreme Networks is a customer-driven networking company. We are relentless in our commitment to our 30,000 customers around the world, including over half of the Fortune 50, building networks that drive competitive advantage, accelerate innovation, and improve the human experience. This includes a commitment to corporate social responsibility in our own business, and in fostering this with our business partners and our supply chain. As we increase the breadth of our portfolio and scale of our organization, we will continue our practice of hiring – and partnering with – a diversified workforce to broaden our company perspective and promote the exchange of ideas. We will also continue to seek ways to design, manufacture, and deliver software-driven networking solutions in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.

As a growing, global company, we have the opportunity to make a difference in our customers’ and partners’ lives – not just in the positive business outcomes our technology delivers, but by embracing and practicing positive environmental and social business practices. Corporate social responsibility is an integral part of how we run our business, and we are committed to evolving our efforts through sustainable development, corporate philanthropy, and people empowerment.

Ed Meyercord
President and CEO

Sustainability

Sustainability

Establishing resilient, clean energy sources for businesses and communities continues to be at the forefront of global conversations. At Extreme, we strive to be a pioneer in these conversations.

After Extreme Networks experienced three separate power outages during the summer of 2018, company leadership began a detailed review of our energy systems and consumption. By asking tough questions and speaking with other industry leaders, they arrived at the Bloom Energy Fuel Cell Solution.

Extreme selected Bloom Energy’s fuel cells as a reliable, low-cost, and sustainable power solution. The fuel cells are configured to operate as a microgrid. Microgrids generally operate in parallel or independent of an electric grid. The Extreme’s configuration does both. It provides an uninterruptible electricity supply to critical engineering and IT equipment. Furthermore, it operates parallel to the grid to lower the overall company’s power consumption by over 2.2 MW. This drastically reduces our company carbon footprint.


GHG Emissions, Air Pollutants, and Water Reductions with a 2.2 MW Bloom Installation

Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Philanthropy

Extreme Networks supports community development, education, and job training in the communities in which we operate through corporate philanthropy. Together with employees, we make meaningful contributions that communities around the world can count on and value.


Global Community Outreach

The Extreme Community and Involvement Team (exCITe) is driven by leaders in 10 different offices around the world spanning from San Jose, California to India. Together, this committee works to enhance our employee experience by creating opportunities to contribute to local communities via philanthropic activities.

Members of our San Jose team built 2 playhouses as part of the Habitat for Humanity’s Playhouse Program. The playhouse build program serves 2 purposes. One, it is a way for Habitat for Humanity to raise funds for their larger home construction projects. Two, it provides playhouses for local charities and needy families. The 2 playhouses Extreme Employees constructed were donated to Blue Star Mothers of America, a nonprofit that provides support to active armed service forces families.

For more than 10 years, Salem employees have gathered once each month to serve lunch to people in need at the Lazarus House soup kitchen in nearby Lawrence, Massachusetts. They also purchase, prepare, and serve dinner to hungry individuals and families at the Lazarus House homeless shelter.

Raleigh employees raised funds and gave gifts to make sure underprivileged local children and families had presents to open during the holiday season.

Members of our Reading team participated in Volunteer Day at the National Animal Welfare Trust, raising £60K to support this animal rescue organization, and helping onsite with various duties, including Halloween decorating, rebuilding patios, feeding animals, organizing clothes for charity sales and soliciting donations.

Extreme Shannon employees fundraised for this community organization via a variety of activities, including running the Milford Hospice Annual 10K in Limerick, helping to fund the fit-out of two new hospice rooms.


In Focus: American India Foundation

The American India Foundation (AIF) is a nonprofit American organization that is devoted to accelerating social and economic change in India. Extreme Networks works closely with AIF to support its Digital Equalizer initiative, which helps bridge the digital and educational divide, providing technology-based learning in government schools.

School Transformation Project

Our joint School Transformation Project aims to transform four government schools across Chennai and Bangalore to strengthen teaching and learning activities and improve the learning outcomes of students.

  • Improving school infrastructure, especially water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) infrastructure, to promote a healthy learning environment.
  • Creating innovative, tech-driven learning environments in core-subject areas – math, science, English and social studies
  • Ensuring teachers have the ability to use technology, when and where required, in their instruction and promoting a network of teacher change-makers.
  • Increasing engagement and active participation of children in grades 6-8.

In Focus: Wounded Warrior

The Wounded Warrior Project is a charity and veterans service organization that offers numerous programs, services, and events for physically or mentally wounded veterans and their caregivers and family members impacted by military actions following September 11, 2001. Extreme Networks employees and partners came together to raise $17,000 at our 2019 Americas Partner Conference.

Combat veteran Dan Miller from the Wounded Warrior Project takes the stage at our 2019 Extreme Americas Partner Conference to talk about the charity and Extreme’s support for this worthy cause.

Combat veteran Dan Miller accepts a check from Extreme on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project at our 2019 Americas Partner Conference


In Focus: Jangala

Jangala’s mission is to bring connectivity to those who are most vulnerable, most marginalized, and most left behind from technological gains benefitting the rest of the world. Extreme Networks employees and partners raised nearly $10,000 to support this effort at our 2019 EMEA Partners Conference, including the ongoing development of Big Box, a lightweight briefcase-sized device that transforms any form of internet connectivity into Wi-Fi that is easy to manage and easy to scale, from tens to thousands of users. This technology has provided crucial internet access for aid workers in Boko Haram-threatened northern Nigeria, for students taking online education courses in remote Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, and for refugees arriving by boat to the island of Lesbos in Greece.

Jangala Co-founder and Managing Director Richard Thanki accepts donation from Extreme’s Sean Collins at our 2019 EMEA Partner Conference.

People Empowerment

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Extreme Networks is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital or veteran status, age, ancestry, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We base all employment decisions on valid job requirements and the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Our employees have diverse backgrounds, skills, and ideas that collectively contribute to greater opportunities for innovation. Our Affirmative Action Program is designed to attract a diverse pool of talent so that we may select the best candidates and open doors at all levels of this organization.


Women’s Leadership Council

Extreme Networks strives to create a culture that values, promotes, and leverages the advancement of women based upon transparency, performance, and merit.
The Extreme Networks Women’s Leadership Council supports the growth and leadership development of women through:

  • Education
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Sponsorship programs

Through this international and cross-functional team, we have established a formal mentorship program, and continue to work for female friendly policies and recruitment efforts, and professional and personal development initiatives in a strategic effort to integrate all women into Extreme.
We strive to ultimately promote the success of the entire organization.

Policies and Commitments

Extreme Networks complies with global, national and local laws to protect human rights and promote environmental sustainability.