Global Social Responsibility
Fortinet’s primary strategy is to develop products that make the world a safer and more efficient place to do business. Our products are designed to allow organizations to protect personal and private customer information and intellectual property, and to run their businesses without the cost, distraction, and violations of privacy that sophisticated criminal organizations and hackers are bringing about on a daily basis.
Our primary strategy also includes developing products that integrate multiple security and networking functions that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Fortinet’s programs make every effort to ensure full environmental compliance.
Beyond our core business, we have programs designed to help make the world a better place and to help ensure fairness in the workplace and opportunity based on a meritocracy, including but not limited to affirmative action programs, the Fortinet Women’s Network, and the FortiVet program.
We also have programs designed to return value to the communities in which we live, such as community outreach and charitable giving programs.
In addition, we have processes that ensure protection of human rights in our supply chain, and avoid doing business with certain parties if designated as problematic from a human rights perspective.
Further, Fortinet has led efforts to share threat information and collaborate with our competition to help protect society’s data. Fortinet founded the Cyber Threat Alliance to share threat intelligence with other security organizations to better secure the world’s data.
We also partner with various government organizations to share threat intelligence and fight bad actors to secure society’s data and private information.
Innovation that drives environmental responsibility is core to our strategy
We demonstrate our commitment to environmentally responsible behavior by ensuring that our products reduce environmental impact, we lead with environmentally friendly approaches to our daily business, and we adhere to compliance and regulations worldwide.
From the start of our business in 2000, our goal has been to maintain an environmentally friendly stance. By combining security and networking functionality via the Fortinet Security Fabric approach, we successfully deliver one appliance—with a single power cord—that takes up limited power and space.
Traditionally, a customer may require an array of different appliances, potentially using up to five times the space and power. With Fortinet’s integrated Security Fabric approach, a customer can achieve the same security and networking functionality with just one appliance that uses one-fifth of the power and space.
We believe environmentally friendly practices make good business sense. At Fortinet, we intertwine environmental and efficient business practices every day. Our headquarters in Sunnyvale, California harnesses natural energy with solar panels installed in the parking lot to reduce energy usage.
Fortinet has collaborated with the city of Sunnyvale to design our new headquarters building. Slated to open in 2020, the new headquarters is designed to be LEED certified, a rigorous environmental certification.
Dedicated teams and processes ensure compliance with environmental product material content requirements worldwide.
Fortinet products placed on the market in the European Union include materials that are fully compliant with the EU Directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), meaning our products are manufactured to comply with environmental substance requirements. Our suppliers are monitored to ensure environmental compliance and products are tested for verification. As EU RoHS has often been adopted by many countries outside the EU, we apply EU hazardous material content requirements for all of our products sold worldwide. In addition, we monitor and apply, material content requirements from non-EU members where such requirements may differ from EU RoHS.
Fortinet has established programs and recycling partnerships to ensure proper disposal of our products. We ensure full compliance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive from the E.U. to properly dispose of electronic waste.
As a market leader in network security, we are building the networks of tomorrow. We recruit the best and brightest in all of our disciplines with the mindset that diversity is a cornerstone of workplace excellence.
Public Safety and Human Rights
Fortinet aims to partner with peers and stakeholders to influence and help shape public policy decisions to improve security on global, national, and local levels.
Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
Fortinet is proud to join the CTPAT, which aims to safeguard the world's trade industry from terrorists, maintaining the economic health of the U.S. and its neighbors.
The Fortinet conflict minerals policy demonstrates our commitment to comply with the Conflict Minerals Rules and ensure our partners adhere to our compliance standards.
Prohibition on Human Trafficking
Fortinet is committed that its business practices, human resources procedures, and the selection of its staff are aligned with the combat against slavery and human trafficking. Read the Fortinet statement for more information.
Blocking Business with Human Rights Violators
Fortinet takes steps to screen against denied parties, including but not limited to designated terrorists, human rights violators, human rights abuse, and corruption.