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Corporate Social Responsibility

Making the world a safe and sustainable place to live and work

Our Sustainability Approach

Fortinet is committed to making the world a safe and sustainable place to live and work.

Our core mission is to deliver the most innovative, highest-performing security solutions to protect businesses, public institutions, governments, and the digital economy. Such security innovation is essential if we expect technology advances to address today’s economic, social, and environmental challenges, including individual digital protection and privacy.

As we pursue our mission, we are committed to creating sustainable, long-term value for all our stakeholders including customers, partners, employees, shareholders, and society in general.

Data, Policies, and Standards

Addressing ESG Issues

Fortinet is committed to corporate responsibility in our own practices and all aspects of our business. We believe that by working together with our employees, customers, partners, suppliers, community stakeholders, and our broader ecosystem, we can make a positive contribution to creating a more sustainable world.

Our corporate social responsibility addresses environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues to positively impact our stakeholders.

We and our supply chain partners meet the most stringent requirements in product design and lifecycle management.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and fair workplace. We ensure that employees and suppliers comply with human rights and labor regulations.

Our approach to responsible business is based on a strong corporate governance structure and high ethical standards.

Our sustainability approach focuses on the following main areas of impact:

People and Communities
Fortinet is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace, based on fairness, equality, and sense of belonging, that empowers individuals to reach their full potential. In addition, as a leader in broadly available cybersecurity training, we help educate individuals worldwide to improve their career opportunities, while doing our part to close the cybersecurity skills gap. We also support global communities through our philanthropic foundation, contribution matching, employee service days, and outreach services.

Environmental sustainability is a priority for Fortinet. Our business model is based on innovating highly efficient, integrated solutions. We strive for minimizing the footprint of our hardware infrastructure through the development of energy-efficient appliances and cloud-based security services. From a business standpoint, we are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment across our operations and supply chain.

Business and Innovation
Fortinet is committed to driving sustainability by cybersecurity. We strive for creating value through security innovation, expertise, research, and cooperation, with a mission to ensure the digital privacy and security of individuals and organizations and to contribute to the reduction of the cybersecurity skills gap that threatens the global digital economy.

Governance and Ethics
Fortinet is committed to doing business ethically and in compliance with all laws. Our corporate governance practices provide review, oversight, and guidance to leadership with a goal of ensuring accountability to meet our responsibilities and drive long-term value for our stockholders.


The Fortinet Response to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the urgent need for resilient infrastructure. Fortinet implemented its COVID-19 Response Plan to support our employees, customers, and community to foster resilience during an uncertain and unprecedented time.

We have taken steps to help protect the health and well-being of our employees, support communities in the fight against the pandemic, and worked with our customers and partners to help maintain operations during this challenging time.

Some of our actions in response to COVID-19 include:

  • Employees: remote telework policies, proper social distancing measures, preventative sanitation measures, and more
  • Customers and partners: innovative, scalable built-in remote worker capabilities to ensure rapid protection for business continuity and secure remote working
  • Cybersecurity Training: free online security training for our partners, customers and communities to help protect our end users, empower our ecosystem with security skills, and narrow the security skills gap
  • Charitable Commitment: increased Fortinet’s employee charitable contribution matching program to $2M, to match employees’ contributions up to $2,000 per employee, for non-profit organizations fighting COVID-19.
  • Free Training: free access  to security training to maintain operations through NSE & FortiGate Essentials online courses