Avaya Releases 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

16 Feb 2016
Santa Clara, Calif. –February 16, 2016 -- Avaya today released its annual Corporate Responsibility Report, which illustrates the company’s key opportunities for making a positive difference in the world through its employees, products, customers and supply chain.  
“Every day, our employees come to work with a passion, enthusiasm and commitment to create value for our customers, partners and the communities where we live and do business,” said Kevin Kennedy, president and CEO of Avaya.  “As a global software and services company, we aim to lead the industry with best-in-class products and solutions, and to reflect The Power of We™ spirit in everything we do, from upholding high ethical standards in the ways we conduct business to volunteering in our local communities and designing products that are energy efficient and require less hardware.”
As described in the report, in fiscal year 2015, Avaya:
·         Exceeded its five year goal to reduce carbon emissions by 15 percent before 2015.
·         Reduced its carbon footprint from business operations by 14 percent in one year.
·         Became an affiliate member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), which promotes safe and humane labor standards, environmentally responsible business practices and high ethical standards in the supply chain.
·         Made 95 percent of its application solutions available as virtual machines, thereby reducing energy, hardware and costs for customers.
·         Improved packaging designs to reduce shipping costs and environmental impact.
·         Partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps program to explore energy and cost-savings opportunities in its labs and data centers.
·         Joined with partners and suppliers to host its first ever Global Month of Giving, which raised approximately $250,000 for charitable organizations and engaged thousands of employees around the globe.
Customer use-cases give testimony to how Avaya solutions accelerate company missions and increase productivity while minimizing risk, physical infrastructure footprints, operational costs and stress on natural resources. Many Avaya solutions are cloud-enabled, mobile and interoperable, and engage people across time and space to quickly solve customer problems to meet the demands of a changing 21st century workplace.  Avaya technologies are acclaimed for helping educators create safer and “smarter" schools, aiding governments and nonprofits in responding to disasters and tragedies, and enabling patients to telemedicine during trying times.
“We are pleased with what we have accomplished to date, but there is more work to be done,” said Sara Broadbent, director of Corporate Responsibility at Avaya. “In 2016, we will take our commitments one step further by implementing a science-based carbon reduction target, enlarging our Month of Giving initiative, and expanding our influence to create positive change in the world by joining with customers and suppliers on collaborative projects.”
·         Read the 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report here.
·         Customer use-case: Ballantyne Strong
·         Customer use-case: Blue Spring School District
About Avaya
Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Environment enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage.  The Avaya fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services.  For more information please visit www.avaya.com.
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Christina Knittel