Corporate Responsibility

Giving back —
it's who we are.

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Giving back —
it's who we are.

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Volunteer Service

Each year, our employees around the globe contribute many hours of their own time along with thousands of dollars to improve their communities. In 2018, these contributions totaled over 1,490 volunteer hours, nearly $90,000 in employee donations and more than $94,000 in Syniverse donations. Locally, many of these charitable initiatives are spearheaded by our employee associations, which include a broad representation of employees at offices who are interested in contributing to their local areas.

Here’s a snapshot of our most recent efforts:

North America

A team from our headquarters in Tampa, Florida, recently volunteered at a local charity, Metropolitan Ministries, to help bag foods and toys for needy families.

Europe

Our Luxembourg office recently formed a team of runners to compete in a race to raise funds for the charity SOS Village d’Enfants Monde.

Asia Pacific

Our Beijing office organizes trips to local orphanages, such as Sunvillage, helping brighten the lives of disadvantaged children by donating supplies and volunteering time to play with them.

Latin America

Fifty employees at our Costa Rica office recently helped disadvantaged children get the supplies they need to be able to attend school.

India

Our Hyderabad office recently sponsored a new lab that is bringing computer equipment, internet access and educational software to a local school.

Charitable Giving

We also give back to our communities through donations made locally as well as companywide. As part of this, we let our employees vote annually on the charities that Syniverse supports as a company, and, at some offices, we offer a matching fund program through which the company matches individual employee donations, with employees being given an incentive of extra vacation time if they donate a certain amount.

With these programs in place, in 2018, we contributed over $230,000 of money to more than 10 different causes around the globe, including more than $115,000 raised by employees. Just some of the organizations included the United Way, the American Heart Association, the Smile Foundation (India), the Nirmaan Organization (India), 1. FC Winterhausen (Germany), and Text4Baby, among many others.

In addition, we provide in-kind technology services to support Text4baby, a U.S.-based education program that provides pregnant women and new mothers with free text messages containing information to help them care for their health and their babies’ health. In 2017, we provided over $180,000 in in-kind services to this program.

2018 Results

1,500+

volunteer hours

$230,000

of money and resources contributed

$115,000

raised by employees

10+

causes around the globe

Environmental Sustainability

More and more, the world is depending on companies to make sustainable choices. Syniverse is committed to living up to this expectation by demonstrating leadership that will build a brighter, more sustainable future for our employees, customers, and communities around the globe.

As part of this, we’ve established specific focus areas for our sustainability program, and we continue to consider other areas in which we can improve our environmental impact.

Here’s a look at our current sustainability goals and key performance indicators:

Leadership and Employee Engagement
  • Maintain leadership status in corporate carbon reporting and secure outstanding scores from CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project).
  • Reduce Scope 3 emissions by helping employees decrease work-related vehicle miles traveled.
Energy Efficiency and Climate
  • Maintain companywide carbon emissions (Scope 1 and 2) below 10 metric tons of carbon dioxide for each full-time employee.
  • Maintain annual companywide carbon emissions below 31 grams per unit of revenue.
  • Reduce Scope 2 carbon emissions at 15% below 2010 levels at energy-intensive facilities.
Waste Management and Resource Use
  • Dedicate at least 5% of Syniverse’s annual companywide office supply budget to the purchase of environmentally preferable office products.
  • Reduce the number of annual printer page impressions at 10% below 2013 baseline levels.
Water Conservation
  • Strengthen water-use reporting capabilities throughout all company offices.
  • Develop new intensity targets to monitor companywide water conservation.

Carbon Disclosure Project

A major part of our sustainability effort is centered on our participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a nonprofit organization and environmental reporting platform that evaluates how well companies and cities disclose and manage the risks and opportunities associated with climate change, water scarcity and resource use. Measuring our efficiency in such areas as greenhouse gas emissions, electricity usage and paper waste is an important part of monitoring progress toward our carbon-reduction goals, and each year Syniverse quantifies and reports energy consumption, water usage, and waste generation data by submitting a report to the CDP. Each of these reports can be viewed on the CDP website.