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Corporate Social Responsibility - Overview

We believe that acting responsibly yields benefits for our customers, employees and partners. So that our investments make the greatest impact, we focus our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts on five key areas:

Environmental Sustainability

Blue Coat is committed to being a good steward of the environment in all aspects of our business. We understand the far-reaching effects of our actions, and recognize our responsibility to conserve resources and minimize waste.

Integrity and Ethics

Blue Coat is committed to conducting its operations in accordance with high ethical standards. By doing the right thing and operating with integrity, we build and maintain credibility and trust with employees, customers, partners and stockholders.

K9 Web Protection: Free Internet Filtering and Parental Control Software 

Our commitment to provide products that enable a safe and productive Internet experience extends to the home as well. K9 Web Protection, Blue Coat’s free filtering and parental control software, protects children from accessing inappropriate content including pornography, illegal drug use, and violence/hate/racism.

Internet Privacy and Freedom of Expression

We believe Blue Coat products play a vital role in enabling a safe and productive Internet, but we also recognize that our products, like any technology, can be misused for inappropriate purposes in the wrong hands. Blue Coat has adopted a Public Internet Access Policy demonstrating our support for privacy and freedom of expression on the Internet.  We do not condone any government’s use of our products to undermine the privacy or freedom of expression of its citizens on the Internet outside those exceptions recognized by international human rights standards or authorized by the laws of the countries in which we do business.

Supply Chain Responsibility

Blue Coat supports efforts to eradicate forced labor, human trafficking and child labor violations.  We have increased awareness and sensitivity to these issues with our suppliers and have implemented contractual requirements with our direct material suppliers to promote this goal.