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Ciena Corporation offers network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software, and business services. The Company specializes in transitioning complex networks into automated business assets. Ciena’s portfolio of software-centric optical and Ethernet platforms combines network element programmability, operating system commonality, and management unification, and Carrier Ethernet-based transformation to enable customers to change the way they operate. Ciena provides its services to service providers, enterprises, governments, and research and education networks across the globe.

Ticker: CIEN ISIN: US1717793095
Address: 1201 Winterson Road , USA , Linthicum , MD , 21090 Website: CIENA Corporation
Phone #: 1-410-6945700 CSR Web Area: SUBSCRIPTION INFO

Basic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ratings

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CIENA Corporation 55 56 54 55 53
IT & Network Services
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All company average 55 55 56 58 52
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CIENA Corporation 48% 53% 38% 37% 49%
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CIENA Corporation
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All company average 53 54 55 58 55 55
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All company average 57 58 57 50 55 51
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Community Dev & Philantrophy Product Human Rights & Supply Chain Compensation & Benefits Diversity & Labor Rights Training, Health & Safety
CIENA Corporation 60% 70% 29% 60% 31% 31%
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CIENA Corporation 44% 25% 55% 64% 58% 36%
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) -48.164682123 0.2731 316.6056 NA
Brand Value 2012 572.5324 NA
BSI 50 62.2564 88.4717 NA
Domicile UNITED STATES NA
Enterprise Value NA 2096.443 NA NA
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Brand Value 2013 11.095 640.9337 67875.2014 NA
BSI 50 62.2564 89.6275 NA
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Brand Rating 2013 BBB AA- AAA+ NA
Enterprise Value 2013 0 2197.6318 435750.9811
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) 0.009 0.2764 1.07 NA
Brand Value 2014 10 640.9337 87304 A brand strength is assessed by using our Brand Strength Index framework. This benchmarks the strength, risk and future potential of a brand relative to its competitors by assessing input measures, brand equity measures, and output performance across four
BSI 51.3 65.9174 94.2 NA
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8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions No third party verification or assurance Proportion of Scope 2 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011-2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.7a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 2 emissions that are verified/assured More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100%
8.7b Reporting Period From/To/Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken, and attach the relevant statements/Type of verification or assurance/Relevant standard/Attach the document No Response
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from biologically sequestered carbon relevant to your organization? No
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2 NA
9.1. Do you have Scope 1 emissions sources in more than one country? No
9.1a Reporting Period From/To/Please complete the table below: Country/Region/Scope 1 metric tonnes CO2e No Response
9.2. Please indicate which other Scope 1 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide (tick all that apply) NA By activity NA
9.2a Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by business division: Business division/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2b Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by facility: Facility/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2c Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by GHG type: GHG type/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
9.2d Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by activity: Activity/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 1 Nov 2011/31 Oct 2012/Product Miles travelled by Road/9754.97
9.2e Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 1 emissions by legal structure: Legal structure/Scope 1 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
0.3. Country list configuration Malawi
0.4. Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. USD($)
0.5. Please select if you wish to complete a shorter information request. NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA Vice President of Supply Chain, supported by the CSR Leader and the CSR Steering Group. NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No No Yes
1.2a. Who is entitled to benefit from these incentives? No Response
10.1. Do you have Scope 2 emissions sources in more than one country? Yes
10.1a Reporting Period: From/To/Please complete the table below: Country/Region/Scope 2 metric tonnes CO2e/Purchased and consumed electricity, heat, steam or cooling (MWh)/Purchased and consumed low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling (MWh) 1 Nov 2011/31 Oct 2012/Canada/13940.15/28502/
10.2. Please indicate which other Scope 2 emissions breakdowns you are able to provide (tick all that apply) NA NA NA
10.2a Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by business division: Business division/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2b Reporting Period From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by facility: Facility/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2c Reporting Period: From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by activity: Activity/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
10.2d Reporting Period: From/To/Please break down your total gross global Scope 2 emissions by legal structure: Legal structure/Scope 2 emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) No Response
11.1. What percentage of your total operational spend in the reporting year was on energy? More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 95% but less than or equal to 100%
11.2. Please state how much fuel, electricity, heat, steam, and cooling in MWh your organization has purchased and consumed during the reporting year: Energy type/MWh Fuel/;Electricity/60407;Heat/;Steam/;Cooling/
11.3. Please complete the table by breaking down the total "Fuel" figure entered above by fuel type: Fuels/MWh No response
11.4. Please provide details of the electricity, heat, steam or cooling amounts that were accounted at a low carbon emission factor: Basis for applying a low carbon emission factor/MWh associated with low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling No purchases or generation of low carbon electricity, heat, steam or cooling/
12.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Decreased
12.1a. Reason: Emissions value (percentage) Change in physical operating conditions: 5/
12.2. Please describe your gross combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reporting year in metric tonnes CO2e per revenue: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 0.0161/metric tonnes CO2e/10/Decrease/Reduction due to a move of the headquarters to a new, more energy efficient facility, reducing scope 2 emissions in real terms and also a growth in annual revenues in real terms.
12.3. Please describe your gross combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions for the reporting year in metric tonnes CO2e per FTE: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change 6.724/metric tonnes CO2e/5/Decrease/Reduction due to a move of the headquarters to a new, more energy efficient facility, reducing scope 2 emissions in real terms
12.4. Please provide an additional intensity (normalized) metric that is appropriate to your business operations: Intensity figure/Metric numerator/% change from previous year/Direction of change from previous year/Reason for change No response
13.1. Do you participate in any emissions trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next 2 years
13.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA
13.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No
14.2. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 3 emissions No third party verification or assurance
14.2a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 3 emissions that are verified/assured NA
14.3. Are you able to compare your Scope 3 emissions for the reporting year with those for the previous year for any sources? No, this is our first year of estimation
14.4. Do you engage with any of the elements of your value chain on GHG emissions and climate change strategies? (Tick all that apply) Yes, our suppliers
14.4a. Please give details of methods of engagement, your strategy for prioritizing engagements and measures of success Ciena has recently specified the EICC Code as the basis of CSR expectations within the supply chain. as part of this engagement, scope 3 emissions data will be requested going forward to support Ciena's overall emissions mapping.
14.4d. Please explain why not and any plans you have to develop an engagement strategy in the future NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA
2.1a. Please provide further details The functional risks are identified and risk elimination / reduction / mitigation plans are identified. The risk management process is an integrated part of the Business continuity Management activity within Ciena, with functional ownership and a Corpora
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes Climate change, in respect of environmental protection, is part of Ciena’s strategy and have plans associated with this area to achieve third party certification to recognised international standards in this respect. Additionally, within Ciena’s CSR progr
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No No Yes
2.3a. On what issues have you been engaging directly?: Focus of legislation/Corporate Position/Details of engagement/Proposed solution NA
2.3b. Are you on the Board of any trade associations or provide funding beyond membership? No
2.3c. Please enter the details of those trade associations that are likely to take a position on climate change legislation/Trade association NA
2.3d. Do you publically disclose a list of all the research organizations that you fund? NA
2.3e. Do you fund any research organizations to produce public work on climate change? NA
2.3f. Please describe the work and how it aligns with your own strategy on climate change NA
2.3g. Please provide details of the other engagement activities that you undertake NA
2.3h. What processes do you have in place to ensure that all of your direct and indirect activities that influence policy are consistent with your overall climate change strategy? Ciena is a member of the EICC and a participating member of the Transparenct Task force within the EICC working towards transparent reporting of emissions and specifying the measures and metrics that should be included in the EICC code compliance activity
2.3i. Please explain why you do not engage with policy makers NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No No Absolute and intensity targets
3.1a. Absolute target/ID/Scope/% of emissions in scope/% reduction from base year/Base year/Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)/Target year/Comment No Response
3.1b. Intensity target/ID/Scope/% of emissions in scope/% reduction from base year/Metric/Base year/Normalized base year emissions/Target year/Comment No Response
3.1c. What change in absolute emissions this intensity target reflects/ID/Direction of change anticipated in absolute Scope 1+2 emissions at target completion?/% change anticipated in absolute Scope 1+2 emissions No Response
3.1d. Please provide details on your progress against this target made in the reporting year/ID/% complete (time)/% complete (emissions)/Comment No Response
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA Ciena is in the process of preparing a 3 year strategic plan for CSR and witin this plan will be key targets and metrics associated with critical areas. Ciena does not manufacture its products in-house, but adopts an outsourcing strategy and Ciena, in par NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA Ciena’s product architecture and portfolio of products allows customer to optimise their functionality, depending upon the network applications, to allow a more optimised ‘power consumption per bit’ performance, hence offering energy reduction opportuniti NA
3.3. Did you have emissions reduction initiatives that were active within the reporting year (this can include those in the planning and/or implementation phases) No Yes Yes
3.3a. Please identify the total number of projects at each stage of development, and for those in theimplementation stages, the estimated CO2e savings/Stage of development/3.3a. Number of projects/Total estimated annual CO2e savings in metric tonnes CO2e Under investigation//
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities?/Comment Employee engagement/Ciena has an velocity (innovations) process and review committee
5.1a. Please describe your risks driven by changes in regulation /ID/Risk driver/ Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact 1/General environmental regulations, including planning/This is a general, continuing trend in terms of European legislation driving laws and regulatory behaviour elsewhere, having a greater influence within Europe, but also beyond the european landscape.
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk and (iii) the costs associated with these actions Ciena has engaged a third party legal monitoring service that ensures we receive a heads-up on forecast changes in advance of the regulatory implementation timing to allow planning of changes required to take place, within the time fence required.
5.1c. Please describe your risks that are driven by change in physical climate parameters/ID/Risk driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact 1/Uncertainty of physical risks/The climatic, weather changing patterns over the past few years have demonstrated that significant, unexpected climatic disasters e.g. severe flooding are becoming more frequent and although there are BCM plans in place to
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA There are business continuity plans in place to manage this situation in a crisis, but there are greater pressures to seek alternative material sources or new locations for material sourcing from existing suppliers. In some cases, the migration of materia NA
5.1e. Please describe your risks that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments/ID/Risk driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact No Response
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA NA NA
6.1a. Please describe your opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation/ID/Opportunity driver/Description/Potential impact/Timeframe/Direct/Indirect/Likelihood/Magnitude of impact No Response
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA An evaluation of possible opportunities has yet to be fully evaluated and hence we are currently unable to include any details at this point in time. NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA An evaluation of possible opportunities has yet to be fully evaluated and hence we are currently unable to include any details at this point in time. NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2)/7.1. Base year From Date:/To Date:/ Scope 1 Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e)/N39Scope 2 Base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e) 2011-11-01/2012-10-31/27637.07/29545
7.2. Please give the name of the standard, protocol or methodology you have used to collect activity data and calculate Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions NA The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition) NA
7.3. Please give the source for the global warming potentials you have used Gas/Reference CO2/IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4 - 100 year)
7.4. Please give the emissions factors you have applied and their origin; alternatively, please attach an Excel spreadsheet with this data Fuel/Material/Energy/Emission Factor/Unit/Reference Electricity/0.5246/kg CO2e per MWh/DEFRA/DECC GHG Conversions
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA Operational control NA Boundary used for Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory during 2011-2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e 27637.07
8.3. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e 29545
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.4a Reporting Period From/To/Source/Scope/Explain why the source is excluded 1 Nov 2011/31 Oct 2012/Any location comprising less than 25000 square feet/Scope 2/These locations are generally managed by landlords and the information availabe from these sources is limited, with data generally provided in a blended charge and no conte
8.5 Reporting Period From/To/Please estimate the uncertainty of the total gross global Scope 1 and 2 emissions figures that you have supplied and specify the sources of uncertainty in your data gathering, handling and calculations/Scope 1 emissions No Response
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions No third party verification or assurance Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.6a. Please indicate the proportion of your Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100%
8.6b Reporting Period From/To/Please provide further details of the verification/assurance undertaken, and attach the relevant statements: Type of verification or assurance/Attach the document No Response
0.1. Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. Ciena is pioneering a new era of packet-optical networking by delivering world-class infrastructure, software and professional services to the world's leading businesses. Ciena specializes in high-performance optical transport and switching network and Ca
0.2. Please state the start and end date of the year for which you are reporting data. 2012-01-01
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