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Sustainability Commitments at Zyxel


At Zyxel, we embed sustainability. With global warming, the rising world population, water scarcity, and air pollution, Zyxel leaders believe businesses have a responsibility to take care of the planet and its people. And making sure that Zyxel goods and services are both environmentally sustainable and support its economic growth. We take conscious actions to minimize environmental impacts while at the same time creating shared values with all stakeholders.

Karsten Gewecke, President at Zyxel Communications stated "At Zyxel Communications, sustainability is more than a buzzword. It’s a daily practice and corporate initiative tied to concrete, measurable goals. With this philosophy, our promise to fight climate change is more than a pledge. It’s a plan-based approach to reach net-zero emissions, adopt renewable energy, and sharpen R&D focused on green product development. I’m incredibly proud of all the efforts Zyxel has made and continues making toward becoming a greener planet, and we are committed to working closely with you to achieve a more sustainable future."


Here's how Zyxel is making a difference

Environmental sustainability
Zyxel is taking proactive actions to minimize our carbon footprint while driving seamless, fast, and efficient connectivity everywhere through our innovative technology.

Zyxel's greenhouse gas emissions management policy is based on the ISO 14064 standard. Our current greenhouse gas inventory includes direct (scope 1) and energy indirect (scope 2) sources. In 2021, we reported 76.84 tons of scope 1 and 486.5 tons of scope 2. Our total greenhouse gas emissions were 563.34 tons of CO2 equivalent.

In 2019, Zyxel American Headquarters implemented a 200kW solar system to supply approximately 90 percent of the power required to operate its Anaheim-based facilities. This marks an important milestone in Zyxel’s aggressive program to reduce its carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency

Economic Sustainability
At Zyxel, we work with internal and external stakeholders in pursuit of business growth while continuing to create positive impacts on the environment and the community.

The expectations and demands of external and internal stakeholders have been an essential part of Zyxel’s continuous efforts in operation optimization. We established versatile communication channels for each stakeholder and continued to conduct materiality analysis to ensure our sustainability strategies and action plans are on the same track as stakeholders’ concerns.

Zyxel requires all stakeholders to adhere to integrity and ethics and abide by the Code of Conduct regarding the following topics — regulation compliance, anti-corruption, fair trade, intellectual property, information security, and conflicts of interest.

Social Sustainability
Envisioning a connected and sustainable future with open communications, equal educational opportunities, and inspired innovation, Zyxel and Zyxel Foundation work together to create positive impacts for our community and industry while keeping the growth momentum of our business.
Reliable and consistent high-speed internet is not a luxury but a necessity for people in the post-pandemic era. Zyxel applies its extensive expertise in broadband access solutions to shorten digital gaps, bringing quality connectivity to everywhere and anyone.

Corporate Sustainability
At Zyxel, not only do we invest in the long-term well-being of the planet but also ensure that our employees are treated fairly. We strive to ensure workplace safety, protect employee health and emphasize work-life balance. We also create an equal, integrated, and diversified working environment where gender equality, multicultural integration, and cross-generational diversity are all brought into account.

A safe, healthy, and harmonious work environment is the foundation of employee productivity and company prosperity. We promise to guarantee workplace safety, protect employee health and emphasize work-life balance.

In 2021, Orange County Register named Zyxel Communications a winner of the Orange County Top Workplaces Award. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner, Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization including alignment, execution, and connection.

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