Supporting Our Communities

Social and Environmental Responsibility at Okta  /  Supporting Our Communities 

Tech for Good

In 2016, we established our social impact initiative, Okta For Good, with a mission to strengthen the connections between people, technology and community.

At launch, we took the 1% Pledge, committing our time, product, and equity to giving back and reserved 300,000 shares of our common stock to fund the operations of Okta for Good. This allows us to support nonprofit organizations in our communities, empower our employees to give back and accelerate the impact of the hundreds of nonprofits that rely on Okta every day to make their work more efficient and secure.

How we give back

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People

Okta employees have 3 days off to volunteer each year.

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Products

Nonprofits are eligible for 25 free licenses and pro bono services.

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Dollars

The Okta for Good Fund enables strategic charitable giving.

 

In 2020, we launched a three-year, $10 million philanthropy commitment and the Nonprofit Technology Initiative – focused on helping nonprofits make the digital transition. We are also committing an additional $10 million in donations of Okta technology and pro bono services over those same three years and engaging Okta’s entire ecosystem of employees, customers, and partners in the effort.

95%

In fiscal 2020, 95% of employees reported they feel good about the way Okta gives back to the community and 88% participated in company-led giving and volunteering efforts.

$1 million

We contributed nearly $1 million in philanthropic giving and committed an additional $2.2 million worth of Okta technology and services to nonprofits in fiscal 2020.

Digital Divide

The benefits and opportunities provided by technology at times seem endless. Yet not everyone has access to these innovations. The digital divide is the gap between people who do and do not have access to technology, technical literacy and education, or a digital identity.

A significant amount of Okta for Good philanthropic and social impact investments focus on technology education for underserved youth and jobseekers. We partner with workforce development nonprofits on internship and job placement programs. In addition, every year, we host a global Tech Pathways Week to bring together our employees with individuals seeking a career in technology—with a focus on engaging and growing diverse talent in tech.

Digital Divide

Energy and Climate

The majority of our climate impact is caused by the physical and digital footprint of our business. We are reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of our operations by sourcing renewable energy and implementing efficiency projects. Our cloud-storage provider currently sources 50% renewable energy and has publicly committed to increasing to 100% renewable energy.

Located in the world’s urban centers, we actively select office sites that are easily accessible by public transit. We also enable our employees to work remotely, reducing the environmental impact of commuting. 

The majority of our employees are based in California, either at our San Francisco or San Jose offices. Both buildings are LEED Gold certified and contain efficient technology, such as carbon-free heating and smart lighting, that reduce our costs and environmental impact.