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

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.

People

Okta employees have 3 days off to volunteer each year.

Products

Nonprofits are eligible for 50 free licenses and pro bono services.

Dollars

The Okta for Good Fund enables strategic charitable giving.

88%

In fiscal 2021, 88% of employees participated in company-led giving and volunteering efforts.

$4.4M

The Okta for Good Fund, Okta, Inc., and Okta employees contributed over $4.4 million in philanthropic giving and committed an additional $3.5 million worth of Okta technology and services to nonprofits in fiscal 2021.

For more information check out our Okta for Good Impact Report

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

In August 2020, we completed our first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions analysis conducted by a third-party consultant and in accordance with industry best practices. Detailed emissions information can be found here.  Measuring and setting an emissions baseline is an instrumental first step in helping us define sustainability goals and strategies going forward, which include increasing our use of renewable energy and reducing our overall carbon footprint. We plan to update this page to share more information as we define the short and long-term strategies to help us achieve these goals.

Located in some of the world’s largest tech hubs, we intentionally select office sites that are easily accessible by public transit to reduce the environmental impact of employee commuting. The majority of our employees are based in our leased San Francisco and San Jose, California dual headquarters. While we do not own any real estate, our dual headquarter buildings are LEED Gold certified and contain efficient technology, such as carbon-free heating and smart lighting, reducing our costs and environmental impact.

As part of Okta's commitment to becoming a sustainable company, we’re excited to share that starting in January 2021, all new Okta offices will be LEED Silver and WELL Silver certified. By adopting both certifications, Okta is positioned to be a leader in sustainability.