Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Policy Introduction
(updated February 2022)
About Us: TigerGraph, Inc. is a software development company headquartered in Redwood City, CA.
ESG Governance: Our Corporate Sustainability Committee oversees our policies and operational controls for environmental, health, safety and social risks, and is led by our CEO and our Chief Operating Officer. The Committee meets regularly to set goals, budgets, and implementation timelines and monitor progress and results. ESG Commitment: We strive to build sustainable, equitable, healthy, and diverse communities through a combination of innovative workplace and datacenter management practices for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. This commitment informs every aspect of our business, including how we develop, manage and operate our software development company.
1. Environmental Stewardship
1.1. Overview: We aim to embed environmental stewardship in everything we do. We believe we have a responsibility to minimize the energy, carbon, water and waste impacts of our business and recognize that these impacts occur not just in the daily operations of our portfolio but also through our entire value chain. As a result, we strive to reduce environmental impacts across the full life cycle of our buildings and our corporate operations.
1.2. Statement on Climate Change: We are committed to driving down our energy and carbon impacts, as we believe that climate change is one of the greatest risks to our world. Although the environmental impacts of our corporate operations are small, we believe it is important to live our values. As a result, we have adopted sustainability policies for our HQ and all satellite offices that include criteria such as energy-efficient lighting and appliances, water-efficient fixtures, recycling programs, and e-waste collection events.
1.3. Industry Engagement: We also strive to engage key industry players—including vendors, peers, and standard-setters—on sustainability, as averting a climate crisis and other environmental disasters requires large-scale transformation that we cannot achieve alone.
2. Social Responsibility
2.1. Overview: A deep commitment to social responsibility is core to who we are as a company. We believe people are at the heart of our business and take pride in our outstanding work culture. We strive to be an optimal employer to our workforce and as well as a valued partner to our communities.
2.2. Compensation and Benefits: We know that the first step in hiring and retaining the best talent is to create safe and inspiring workplaces where people feel valued. We offer competitive compensation and benefits to all regular full-time employees, including but not limited to paid holiday, vacation, and sick time, retirement savings plans and medical, dental, and vision coverage. We also offer a very generous equity compensation program that empowers our team members to act and feel like owners, not just employees.
2.3. Culture, Engagement and Growth: We create fun, spirited work environments that reward innovation and collaboration at all levels. Every new employee is given a copy of our Core Values which we all strive to embody every day. Leaders are encouraged to demonstrate an “open door policy” and employees can provide feedback through their annual performance reviews. We hold periodic employee appreciation events, such as our annual all-hands meeting and annual summer party. We also aim to foster both personal and professional growth for employees at all levels of the organization through annual performance reviews, role-specific training and professional development opportunities.
2.4. Health and Safety: The health and safety of our employees and we conduct various health seminars and require our all employees to complete safety training.
2.5. Diversity and Inclusion: We embrace and value diversity in all its forms, whether gender, age, ethnicity or cultural background. Equal opportunity is integral to our recruitment process, as we aim to develop a community of diverse talent. We seek to maintain a positive workplace, free from discrimination and harassment. We champion pay equity and mutual respect, promoting an environment of fairness and equality. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion applies to the highest levels of the organization, including at the board level, where we recognize that diversity strengthens board performance and promotes long-term shareholder value.
2.6. Strengthening our Communities: We have a long history of providing meaningful, and often transformational, support to the communities in which we operate. We also provide charitable support to key industry and professional organizations, often in the form of event sponsorships.
3.1. Overview: We view good governance as essential to creating and preserving value for our shareholders and other stakeholders. This includes a sound approach to corporate governance that complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies as well as unwavering adherence to our values.
3.2. Holding Ourselves Accountable
3.2.1. Corporate Governance: We have an effective and highly skilled Board of Directors with three committees: Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance and review our ESG performance on a regular basis.
3.3. Doing what’s Right
3.3.1. Ethics: Our directors and all employees, including senior management, conduct themselves in accordance with the highest moral and ethical standards, informed by a robust Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. We are committed to ensuring a fair workplace for our employees as well as partners with whom we do business. We have strict policies to protect against unlawful discrimination and harassment. We have an Open-Door Policy to encourage honest and direct communication to resolve issues and concerns in an expeditious manner. We also have an Ethics Hotline that provides an alternative and anonymous method of reporting suspected compliance violations, unlawful or unethical behavior, or fraud.
3.3.2. Human Rights: Our Human Rights Policy reflects our dedication to the preservation of basic rights and human dignity in our workplace and beyond. We support internationally recognized human rights principles that promote and protect human rights. The policy applies to our operations and affiliates in all assets we own and operate.