OUR CULTURE

COMMITTED TO CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH DIVERSITY, SUSTAINABILITY AND CHARITY

DIVERSITY

We’re committed to equal opportunity employment.

Iridium Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, height, weight, physical ability, veteran status, and marital status.

SUSTAINABILITY

WE CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.

Sustainability is built into the way we work and reflects our commitment to sharing the planet responsibly. 100% of our employees work from home offices. That means no commute pollution and no additional heating and cooling of an office space. All of our employees are encouraged to reduce printing and recycle all paper waste from their home offices. Our working model is an extension of our corporate responsibility to the environment.

Core Values

THIS IS HOW WE ROLL

These are the values that guide our business, our product development, and our client service. As our company continues to evolve and grow, these five values remain constant.

Our clients are
our partners

Living and
breathing BI

Solve it
now

Sure — We
can do that

Awesome Team =
Awesome Results

GIVING BACK

We believe that corporate responsibility extends outside of the boardroom and into the community.

At Iridium Technology, we strongly believe in giving back to the global community and the communities where we do business. We feel that one of the most important business investments is actively supporting and encouraging all of our employees to “give back” wherever and whenever they can. Giving back has many rewards, including the personal satisfaction of knowing that you are making the world a better place. It is also one of the best ways to be a role model for your children, fostering a spirit of generosity and community service.

 

Iridium’s is proud to have developed two major ongoing initiatives for “Giving Back”. These are charitable initiatives where Iridium is the driving force – we start from scratch and then try to extend our efforts and impact each year. The major initiative receiving most of our focus, time, energy, and funding, See the links below to learn more about Operation Sam’s Club (2009-2013) and the Iridium Scholar program (2014-present).

Yuwadee Srichinlers from Thailand is our first Iridium Scholar!

Iridium Scholar

The Iridium Scholar program was kicked off in 2013 to support young men and women who aspire to study computer science, accounting, or law, but their families do not have the financial means to pay for their university education. Iridium Scholars receive a full scholarship: tuition, books, apartment, food, living expenses, etc. – and will cover the full four years of their education.

To learn more about Iridium Scholar program: Click Here

Operation Sam’s Club

Iridium Technology, in cooperation with the Reno Sam’s Club and Operation Shoebox (Belleview, FL) organizes an annual collection drive that supports U.S. troops stationed overseas. We ran Operation Sam’s Club for five years we have averaged from one to four  TONS of donations collected for care packages. To date, Iridium’s efforts have resulted in over TEN TONS of donations being sent to US troops over the last five years!

 

To learn more about Operation Sam’s Club (and see more pictures): Click Here

Changing girls' lives, one line of code at a time!

Gigabyte Girls

Iridium Technology began sponsoring Gigabyte Girls in May 2016. Gigabyte Girls is a club for all girls in Reno in grades 6-12 who have a passion for learning all things tech-related. It is being run through the local Girl Scout troop, and is the first Gigabyte Girls club in the US. Iridium is dedicated to promoting more interest in STEM careers amongst women and this is one of our ways of giving back to our local community.

To learn more about the Gigabyte Girls: Click Here

GLOBAL CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

We are committed to supporting our client’s charitable efforts.

Iridium has the policy that we will sponsor any of our client contacts in their charitable endeavors. Our typical donation is $100 USD for any request. Over the years we are proud to have supported these charitable organizations (plus many others!).  The charities listed below include those where Iridium has either donated directly, or donated to support the efforts of one of our client contacts.

Giving Back Globally

Kiva: www.kiva.org

Kiva makes small business loans to entrepreneurs around the globe. We have been making Kiva loans for over ten years, providing working capital to aspiring business owners around the globe. This can also be a great learning experience for your children: they learn about geography, giving, and the economic conditions in other countries. Iridium is making monthly donations to Kiva, and has helped to fund more than 120 loans. You can view the Iridium Technology loan portfolio at www.kiva.org/lender/iridiumtechnology.

Rafe’s Brain | Birmingham, UK: justgiving.com/rafesbrain

Rafe’s Brain is a charity dedicated to fundraising money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Rafe was 14 years old when he developed a brain tumor. Treatment at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the UK saved his life.

Operation Shoebox: www.operationshoebox.com

Operation Shoebox was founded in 2003 in an effort to send support, snacks and much needed personal care items to our troops deployed outside of the USA. We encourage citizens to support their fighting men and women deployed overseas in these dangerous times. The most frequent response we get from the “boots on the ground” is that receiving mail from the home front is a huge morale boost!

Susan G. Komen: komen.org

The Susan G. Komen organization is committed to fighting breast cancer. To date, “they’ve invested more than $2.6 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Their efforts have helped reduce death rates from breast cancer by 34 percent since 1990; and has helped improve five-year relative survival rates for early stage cancers from 74 to 99 percent.”

Movember: movember.com

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Royal Far West | Australia: royalfarwest.org.au

“Royal Far West is a non-government organisation that has been providing health services to children living in rural and remote New South Wales since 1924. Their vision is healthy country children.

To achieve this, they work in partnership with families and their local health and education providers to complement existing services within the community. Every year, thousands of country children who have non-acute developmental, behavioural, learning, emotional and mental health disorders, and limited access to local services, benefit from their integrated clinical and educational model of care.”

WellChild | UK: wellchild.org.uk/

There are thousands of children and young people in the UK living with a long-term or complex health condition. WellChild is the national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for all these children and their families wherever they are and whenever they need it.

Terry Fox Foundation | Canada: terryfox.org/

The Terry Fox Foundation maintains the vision and principles of Terry Fox while raising money for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Run, National School Run Day, as well as via donations and planned gifts.

AIDS Walk | Los Angeles, CA: la.aidswalk.net/

In its 31 years, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn hundreds of thousands of supporters to walk, and millions more to donate, raising more than $79 million to combat HIV and AIDS. The funds raised at the event remain a vital lifeline that sustains APLA’s prevention, care, and advocacy programs for the thousands of men, women, and families affected by the disease in Los Angeles County. Proceeds also benefit more than 20 other HIV/AIDS service organizations that are able to participate and raise funds through the Community Coalition Initiative (CCI).

MARSOC Foundation : marsocfoundation.org/

The U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC), is the Marine Corps service component to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).MARSOC trains, organizes, equips and, when directed by the Commander, USSOCOM, deploys task-organized, scalable and responsive U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Forces in support of Combatant Commanders and other agencies.

MacMillan Cancer Support : macmillan.org.uk/

“At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support you and help you take back some control in your life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here.”

JDRF | Canada: jdrf.ca/

“For over 40 years, JDRF has been a global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D), through both research funding and advocacy. During that time, we have always talked about a cure as a singular destination: a return to normal physiology.

But today, we realize that we are engaged in a process of curing T1D – that a cure is not just a destination but also a journey along a path. And we recognize that a part of our mission must be to help those living with T1D today to live healthier, easier, and safer lives until we arrive at the end of that path.”

Surfrider Foundation | California: surfrider.org/

Surfrider is a community of everyday people who passionately protect our playground – the ocean, waves, and beaches that provide us so much enjoyment. They ensure clean water, healthy ocean and coastlines and accessible beaches for all to enjoy by finding lasting solutions to the threats our ocean faces.

World Bicycle Relief: worldbicyclerelief.org

World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. WBR has builds programs to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles for students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs across Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. While the bicycles themselves help individuals conquer distance and increase their carrying capacity, WBR has also created new economic opportunities by training field mechanics and employing bike assemblers to support our local programs.

Fistula Foundation | fistulafoundation.org/

“Fistula Foundation believes no woman should endure a life of misery and isolation simply for trying to bring a child into this world. That’s why we’re dedicated to ending the suffering caused by obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury caused by prolonged, unrelieved obstructed labor that renders a woman incontinent – an injury that can only be treated through surgery.”

Giving Back Locally

Gigabyte Girls | Reno, NV: gssn.org

Gigabyte Girls is a club for girls in grades 6-12 who have a passion for learning all things tech-related. They have the opportunity to explore things like computer science, website coding, programming, and more.

Wooster High School Science Fair | Reno, NV: woostercolts.com/

The Wooster High School Science Fair supports local high school students in their pursuit of STEM education.

Friends of the Black Rock Desert | Gerlach, NV: blackrockdesert.org

Friends of Black Rock Desert is a nonprofit organization that focuses on stewardship, education and conservation of the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trail National Conservation Area.

They help manage the resources of the Black Rock Desert region and educate the public to foster stewardship of the region and preserve its unique character.

Toys For Tots: www.toysfortots.org

Iridium Technology makes an annual donation of toys to Toys For Tots during each holiday season. This is something that we do with our children – taking them shopping for “the kids who don’t have any toys”. This is an excellent way to directly help families in need, and also to be reminded of the true spirit of the holiday season.

United Blood Services: www.unitedbloodservices.org

Donating blood is an awesome way to help others. Since not all people can qualify to donate (and others are not comfortable with the procedure) it is important that those who are able to donate do it on a regular basis. Iridium’s President, Tom Jones, donates platelets on a monthly basis. The procedure takes about an hour and a half, but you get to watch a movie while they are spinning off your platelets in the centrifuge.

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