Overview

A10 Networks’ mission is to enable service providers and enterprises to deliver business-critical applications that are secure, available and efficient for multi-cloud transformation and 5G readiness. In our rapidly expanding digital economy, this has never been more relevant and critical. Our 7,000+ customers rely on us to help them drive better business outcomes now and into the future.

With our mission in mind, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and corporate governance, and to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and customer and partner ecosystem. We believe these practices will deliver the highest value for our employees, customers, partners and shareholders. Our global footprint provides an additional level of sustainability for business performance and we ensure that we are driving this responsibility across all our global locations.

We use as a guide the code of conduct policies set forth by the Responsible Business Alliance, the world’s largest industry coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains, and we expect all of our suppliers to do so as well. The alliance sets standards and practices for a social, environmentally sustainable, and ethical supply chain. Our supply chain has sustained audits based on the Validated Assessment Program.

Further, A10 Networks has established standards and practices to which its Board of Directors, executives and employees are obligated to adhere, as outlined in the following documents, along with those detailed in our Employee Handbook.

Environmental Commitment

A10 Networks is committed to business practices that preserve the environment upon which our society and economy depend. We are committed to meeting or exceeding all legal and compliance guidelines for our people, products, and operations. In addition, we strive to deliver products and services that minimize the impact to the environment throughout our value chain. A10’s environmental initiatives are aligned with the 1.5°C ambition as outlined in the Paris Agreement, and we have corporate goals to support the initiative.

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We work with our contract manufacturers and suppliers to maintain compliance with, for example, RoHS, REACH and WEEE in the EU and elsewhere across the globe for other such environmental requirements. The company’s Conflict Minerals Supply Chain Policy outlines our practices and procedures with respect to human rights to ensure participants in our supply chain do not knowingly contribute to local conflict or human rights abuses. We expect our suppliers to comply with our policy on responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas and to cooperate with our diligence inquiries and requests for information and certification as may be required by us to comply with reporting and disclosure obligations to which we are subject from time to time.

Our corporate headquarters in San Jose, Calif. is compliant with the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards - Title 24 to reduce wasteful and unnecessary energy consumption. The company has planned for greater use of renewable energy in partnership with the local utility, PG&E. At our headquarters, we offer EV charging stations to our employees and visitors, and where applicable according to local requirements, we offer recycling and properly dispose of e-waste.

The company is in the process of evaluating environmental initiatives to further develop the company’s policy and objectives. One such initiative is a sustainability project for reducing carbon emissions. The company has engaged with a sustainability expert and set a baseline target year in 2019 for a 10-year carbon reduction plan. The strategy for this project is aligned with the 1.5°C initiative scope protocols.

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Social Commitment

We fundamentally believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for employees, as well as encouraging diversity and inclusion within the customer and partner ecosystem, and our community at large. We strive to create a corporate culture that values diverse backgrounds and innovative thinking. These are the hallmarks to the curiosity and creativity that drive customer innovation and shareholder value. We offer a variety of training programs, such as engineering and product line management training, individual career development and coaching, Challenger training for sales and marketing and internship programs. Our training and employment opportunities aim to address both our business needs as well as employee growth.

Employees have an opportunity for financial inclusion at A10 Networks. The company provides an Employee Stock Purchase program and regularly offers restricted stock units and performance stock units as part of its compensation plan.

Our Board of Directors believes that our board should be a diverse body, and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee considers a broad range of backgrounds and experiences when selecting nominees for our board. Fifty percent of our directors currently self-identify as being from one or multiple diverse groups, including gender.

We are committed to providing a work environment free from unlawful harassment and we prohibit all employees from engaging in harassment whether directed toward other employees or non-employees with whom A10 has a business, service, or professional relationship. Periodic training on our code of conduct and harassment policies is required.

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A10 strives to be compliant with data privacy statutes globally. As a network security vendor, we are constantly reviewing and applying security best practices. This includes onsite physical security of buildings and employees.

Protecting Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As stated in our public communication in March of 2020, protecting the health and safety of our employees is of the utmost concern during this crisis, and is continues to be a key focus. At the outset of the pandemic, we immediately followed all local shelter-in-place orders in each of the locations where we do business. We permit remote working as conditions of the pandemic continue to fluctuate around the world. We are aligned with the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control in the U.S. and all other local requirements for increased cleaning practices, social distancing and other protections where we do business across the globe.

Governance Commitment

We continuously review and improve our corporate governance guidelines in response to changing requirements and feedback from employees, customers, partners, vendors and shareholders. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board of Directors, consisting entirely of independent directors, evaluates the appropriate governance practices as defined by law and industry best practice and takes those recommendations to the Board of Directors. Currently, four of five Board members are independent and three of five have less than three years of tenure.

A10 engages with an independent audit firm to ensure the company complies with relevant requirements such as the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

The company’s governance and code of conduct policies are outlined in the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Corporate Governance Guidelines, Whistleblower Policy and the Employee Handbook. Employees many submit concerns to generalcounsel@a10networks.com or via the company’s third-party hotline as noted the Employee Handbook.

Non-employees may submit concerns to:

A10 Networks

2300 Orchard Parkway

San Jose, CA. 95131

Attn: General Counsel