Our Commitment to Socially Responsible Actions and Investments
Socially responsible investing means reliable, safe, secure, and accessible products and services. It means providing vital capabilities, community support, and a foundation for growth. Our local workforces deliver these values every day through their contributions, and we’re proud to enable enterprise-class digital connectivity and reliability in these historically underserved markets.
Making a Positive Difference Through Social Responsibility
Our commitment to social responsibility is evident in the life-enriching connectivity we help provide to our customers and their communities.
As an example, for remote and rural markets such as the Navajo Nation, our services enable telecommunications connectivity to the home, a first experience for some of these Americans. In light of our actions as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold we were honored by the Federal Communication Commission for "Digital Opportunity Equity Recognition" (DOER) for our work with the Navajo Nation. This honor recognizes work to close the digital divide in communities without access to affordable, reliable broadband. The work was conducted by our subsidiary, the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.
Ahead of and through crises such as the COVID Pandemic: providing critical, reliable communication infrastructure that connects our customers to the resources to thrive
Learn more on how we engaged to help with crisis support such as the COVID pandemic and post-hurricane relief.
Partnering with local government and institutions to develop tomorrow's leaders, engineers and inventors
Read our stories on the children education programs we are involved in from elementary through high school in locations such as the Navajo Nation, Bermuda and US Virgin Islands.
Promoting behavioral and social change and investing in the health and sustainability of our communities
Read our stories on how we helped bring Telemedicine to the Navajo Nation and brought connectivity to a remote mining town in Guyana.
We provide high-quality comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability coverage to our employees. In addition, we provide valuable benefits such as Paid Leave, Education Assistance and Professional Development.
We also provide mental health and emotional wellness programs, including an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is free and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The EAP provides professional assistance for child and eldercare services, adoption assistance, access to mental health and substance abuse help, and support for financial challenges and stress management.
Our annual employee engagement survey provides employees with the opportunity to share confidential feedback on what's working well and what we can improve to better support our teams. Our focus areas for engagement include the skills development, manager performance, and diversity. Anonymous, aggregated results are shared with employees, and the results are used to drive our long-term action plans for how we can continue to better our work culture.
ATN International and our subsidiaries are working hard to improve the way technology is used in the diverse communities we serve. We believe having management and staff that are as diverse as the communities in which they operate is crucial to our success and to our ability to have a positive impact on those communities.
We celebrate different perspectives and backgrounds because we believe they help us to have a stronger, more creative, and more successful workplace.
ATN Hosts First-Ever Virtual Women's Retreat!
ATN and its global subsidiaries held their first-ever Women's Retreat with over 300 attendees. The purpose of the retreat was to connect on our similarities while leveraging and celebrating the diversity of the attendees.
- Work and Life Balance
- Building Up Women Around You and;
- Presenting Yourself on Social Media
Participants and panelists connected on topics including finding your voice, navigating your career, potential gender-biased pay discrepancies, and mentorship.
Our esteemed panelists included: Geraldine Pitt, CEO of Viya, Mary Mabey, SVP & General Counsel of ATN, Vicki Steele, CFO of One Communications, Jennifer Matarangas-Kin, Vice President Public Relations/Govt. Affairs of Viya and Bobita Ram, General Manager, Mobile Money of GTT.
ATN believes in respect for human rights as a foundational principle. We believe that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Implied in this statement is the belief that women’s rights are fundamental human rights.
As an international telecommunications service provider, strive to respect and promote human rights in all of the markets in which we do business. We have developed this Human and Labor Rights Policy (this “Policy”) to set forth the guiding principles of ATN’s approach to human rights. This Policy is guided by the international human rights principals encompassed by The International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. This Policy applies to ATN and all entities that we own or in which we hold a majority interest.
Our corporate culture establishes standards whereby we do not tolerate violations of basic human rights of life, liberty, and security. We do not condone any inhumane treatment, particularly sexual harassment, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, mental or physical coercion, corporal punishment, forced labor, child labor, human trafficking, or slavery.
We believe that attaining equality between women and men and eliminating discrimination against women are fundamental rights. With respect to our employee base, we embrace a respectful and diverse culture. ATN respects our employees’ human rights and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or any other factor prohibited by law.
ATN prohibits the use of all forms of forced labor, including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, military labor, modern forms of slavery and any form of human trafficking. We also prohibit child labor, including the hiring of individuals that are under 18 years of age for positions in which hazardous work is required.
In all of our relationships (as an employer, service provider, business partner and general corporate citizen) we strive to establish a culture that respects and promotes human rights at a fundamental level. In addition, we expect all of our employees and business partners to uphold the same principles and ideals embodied in this Policy, as well as our Business Practice & Ethics and Vendors & Suppliers policies. We strongly urge all of our business partners to adopt similar policies within their own businesses.
ATN historically provides telecommunications services to the traditionally unserved or underserved areas of its markets. Enabling our users to communicate and to access and exchange information is a fundamental component of the freedom of expression and association. We are therefore particularly committed to providing access to high speed internet services in rural communities in order to bridge the rural digital divide. As a communication service provider, we respect our users freedom of expression and privacy rights as outlined by the Global Network Initiative.
Finally, as a sizeable portion of our business is derived on the Navajo Nation, ATN is committed to respecting all indigenous and tribal peoples’ human rights and we abide by the principles of the International Labor Organization’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169).
ATN International is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed based on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will ATN International discriminate against qualified persons based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender or gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other basis applicable under law.
All employees have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. ATN International supports an employee's right to work in an environment free from any form of harassment or discrimination. ATN will not tolerate any type of harassment or discrimination against any employee by co-workers, management, customers or vendors against any customer by an employee. Harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender or gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any status protected by applicable law is strictly prohbited.
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