Connecting the world in a way that's responsible, sustainable, and inclusive
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At Viasat, we’re brought together by a shared desire to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges. To bring connectivity where it’s needed most to unlock opportunity for everyone, everywhere. And to realize our capacity to make a difference in the world — responsibly, sustainably, and inclusively.
Since the earliest days at Viasat, our culture has been grounded in both doing the right thing and the belief that there is always a better way.
Rick Baldridge, Viasat CEO
Since the earliest days at Viasat, our culture has been grounded in both doing the right thing and the belief that there is always a better way. We believe we can make the greatest impact when our environmental, social, and governance strategy is aligned with our business strategy. In some ways, Viasat's skills, resources, and growth ambitions make us uniquely qualified and capable of addressing very complex, but crucial, global environmental and social issues, such as driving understanding and awareness of the impact of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) utilization on the terrestrial environment; developing policies and regulations for sustainable and equitable use of space; and overcoming both the economic and geographic barriers that inhibit affordable access to broadband on a global basis.
Our first ESG Impact Report summarizes our work on these unique opportunities for Viasat, as well as on four key areas that apply to all enterprises:
These focus areas position us to create long-term value and respond to the growing importance of ESG issues. Solving high-value challenges is in our DNA — and leaning into our strengths in these areas is more important than ever. As we look to the future, we will continue making a difference by delivering valuable communications and connectivity experiences to transform the world through the power of connection — sustainably, responsibly, and inclusively.
Mark Dankberg, Executive Chairman and Board Director
Rick Baldridge, Chief Executive Officer and Board Director
ESG issues are managed by several departments throughout Viasat, with oversight provided by our board of directors and executive leadership team. While the board reviews and engages on ESG topics that impact business strategy, the Social Impact team manages Viasat's ESG efforts under the direction of our Chief People Officer.
In order to identify Viasat's ESG priorities, we conducted an initial priority issues analysis in FY21. As part of this process, we analyzed insights from our key stakeholder groups — employees, customers, investors, policymakers, and industry peers. We then surveyed Viasat leadership to ensure our ESG priorities were appropriately aligned with current stakeholder expectations, market trends, and business risks and opportunities. The findings from this analysis helped us to narrow our strategic focus around the following priority issues, listed in alphabetical order:
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collaborative, global effort to protect our planet, end poverty, and help people live in prosperity and peace. As Viasat leverages innovative telecommunications technology to connect consumers, communities, businesses, governments, and militaries around the world, we examined how our business activities and our ESG priorities align with the SDGs and identified five areas which our business has the greatest opportunity to impact:
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