Our Commitment to Sustainability
Sumo Logic empowers the people who power modern, digital businesses. Our mission is to be the leading software-as-a-service analytics platform for reliable and secure cloud-native applications. With our platform, we help our customers ensure application reliability, secure and protect against modern security threats, and gain insights into their cloud infrastructure. Our multi-tenant, cloud-native platform provides powerful, real-time, machine data analytics and insights across observability and security solutions. By delivering an analytics platform for observability and security for cloud applications, we enable our customers to transform into differentiated, digital businesses and improve digital experiences for their users. Our vision is to make the world’s digital experiences reliable and secure.
Our approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices are anchored in our mission to enable reliable and secure cloud-native applications for our customers. We recognize that our commitment to managing ESG risks and opportunities is essential to long-term value creation for our stockholders, employees, customers, communities, and other stakeholders. Both our management team and our board of directors believe that our environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and corporate governance practices are foundational to our operational success, growth strategy, and financial priorities. Our strategic priorities for ESG align with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for the software and IT services industry.
Our board of directors is responsible for promoting our strong culture of corporate citizenship and adherence to business standards guided by our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics . Our corporate governance and nominating committee has oversight of our ESG practices, as outlined in its committee charter . Other board committees also play a role in ESG, with responsibilities across areas such as cybersecurity, human capital management, and corporate risk assessment and risk management. In addition, members of our management team and subject-matter experts across our company are responsible for the implementation of our ESG strategy, initiatives, and communications.
Honest and ethical conduct is critical to our business. Our success depends on the trust we foster with our employees, with our customers and partners, and with our community by acting with integrity and in accordance with applicable laws. We expect every employee, officer, director, and consultant to not only read and understand our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics , but also apply good judgment and the highest personal ethical standards in making business decisions.
We encourage employees and other stakeholders to raise concerns and be alert to possible violations and report them without fear of retaliation. The Sumo Logic Compliance Hotline , hosted by an independent third-party provider, allows employees and other stakeholders to report any questions, concerns, or suspected violations.
Intellectual Property and Competitive Behavior
The markets in which we operate are competitive and characterized by rapid changes in technology, customer requirements, and industry standards, and frequent introductions of improvements to existing service offerings. Our success depends in part upon our ability to safeguard our core technology and other intellectual property protection for our technology, inventions, improvements, proprietary rights, and other assets. We seek to accomplish that objective by establishing intellectual property rights in and protecting those assets. More information can be found in our Form 10-K.
Risk Management and Business Continuity
Our platform is a cloud-native, multi-tenant, secure service that our customers leverage to enable reliability and security of their cloud applications and cloud workflows. We built our platform as a modern, cloud-native, microservices application that implements security-first principles. Our platform runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), using intelligent resource management, auto scaling, and partitioning logic to manage our compute and storage footprint so that we can deliver resiliency and optimal performance while maintaining efficiency. Our platform runs across multiple regions and within each region across multiple AWS data centers, and our microservices are distributed to avoid single points of failure and to ensure fault tolerance even in the case of full physical data center outage.
Our vendors are primarily in the IT industry and based in low-risk countries where ESG risk is less prevalent. We ask that vendors comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct or demonstrate equivalent policies and practices. We take a risk-based approach to assessing vendors. Our vendors are our partners and we work with them to deliver the best possible platform and service to our customers.
We are committed to periodically reviewing and assessing risk in our value chain including the risk of slavery, human trafficking, child labor, and other human rights issues. Please see our Modern Slavery Act disclosure statement for more information.
At Sumo Logic, we recognize and take seriously our responsibility to help protect, preserve, and promote human rights around the world. We believe strongly in our core value of bringing light to dark, seeking to provide transparency internally and externally, because information and context produces better decisions and removes uncertainty. For us, this means creating technology to address our customers’ greatest challenges, ensuring privacy and security for our partners and users, and finding opportunities to amplify our social impact in the communities where we live and work.
Data Security and Customer Privacy
Sumo Logic acknowledges the pervasive human rights risks in our industry around privacy and data security. Our strong policies and management systems in each of these areas are structured to make us resilient in a volatile world of accelerated innovation, global data proliferation, and fast-changing regulatory frameworks. We build privacy and data protection into the design and development of our products, services, and operations. We also have strong relationships with our business partners to ensure our expectations and compliance requirements are followed.
Philanthropy and Community Impact
Sumo Logic is committed to supporting our local communities in which we live and work. We believe that we can make a difference in the lives of those in need and those who are underserved or underrepresented through our corporate philanthropy and employee volunteer initiatives.
While we are incredibly proud of our technology, we’re most proud of our community of passionate, talented individuals committed to creating significant customer impact and value. Our objective is to create the organizational conditions and culture for talented individuals to thrive.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
A diverse and inclusive workforce is a business imperative and key to our long-term success. We strive to cultivate a high-performing and diverse workforce and to foster a culture of collaboration and learning where all employees feel valued and enhance each other’s performance.
We support a variety of employee-led employee resource groups (ERGs) for different identity groups and communities within our workforce. Our ERGs focus on providing and promoting professional development and mentoring, education, advocacy, allyship, philanthropy, and service opportunities.
We are committed to environmental leadership throughout our global business operations. We continuously evaluate ways to advance environmentally friendly practices in our organization, from managing our facilities to enhancing our processing and computing to optimize resource efficiency.
We believe that global demand for the functionality of our platform will increase as international businesses undergo digital transformations and adopt cloud-based technologies. We have established a worldwide presence through a combination of global office locations, flexible work arrangements, and outsourced cloud computing, all incorporated within our approach to environmental management.
We do not own or operate any data centers on-premises. Our service solutions are instead hosted on AWS cloud-based platforms, allowing us to leverage economies of scale regarding carbon emissions and electricity and water usage.