VERISIGN IN THE COMMUNITY

At Verisign we take our responsibility seriously as corporate citizens in the communities in which we live and work.


Our corporate social responsibility program was shaped by employees to reflect the issues that are most important to them and the world in which they live. Through our Verisign Cares program, we make "giving back” part of our everyday lives.

VERISIGN CARES

Our mission with Verisign Cares is to make a positive and lasting impact on the global Internet community and the communities in which we live and work.

INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM

The Internet Infrastructure Grant Program supports cutting-edge research in strengthening and improving the Internet’s global infrastructure. The 2012 grants focused specifically on fostering infrastructure improvements that support safe and secure Internet access for users across the globe, especially in the developing world.

MATCHING GIFTS

Verisign employees donate to more than 375 different non-profit organisations around the world to support charitable efforts that are important to them. To maximise the impact of these donations, Verisign matches employee contributions dollar for dollar, up to USD 1,500.00 per calendar year. At Verisign, we are proud to support so many non-profits working to improve the world in which we live and work.

VOLUNTEERISM

The Verisign Volunteer Program has been established to encourage employees to give their time in support of local community organisations as a cross-functional or intact work team. Verisign has allotted one day per quarter for teams to volunteer their time.

PAST VOLUNTEER EFFORTS

  • Verisign Cares
    Verisign Cares supports Internet safety and security, human services, environmental and other charitable organisations. The volunteer program encourages employees to give back to their community as Verisign matches donations made annually.

  • Fribourg - Cycling for a Cause
    The Verisign Fribourg team came together to raise money in support of the great work done by the Cancer Association of Fribourg. The team cycled against the Elfic Fribourg women's basketball team to raise money for cancer research.

  • Worldwide Earth Day
    On Worldwide Earth Day in April, more than 20% of Verisign employees volunteered and participated in environmental initiatives in their local communities

  • Corporate Partner of the Year
    Recognised by the YMCA of Loudoun County as 2011 Corporate Partner of the Year, Verisign earned the distinction for "unparalleled volunteer and fundraising efforts to benefit Loudoun County children and families."