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OpenText Corporate Giving Policy

Connecting people, creating communities

At OpenText, we are committed to our role as a responsible corporate citizen and believe the future must be both sustainable and inclusive. In keeping with this promise, OpenText has developed a funding program to help ensure we direct our resources in a way that makes the most impact. As a participant of the UN Global Compact, we have identified six UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where we can make a meaningful impact with our funds, our technology, and our employees. For our purposes, we will refer to these as the OpenText Sustainability Goals.

Zero hungerGood health and well-beingQuality educationGender equalityReduced inequalitiesClimate action

OpenText Corporate Giving will direct funds to charities and non-profit organizations that are working to address the identified Sustainability Goals. Our guiding principle is to think globally and act locally. By investing in the communities where we live and work, our worldwide workforce will create global impact. As such, the majority of our gifts will be directed to organizations, selected for support by employees, that operate in their local communities and align with at least one of our six identified Sustainability Goals.

In addition to the identified Sustainability Goals, we will also at times take action to support recovery efforts to lessen the devastating impact of natural or unexpected socio-economic disasters.

Charitable donation giving criteria

Eligible requests and organizations

To be eligible for funding from OpenText Corporation, organizations are expected to satisfy the following criteria:

  • The organization must have global operations or be providing direct services to a community near one of our offices
  • The organization must be responding to one of our six identified Sustainability Goals (as demonstrated in the organization’s request to OpenText Corporation)
  • The organization must produce audited annual financial statements when asked
  • The organization must be a registered charity within its country

Ineligible requests and organizations

OpenText Corporate Giving is intended to fund services provided by the charity. Therefore, we will not consider requests to fund trips for employees of a charity to conferences and conventions, or their meals, accommodations, or travel expenses.

In addition, we will not make contributions to support the following:

  • Individuals, political organizations/parties or individuals running for office
  • For-profit organizations
  • Advocacy or lobbying groups
  • Recreation organizations or clubs, except when they target one of the six identified Sustainability Goals, such as supporting the education of under-represented students
  • A non-registered charity
  • Religious organizations or clubs, except when they target one of the six identified Sustainability Goals, such as supporting the education of under-represented students
  • Debt-reduction campaigns
  • Political or partisan organizations or events
  • Charities identified by government bodies/transparency groups as "scam" or "fraud"

Non-discrimination practices

OpenText Corporation will not fund organizations that, in their by-laws, policies, or practices, discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. However, OpenText will consider funding organizations that assist individuals or groups who have been subject to discrimination.

Legal compliance

As a condition of providing funding, OpenText will require that: a) the charity represents and warrants that it is and will remain during the term of any funding hereunder in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations, and b) the charity agrees that it will not promote or engage in violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any country, nor will it make subgrants or give funding to any entity that engages in these activities.

How to apply for funding

If you identify a charity or charitable event that you think OpenText should support, and you believe this charity/event meets the eligibility criteria outlined above, please email corporategiving@opentext.com with a funding request.

We review all requests on a case-by-case basis. You may be redirected to a local employee representative. Only charities that meet the eligibility criteria and are selected for funding will be contacted for further information.

Program administration

Requests for charitable support can be made at corporategiving@opentext.com.

Please note that responses to funding requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Only candidates that meet our eligibility criteria will be contacted for additional information.

Funding cycle

The OpenText Corporate Giving program is funded throughout the fiscal year of July 1 to June 30. We reserve the right to consider, accept or reject requests at any time. Our goal is to respond to proposals within three months.

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