Community inspired. Employee driven.
F5 is committed to being a force for social good. This passion for giving back has been at the heart of the company since its inception. And for nearly 25 years, it’s been the dedication and grassroots efforts of our employees that have driven the “business of doing good” at F5.
Making connections is an integral part of our company DNA. F5 solutions help organizations take their innovative ideas from development to delivery quickly and securely. And this commitment to connection extends to our role as global citizens as well.
At F5, we believe that the connection between our digital code and our human code is how we help build, support, and empower our communities. Therefore, we are committed to wholeheartedly doing our part—by putting forward our best individual and collective efforts—to help every person, anywhere, feel valued and connected to the greater whole.
As the global workforce self-isolates, technology becomes a bridge that keeps us all connected. Code becomes a language that transcends borders and unites us as one worldwide community. Now more than ever, we’re relying on digital code as well as our human code—doing the right thing for one another—as we navigate this pandemic together.
Home is where the heart is. F5ers have always demonstrated a passionate engagement with—and a deep desire to serve—the communities where they live and work. Through the Global Good program, employees can realize their passion for doing good in whatever ways work best for them. F5 corporate social responsibility initiatives include paid time off for volunteering; donation matching; opportunities for employees to participate in localized philanthropic campaigns, grant committees, and the Global Good Ambassador program; and Community Impact Grants.
Code knows no boundaries. At F5, we believe that world-changing ideas should not be limited by an individual’s gender, race, nationality, or socio-economic status. F5 is committed to helping build the pipeline of tomorrow’s changemakers and future leaders through STEM Impact Grants, and by investing in global programs to increase access to STEM education and career opportunities for girls, youth of color, women, and other traditionally underrepresented groups.
Increase the potential to do good. We are committed to extending our purpose, reach, and connections beyond the walls of F5 by using our expertise to support nonprofit organizations with their digital transformation efforts. We also provide Tech for Good Impact Grants and in-kind donations to help nonprofits update their technological resources, making it possible for them to streamline administrative efforts, improve data security, and—most importantly—expedite their missions so they can do even more to help those they serve.
The National AIDS and STI Control Programme, NASCOP, spearheads Kenya’s efforts to bring HIV/AIDS under control. But it often took NASCOP labs 45 days to process viral load detection tests. After tech partner DataposIT implemented F5 and NGINX solutions, test results can now be returned in 10 days—350% faster. Labs process 3,000 blood samples a day with real-time visibility across all facilities, making an even greater impact on Kenya’s efforts to fight HIV/AIDS.