Vocera encourages its employees to volunteer and give back to their communities through the Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program. This paid time off enables employees to volunteer during the work week at 501(c)(3) or internationally equivalent corporations for a certain number of hours per year. Some examples of where Vocera employees have volunteered include the Red Cross, Second Harvest Food Bank, Med Share and Habitat for Humanity. The level of community service that Vocera employees exhibit is impressive, and speaks loudly to the spirit and culture of the company.
Vocera also supports community efforts by making corporate donations according to its corporate giving policy. Some donations are given through the company’s matching funds programs in conjunction with employee giving and other donations are made via the Vocera Foundation. The company’s employee-run Employee Community Involvement Council (ECIC) manages the employee volunteerism and corporate giving programs to ensure that the corporate objectives for these programs are achieved.
Vocera is committed to growing its business in a responsible manner that promotes environmental sustainability and conscientious supply chain management. Vocera regularly reviews its practices to ensure that these objectives are met.
Vocera has adopted a Conflict Minerals Policy to address the legal and compliance risks and other possible adverse impacts that may be associated with extracting, trading, handling and exporting certain "conflict minerals". Such "conflict minerals" are defined as specific minerals (tantalum, tin, gold, and tungsten) originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries that are being exploited and traded to finance extreme levels of violence in that geographic area. Vocera has filed a corresponding Form SD, including a Conflict Minerals Report, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that highlights our current status relative to SEC’s rule mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.