Atlassian believes all teams have the potential to do amazing things when work is open.
Much of the world works, often unwittingly, in a closed way. Information is hidden or lost, bonds between teams and teammates are weak, and perspectives are withheld. The result? People burn out. Knowledge is wasted. Potential is left on the table. Forward progress is halted. This is why Open matters. This is why Atlassian do what Atlassian do at Atlassian.
Open work has always been central to their values. It’s in the DNA of their products and Atlassian bring it to life through their practices. But it doesn’t just happen. their teams make an effort to work, communicate, and collaborate openly every day to lead by example.
Open unlocks new opportunities. Open brings us together. Open unleashes potential.
Atlassian products and services:
- Jira — project collaboration and management.
- Confluence — collaboration and knowledge-management software.
- Bitbucket — project and code hosting.
- HipChat — chat and instant messaging.
- FishEye — GUI front-end, browsing, and search of revision control repositories.
- Bamboo — continuous integration.
- Crucible — code review and collaboration.
- Clover — code coverage analysis for software written in Java.
- SourceTree — enhancement for projects that use Git or Mercurial for revision control.
- Crowd — centralized identity management.
- StatusPage — intelligent status display for websites and web services.
- Trello — cloud-based project management.
Company Sustainable Activity
Atlassian commits to the fight against global climate change
Atlassian will run their operations on 100 per cent renewable energy and achieve net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.
Today marks a critical moment. Youth globally have led us in raising their voices at the Global Climate Strike to influence government leaders who are coming together at the UN General Assembly to (hopefully) make ambitious climate commitments.
Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian’s co-founder and co-CEO, will be joining leaders from the private and public sectors this week at the UN Climate Action Summit to shares what Atlassian believe to be true: “companies like ours have a responsibility to act on climate. As global businesses, Atlassian can’t criticize from the sidelines. Atlassian needs to act. Atlassian also believes that governments need to step up and do their part by setting bold climate targets and policies so that Atlassian can achieve a net-zero future.”
PLANET | Climate change: The software industry tends to have less climate-related financial exposure compared to other industries, due to lower reliance on energy, physical supply chains, water, and raw materials. That said, the climate crisis will disrupt the global economy, and, all of us. In this light, they have no other choice but to reduce their carbon footprint, inspire other companies to do so, and use their voice to advocate for policies that put their world on a 1.5˚C pathway, which scientists have identified as the threshold to avoid the most catastrophic effects of global warming.
CUSTOMERS | Privacy and security: When customers use their products, they are trusting them to protect sensitive and confidential information. As a company that relies on customer trust and believes in privacy as a human right, they take this responsibility seriously. They also understand that a loss of trust could have a detrimental impact on their customers, brand, and future success. They believe that excellent privacy and security practices are a required foundation of a successful business. That’s why they continue to invest in privacy and security and have established dedicated privacy and security teams.
PEOPLE | Human capital management & diversity and belonging: They are building innovative products for a wide variety of customers. That means they need strong and balanced teams whose diversity of views and ideas reflects the perspectives and needs of their customer base. Additionally, their culture, programs, and workspaces have to continue to recruit and keep the top talent that will drive innovation and scale their company. That’s why investments in diversity and belonging and other programs to attract, develop, and retain Atlassians strengthen their business.
COMMUNITY | Charitable activities: Finally, Atlassian Foundation’s unwavering commitment to changing lives through education – which has become part of their brand identity and has contributed to high employee engagement for more than a decade. There’s also a range of governance-related activities that they consider “business as usual”. These include a comprehensive Code of Conduct, compliance with all local laws, risk management, and responsible use of resources.
Sustainable Development Goals
How company covers SDGs
In 2020, Atlassian inaugurated, their sustainability programme and sustainability report.
Atlassian’s New Climate Commitment by Jessica Hyman (Head of Strategy and Sustainability): Atlassian will run operations on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025. They’re committing to setting science-based targets to limit warming to 1.5°C and achieve net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.
This idea – that Atlassian all must do their part – is rooted in an Atlassian core value: “Be the change you seek.” And it doesn’t just apply to how Atlassian build their products and culture. In fact, Atlassian began seeking to change the trajectory of climate change earlier this year with a commitment to run their direct operations on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025. And they’ve decided to take another of their core values – “Don’t #@!% the customer” – a step further with “Don’t #@!% the Planet.”
In full transparency, their climate goals come with some unknowns ahead. What gives me confidence in their ability to make it happen is the sense of teamwork Atlassian have at Atlassian and joining with other companies that share similar targets.
That’s why they’ve joined coalitions like the Business Ambition for 1.5°C – their Only Future, the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, and the Step Up Declaration. These collaborative groups help companies overcome obstacles faster by working together.
And I must call out the work the Atlassian team is doing. Over the past three months, a crew of more than 150 CSR Champions have built up a network and organized participation in the climate strikes, hosted climate movie screenings, and inspired Atlassians to volunteer and donate to climate nonprofits. They’ve come up with new ideas and solutions that I never would have thought possible and demonstrated to the rest of the company how to live their values.
The executive support for the commitments they’re making to do right by their customers, their communities, and their planet makes me feel not only that I’m doing the best work of my life, but that all Atlassians are doing impactful work that goes beyond their team collaboration tools.
There is no doubt that the scale of the climate crisis is more visible than ever. Given the science, Atlassian knows beach clean-ups alone aren’t going to cut it. (Though, of course, I’ll keep doing them.) But as UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Atlassian have the innovation, tools, and expertise to make this happen – what Atlassian need now is leadership.” I’m confident, as a global community, they’ll all rise to the occasion and respond to the call-to-action to do their part in transitioning to a net-zero future.
The enterprise software company, which developed tools such as Jira, Trello and Confluence, already sources 100 per cent renewable energy for its Mountain View office in California. Its new goal is to do the same for the rest of its operations by 2025.
The company has clear measurable steps on their sustainability plans and successful at reporting about past activities. Company has bold initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, for example, they plan to run operations on 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025. Also, they are committing to setting science-based targets to limit warming to 1.5°C and achieve net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. However, today the few sustainability certificates that could acknowledge their work.