Policies & Standards

Corporate Governance | Code of Business Conduct | Ethics and Anti-Corruption | GDPR Statement | Sustainability/Environment

Corporate Governance

Code of Business Conduct

At VIAVI, we realize that being a responsible global citizen is about more than just complying with local regulations. It’s about how we do business, and how our organization’s activities affect the people and communities where we live and work. From assessing and continually reducing our environmental impact, to ensuring clean and safe working conditions for our employees and suppliers, VIAVI takes our responsibility to the global community seriously.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption

Channel Partner Code of Conduct 

The VIAVI Channel Partner Code of Conduct outlines the principles of no bribery, antitrust compliance, health and safety and environmental compliance, and many others that emphasize our expectations of partner integrity.

Global Trade

It is VIAVI policy to conduct business in compliance with all relevant export laws and regulations of the U.S. and to those of all other countries in which VIAVI and its subsidiaries operate.

VIAVI products are subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Diversion of VIAVI products contrary to U.S. law is prohibited.

Prohibited Destinations
VIAVI products and technology may not be exported or re-exported, directly or indirectly, to any country subject to general embargoes or comprehensive sanctions without prior written authorization from the U.S. government. Currently, these restricted countries are the Crimea Region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. For the most updated information, please review the countries as listed under country group E:1 in Part 740, Supplement No. 1 of the EAR, and refer to the EAR part 746 for embargoes and other special controls.

Denied Persons/Entities
VIAVI products and technology may not be exported or re-exported, directly or indirectly, to individuals or entities listed on any of the U.S. government lists as outlined on the BIS website. These lists currently include: Denied Persons List, Unverified List, Entity List, Specially Designated Nationals List, Debarred List, and Non-proliferation Sanctions.

National Security (NS)
Certain VIAVI products and technology are controlled for NS reasons and may require an export license from the U.S. government prior to export or re-export.
Please consult with your legal counsel on the export and re-export requirements for NS-controlled products. 

Some VIAVI products and software contain encryption. These encrypted products have been reviewed by the U.S. government and qualify for license exception ENC 740.17 (a),(b)(1) or (b)(3) Unrestricted.
Please consult with your legal counsel on the export, re-export, and import requirements for encryption products for the U.S. and abroad.

To obtain the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) or the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number for VIAVI products, please e-mail your request referencing the VIAVI product part number and description to global.trade@viavisolutions.com.

As VIAVI makes this data available for informational purposes only, it may not reflect the most current legal developments, and VIAVI does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that it is complete, accurate, or up-to-date. Use of this information by the user is at the user's own risk. VIAVI is not liable for any direct, indirect, or consequential damage incurred by the user or any third party arising from the use of this information on this website. This information is subject to change without notice. Please consult the applicable current export laws and regulations before exporting or using VIAVI products. The materials on this site are not intended to constitute legal advice or to be used as a substitute for specific legal advice from a licensed attorney. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon information in this site without obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances.

Supply Chain

VIAVI conducts business ethically and with the highest regard for employees throughout our supply chain and is committed to maintaining compliance with ethics and labor regulations worldwide. We use numerous internal and external tracking systems globally to ensure legal and regulatory compliance with changing ethics and labor issues.

Conflict Minerals
VIAVI and its subsidiaries (VIAVI) are committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values regarding respect for human rights, integrity, and environmental responsibility.

VIAVI is committed to complying with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, as well as the applicable requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which aims to prevent the use of minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or in adjoining countries (conflict minerals). 

VIAVI suppliers are required to commit to conducting due diligence on the origin and chain of custody of minerals in accordance with OECD Guidance to ensure that smelters and refiners in their supply chain sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas are either compliant with the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process assessment protocols or are actively working towards becoming compliant. Click here to view our latest Form SD Report and annual Conflict Minerals Report. Click here to view our latest Form SD Report and annual Conflict Minerals Report.

For more information on the VIAVI conflict minerals program, contact: conflictminerals@viavisolutions.com.

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 and the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015 requires manufacturers and retailers to disclose information about their efforts to eliminate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains.

GDPR Statement

In May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the existing 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (European Directive 95/46/EC). VIAVI currently complies with applicable data protection regulations and is committed to GDPR compliance across its relevant services when the GDPR takes effect May 25, 2018. Viavi has a dedicated internal team made up of cross-functional stakeholders overseeing VIAVI's GDPR readiness. For more information on VIAVI’s Privacy and Data Collection practices please see our Privacy Policy.

Sustainability and the Environment

Environment, Health, and Safety

Protecting the environment and maintaining the health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities are important to VIAVI. By integrating sound environmental, health, and safety-management practices into our business, we can offer technologically innovative products and services while conserving and enhancing resources for future generations. 

To demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards of environmentally responsible conduct, and as an Affiliated Member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) VIAVI fully supports and has adopted the Vision and Mission of the RBA:

Vision – A global electronics industry that creates sustainable value for workers, the environment and business;

Mission – Members, suppliers and stakeholders collaborate to improve working and environmental conditions through leading standards and practices.

VIAVI commits to progressively align its own operations with the provisions of the RBA Code of Conduct and to support and encourage its own first-tier suppliers to do the same.

Wherever possible, VIAVI will seek to adopt the RBA approach and tools in practical ways in the spirit of the industry’s common goals.

Environmental Impact
We continue to make progress to become a greener organization in the areas of energy use, water consumption, and solid-waste minimization. Our facilities practice continual improvement through the principles of the ISO 14001 standard as well as conforming to the guidelines of the RBA Code of Conduct.

Energy Use Reduction
VIAVI is committed to researching and implementing energy efficiency measures at our sites all over the world in order to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint.

Water Consumption
To reduce our water consumption, VIAVI partnered with Siemens Water Technologies to design a water-reclaim system at our Santa Rosa site to treat water and recycle water, saving 4 million gallons of water per year.

Hazardous Substance Control

VIAVI is committed to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations controlling the use of hazardous substances in its products

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

VIAVI has implemented a comprehensive program to comply with the WEEE Directive as it applies to its test equipment products. Two environmentally-friendly solutions are available for the disposal of customer Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE):  Trade-in or Take-back.

NOTE: the Take-back program is available to VIAVI test equipment customers only in countries where the WEEE legislation applies. Recycling centers that require detailed product information about the products in the Take-back program should contact The VIAVI WEEE program manager.


We offer a trade-in program for some product lines and typically when an older generation of product is to be replaced by the next generation. This allows our loyal, return customers to upgrade to the latest technology. In turn, those used VIAVI products will be either resold as refurbished Encore Products or used for repair parts to continue to provide value to our customers and to reduce or eliminate waste of Earth’s valuable resources.

VIAVI Solutions offers trade-ins on used customer owned VIAVI Solutions in conjunction with the purchase of new VIAVI products. If interested, contact your VIAVI sales representative and identify the list of equipment for possible trade-in. VIAVI will analyze the request and, if acceptable, provide a credit upon the return of the used units against the price of the new VIAVI equipment.

VIAVI has partnered with Recycling Network Europe to offer a free WEEE collection and recycling service to its Network and Service Enablement customers. WEEE is collected from the customer site and is then disposed of in accordance with national and European environmental legislation.

To request take-back of WEEE, please contact your local customer care team to request login details and a reference number. Then return to this page and follow the link below.