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Iridium Making a Difference

Iridium is made up of exceptional people who continually execute on cutting-edge products and services with integrity, professionalism, and inclusion. They make a difference today, and for future generations, through the lives they touch by creating reliable connections for and within communities worldwide.

Through support of education, sustainability initiatives, and disaster preparedness and relief, as well as corporate volunteering and philanthropic efforts, Iridium carries out its pledge to make the world a better place. Iridium strives to set examples for those it works with, for, and around with high standards of corporate citizenship.

Social Responsibility at Iridium

Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Through Iridium's disaster preparation education, satellite communication trainings, emergency loaner program, and other resources, they are committed to help communities prepare disasters, and assist in relief efforts after tragedy has struck.

Iridium supports disaster prep and relief through:

  • U.N. International Telecommunication Union Donations
  • Emergency Relief Sponsorship Program
  • Disaster Prep Education & Resources
  • Disaster Communications Support
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Disaster Planning and Relief Solutions for hurricanes, tsunamis, first response, and climate change

Iridium & the United Nations ITU

  • Iridium has donated 70 Iridium®phones and unlimited free service (airtime) for them to the U.N. ITU.
  • After disasters strike, the ITU assists and coordinates with other U.N. agencies and provides telecommunications means to disaster relief teams and organizations around the world.
  • Our donated phones have been used around the world for relief and recovery in some of the largest disasters in recent history, including:
    • Indonesia Tsunami (2004)
    • Hurricane Ike, Uganda Floods (2008)
    • Tropical Cyclone Aila, Zimbabwe Floods (2009)
    • Haiti Earthquake, Pakistan Floods (2010)
    • Japan Earthquake (2011)
    • Hurricane Sandy (2012)
    • Sierra Leonne Ebola Virus Outbreak (2014)
    • Nepal and Ecuador Earthquakes (2015)
    • Hurricane Matthew (2016)
    • Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria (2017)
    • Papua New Guinea Earthquake (2018)
    • Cyclone Idai (2019)