Corporate Social Responsibility

From Our CEO

“Having grown into a financially successful company, we’re well positioned to help make a positive impact in support of important causes both in our local communities and across borders. The Iridium team is proud to be able to give back, and we are constantly looking for new opportunities to do just that.”

Matt Desch, Chief Executive Officer, Iridium

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Our Key Pillars

STEM Education
Disaster Preparedness & Response

CSR Spotlight


The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is committed to connecting all the world’s people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through their work, they protect and support everyone’s right to communicate. Iridium has a long-standing partnership with the ITU to help provide emergency telecommunications during emergency relief efforts. Through this program, Iridium phones have been deployed to help people all over the world after disasters and emergencies.

The Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic. To achieve this objective, they are working on a combination of closing the source and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean and doesn’t go away by itself. Ocean Cleanup is currently developing a passive cleanup method, which uses the natural oceanic forces to rapidly and cost-effectively clean up the plastic already in the oceans. Iridium is working with The Ocean Cleanup team and one of our value-added partners, The AST Group, to support the cleanup mission with Iridium® L-band satellite broadband services.

STEM Education

We are committed to supporting STEM education for the next generation of innovators. We’re supporting youth across the world through educational and internship opportunities, community and global partnerships, and employee volunteerism.

Community & Global Organization Partnerships
Employee Skill-Based Volunteering
Student Work Study & Internships


students supported through
employee STEM volunteer programs


Both in space and on Earth, Iridium has long been a leader in creating sustainable solutions for a stronger, safer tomorrow. Iridium’s satellite de-orbiting expertise, communications technology, and company policies drive a holistic approach to corporate sustainability.

Space Sustainability
Iridium Enabled Environmental Impact
Supporting Sustainable Missions


metric tons of space debris
safely de-orbited

Disaster Preparedness & Response

We are proud to help prepare communities for natural disasters and other emergencies and assist in relief efforts after tragedy has struck. Through our disaster preparation education, emergency loaner program, and other resources, we are committed to assisting those in disaster-prone or disaster-stricken regions, and the organizations that bravely help rebuild.

Emergency Relief Sponsorship Program
Test Your Satellite Phone Program
Iridium Enabled Early Warning & Disaster Response Solutions


airtime donated to ITU for disaster
response efforts around the world

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