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Accuray Corporate Citizenship

Committed to improving lives — in all that we do

At Accuray, our core mission is to improve as many lives as possible. We not only relentlessly pursue this mission through the development and delivery of our unique and impactful technologies, but we also recognize that, as a company, our responsibilities as a citizen of the global community go far beyond our technologies. Our core mission is also central in the decisions we make as a member of the global community, as well as a member of each local community in which we operate.

Our Five Pillars

Our strong moral and ethical standards can be attributed to our core mission. We have defined five pillars of Accuray corporate social responsibility, which are aligned with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals:


Everyone deserves the very best possible care.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Our innovative cancer treatment technologies allow us to provide more patients around the planet access to quality radiation therapy. Accuray solutions provide unique capabilities that are well suited for the changing U.S. reimbursement landscape, giving both Accuray customers and users the confidence to achieve the core goal of reducing the cost of delivering radiation therapies, while protecting patient safety and helping to ensure the very best clinical outcomes. In addition, we are aware that there are disparities in the quality and availability of health care solutions such as ours in low-income communities and developing countries. In recognition of such disparities, Accuray’s Tomo® C radiation therapy system, the first joint venture product from the CNNC-Accuray joint venture, and the Accuray Helix System are intended to help expand access to radiation therapies to developing countries such as China and India, at a lower cost than our existing products so that more patients across developing countries can benefit from quality radiation therapy. Accuray has also engaged in federal lobbying activities in the United States to help expand access to healthcare by advocating for value-based care and episodic payments, health equity and access to rural-based care.  We do not currently operate a political action committee and we do not make any contributions to political parties or political candidates.


We do better when we all do better.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth 

The health of the whole is critical to the health of the individual. As such, Accuray continually works to help build and support strong communities where our customers (and their patients) live and work. To do so, Accuray encourages policies to support strong, healthy communities, including those policies covering fair-trade, fair-wage and other labor policies. Accuray is committed to pay a living wage to employee in countries in which it does business. In addition, Accuray’s Human Rights Policy affirms our support of and promotes the principles set forth in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights protections set forth in the laws of the United States and the localities in which we operate.

Furthermore, Accuray is committed to supporting and protecting our employees, customers, and the communities worldwide in which we live and work. We encourage employee engagement in supporting the communities in which we operate.  Accuray has sponsored, and employees in our Morges, Switzerland office have participated in the Mahana for Kids Night Run Morges,  a local association raising funds for children with liver disease and their families, as well as ESCA Cancer Support’s Paddle for Cancer Support Dragon Boat Festival,  a local non-profit that provides professional emotional support and practical help to those affected by cancer.  In addition to sponsorships, Accuray employees in our Sunnyvale, California office showed their support for community causes by participating in events such as the Annual Cycle of Hope fundraising bike ride for Habitat for Humanity, the Family Giving Tree Back-to-School Backpack Drive, and the Guadalupe River Park Clean-up in conjunction with the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. Additionally, Accuray employees in our Madison, Wisconsin office have also participated in several fund-raising activities like the Bowlin’ for Colons event with UW Carbone Cancer Center and Gilda’s Club Virtual Dine, or its yearly walk/run, which aims at providing free services for families impacted by cancer.

Accuray also strives to create safe work environments and practices that minimize recognized risk, so that all employees go home safely at the end of each day. We do this by conducting regular safety walk throughs, encouraging employees to report concerns to ensure rapid remediation, and working with employees to complete safety risk assessments for all jobs, tasks, and processes. Due to current events, we have created a COVID-19 task force to educate our employees and implement safety policies.  Accuray also promotes work and home safety by providing safety newsletters and other communications.

Occupational Health and Safety Performance

Number of Cases (Global)
DeathsInjuriesOccupational Diseases
Total DeathsTotal InjuriesSkin DisordersRespiratory Cond.PoisoningHearing LossOther Illness


Embracing an equitable workplace culture for all.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

At Accuray, we are committed to a workplace where diversity is valued and every individual belongs. Our commitment to patient-focused outcomes drives an inclusive and collaborative work environment where the best ideas rise to the top — and everyone works to push such ideas forward. We believe that all employees must have an equal opportunity to grow and excel at Accuray, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or pregnancy status, age, disability, or veteran status. We do this in several ways – by partnering with organizations like the Healthcare Businesswomen Association to offer greater mentoring opportunities and by creating a Diversity & Inclusion Committee with the intent to further develop our inclusion and diversity strategy and promote recruitment of diverse talent.

We expect all our employees to treat all individuals with respect and professionalism and are committed to diversity and fair employment practices in every aspect of our business. The Accuray Code of Conduct and Ethics, which is applicable to all employees, officers, directors, agents, distributors and contractors, has a strict anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy. Just as critically, Accuray also works to build strong communities through our human resources values — helping our employees and their families to thrive with competitive compensation, robust benefits and a supportive, equitable workplace culture.


Creating a healthier tomorrow for our planet.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

The health of our planet is inextricably linked to the health of communities and individuals. Accuray recognizes the need to have environmentally conscious policies and investments. We continually work to reduce our carbon footprint and the overall environmental impact of our business practices. We do this most significantly by remanufacturing and recertifying more than 100 types of equipment and static materials for reuse. These items include various computers and other electro-mechanical hardware for both the TomoTherapy® and CyberKnife® platforms. We strive to be environmentally conscious in the manufacturing of our solutions through careful sorting and recycling of our process waste, including precious metals, electronics, wood and cardboard materials. We are also committed to following international guidelines for disposal of electronic waste. Through our supply chain, we strive to work with suppliers whose operations are covered by a certified ISO 14001 or EMAS environmental management system and currently we do have a limited number of suppliers operations or locations covered by such a system.

Through our pursuit of delivering highly effective treatments with greater efficiency, we also aim to guide the field of radiation oncology — and the healthcare world as a whole — down a path of greater sustainability.

Environmental Metrics

Water Usage1, 2

Total Water Use2,954,9762,539,778
Total Water Recycled or Reused00
1. Measured in gallons
2. Amounts relate to US (one site in Sunnyvale, CA and all sites in Madison, WI) only

Total Energy Usage

We purchase electricity for all of our energy needs from national grids and are committed to reducing energy consumption from non-renewable sources. Currently, approximately 50% of the electrical energy used in our Sunnyvale headquarters is derived from renewable resources. By location for our two main campuses in the US, we sourced the following quantities of renewable energy in calendar year 2021: 853,188 kWh in Sunnyvale, CA and none in Madison, WI. As such, we used an estimated 853,188 kWh of renewable energy and 8,723,518 kWh of non-renewable energy in our two main campuses in the United States for calendar year 2021, equivalent to an estimated 8.9% and 91.1% of total energy usage in our two main campuses in the United States, respectively.  By location for our two main campuses in the US, we sourced the following quantities of renewable energy in calendar year 2021: 853,188 kWh in Sunnyvale, CA and none in Madison, WI.  By location for our two main campuses in the US, our total electrical power use in calendar year 2021 was: 1,706,376 kWh in Sunnyvale, CA and 4,525,178 kWh in Madison, WI.

CY20201, 2CY20211, 2
Total Electrical Power Usage6,567,1676,231,554
   Total Renewable Electrical Power Usage952,971853,188
   Total Non-Renewable Energy Usage9,809,0188,723,518
Total Natural Gas Usage4,194,8223,345,152
Total Energy Usage10,761,9899,576,706

1. Measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh)
2. Amounts relate to US (all sites in Sunnyvale, CA and Madison, WI) only

Hazardous Waste Generation and Disposal1

Hazardous Waste Disposed28220
1. Measured in pounds
2. Amounts include hazardous waste generated from June 2018 through October 2020


Embracing a partnership mindset with our clinician-customers.

Accuray customers place an enormous amount of trust in us when they choose to deploy Accuray solutions in their practices. Their patients place an even greater amount of trust in us when they choose to receive treatment with Accuray solutions. Trust is continually earned by demonstrating accountability to strong values and principles. That accountability extends beyond the products and services we deliver; our actions and policies as a business impact the trust we earn from clinicians and patients. Accuray firmly believes that our accountability to our pillars of corporate social responsibility are essential to earning the trust of those that depend upon us — and critical to the success of our business.

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