Opera’s vision

We are shaping an open, connected world

  • We champion an open internet
  • We strive to bring the web to everyone
  • We enable content and commerce
  • We create value through partnerships
  • We shape with love and craftsmanship

We believe that an open, connected world — powered by great technology and services — is essential to break down barriers that limit access to information, education and fun.

Our culture is playful, people-centric and innovation-driven, and our goal is to improve communication for the benefit of everyone.

Ethical Code of Conduct
This code has been put in place to help employees, clients and business partners understand the values and standards of Opera.

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Values

We believe in respect for our users

Users have since the beginning shaped Opera’s features and spread the word to the uninitiated. Thanks to this interaction Opera Software exists today, both as an organization and as a technology leader. Opera Software will never forget that its main focus is the user.

We believe in a Net that preserves cultural diversity.

The Net should not eradicate cultural differences. As in life, the Net provides richer experiences when people from all over the world meet and learn from each other in mutual respect. Opera Software will make every effort to promote cultural diversity and make its products available in as many languages as possible.

We believe in security.

The Net gathers people from all walks of life, carrying with them different intentions as well as experiences. Opera Software will do everything possible to maintain the highest possible level of security for all netizens, so they can navigate without fear of being compromised.

We believe in international, open standards.

The Internet should stay open and free to all users, regardless of which browser-application they are using. Standards are much like the spirit of the Internet; a structure on which human innovation can prosper to the benefit of everyone. Opera Software will never seek to hinder the Net’s continuous evolutionary process by imposing proprietary standards.

We believe in a patent-free Web.

Opera Software does not believe innovation in the software industry is protected or encouraged by software patents. In particular, we believe interoperability on the Internet should be encouraged, and we actively work to ensure that software patents do not stand in the way of interoperability.

As a highly innovative company, Opera Software comes up with many ideas and concepts that are patentable. In some situations, we will apply for software patents as a way to protect ourselves from attacks by other aggressive patent holders.

We believe in good employment.

Opera Software’s employees are our most valuable resource. Opera Software will interact with its employees in the same way as it strives to interact with its customers: following the highest ethical standards and respect of individuality.

We believe in privacy.

We will always employ the highest ethical standards when dealing with our customers’ private information. Opera Software is licensing out Internet products, not its customers.

We believe in social responsibility.

Opera Software will only thrive in an environment where every care is taken to act as a responsible netizen. Opera Software will strive to always act as a pillar of social responsibility in everything it does.

Opera Software promises to always endeavor to adhere to the aforementioned principles, so all Opera-code will abide by the five S’s: Speed, Size, Security, Standards Compliance and State of the Art. In doing so, it seeks the help and guidance of the Net community. 

Opera Environmental Policy

Opera Software understands the importance of supporting the environment. For this reason, Opera has adopted an environmental policy to indicate the company’s mission of preventing any negative environmental impact of its activities.

Opera shall:

  • Act according to environmental laws to limit the environmental burden on earth, air, water and ecosystem.
  • Commit to using environmentally safe products in the workplace.
  • Educate staff about company environmental regulations.
  • Evaluate the consumption of energy and other resources to determine means of control.
  • Ensure the development of environmentally protective procedures.