Code of ethics

Learn more about our commitment to conducting business fairly, ethically, and with integrity.

For the planet

Our mission is to accelerate the pace, scale, and impact of environmental work around the globe. Our products and services are designed to further the interests of environmental and species conservation, habitat and biodiversity protection, and clean energy generation. We hold each customer and project to this mission, and choose to not support usage of our work contrary to this mission. We reserve the right to refuse to provide our products and services to users who, in our judgment, are using our products and services in a manner that is contrary to these interests or industry-recognized best ethical practices.

Data privacy and confidentiality

We safeguard personal data and protect confidential Company and customer information.

We commit to protecting employee and customer data as set forth in the Company’s Privacy Policy.

We require employees and contractors to keep all information, including financial, product, and user information, learned from the Company and/or its customers in confidence and in strict accordance with the confidentiality agreements signed by the respective parties.


We comply with all applicable government enacted laws, rules, and regulations governing how organizations conduct business with them, and we adhere to all terms and conditions of any government contract to which we are a party. We also expect that any activity and use of Upstream Tech services by our customers is in accordance with rules, regulations, or guidance to which they are subject.

Fair competition

We appeal to customers based on mission-alignment, the strength of our products and quality of our services; not by disparaging our competitors, soliciting or using protected information from our competitors.


We hire based on merit alone and do not accept any discrimination in the workplace (hiring or otherwise) based on race, color, national origin, religion, citizenship status, sex, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Conflicts of interest

We expect all employees and contractors to avoid situations that cast doubt as to whether they are acting in the best interests of the Company and expect all parties to maintain transparency and promptly disclose any potential conflicts of interest to the legal department.