Our environmental strategy is simple: We aspire to give more than we take from our planet and support innovative technologies that change the energy industry for the better.
We do this through renewable energy, conservation and advocacy, as detailed in our Global Energy Policy. We also collaborate regularly with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), government entities and peer companies through organizations such as The Green Grid, and we’re proud to be founding members of OpenStack and the Open Compute Project (OCP).
100% Renewable Energy by 2026
We seek to power our global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2026, by making 5% incremental increases each year. We’re on schedule, having reached 55% renewables in 2017. Some of our biggest energy-saving initiatives include open air free cooling and the ability to manage light, heat and cooling zones based on operational demand.
We’re a member of RE100 and have been recognized in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 30 tech and telecom partnership companies and the National Top 100.
Measuring our Greenhouse Emissions
We have prepared a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory (scope 1, 2, partial 3) every year since 2008 for all of our operations worldwide. Having a better understanding of our footprint allows us to identify high-impact efficiency projects that help us to conserve resources and benchmark. For example, we use specialized air filters in our London office, reducing CO2e by 2,000kgs per year.
We also participate in the Climate Change Agreement (CCA), which is a UK voluntary scheme for energy intensive industries, and we have responded to the CDP Climate Change survey since 2011.
Conserving our planet’s natural capital comes in many forms, from responsibly disposing of data center assets to providing sustainable materials within our workspaces. We’ve found creative ways to minimizing waste on our campuses, such as composting coffee grounds and shipping pallets, refurbishing retired IT equipment for aftermarket use and collecting HVAC condensate to maintain landscaping and operate cooling towers.