Oracle Corporation ("Oracle") is a global company that designs, produces and markets computer software and hardware, and provides sales, consulting, education and training in the application and use of its products. Oracle is committed to meeting the needs of our customers, including helping our customers use information technology to meet environmental challenges.
Taking account of our business needs, customer requirements and the desire to minimize adverse impacts on the environment, we maintain our facilities, run our business operations and develop products in a responsible manner. Oracle's primary environmental impacts relate to: the company's own energy consumption as well as the energy consumption of its hardware products; the disposition of its hardware products at the end of their useful life; vendor and supply chain management; business travel; and the consumption of natural resources through its own activities and its procurement processes. Oracle, with the cooperation of its employees, customers, contractors and suppliers, is committed to environmental management through:
Oracle is committed to the successful implementation of this policy. To achieve results, Oracle develops and monitors short- and long-term environmental objectives.
Oracle's Environmental Steering Committee (the "ESC") is responsible for the implementation and oversight of this policy. The ESC, which is comprised of senior employees from Oracle's various business units, meets regularly to review Oracle's progress and status on environmental issues and makes recommendations related to this policy and other environmental initiatives. Representatives of the ESC provide regular updates and reports to the President of Oracle.