Corporate Citizenship Report 2012 - Sustainability

Oracle strives to minimize water use, recycle whenever possible, and manage waste responsibly.

Water and Waste | Oracle Corporate Citizenship Report

Water Use

While we have tracked water consumption and waste production at Oracle headquarters for many years, recently we began to track these activities across all Oracle-owned facilities worldwide. Future reports will reflect this increased scope.

Water Consumption

As illustrated in the graphic to the right, we reduced our fresh water use by 5 percent and our recycled water use by 18 percent at Oracle headquarters from 2009 to 2011. To achieve this, we installed water-efficient fixtures in restrooms, replaced dishwashing equipment in our cafes, and closely monitored sprinklers and our landscaping irrigation system.

Please note that the number of employees working from Oracle headquarters increased by more than 5 percent from 2009 to 2011.

Managing Waste

Oracle recycles and composts materials at all facilities where a local waste management partner offers these services. At Oracle headquarters, we track the percentage of waste that is recycled or composted vs. going to landfill—the diversion rate.

Waste Diversion Rate

In 2011 we achieved a diversion rate of 76 percent, up from 63 percent in 2008. To achieve this, we did the following:

  • Hired Recology, a new waste management partner that is helping us recycle and compost more effectively.
  • Replaced cafeteria utensils and to-go containers with compostable materials.
  • Clearly labeled all trash receptacles as "Compost," "Recycle," or "Landfill."
  • Educated employees regarding the items that can be recycled and composted.


Awards and Recognition
City of Louisville

In FY11, for the third consecutive year, Oracle was recognized by the city of Louisville for our commitment to environmental protection.

Oracle in Action
Energy Efficiency at Oracle Headquarters

Energy Efficiency at Oracle Headquarters

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