Corporate Citizenship Report 2012 - Sustainability

Letter from Chief Sustainability Officer

Letter from Chief Sustainability Officer | Oracle Corporate Citizenship Report

Jon Chorley


Jon Chorley

Chief Sustainability Officer
Vice President, Product Strategy

Oracle products don't just help customers better manage their businesses; they also help them meet their sustainability goals. Because of this, we are especially pleased to release this sustainability report.

Most sustainability reports published today discuss internal policies and programs regarding how businesses are decreasing energy and water consumption, minimizing waste and travel, more effectively disposing of or recycling hardware products at the end of their useful life, and ensuring that their vendors and supply chain partners adhere to specific sustainability-related requirements.

While Oracle's sustainability report addresses each of these subjects, it also covers one more—how Oracle technology helps companies better execute and measure their own sustainability initiatives. In collaboration with our partners, Oracle provides sustainability solutions that can be easily integrated with our customers' core business activities. Our sustainability solutions cover an unmatched breadth and depth of capability, and we are continuing to invest and innovate.

Throughout this report, you can read about Oracle's recent sustainability-related accomplishments, including the following highlights.

Environmental Policy


Environmental Policy

Oracle’s environmental policy outlines our commitment to sustainable business practices.

Read the policy
  • We released Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting, a product that enables companies to better manage and report their environmental footprint. This product joins the many other Oracle products that can help customers reduce their environmental impact. We employ Oracle technology and environmentally responsible business practices as we operate our business, including our supply chain, facilities, and energy-efficient data centers.
  • For the fifth year in a row, Oracle Eco-Enterprise Innovation Awards were given to 11 customers that are using Oracle products to meet their sustainability goals, and to six partners that helped them achieve those goals.
  • Oracle's two major data centers employ innovative energy management techniques and qualified for EPA ENERGY STAR rating. We run our Utah Compute Facility at energy levels 70 percent more efficient than the industry average and our Austin Data Center cooling and power distribution systems at energy levels 60 percent lower than the industry average.
  • Oracle's hardware manufacturing facilities maintained their IS0 14001 certifications.
  • Electricity usage at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, dropped 28 percent over the last 10 years.

We are proud of our efforts to minimize Oracle's environmental impact and the work we do to help our customers do the same. If you would like to share your feedback with us, please feel free to contact us at citizenship_ww@oracle.com.

Jon Chorley
Jon Chorley
Chief Sustainability Officer
Vice President, Product Strategy

Awards and Recognition
Green Product Design Award

In FY12, Oracle was honored with a Green Product Design Award from the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Oracle in Action
North County Transit District

North County Transit District

Oracle In Action
Earth Day Interview with Jon Chorley

Earth Day Interview with Jon Chorley

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