Global businesses recognize that environmental responsibility is good business. Whether green projects are driven by an organization's desire to protect the environment, reduce costs, produce eco-friendly goods to meet growing consumer demand, or comply with increasing levels of government regulation, the results can be both good for the environment and good for business.
By taking an environmental stance, your business will be able to cut costs, reduce risks, drive revenues, and improve your brand. This set of benefits is called the eco-advantage. You can achieve the eco-advantage in various ways:
Improving the efficiency of your organization—the eco-efficiency—by cutting out waste, using resources productively, and minimizing your carbon footprint.
Improving product and service designs so they're based on green processes, such as minimizing waste by-products and designing for recycling—or eco-innovation.
Gaining knowledge into the value chain so that your business can promote its green brand and enhance and protect its overall brand—or eco-transparency.
Information technology plays a large role in helping companies meet these objectives and become eco-enterprises.
LEARN HOW ORACLE IS ENABLING THE ECO-ENTERPRISE
From technology infrastructure, to database, middleware and applications, Oracle provides the software that helps our customers achieve their environmental initiatives.
Oracle recognizes its environmental responsibility as a global corporation and has implemented programs that enable its facilities and employees to reduce the use of natural resources, minimize and recycle waste, and emphasize sustainable resources. At the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle is putting sustainability front and center with sustainability sessions and demonstrations, Green Awards, a Green Marketplace, and an increased focus on reducing the footprint of this massive event by implementing additional green practices at Oracle OpenWorld.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ORACLE'S HARDWARE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES
At Oracle, we have both individual and corporate responsibility to reduce negative impacts on the environment. As responsible environmental stewards, all of our Oracle, Sun or StorageTek branded hardware product lines are manufactured to minimize the volume of chemicals used, emitted, discharged or shipped off-site for treatment. Additionally, Oracle's environment, health and safety policies protect human health and adverse effects of Oracle's operations and products on the environment.
Oracle's environmental efforts for hardware manufacturing cover these areas: