Every day, Oracle employees are making a difference by building cutting-edge technologies to help our customers drive sustainability, finding eco-friendly ways to run the business, and supporting environmental causes in their local communities. Based on annual survey results, we know that the overwhelming majority of Oracle employees is passionate about protecting the planet. To this end, we regularly inform and engage our employees in sustainability initiatives at work and beyond.
Each year, Oracle recognizes a group of Sustainability Champions—exemplary employees from around the world who are taking action in their communities to ensure a healthy planet.
Sustainability Champions include employees who lead volunteering projects that support environmental causes, promote the elimination of single-use plastics, optimize data center energy efficiency, raise awareness around alternative commuting options, and coordinate environmental activities with colleagues in their local offices.
“Oracle has done some very good work on sustainability in the United States and around the globe. They encourage their employees to find solutions, whether they be within the Oracle structure or out in the field.”
Benjamin Mapes, Oracle compliance engineer, applies his skill sets both in the office and through volunteer work, helping communities around the world gain access to clean water and sanitation.
Bernard Schober, Oracle Food and Beverage Hospitality support desk duty manager, is a shark conservationist, scuba diver, and slam poet. He chooses to work at Oracle because he finds fulfillment at a company that supports him, the environment, and his career.
Oracle is committed to developing practices and products that help protect the environment. Learn about Oracle’s collaborative, team-based approach to sustainability with its facilities, data centers, supply chain, events, volunteerism, and products.
Protecting the environment is a key focus area for Oracle’s Corporate Citizenship program. Year round, Oracle Volunteers contribute thousands of volunteer hours to environmental causes globally, including during Focus on Environment—Oracle’s annual global volunteer initiative that takes place in conjunction with Earth Week.
Oracle supports its employees’ philanthropy by matching their personal charitable donations. When a disaster occurs—including climate-related natural disasters—Oracle matches employee donations to disaster relief, dollar for dollar. Oracle and its employees contributed more than US$1.5 million to disaster relief efforts globally in FY18.
Travel. Oracle has a stringent policy to limit employee travel only to business-critical trips. Not only does this reduce our business expenses, it also helps the environment by reducing our carbon emissions. Oracle also engages with our airline, hotel, and car rental business partners to minimize their impacts on the environment.
Commuting. Oracle facilities worldwide offer myriad initiatives to reduce the environmental impacts of commuting, including bike-to-work programs, electric vehicle charging stations, bike sharing, carpooling programs, and flexible office space. Oracle was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in California in 2018.
Communication tools. Oracle offers numerous audio and video teleconferencing options to reduce or eliminate the need for travel. This includes supporting employees who telecommute with the tools they need to be productive.