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Oracle continues to strengthen its commitment to renewable energy. In 2016, more than 29 percent of our electricity use worldwide came from renewable sources, and we have established a goal to increase our renewable energy use to 33 percent by 2020.
Oracle installed a new solar photovoltaic system at one of our facilities in Burlington, Massachusetts, in April 2015. The system is fully operational, generating clean, zero-emission electricity for the new, adjacent 125,000-square-foot building.
As Oracle’s cloud business and workforce grow, our energy use naturally follows. To address the increase in our energy use as compared with our annual revenue, we set a goal in 2015 to achieve a 20 percent reduction target by 2020. We continue to leverage energy-saving technologies across our facilities globally, while working tirelessly to achieve our goal.
Total Energy Use
2015: 867,133 MWh
2016: 874,974 MWh
Through a variety of emissions reduction initiatives, we continue to make progress toward our goal of achieving a 20 percent reduction in our total market-based scope 1 and scope 2 emissions by 2020. We also measure and report on our Scope 3 footprint through the CDP Climate Change Program.
For definitions of each category of emissions (Scope 1, 2, and 3), as well as the location-based and market-based methodologies, please visit the GHG Protocol website.
Oracle has a robust commuter program that helps employees travel to and from our offices sustainably. Our offerings include shuttles, pretax commuter benefits, and a growing infrastructure for electric vehicles.