Energy and Emissions

Energy and Emissions
Our Footprint
achieved in 2016 remaining to goal
29 4

Renewable Energy

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.

Burlington Solar Project
Burlington Solar Project

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.


Energy Use Per Revenue
2015 2016 Goal: 2020
23.1 23.5 18.5

Energy Efficiency

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.

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Total Energy Use
2015: 867,133 MWh
2016: 874,974 MWh

Total Scope 1 and 2 Emissions
2015 2016 Goal: 2020
408317 411286
370414 365721 296331

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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.

Greening the Commute
Low-Carbon Commuting

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.

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