Oracle leads the way in designing sustainable world-class events for customers, partners, developers, and employees.
Oracle is donating US$1 million to The Nature Conservancy over four years to help plant trees in the United States, Brazil, and China. The grant is intended to establish a philanthropic legacy for Oracle OpenWorld, and to complement the event’s sustainability goals. Oracle's trees will sequester about 200,000 tons of carbon annually, improve watersheds, protect ecosystems, and provide jobs. Oracle is also encouraging Oracle OpenWorld attendees to support The Nature Conservancy’s larger Plant a Billion Trees campaign.
to The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign over four years
offset at Oracle OpenWorld 2016
from landfill at Oracle OpenWorld 2016
served at 17 Oracle OpenWorld lunches sourced from within a 250-mile radius of San Francisco in 2016
donated at Oracle OpenWorld Latin America 2016 were repurposed into bags and accessories
diverted from landfill at Oracle CloudWorld Mexico 2016
Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Attendees received seeded paper containing information on Oracle’s partnership with The Nature Conservancy.
Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Lunches consisted primarily of locally sourced ingredients, benefitting the local economy and reducing distribution costs.
Oracle OpenWorld Latin America 2016: Water stations were placed throughout the event space to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles.
Oracle OpenWorld Latin America 2016: Onsite signage detailed the impact of sustainable practices and the power of individual action to protect the planet.
Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Meals were served in compostable lunch boxes, contributing to our goal of zero waste by 2018.
Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Maps were placed throughout the event space to show attendees how they could reduce their event footprint by walking or taking local transit between venues.
Oracle OpenWorld 2015: More than 7,770 meals were donated to local charities helping those in need.
Oracle CloudWorld Mexico 2016: Attendees were invited to have their photo taken within a giant frame with their handwritten message about how they help protect the environment. Attendees shared these images via #OracleGreen
Learn more about Oracle’s sustainable events:
Oracle Event Sustainability Report 2016 (PDF)
Oracle OpenWorld Latin America Sustainability Report (PDF)