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Oracle’s Sustainability Leadership
Jon Chorley, Chief Sustainability Officer

Jon Chorley, Chief Sustainability Officer

At Oracle, sustainability is everyone’s business. We manage our facilities and run our business responsibly, minimizing environmental impact and addressing global climate change. We also develop products and services that support sustainable operations—our own and our customers’.

Throughout this report, you’ll read about initiatives in our facilities, data centers, and supply chain that exemplify our commitment to sustainability and our progress toward ambitious goals.

While we’re proud of our accomplishments, we know there is more we can do. So we’re excited to share with you our 2020 goals, which, for the first time, include a renewable energy target.

In addition to our internal initiatives, this report addresses how Oracle technology helps other organizations better execute and measure their own sustainability initiatives. In collaboration with our partners, we provide sustainability solutions that can be easily integrated into our customers’ core business activities. Whether through business intelligence, the Internet of Things, smart utility grids, logistics network optimization, or the hyperefficient Oracle Cloud, we are in the unique position of being able to provide solutions that span the entire nexus of IT and sustainability business requirements. As Oracle shifts its business to the cloud, we also recognize the opportunity to design our hardware for the environment and contribute toward establishing a more circular economy.

Below are a few of our recent accomplishments.

  • Oracle was ranked #17 among top green companies in the world and #10 among companies in the US on the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016.
  • Oracle was recognized on CDP’s 2016 Climate A List, putting us in the top 9 percent of highest-scoring companies.
  • Oracle’s Redwood Shores headquarters was named the Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY), in the Corporate Facilities category, by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International in 2016.
  • Oracle earned a gold medal on the EcoVadis CSR Assessment 2016 survey, putting us in the top 5 percent of responding companies for supplier sustainability.
  • Oracle received the BizSMART@Work Gold Award for Recycling and Composting from Recology, of San Mateo, California, for diverting 92 percent of our waste from landfill in 2015.
  • 29 percent of the electricity we used came from renewable sources in 2015.
  • Our newest data centers’ power usage effectiveness (PUE) is less than 1.07, compared with an industry average of more than 1.5.
  • Oracle acquired Opower, the leading provider of customer engagement and energy efficiency cloud services to utilities worldwide, in 2016.
  • Oracle took back more than 3 million pounds of hardware product, of which 99.5 percent was recycled or reused, in FY17.
  • The Sustainability Champions program was launched in 2016, recognizing employees who are helping to protect the environment, both at work and at home.

If you would like to share your feedback with us, please feel free to contact us at citizenship_ww@oracle.com.

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Jon Chorley
Chief Sustainability Officer and
Group Vice President