Sustainability is at the heart of how we operate our business. This includes working toward a 100% renewable energy goal, managing our use of natural resources, ensuring responsible supply chain practices, and building a more circular economy.
decrease in emissions intensity per unit of energy since 2015
decrease in total emissions since 2020
increase in renewable energy use since 2019
Emissions reduction is a key component of our sustainability strategy. Since 2015, we’ve reduced our carbon footprint on an absolute basis, despite the significant increase in our energy use resulting from the growth of Oracle Cloud.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy use across our operations, aligned with the 1.5°C science-based target scenario for scope 1 and scope 2 emissions. We also aim to reduce the environmental impact of the products that we sell.
Oracle-owned buildings globally are ENERGY STAR certified
Oracle-owned buildings received BOMA certifications
Oracle-owned buildings are LEED certified
As a global company, how we manage our use of natural resources can have a huge impact. We’re always looking for ways to maximize energy efficiency and minimize water consumption and waste generation across our operations.
We manage our facilities to the highest industry standards and are proud to have been recognized for our highly efficient, environmentally friendly buildings and operations.
We pursue a variety of water-saving strategies across our facilities and data centers—including rainwater harvesting, xeriscape gardening, and condensate reclamation—to reduce our total potable water use.
We have a robust waste management program that includes recycling and composting at our offices and raising employee awareness about responsible waste management to minimize waste to landfill.
of Oracle’s key direct manufacturers have an environmental program in place
of Oracle’s key direct manufacturers have energy or carbon reduction goals in place
reduction in logistics-related emissions since 2015
We know that our purchasing decisions can have a significant social and environmental impact. Our Supplier Code of Ethics and Business Conduct requires our suppliers to observe the law and conduct business in an ethical and responsible manner. Our Sustainable Procurement Statement (PDF) affirms our ambition to incorporate sustainability into procurement processes. Purchasing specification requirements, such as ENERGY STAR and EPEAT certification, are in place to ensure the procurement of more sustainable product and service offerings. Siting policies also take into consideration environmental impacts as we look to acquire, design, and build new facilities.
Here are some of the ways we’re driving a sustainable value chain.
of electronic waste is reused or recycled
of retired customer hardware assets are collected for recycling or reuse annually
of our technology recycling partners are ISO 14001 certified
Creating a sustainable hardware lifecycle isn’t just about sourcing the right materials and getting them where they need to be as efficiently as possible; it’s also about removing resource inefficiencies across the lifecycle, reusing and repurposing materials, and keeping assets in use for as long as possible. From packaging to hardware, our Design for the Environment principles focus on recyclability, reuse, disassembly, and efficiency in the manufacturing, distribution, and use of our products.
To ensure the responsible disposal of excess and used products, we provide take back programs free of charge to our customers and suppliers. These programs help protect the environment and provide valuable services to our customers.
Internally, we provide program management for the recycling and reuse of retired office equipment, including personal computers and phones.
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