Oracle expands renewable energy pledges

Oracle has expanded its commitment to sustainability by pledging to power its global operations – both its facilities and its cloud – with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025.

Oracle’s latest renewable energy goal builds on its existing sustainability priorities, including:

  • Clean cloud: Oracle maintains its goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy use at all next-generation Oracle Cloud regions by 2025.
  • Hardware recycling: Continuing its efforts to reduce e-waste, in FY20, Oracle collected £2.5m of retired hardware assets, of which 99.6 percent was either reused or recycled.
  • Reducing waste: Oracle has decreased the amount of waste sent to landfill at Oracle-owned buildings by 25 percent on a square foot basis since 2015.
  • Responsible sourcing: By 2025, Oracle’s expects 100 percent of its key suppliers to have an environmental programme in place.

Safra Catz, Oracle CEO said: “Relying on renewable energy is an important step toward a more sustainable future. Oracle will always make its biggest impact on the environment by providing customers with technology that enables them to reduce their carbon footprint, but this new goal reflects the shared values of our customers, partners and investors.”

Kwasi Kwarteng, UK business and energy secretary said: “Renewable energy is critical to tackling climate change and helping us move to a cleaner, greener future. Oracle’s ambitious pledge today will ensure it is going further and faster to reach a sustainable future, and inspiring other businesses around the world to be more environmentally friendly.”

Oracle’s European cloud regions are already powered with 100 percent renewable energy, and Oracle has 51 offices around the world using 100 percent renewable energy.