Salesforce enhances sustainability portfolio with Green Code

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Salesforce has expanded its portfolio of sustainability initiatives with the launch of ‘Green Code’, to help reduce carbon emissions associated with the software development lifecycle.

Green Code features newly released sustainability best practices helping UX designers, software developers, system architects and IT operations managers to accelerate the world’s journey to net zero.

It also features the Sustainability Guide for Salesforce Technology, which offers recommendations for designing apps and writing code that have less environmental impact, focusing on design and UX, architecture, development and operations.

Additionally, to track progress, Salesforce has introduced a metric called Carbon to Serve, which measures the emissions of its data centers relative to work performed by its applications. Since its creation in 2020, the company has achieved a 26 percent reduction and aims to continue reducing emissions.

2023 is proving to be a successful year for Salesforce as it continues to drive new and transformative sustainability initiatives. In February, the company pledged to purchase 280,000 MWh of renewable energy certificates from small, distributed energy projects over the next eight years in the hopes of matching 100 percent of the electricity it uses with renewables. In addition, as part of Earth month, Salesforce unveiled a Nature Positive Strategy outlining how the company will accelerate its existing commitment to a net zero, nature positive future.

Srinivas Tallapragada, president and chief engineering officer at Salesforce, said: “Sustainable engineering is good engineering and technologists can play a critical role in the reduction of global carbon emissions.

“With Green Code, we’re hoping to inspire software teams and the entire IT sector to prioritize sustainability, just as they do performance, security and accessibility.”

Suzanne DiBianca, EVP and chief impact officer at Salesforce, said: “We’re in a climate emergency, and we need everyone to get to net zero as fast as possible.

“By leveraging these ‘Green Code’ best practices, technologists and organizations can approach the challenge of sustainability in IT to drive meaningful efficiencies and cost savings across their IT enterprises while accelerating their sustainability journeys.”