Oracle has expanded its commitment to sustainability by pledging to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025.
“Relying on renewable energy is an important step toward a more sustainable future,” Safra Cruz, chief executive officer at Oracle, said. “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.”
Oracle’s latest renewable energy goal builds on its existing sustainability priorities, including the clean cloud which maintains the company’s goal of achieving 100 per cent renewable energy use at all next-generation Oracle Cloud regions by 2025, hardware recycling that continues the company’s efforts to reduce e-waste, using responsible sourcing which will mean that by 2025, the company expects 100 per cent of its key suppliers to have an environmental program in place.
“Renewable energy is critical to tackling climate change and helping us move to a cleaner, greener future,” Kwasi Kwarteng, business and energy secretary, said. “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.”