Workday sets goals to achieve net-zero carbon emissions and continue using 100 percent renewable energy

25th April 2016

Workday, Inc has announced its goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2021 as well as its continued commitment to use 100 percent renewable energy. 




As a global technology company committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner, Workday focuses its efforts on the areas that are most material to its business -- including reducing the company's carbon footprint and increasing investments in renewable energy.

To achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2021, Workday's carbon management strategy will focus on reducing the carbon intensity of its operations through various efficiency measures, replace high-carbon energy sources with low-carbon energy sources, and offset the remaining emissions.

Workday has been a 100 percent green power purchaser since 2008 and an EPA Green Power Partner since 2009. Additionally, Workday became an early signatory of the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles and a member of the Business Renewables Center in 2015, both of which aim to help companies meet their renewable energy goals and accelerate corporate renewable energy procurement.

"Continuing to apply innovative practices to achieve corporate sustainability is not only good for the environment, it's good for business," said Mark Peek, co-president, Workday. "These commitments represent another step forward in our journey to embrace new sustainability programs and practices that embody Workday's core values and drive our continued success."

"Corporations are increasingly turning to renewable energy as a cost-effective means to reduce their environmental impact," said Hervé Touati, managing director, Rocky Mountain Institute, and head of its Business Renewables Center. "It's great to see Workday make a commitment to using 100% renewable energy, which will help drive new wind and solar development in the U.S."