Our efforts are designed to help us all get the most out of technology, without using more resources.
Designing efficient data centers, accelerating our transition to carbon-free energy, creating sustainable workplaces, building better devices and services, and empowering users with technology help ensure a cleaner, healthier future for generations to come.
Accelerating the transition to carbon-free energy.
In 2007, we became carbon neutral for our operations and in 2017, we became the first company of our size to match 100% of our global, annual electricity consumption with renewable energy. Over the past decade, Google purchased more renewable energy than any other company. Now, we’re carving a path forward to decarbonize our electricity supply and operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy, everywhere, by 2030.Learn more about carbon-free energy
$3.3 billion From 2010 to 2021, we made commitments to invest nearly $3.3 billion in renewable energy projects with an expected combined capacity of approximately 8.7 GW. These targeted investments go beyond our purchases of renewable energy for our own operational footprint.
7 GW More than 7 GW (or 7,000 MW) of renewable energy projects under contract around the world
Efficient data centers help us better serve our users, in a more sustainable way.
For more than a decade, we’ve worked to make Google data centers some of the most efficient in the world by designing, building, and operating each one to maximize efficient use of energy, water, and materials, improving their environmental performance even as demand for our products has risen.
78% In 2021, we diverted 78% of waste from our global data center operations away from landfills.
2x On average, a Google data center is twice as energy efficient as a typical enterprise data center
Creating sustainable workplaces is good for people and the environment.
We focus on the user when we’re designing products, and we focus on our employees when we’re creating the healthiest possible workplaces.
15 acres From 2014 to 2021, we restored and created 15 acres of native habitat on our Bay Area campuses to support wildlife and our communities.
4,000 We have nearly 4,000 EV charging ports at our offices in the United States and Canada.
Devices & Services
Building products that will leave people, the planet, and our communities better than we found them.
Integrating sustainability into our products, operations and communities is an ongoing endeavor that involves designing in sustainability from the start and embedding it into the entire product development process, all while creating the products our customers want.
All Nest and Pixel devices launched since 2020 include recycled materials.1
100% All shipments of Google consumer hardware products to and from direct customers are carbon neutral and have been since 2019.
Empowering users with technology means we can do more, together.
We meet the challenges posed by climate change by working to empower everyone—businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, communities, and individuals—to use Google technology to create a more sustainable world.
42,000 By the end of 2021, nearly 42,000 cities and regions worldwide were covered by the Environmental Insights Explorer, a tool that empowers city planners and policymakers with actionable data to help reduce global emissions.
We’re applying AI to some of the world’s biggest challenges
A responsible supply chain isn't just the right thing to do for people and the planet — it's also good for business.
We're committed to minimizing our environmental impact and improving the lives of all people who make our products. We expect the highest ethical standards throughout our supply chain and promote meaningful social change at supplier sites and nearby communities.Learn more about supplier responsibility