Our efforts are designed to help us all get the most out of technology, without using more resources.
Creating 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 and in 2017, we became the first company of our size to match 100% of our global, annual electricity consumption with renewable energy. Today, we are the largest annual corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world. Now, we’re carving a path forward to decarbonize our electricity supply completely and operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy, everywhere, by 2030.Learn more about carbon-free energy
Spurring over $7 billion of investment worldwide
6 GW Nearly 6 GW (or 6,000 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.
90% In 2019, we diverted 90% 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.
4.2m Tracking data and making adjustments in our cafés has helped us prevent over 4.2 million kilograms (9.2 million pounds) of food waste since 2014.
9.3k By using our Google shuttle buses in the Bay Area in 2019, we saved more than 43,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions equivalent—that’s like taking 9,342 cars off the road every work day.
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.
To date, we’ve shipped millions of devices made with post-consumer recycled plastic.
100% As of October 2019, 100% of all shipments of Made by Google products going to and from direct customers are carbon neutral.
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.
170m By the end of 2019, Project Sunroof contained data for more than 170 million rooftops across 21,500 cities.
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