Analytics firm SAS has made a commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
It is joining the global movement of leading companies that are aligning their businesses to contribute towards limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C and avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
SAS intends to invest in the highest efficiency AI-enabled energy technologies, smart sensors, renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, among others, to meet its goal.
The company also plans to use advanced analytics to make decisions about how best to reduce its carbon footprint and operate more sustainably.
Last year, SAS diverted 49% of operational and construction waste from landfills globally and decreased energy use intensity at office buildings by 6.1%.
CEO Jim Goodnight said: “For decades, SAS has combined corporate social responsibility and innovation with our software to address economic, social and environmental issues.
“While we all are trying to adapt to our new normal during COVID-19, SAS’ values still hold true – we treat people like they matter and work together with each other and our customers to make a better, safer world and create a more sustainable future.”