IBM has made a commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
The company will achieve its goal by prioritising actual reductions in emissions, investment in energy efficiency measures and clean energy use across the more than 175 countries where it operates.
It aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2025 against the base year of 2010 and procure 75% of the electricity it consumes worldwide from renewable energy sources by 2025 and 90% by 2030.
IBM also plans to invest in technologies such as carbon capture by 2030 to remove carbon emissions that equals or exceeds the level of the company’s residual emissions.
Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna said: “I am proud that IBM is leading the way by taking actions to significantly reduce emissions.
“The climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time. IBM’s net zero pledge is a bold step forward that strengthens our long standing climate leadership and positions our company years ahead of the targets set out in the Paris Climate Agreement.”
IBM researchers are also working with clients and partners to apply science to complex climate-related problems, such as the growing global carbon footprint of cloud workloads and data centres, methods to accurately model and assess the risk of changing environments and climate patterns and the development of new polymers and materials that can capture and absorb carbon at the origin of emissions.