US cloud-based software company Salesforce has announced it is now a net zero company across its full value chain as well as achieved 100% renewable energy for its operations.
The company prioritised reducing emissions “as quickly as possible” and aligned its own full value chain emissions to the global trajectory of 50% emissions reductions by 2030 and near zero emissions by 2040.
It compensated for any remaining emissions by purchasing renewable energy and carbon credits.
Salesforce is continuing to focus on six sustainability priorities: emissions reduction, carbon removal, trillion trees and ecosystem restoration, education and mobilisation, innovation and regulation and policy.
It is also launching ‘Sustainability Cloud 2.0′ to accelerate its customers’ move towards net zero, helping organisations track and reduce their carbon emissions and become sustainable by making progress on the six sustainability priorities.
Marc Benioff, CEO and Chair, Salesforce said: “Climate change is one of the most pressing crises we face as a planet, and each one of us has a responsibility to help.
“I’m proud that Salesforce is one of the few companies to have achieved net zero and 100% renewable energy but we can’t stop until we embrace every solution and get every business on board. Together, we can sequester 100 gigatons of carbon by restoring, conserving or growing one trillion trees; energise an ecopreneur revolution to develop innovative climate solutions; and accelerate the Fortune 1000 to reach net zero.”