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We build technology that helps people do more for the planet.

We unify our practices, partnerships, and products around a single mission — to foster sustainability at scale. By organizing information about our planet, and making it actionable through technology, we help people make more positive impact together.

About Google

  • Industry
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Founded
  • 1998

Google Sustainability Actions

Operating on carbon-free energy 24/7 by 2030

We’re proud that we were the first major company to reach carbon neutrality and have become one of the world’s largest corporate buyers of renewable energy. But we know we must push further to confront the magnitude of today’s climate challenge. Now, we aim to be the first major company to achieve 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030. To get there, we’re pursuing new carbon-free energy generation and storage technologies. We’ll continue our work with governments, utilities, and policymakers to deploy those technologies and drive system-level change. And as we learn more about the best ways to move towards our goal, we hope to demonstrate that a fully decarbonized future is achievable for everyone.

Eliminate all our legacy carbon emissions since 1998

In 2007, we were the first major company to commit to carbon neutrality, and since 2017 we’ve matched 100% of our electricity consumption with renewable energy purchases. So what about those years between 1998 and 2006? Good question. As of today, we’ve procured enough high-quality carbon offsets to neutralize all of our emissions since our founding.

Deploy $5.75B in sustainability bonds

Sustainability bonds are increasingly-important tools that drive investment in environmental and social initiatives worldwide. This August, we issued $5.75 billion in sustainability bonds. It’s the largest corporate issuance of its kind, ever. These investments will ramp up support for a wide variety of issues vital to a sustainable future - clean energy, green buildings, clean transportation, circular design, affordable housing, racial equity, COVID-19 response, and support for small businesses, just to name a few.

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Google Sustainability Commitments

2018

Waste from landfills

In 2018, we diverted 87% of waste from our global data center operations away from landfills.

2018

Google Shuttle Buses

By using our Google shuttle buses in the Bay Area in 2018, we saved more than 40,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions equivalent—that’s like taking 8,760 cars off the road every work day.

2022

Offer 1 billion people new ways to take actions to reduce their environmental footprint by 2022

We’re building products and technology that empower people to better understand their personal impact and reduce their carbon footprint. Over the next two years, we’ll build features that connect people with more sustainable options and offer actionable information at the right time. Our goal is to help a billion people reduce their environmental footprint each year by introducing new sustainability features directly into our core products. We’ve already started this journey: we added CO₂ emission estimates, and the ability to sort by emissions, for some flights in Europe in Google Flights. We’ve also added carbon-neutral shipping and highlighting of sustainable items in Google Shopping. And there’s a lot more coming soon.

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Google Sustainability News

How we’re working with governments on climate goals

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