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Sustainability at

We believe sustainability is about more than operating responsibly; it is an opportunity to support the communities we are a part of and have a positive impact on the world.

2021 Sustainability Report

We are scaling our positive impact by tracking metrics that matter. We prioritize areas where Meta can have the biggest impact on both our own operations and on the communities around us. Download our latest 2021 Sustainability Report to learn more.

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Leading the Way on Climate Change

We are in the business of building better realities—and not just virtual ones.

We envision a just and equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy, and we are working with others to scale inclusive solutions that help create a healthier planet for all, ensuring that no one is left behind.

We will not realize this vision on our own. We see our role as protecting people and the planet through responsible operations—minimizing our energy, emissions and water impact, while protecting workers and the environment in our supply chain.

At the same time, we collaborate with community members, climate action leaders and scientists to innovate beyond what is possible today. We are leveraging our core products and services to enable access to climate science information and to accelerate action-oriented resources for tomorrow.

The possibilities our technology will unlock for people only matter if we have a safe and thriving planet.

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Our Approach

Our strategy is anchored by three components—How We Operate, What We Create and How We Collaborate—and aligned with the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to help drive change across the many communities in which we operate.

How We Operate

We are committed to protecting what is truly important: the well-being of people and our planet.

  • Take bold climate action by minimizing our footprint, championing renewable energy, restoring water resources, engaging our suppliers and supporting climate justice
  • Respect human, labor and civil rights in our operations and supply chain
  • Cultivate diversity and inclusion in our operations
  • Boost energy and water efficiency in our data centers
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What We Create

We push the boundaries of what is possible, creating solutions where none existed and building products that enable change.

  • Provide access to new ideas, accurate information and ways to take action via content on our platforms
  • Amplify content from scientists and climate action leaders
  • Design new products with diverse needs and values in mind
  • Elevate small businesses and spur economic growth
  • Integrate circular practices in our facilities and hardware

How We Collaborate

We tackle the important issues by creating partnerships and joining established initiatives.

  • Engage experts to guide our sustainability and social impact initiatives
  • Connect researchers with insights
  • Join forces with NGOs and community organizations to create and implement locally beneficial environmental initiatives
  • Work with local power utilities to enable our facilities and local businesses to procure renewable energy
  • Share our environmental learnings and practices throughout the tech industry and beyond
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News and Resources

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Climate Newsroom

Sharing Our Progress on Combating Climate Change

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Building Tools That Help Communities Take Action Against Climate Change

Case Studies and Resources


2021 ESG Data Index


2021 Environmental Metrics Methodology


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