Sustainability at Facebook

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

We commit to becoming water positive by 2030

Leading the Way on Climate Change

At Facebook, our mission is to bring the world closer together and to give people the power to build community.

Climate change is one of the most urgent issues impacting our world today and we are committed to help tackle this global challenge. We’re doing our part by working to minimize our energy, emissions and water impact, while protecting workers and the environment in our supply chain. 

In addition to reducing our environmental footprint, we are also leveraging our core products and services to accelerate access to climate science information and inspire climate action, while working with others to scale solutions that help create a healthier planet for all.

Our vision is a just and equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy, where no one is left behind. At Facebook, we have achieved net zero emissions in our global operations and plan to reach net zero emissions for our value chain in 2030. Beyond doing our part to reduce our environmental footprint, our approach is to accelerate access to authoritative information and encourage positive action on climate through our core products and services, while working with others to scale solutions that help create a healthier planet for all.


Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face. Delivering essential technologies and reliable climate information to billions of people is at the heart of how Facebook can help address the crisis. And we believe we can do it with a net zero carbon footprint.

Mike Schroepfer
Chief Technology Officer

Our Approach

In addition to minimizing our environmental impact, we also embrace the responsibility and opportunity to impact the world beyond our operations.

Our strategy is anchored by three components and a science-based target to help drive change across the many communities in which we operate:

  • Minimize our environmental footprint through operational excellence
  • Leverage our platform to develop innovative solutions to catalyze climate action
  • Collaborate with others to drive understanding around the issue and scale the impact of our solutions

News and Resources

Get the latest news about Facebook’s sustainability work and download our case studies to learn more.

Facebook is committed to being water positive by 2030

How We're Helping Fight Climate Change

2020 Sustainability Report

We’re scaling our positive impact by tracking metrics that matter. We prioritize areas where Facebook can have the biggest impact on both our own operations and on the communities around us. Download our latest 2020 Sustainability Report to learn more.

To help personalize content, tailor and measure ads, and provide a safer experience, we use cookies. By clicking or navigating the site, you agree to allow our collection of information on and off Facebook through cookies. Learn more, including about available controls: Cookies Policy