For a better reality
We envision a just and equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy, and we are working to scale inclusive solutions that help create a healthier planet for all.
Our approach to sustainability comes to life through three pillars
How we operate
Protecting the well-being of people and our planet through our processes, operations and global supply chain
What we create
Amplifying scientists and climate leaders through our products and platforms
How we collaborate
Engaging with experts and supporting established initiatives in the climate space
Becoming water positive
We announced our goal to be water positive in 2030, and in 2021 we reached the milestone of contracting 1 billion gallons of water for restoration. We added seven new water restoration projects in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas totaling approximately 377 million gallons of water per year.
Tackling climate misinformation
In 2021, we launched the $1 million Climate Misinformation Grant in partnership with the International Fact Checking Network. Through this program, we will fund partnerships and proposals from fact-checkers, climate organizations and solution providers working to combat false and misleading information about climate change.
People & Planet
Workplaces & Data Centers
We design, build, and operate some of the most sustainable data centers and workplaces in the world. With nearly 72,000 employees across 80 cities, providing spaces that are healthy, safe and sustainable exemplifies our commitment to building a better reality.
Meta data centers completed in 2021 are 80% more water efficient than the average data center
At the end of 2021, Meta had contracts in place for more than 7,500 megawatts of solar and wind energy globally
Meta offices recycled 86% of construction waste, preventing 32,000 tons of waste from going to landfill or incineration
Closer together and
closer to better
Climate Science Center
In 2021, we expanded the Climate Science Center (CSC) to more than 150 countries, attracting more than 3.8 million followers.
It will take all of us to make the systems-level changes for a better reality: global experts in climate and social issues, researchers, non-profits, suppliers and every single employee.
Responsible Supply Chain
As part of our Happiness Series Initiative within our responsible supply chain efforts, we installed a "smart" library allowing more than 11,000 workers at one of our supplier factories in China to access nearly 2,000 books.
Meta offices opened in 2021 are 38% more water efficient than LEED baseline, avoiding 10.5 million gallons of water annually.