Driving sustainable change

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.

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Our sustainability strategy is anchored by three components

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How we operate

We’re committed to protecting what’s truly important: the wellbeing of people and our planet.

What we create

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

How we collaborate

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

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Our path to net zero

Since 2020, we have maintained net zero GHG emissions in our global operations. To get there, we reduced our operational emissions by 94% from a 2017 baseline, primarily by supporting our data centers and offices with 100% renewable energy. Our renewable energy commitments have reduced our GHG emissions by more than 12.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) since 2018.

But reaching net zero emissions in our operations is not enough. Meta’s responsibility to decarbonize our footprint extends beyond our data centers and offices—from the server components our suppliers manufacture to our employees’ commutes. To align with the Paris Agreement, we have set a goal to reach net zero emissions across our value chain in 2030.

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


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Reducing our emissions

We have set a science-aligned emissions reduction target in line with what is necessary to transition to a zero-carbon future and roadmapped our strategy to reach net zero emissions across our value chain in 2030. Our approach includes prioritizing efficiency and circularity in our business decisions, embracing low-carbon technology to operate with a lower emissions footprint, and enabling at least two-thirds of our suppliers to set science-aligned reduction targets by 2026.

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Becoming water positive

We are committed to becoming water positive in 2030, when we will restore more water to the environment than we consume for our global operations. To achieve this goal, Meta will restore 200% of the water we consume in high water stress areas, and 100% of the water we consume in medium water stress areas. In 2022, our water restoration projects returned 621 million gallons of water to high and medium water stressed regions.

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Supporting our operations with 100% renewable energy

Our portfolio of more than 10,000 MW of contracted renewable energy projects makes Meta one of the largest corporate buyers of renewable energy globally, and the corporation with the largest operating portfolio in the U.S., with more than 5,500 MW online.

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Operating a responsible supply chain

Meta is part of a complex value chain that touches lives and communities around the globe. Our Responsible Supply Chain (RSC) program strives to empower workers and protect the environment—through open and frequent communication with our suppliers, deep understanding of core sustainability issues and initiatives that support safe, healthy and fair working conditions.

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Sharing climate insights

In 2022, we completed our biggest ever global survey analyzing public views towards climate change in partnership with researchers at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. The survey asked more than 100,000 Facebook users from nearly 200 countries and territories about their knowledge of—and attitudes and behavior towards—climate change issues, and what should be done to address them.

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Setting the standard for data center sustainability

Meta's data centers are highly advanced and efficient, supported entirely by 100% renewable energy. They prioritize sustainable design, construction, and sourcing, while also promoting healthy workspaces for their employees and responsible treatment of land and communities.


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operational Data Center buildings are at a minimum LEED Gold Certified

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

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